Best VNC app for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Ratty, May 5, 2010.

  1. Ratty macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2007
    Hampshire, UK
    There seems to be a reasonable choice of VNC apps / remote desktop management with wide variation in prices available. As I search through these I get more confused with the choices; price performance, features etc. etc.

    Would anyone like to share their real world experience with any of these, particulary running on the iPad. Is there one that stands out or is it just choice between price and feature.

    In other words what is the best VNC app?

  2. bunger macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
  3. hopeman macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hamm, Germany
    Well, as for the iPad, it's not really an app but a service. You just set up a vpn connection in your network settings and fill it in with the credentials. I've been using for the past 2 weeks or so on the MBP and now on the iPad. It works great and i can enjoy all the US-restricted stuff like hulu, abc and the likes.

    Inspired by someone else here i signed up for a 3 month plan with because it was cheaper and they offer a money back guaranty. Since I just started using it today I can't say too much about it except that it was terribly slow the first few mins i tried it but since then it seems to be en par with my general internet speed.
  4. bearboykahlo macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2007
    VPN != VNC
  5. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2009
    Fort Pierce
    I like iTeleport.... expensive but works real well & fast on 3G too.
  6. THFourteen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2010
    Yeah this is what I use cos it's free. No right click and runs out of memory a hell of a lot though. But it's still free :)
  7. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010
    I use logmein ignition... Very well-implemented to support zooming, scrolling, right-clicking, etc. It's like $20 or $30. Anyone who thinks that's "a lot" really needs to get some perspective.
  8. hopeman macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hamm, Germany
  9. jamespa66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2007
    Kenosha, WI
    I have to agree iTeleport is an excellent app, pricey but works great!
  10. pruppert macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2008
    Agreed. Iteleport is fairly easy to set up and works just as you would hope it would (i.e., it is very intuitive to use). It has become my preferred app to remote into my MacBook.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2010
  12. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
  13. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    iTeleport here as well. You can login anywhere. Works great and worth the money.
    Gotta install and config a few server files but once you are set up it's really friendly.
  14. pooryou macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    iTeleport, works with my hi-res dual monitor setup no problem, which other apps I tried couldn't handle. Plus it's a universal app.
  15. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    Desktop connect and if you're looking for a free log me in alternative, TeamViewer works really well and is really lightweight. Only drawback right now is it's an iPhone app, but blown up you can actually zoom the desktop and read it very well, much better than you could on an iPhone.

    Hope they make an iPad native app soon, but it's what I use to get me back into my XP machine at work where our firewall would block my traditional VNC/RDP attempts.
  16. Aduntu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2010
    Desktop Connect. LAN and WAN compatible. Works over 3G and is half the price of iTeleport.
  17. steadysignal macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2010
    dont forget the license on the other end. those are $70/yr. while the "lite" version will work for limited use, LMI is a costly option overall.
  18. ebolimited macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
  19. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    Many of these apps excel in different areas. For example Splashtop (not technically VNC) is very good for streaming video or flash content from your desktop, but isn't the best for remote management.

    Personally I use VNC Viewer (full featured and free) for general use, and Splashtop for watching flash videos.
  20. hastyle macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2007
    If im going to Vietnam and have my desktop setup in Toronto to work with my ipad, which one would be better Iteleport or LogMeIn?? Most likely be on the wireless network there.

    thank you.

  21. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Lends really on what you want from it. Iteleport is a good solid VNC which I've used over LAN and WLAN. It uses Google identity login for the latter (though I also use it that way over LAN as well). Logmein is pretty solid and has bonus of allowing file transfer (can't remember if you still have to pay extra for this). I've used both but in the end found Iteleport to be the easiest as a straight VNC and don't use Logmein at all now. Even deleted it from my iPad.
  22. microx7991 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2012

    There is a new AirPlay utilizing app for Mac that lets you mirror your iPad 2/ iPhone 4S's screen to your iMac. Go to

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