Best 'Remote Desktop' App?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by A Hebrew, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    Hi, I am looking for a remote desktop app (preferably one that works for both Mac OS X AND Windows 7). I would rather not pay 100+ for Ignition and am wondering what a good alternative is that works well.
  2. Bilalo, Sep 2, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2012

    Bilalo macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2012
    Oxford, England
    best ever which is what im using writing this is splashtop streamer <3 on ipad its splashtop 2, just beyond awesome for everything, it cost like $2 and I think its $10 yearly over that not sure though, but you could control it from anywhere in the world as long as there is internet on both sides whether you have wifi or 3G. you could also include local remote desktop so you could have privacy. been using it for 2 years, just wow, i use it 4-6 hours minimum daily.
    its also very simple and you should not turn off the advice thing in the beginning, your finger could be the mouse or you could make it that your finger just moves the mouse and left and right click are at the bottom.

    I personally tried 3 different ones and settled on this now, I dont know about 2X client, but free software always goes wrong somewhere or has adds so :)
  3. tutubibi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    2X Client .... the best RDP client and it's free.
  4. cjred macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2009
  5. kwhitney macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
  6. sigmainfo macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2012
  7. doot4runner macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    It depends on what you want to use it for. If you just want a simple way to work on your PC, I have found that logmein (free version) is the best way to do this. If you want to play games and stream video, the free version of logmein is not for you.
  8. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    Does LogMeIn Ignition not have a free version anymore?
  9. distemp macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    I have Desktop Connect which is adequate but I'm not in love with the company that made it. They've released newer versions of basically that same app with added functionality and there's no way to upgrade in-app. So I paid $15 for Desktop Connect and now I have to pay another $20 for Cloud Connect which is Desktop Connect with some file browsing features.

    Rubbed me the wrong way, they did. /Yoda
  10. dombracher macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2012

    Would have to agree, Splashtop is very impressive for $19.99 in my opinion!

  11. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    Have tried a couple of them & find Splashtop the best so far
  12. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I use Team Viewer on my MBA, my Dell, my iPad and my iPhone
    Free and does everything I want and need it to do
    Also supports multiple monitors flawlessly
  13. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    I use Jump Desktop. Normally $20 but, every once and awhile you'll see it on sale for $10. Computer software is free and works with Mac or PC. No other fees.
  14. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    i used to have team viewer, then i got splashtop and it was a great experience. I lucked out though since I installed the 1.x version so i when 2.0 came out, I didn't have to pay for that new feature (since we 'old timers' got it for free)
  15. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    Depends. If you need RDP or VNC access, Jump Desktop is fantastic. The latest update added every feature I thought it needed to be perfect for me.

    If you want remote audio/video streaming, Splashtop is without compare. It really works well.

    If you want a free solution, LogMeIn works pretty well.
  16. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    temviewer is free and works perfectly for my needs

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