iPad Pro Best Remote Desktop

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JonSarge3108, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular

    JonSarge3108

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    Hi,

    I've been using TeamViewer on the iPad Pro but not Pro updated so the keyboard is horrible and the aspect ratio isn't the same as the iPad so it doesn't fill the screen.

    Splash top screenshots suggest it fills the screen? Is that right? Does it allow swiping an app in from the side? Keyboard smaller?

    Any other apps people have tried? Not sure about a yearly subscription for remote access... That hurts a bit to be honest :/
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yeah I know. Paying for software and services is painful. They should all be free, and the developers should be happy as homeless people...
     
  3. JonSarge3108 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not at all... But charge me a one off price unless you have an ongoing cost for my use.

    So Dropbox I pay monthly as my files sitting on there servers cost them every month.

    Me downloading Splashtop once is me paying for their development time. Me then using it year on year doesn't increase that cost.

    It's just my view - and if it's worth the annual subscription and is quickly updated, fine - hence the questions.

    If it's split screen and Pro optimised already there putting ongoing subscriptions money to good use...
     
  4. sdz macrumors 6502

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    Remote Desktop Developers have also ongoing costs. How do you think, you are able to access a computer behind a firewall. It just works that easy because they have servers which acts as the "man in the middle".

    And I find it a bit strange, that you pay a lot of money for your apple devices (more than you would pay for non-premium hardware and software) and complain about the little fees of software authors...
     
  5. boomvader macrumors newbie

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    I use Microsoft Remote Desktop Client app and it works great!
     
  6. ggosson macrumors newbie

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    Give Chrome Remote Desktop a try. It's free and will deal with the whole passage through a firewall issue. If you have VPN access into your home network then the Microsoft client is better.
     
  7. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    Annual subs are a thing to generate money. Buy once and done works for some companies but not others. Remote desktop software would need more intensive updating. This costs money. Money buy once may not cover.

    Remote software has a strong desire to not be on IT crap lists and insecure. Dameware long ago was on this list. and lost business for it as many IT sections had to stop using it for security reasons. Not only that....port(s) it used killed with extreme prejudice on firewalls, routers, switches to make sure its traffic could not flow, I ran GPO's for years to uninstall it if someone tried to sneak it it.


    By the time they said hey we fixed it finally and 3rd party IT auditors won't epically fail you outright for using our stuff you can come back now.....many did not come back. Paid to move on, rolling back (costs money again) not happening.


    Don't like the price structure replace the remotes with linux clients. terminal application...ssh...some cli voodoo magic and bam done. These can be cheap in the app store.
     
  8. aw3524 macrumors member

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  9. jeepik macrumors regular

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    What the?
     
  10. dazz87 macrumors 6502

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    Probably the best RDP
     
  11. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Screens is the best. Bar none. Simple, Touch ID - enabled, iOS 9, multitasking, native iPad Pro res, and works with as close to no overhead as is possible. Only downside currently is it doesn't work with the Smart Keyboard etc.
     
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  13. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    TeamViewer is the worst. Intrusive as all heck, an annoying "thank you" message on the desktop etc. And not native for iPad Pro so it looks ugly.
     

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