I have a nexus 4 phone, which has lost upper half of the screen's touch capability due to its digitizer problem. I would like to have "TouchMousePointer Windows app" like app in android.

Required features are listed below in order of importance:

  • This app should provide a "virtual touch pad" which can be placed on the screen where touch works. Using this virtual touch pad I should be able to move the mouse pointer (which is available when you connect a PC USB mouse to an OTG capable phone) or a virtual mouse pointer, and thus use the phone.

  • Primary use is to do single click on the screen.

  • Ability to hide and bring back the "virtual touch pad" should be easier. So that I can use the keyboard without "virtual touch pad" in between.

  • Touch's to the rest of the screen should be disabled, so that "ghost touches" can be ignored.

  • If drags are supported then it would be cool.

There is already a "virtual trackball app" which just allows to move selection on icons or cursors on text etc.. But I need a mouse pointer and freely move it.

Apart from the usage that I mentioned above I see two more usage:

  1. Ability to touch the screen without our finger hiding the screen - useful while drawing.

  2. Use larger phones or tablets with your thumb. Thus avoid moving your hand over the screen or avoid using both hands etc...


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It's only been 3 years since this question was posted...but I have an answer.

think you might like this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.github.ericytsang.touchpad.app.android

Here's a short video demo of it: https://youtu.be/mklP2CvacKQ


  • can quickly minimize and maximize the virtual cursor...
    • minimize by moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen
    • maximize by dragging from the repositionable always-on-screen mouse icon
  • tap, long press, drag, and even pinch.

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