iPad: what's a good VNC controller for MBP

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 147798, May 5, 2010.

  1. 147798 Suspended

    Dec 29, 2007
    What's a recommended app for controlling/VPN/shared desktop from your iPad to control your mbp?
  2. martinmartin macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    Might want to take a look at iTeleport...
  3. FearlessSpiff macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    Or "VNC Viewer" I'm pretty happy with it. Used "Mocha VNC" before, but "VNC Viewer" looks mch more mature.
    Just saw the video to iTeleport. VNC Viewer looks same or better, but costs only 10$ and is also a Universal App.
  4. 0s and 1s macrumors 6502a

    0s and 1s

    Mar 7, 2004
    OK, USA
  5. 147798 thread starter Suspended

    Dec 29, 2007
    If I set up my Mac to allow screen sharing or remote desktop mgt., how secure or unsecure does that then make my mbp to outside hackers or attackers?
  6. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Make sure it's password protected in system prefs. I woke up one morning went downstairs and saw someone start mousing around on my iMac. :eek: I learned about vnc passwords the hard way. Fortunately I caught it just in time.
  7. 147798 thread starter Suspended

    Dec 29, 2007
    Thanks. I found the password option, but aren't passwords susceptible to password crackers? Is vnc just really insecure, so maybe i should encrypt sensitive docs on my hdd?
  8. ghayenga macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    I recommend you try the free Mocha VNC Lite, and then if you need more than what it does think about which of the paid versions you might want, including the paid Mocha VNC.

    So far I haven't needed anything more. Though control-key functionality would be nice.

    Though the one thing I would recommend is making sure you have closed all the extra pages in mobile Safari, which will keep the app open in the background and use memory that VNC Lite needs to show your MBP screen at it's full resolution. Dropping your MBP's resolution while you're away is another option of course.

    And have any of the paid versions figured out how to do drag and drop functionality?
  9. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm going to have to go with iTeleport. Didn't like the way they handled their customers in the beginning (remember when it was Jaadu VNC and they dropped the price, but tried to tell everyone that they're going to charge for updates? Wasn't even enforceable by the App Store, as program updates are free). However, they do offer a "Touchscreen Mode" that I don't recall seeing on other VNC clients.

    I can remote into my desktop and just tap on the close button, tap on a text field, tap on the Apple logo, well, you get the picture.

    Thankfully, iTeleport is now Universal, too.

    I'm hoping that one of these VNC clients or LogMeIn is going to be smart enough to pull up the keyboard when one clicks on a text field. That would really be a nice touch.
  10. PathVu macrumors member


    Dec 9, 2009
  11. ipadking macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2010
    I don't use VNC app, but try logmein.com. Works across the internet, so if you leave your Mac at home, you can still access it via the logmein ignition app. The app is costly, but works great.

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