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citivolus
Jun 27, 2012, 10:52 AM
Splashtop's home page seems to be down right now but I found this while checking out the options of the new 2.0 version of their Streamer app for Mac and PC. Seems it is launching soon...will be interesting to see what new features it offers.



shyam09
Jun 27, 2012, 11:37 AM
Splashtop's home page seems to be down right now but I found this while checking out the options of the new 2.0 version of their Streamer app for Mac and PC. Seems it is launching soon...will be interesting to see what new features it offers.

1. New, simpler interface. Find your computer without configuring IP addresses or port numbers.
2. Retina display support (when using native resolution)
3. Automatically adapts to slow networks to improve responsiveness
4. Access your computers from anywhere without having to input Gmail account or configuring routers
5. Enhanced security

Study13
Jun 27, 2012, 04:21 PM
I just upgraded today and the graphics are much better in the native resolution. Now, it really feels like sitting in front of my computer. I haven't done the free upgrade to the "Anywhere Access Pack" so I'm not sure how well that works but so far this is a good update. 😊

irnchriz
Jun 27, 2012, 04:48 PM
I use logmein free or for RDP I use irdesktop, also free. Then for adhoc support sessions I use Goto assist, it's free too. All support displaying the remote screen in retina resolution.

nutmac
Jun 27, 2012, 04:50 PM
Retina iPad support is long overdue, but I frequently connect to Macs at different WiFi. It now requires purchasing Anywhere Access Pack in-app purchase at whopping $10/year (Internet Discovery via Google never worked for me).

So no thanks. I will stick to free LogMeIn, which had retina iPad support for many months.

Redjericho
Jun 27, 2012, 07:55 PM
The retina is nice in everything except when actually controlling the computer, I really didn't notice much difference.

citivolus
Jun 27, 2012, 10:33 PM
For any of the remote apps that have retina support, what resolution can you run your desktop at and how does it look on the retina screen?

DS3
Jun 28, 2012, 07:09 AM
I was about to freak out when I read that you had to pay $10 a year for access outside your wi-fi. Would be absolutely ridiculous to remove a key feature and charge so much for it. Though granted splashtop at its various $1-$2 sales was an amazing value and they've done a great job updating it.

Thankfully anyone who already owned it apparently gets it for free. That works. Hopefully its lifetime and not just the first year.

I had already tried out the update and just not noticed that, it seems like a pretty nice update.

Study13
Jun 28, 2012, 08:53 AM
I was about to freak out when I read that you had to pay $10 a year for access outside your wi-fi. Would be absolutely ridiculous to remove a key feature and charge so much for it. Though granted splashtop at its various $1-$2 sales was an amazing value and they've done a great job updating it.

Thankfully anyone who already owned it apparently gets it for free. That works. Hopefully its lifetime and not just the first year.

I had already tried out the update and just not noticed that, it seems like a pretty nice update.

It does 😃

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barjam
Jun 28, 2012, 09:33 AM
I use logmein free or for RDP I use irdesktop, also free. Then for adhoc support sessions I use Goto assist, it's free too. All support displaying the remote screen in retina resolution.

Splashtop is way faster. Not sure about the new version but on the old one you could play 3d games and watch video with sound over it. Rdp won't do that well enough to be usable.

spinedoc77
Jun 28, 2012, 09:50 AM
This seems funky. If I run at my Macbook Airs native resolution of 1440x900 then on my ipad I get a huge black bar and my desktop only covers 2/3 of my screen. I know the issue is that the resolutions don't scale properly, but it makes it useless for me.

If I run at the 1024x768 resolution it seems like a MUCH lower resolution than before the splashtop 2.0 upgrade, although I never checked the resolution on the old client. The text seems fuzzy, overall it just looks ugly. I can't say I'm very happy with this upgrade so far, maybe they need to optimize it.

dancj
Jun 28, 2012, 04:33 PM
I was a very happy user of Splashtop for the iPhone and was thinking of buying it for the iPad. After seeing the reviews of the latest version and hearing about the 6.99 a year subscription I don't think I'll bother. That's a real shame.

softypolimer
Jul 2, 2012, 05:27 AM
The yearly subscription was a shame. I guess it an unfair for the new user as I was going to recommend this apps for a friends but the subscription things would turn them off. 10 bucks a year is not much but people gets the comparison of the older user. :D lucky