Best remote desktop app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by legaleye3000, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    What's the best one in terms of ease of use and most features? This includes apps from Cydia as well...

  2. Aurial macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    I use Jaadu VNC. Pricey but very very good and great support/setup guide via their website.
  3. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
  4. jsimpson macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2006
    I use winadmin, works great and is much easier to use IMO. Just have a VPN connection and enter the machine you're connecting back into's IP and your done and you can have multiple remote connections. BTW I've got Jaadu also but winadmin was the winner in my book.
  5. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    Is winadmin just for windows? Because I'm looking for something to work with mac...

  6. ronsju macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
  7. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    It's expensive and thats why i still haven't grabbed it but logmein is really good.

    they run on mac/pc and now iphone, lets you log into your computer remotely from anywhere for free, but the iphone app is like 29 bucks or something
  8. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Logmein, very expensive, but by FAR the easiest to setup/use. Didn't notice any lag over 3G either, allows multiple desktop control, and multiple computer access.
  9. y0m0uth macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2008
    logmein is the best app for this... hands down
  10. Bambeezer macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I'll add another vote for logmein. I use all their free desktop clients for my macs and PCs. The iphone app is the only money they've gotten from me. It's a great service that gets around all the hassles of firewalls and IP addresses. It's so nice to be able to remote into my Mom's PC and resolve her problems while waiting for a movie to start or something.
  11. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    If I wanted to help my mom on her computer, what would she have to do to let me on her computer...? Is there any setup involved on her end?
  12. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Go to the website, install the free thing, its a app that runs nearly hidden in the background. It doesn't require any setup, IE: No finding IP addresses..ect.. It's as easy as going to a website.
  13. barrett092 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
    i use remote tap, whats wrong with that?

    less features?
  14. Brandon3003 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    I have both logmein and Jaadu VNC, and my vote goes to Jaadu VNC/RDP. They did an amazing job on that app and it really is worth the price IMO. Very smooth, works on high resolutions without issues, and the way it shows what you're typing locally as well as remotely is awesome!

    But for ease of setup and use, logmein wins. I just don't like the memory issues logmein has, and if you have a high res display that causes more problems.
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    +1 Never a problem...

    +2 It is a bit of a task to setup and pricy, but my first choice...
  16. hsk macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Found this via search - anyone using one of these for logging into a Win 2003 server? And if so, can you zoom on the desktop?
  17. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    LogMeIn is by far the best and easiest solution for remote desktop control. They have a free version (and it's not a trial, either) which actually provides quite a bit of options. Works for both Macs and PCs.

    In addition, they've got an iPhone version of the app which works incredibly! Granted it's $30, but for me -- totally worth it.
  18. m4c1nt05h macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Zen Desk??

    sorry to dig this thread up.

    i'm currently researching a good mac, remote help desk, type of software.

    i didn't see zen desk mentioned:

    has anyone tried this? if so, how is it compared to the ones listed here?

    thanks in advance.
  19. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Even through this thread is a little old...

    Team Viewer is free. There's an app that you need to download that will enable your computer to be remotely controlled. They make it for Mac, PC and iPhone.

    I use it all the time to control my at home iMac from my iPhone. Works great.
  20. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2010
    I agree that TeamViewer is FREE and good...

    However, I have yet to find a realy good RDP client. I use Mocha Remote Desktop Lite for once in a while RDP connection. It's basic but free.
  21. PaulNY macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    My home network runs RealVNC, so it was a no brainer for me for my iphone/ipad to just pick up RealVNC viewer, no real setup besides entering my IP addresss, very smooth over wifi, and wasnt too bad over 3G. I think it was $10
  22. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    iTeleport (Jaadu VNC) is really excellent, though expensive.
  23. Reliant macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
  24. jsimpson macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2006
    I second WYSE, it's quite good.
    Some others that work well: WinAdmin(reasonably priced and universal for iPhone and iPad) and Teamviewer(FREE! and universal also)

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