For those yet to encounter Actions for iPad, the application essentially allows you to control almost all of the apps on your computer – directly from your iPad – using a number of wireless commands (or, “shortcodes” and “hotkeys”).
Each app you wish to control using Actions for iPad can have its own set of on-screen controls. For example, the set shown in the screenshot (below) would allow me to remotely control the actions of iTunes. I can pause and play, increase and decrease the volume of the track I’m playing, and even perform more advanced actions, such as; launching the iTunes Store, showing details for the current track, and activating the iTunes Visualizer.
Updated in December, Actions for iPad now also includes an optional in-app purchase option to add the ability for you to create something called “Flows.”
Per the company’s official website:
“A Flow is like a macro, a group of actions that starts in sequence. You can chain as many actions as you like in a single pad, to accomplish complex cross-application tasks with a quick tap. With Flows you can automate your repetitive tasks, so you can get rid of mindless repetition and focus on what matters.”
Now fully compatible with Apple’s iOS 7 operating system, those who want to try it out can get their hands on Actions for iPad for FREE – today only. In order for the app to work as intended, though, you also need to head over to getactionsapp.com and install the server client for either Mac or Windows.