Control my MacBook pro from my iPhone

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JamesOK, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. JamesOK macrumors member

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    I was wondering if there was an app that allows me to control my MacBook pro from my iPhone (or iPad) remotely?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I believe you can use something like Jaadu or LogMeIn.
     
  3. JamesOK thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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  5. JamesOK thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I have Parralels. This may work for me. I'll buy the mobile app. Seems to be on sale now. I'll try this tomorrow.
     
  6. netslacker macrumors 6502

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    +1 for logmein.com

    logmein.com has a free tier and a free mobile app. It's also accessible from any browser so the flexibility is there.

    I use it all the time and works great for windows and Mac hosts for remote access.
     
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Macs already have screen sharing built in; just look for VNC apps for the phone.

    What sets apart the good ones are the controls, since controlling a Mac screen with an itty bitty iPhone is a bit painful. I like Remoter VNC; it's a nice app and relatively inexpensive.

    Logmein and TeamViewer are services; they can make it somewhat easier for people who don't know how to use the built-in sharing capabilities of their Macs, or how to share various services over the internet.

    And if you don't need to control the whole screen there are a bunch of remote control apps; Apple makes one for example.
     

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