iTap RDP alternative to access Terminal Server?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bunger, May 7, 2010.

  1. bunger macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    I bought iTap RDP to access my clients with Terminal Servers and while I thought it was an "okay" app, I recently bought LogMeIn Ignition to access my LogMeIn clients and that app is superb. Unfortunately, I can't use LogMeIn for Terminal Server access ( which wouldn't make sense anyway ) and it has caused to me to realize how inferior the iTap RDP client is.

    My biggest gripe with iTap is that your finger acts as the mouse and it is quite frustrating to trying to place the mouse where you want it, unless you engage "zoom" mode which is also annoying.

    Does anyone has a great alternative to iTap RDP that supports the native RDP protocol?
  2. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003

    Not sure how iTap works, but you can either have the mouse follow your taps or you can set it to use your screen like a touchpad.
  3. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    I've been using mocha's RDP lite

    It was decent on the iPhone but on the iPad the buttons at the bottom obscure more than I thought (same functionality between platforms)

    I've taken it off my short list of a paid app.

    (no particular order)
    Desktop Connect
    Wyse pocketcloud
    Jump Desktop

    Is my current short list. From what I see in the descriptions no additional software is needed on the server side, no VNC, nada. Just the OS rdp service.

    Just keeping an eye on the forum/net for a moderately comprehensive review on these three.

    In the screenshots the Wyse has an interesting pointer/mouse function that I'd like to hear more about.
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Jaadu RDP for iPhone is fantastic. I hope they make it Universal like they did with their VNC client.
  5. aohus macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2010
    you're not going to find a better alternative than iTap RDP. I used many RDP apps and I found iTap RDP to be the best.
  6. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    Does Desktop Connect require you to setup/authenticate to a 3rd party account, or can you connect directly to a Terminal server with any added credentials?

    Regarding the response to iTap RDP: how do you get around the atrocious mouse control?
  7. jalpert macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    I think Jaadu VNC is fantastic. With that being said, on the RDP side the best I've found so far is WinAdmin. Mocha RDP is garbage comparatively.

    With WinAdmin, your clicks are mous clicks so you don't actually move the mouse like jaadu vnc. I am hoping for a better RDP client, but as of right now WinAdmin is just fine.
  8. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Wyse PocketCloud gives you both finger tap capability plus a moveable virtual mouse icon. You can use whichever is best suited for your current zoom level.

    Works for me.
  9. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    +1. No complaints about the mouse here.
  10. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    How do you ever see where the mouse is, or do you use that zoom feature?

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