For those who are even more creative, Snatch allows you to create your own custom button layouts and mappings. An interesting premise, but the built-in features plus the Plex skin work fine for me.I have found that Snatch will occasionally lose connection from the Wifi. It's also not the most efficient way to type your thesis, but if you want to do some web browsing on your HDTV from your couch while impressing your friends, Snatch is the next best thing to having your own Batman utility belt.
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Snatch is a remote app available on the iPhone through iTunes. Now, in the recently-updated version 3.0, it offers a remarkable feature unmatched by the competition - you can make or download customized remotes for specific applications.
Install the helper application on your computer, connect your iPhone over wifi and then select your computer from Snatch on the iPhone and it automatically works. Snatch is designed for Mac users but should be able to be used on PCs as well.
Most people will probably use this app primarily as a media controller. The cursor is extremely smooth and very responsive. While there are other, cheaper, options for just operating individual media center applications like VLC, XBMC or Front Row, none of them match the power available with Snatch.
Many have used Snatch for Hulu, abc’s website and many other web video sites. If you’ve ever watched Lost or another show on abc’s website, you know what a pain it is to sit back and enjoy because you have to click continue to get past the commercials. Snatch solves that problem.
And then there’s the pre-mode remotes. You can go to the repository at Hoofien’s Web site and download one of the available remotes. There aren’t many yet, but expect the number to grow with time as more people find uses for Snatch.
The process for adding a new remote isn’t the most intuitive, but it works. You have to find the right spot on Snatch to load a new remote and then go over to the...