We’ve seen several apps that let you use an Android device to remotely control a computer. Droid VNC server does the exact opposite — letting you control your phone from a PC or Mac using a VNC client.
You can use Droid VNC server to remotely login to your phone and control media playback, look up a phone number, or just impress your friends. There’s a catch though: you’ll need to have root access to your phone in order for the VNC server to run properly. The app has also been reported to be incompatible with the Motorola Droid.
The app works over a USB or WiFi connection. Of course, you’ll need a VNC client for your desktop computer as well.
You can check out a video of VNC Server in action after the break. The app is available as a free download from the Android Market.