Best remote desktop app?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by sillyrabbitt, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. sillyrabbitt macrumors 6502

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    What has the most features easiest to setup and best price? and other things i am not considering?

    i use team-viewer which is free and like it but I would like sound too work as well but it doesnt. i want to be able to play a flash game but it doesnt work drop and drag feature well enough.

    is splashtop the way to go or is there another app i should consider?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. triplecore1 macrumors member

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    Log me In; dont think it has drag and drop but you can control you mac or pc from it.
     
  3. ea9 macrumors regular

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    Yep. Just got logmein. Very happy with it. 29.99$

    I don't know if it will be quick enough for games though
     
  4. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    I found...

    Splashtop is the great for home use over wifi
    if you want to use flash or if your machine does not have RDP.

    When I dont need flash I use Wyse Pocketcloud for access via RDP.
    Best feature is it offers a virtual mouse that is very useful for clicking when touch is not accurate enough.

    I'm surprised all remote apps don't have a similar control.

    I have not tried either over 3G.
     
  5. sillyrabbitt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    THANKS all for the info! I guess my last question is whats the easiest to setup?

    Teamviewer is GREAT and easy to setup its just missing some features (I am not complaining since the price is right) but I want other features and easy setup.

    thanks!
     
  6. dstar macrumors regular

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    I have a few different desktop apps. I prefer Jump Desktop.

    I usually VPN into my home network and it works great. On occasion I also VPN in with my phone and use the Mobile Mouse app so my phone operates as a trackpad.
     
  7. whiskeyred macrumors regular

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    I have Screens and like it, customer support was good in my experience.
     
  8. sillyrabbitt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does jump desktop or screens do sound, video and flash through the pc?

    thanks!
     
  9. jdlorinser macrumors member

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    I use CrazyRemote it works amazing (play games watch movies etc), has SOUND and it's easy to setup for use over 3G or Edge. Costs about 20 bucks but worth it.
     
  10. rich121 macrumors newbie

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    I have been using Splashtop as well and it works great, can't beat it for $4.99 IMO. Works with flash and sound. Display changes to the iPads resolution by default so the whole desktop fit nicely on the screen. I have it working over 3G as well.
     
  11. Meanee macrumors 6502a

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    Logmein for some of my hosts. Itap for others (rdp)
     
  12. sillyrabbitt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    THANKS again all for all the responses and info!!

    I am being cheap and want to spend the least. $4.99 sounds like it and splashtop might be it too...

    is it easy to setup?

    THANKS!!
     
  13. chrisc983 macrumors member

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    Over wifi on the same network it's as easy as installing the app on the iPad and on the computer. Over 3G may be a little more work but I believe they provide directions for you.
     
  14. schmoopy.design macrumors regular

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    I've heard things about LogMeIn Ignition. I assume this is the same as LogMeIn.
     
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  16. C N Reilly macrumors regular

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    I second this. Splashtop just seems to work best, and is well-integrated with Flash and other video streams. It's just plain easy to use and never gets in the way of what you want.
     
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  18. sillyrabbitt, Mar 20, 2011
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    sillyrabbitt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks ALL! I am have been looking into all of them!! I am using a lite version of Splashtop right now its really good...

    Anyone know:

    how do allow myself access to my computer even when the screen saver goes on? it seems to kill accessibility? it works sometimes. BUT really what I want is my desktop screen to stay locked while I am using splashtop from my ipad2. is this possible? (i am using it on a mac but if it will work i will use it with my pc instead) I want pc to stay locked always. especially if i can get it to work over 3g.

    i am having problems dragging the mouse cursor around the screen is that the way to use it or just tap where you want to click? i keep messing up moving windows and selecting text when i just want to click on content or a certain part of the screen.

    THANKS for any help!!!
     
  19. Macshroomer macrumors 65816

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    I am having the same issue when accessing my Mac Pro, want to be able to do it from sleep while I am away from home.

     
  20. boodyup macrumors member

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    what are you using for VPN setup? Thanks!!!!
     

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