Text Discretely In Class and Take Notes on your Phone with Type2Phone
Type2Phone ($4.99 in the Mac App Store) turns your Mac into a wireless keyboard for any smartphone that accepts Bluetooth keyboard (including any Android device or iPhone), allowing you to use a pocketable device as a legitimate secondary note taking screen, or a discrete in-class communication device.
Look, texting in class is probably not a good idea. Still though, we’ve all probably done it, and the ability to use a full keyboard to type out a quick response would allow you to get back to focusing on the lecture more quickly. So that justifies it…I guess?
If you aren’t lucky enough to own a second monitor, the app would also let you use your phone as a landing zone for notes without taking up precious screen real estate on your computer, which is better served for displaying PDF files that you’re referencing. You could also just troll your roommate from across the room by typing random stuff while he uses his phone, which is probably worth the $5 by itself.
What other uses can you think of for Type2Phone? Let us know in the comments.