Control iMac from iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SuperMiguel, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

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    Whats the best app to connect to my iMac (control it, like remote desktop in win) from my iPad??? Thx
     
  2. nagromme macrumors G5

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    iTeleport is the best, I find: full-featured, nicely customizeable, and very good cursor control. (Mocha was poor by comparison, although they do have a free lite version.) And it uses standard VNC, so in theory it could control other systems too, not only Mac. It's not the cheapest, but I paid the old higher price and it's been worth every penny!

    http://appshopper.com/utilities/jaadu-vnc-formerly-teleport

    However, configuring VNC isn't always easy--sometimes including having to mess with port forwarding on your router. I Googled my questions and got through manual setup, but I can see how the process could be daunting--especially if you want access remotely, when away from your home WiFi network. (VNC is quite slow but still functional on 3G.) iTeleport does have an automated setup option, though! I can't vouch for it--I chose to do it all by hand.

    "Screens" also looks interesting to me but I have not tried it:
    http://appshopper.com/utilities/screens

    However, that one brags that you touch directly instead of moving the cursor. iTeleport offers both modes, and mouse cursor mode is by FAR the best: Mac (and Windows) UI are designed for a precise cursor, not a finger!

    (Note: I don't know of any solution that gets you audio. Also, iTeleport is not suitable for drawing in Photoshop like a Cintiq, although they said they may add that kind of mode. For that I like the app DisplayPad, which turns your iPad into an external display. I drag a Photoshop window onto that display when I want to draw with my iPad/stylus. http://appshopper.com/utilities/displaypad )
     
  3. hailuu macrumors newbie

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    I use Splashtop. It's cheap and works really great. You get both audio and video. The refresh rate is really fast unlike those other ones. It works on both mac and windows.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRUiuvWf-uk
     
  4. baddj macrumors 6502

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    I like teamviewer the free version is very good I use it and it never fails me.

    Teamviewer.com
     
  5. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Might as well throw LogMeIn Ignition into the mix.
     
  6. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    Splashtop is an amazing app. Even let's me connect remotely and allows for some gestures.
     
  7. biohead macrumors 6502

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    Another recommendation for splashtop. Its paid, but only £1.99 so fantastic value.

    Mocha VNC, even though it's free just doesn't compare.
     
  8. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep I use splashtop too, cheap, so simple to set up, and works perfectly.
     
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  10. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    I use remoter Vnc. It is cheap and works well. Has support for ssh as well.
     
  11. coopermac macrumors member

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    I use splash top too for MacMini. With Lion though it won't wake the screen so to use it Mac Mini has to powered on permanently, don't know if it will be the same with iMac.
     
  12. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    my MacBook Air too... the screen cannot be turned on by software... WTF:mad:
     
  13. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    There are lots out there, and really it is what interface you like best is what counts.

    I've always used iTeleport (it used to also have another name which escapes me) because it was one of the first decent ones.

    If you're going to use if frequently I think spending a few dollars on Apps that work well are worth it.

    (A bit like why you bought apple products over others, isn't it?)
     
  14. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using teamviewer because it's free. Does what I need it to do.
     
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  16. Poncho macrumors 6502

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    I was torn between iTeleport and screens. With no trial available I went for screens because of the nice interface and fact that you can see up to any number (I am assuming) of machines on separate screens.

    Works well enough for my uses. Haven't tried it over the net remotely yet though.

    A diddle to set up.
     
  17. Sapphire08 macrumors member

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    Anyone else used/use Logmein?
    I'm just after first hand advise please, as it's fairly expensive?
     
  18. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I think it works great....but since I did spend the money on it, I haven't tried any of the others as a comparison.
     
  19. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I use mocha VNC

    Bought it before there were any other contenders on the market and just stuck with it.
     
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  21. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded PocketCloud, because I wanted to control my work PC from my iPad. It works just as good as any paid app and this one is free!
     
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    Screens is nice.

    CloudConnect Pro is VERY full featured. It's like Finder for iPad, but has hidden screensharing functionality too!
     
  24. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    PocketCloud
     

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