LogMeIn - Very laggy

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Sdevante, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    After reading rave reviews on here, I downloaded the LogMeIn Ignition app to access my MBA with the iPad. Except, the dang thing lags so bad it is really not useful at all for any kind of web browsing on flash sites, etc. I even adjusted the resolution and color settings to no avail.

    Am I the only one experiencing this?
  2. rtay macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    No I have the same problems and I am pissed. For $30 it shouldn't have these issues. Another issue I'm not happy about is it wont play my computers sound to my iPad, so i cant listen to music or movies from my computer on my iPad. It's ridiculous, should be a $10 app at best, it doesn't even fill the entire screen.
  3. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    You guys are crazy. LogMeIn from the iPad/iPhone is not supposed to replicate desktop experience; it's more for accessing files, starting downloads, transferring files, etc via a remote device. You're missing the point.
  4. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Of course it's laggy, you are remote connecting. It was already laggy on the iPhone version, but it worked. I can setup bit torrent files to download and check on them remotely using log me in. It's by far my most used app on the iPhone and it will be the most used app on the iPad as well
  5. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    You guys are surprised and pissed that you cant watch Flash movies through LogmeIn? Well duh. I mean I tried it too out of curiousity but I did not expect it to work at all, was surprised it even pulled it up.

    As someone else said, the point of the program is to access files on your computer...maybe to email to someone in an emergency or something like that. I was actually surprised how well it works...I was able to log into my Quickbooks...take a look at accounts and everything. i think its a great app.
  6. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    i use the iphone version all the time. It work's flawlessly even over 3G.
    Obviously not for video or flash content, but that's a given you have to assume when using remote access software.

    By the way.. when is Apple going to wake up and learn from logmein?
    I've been able to use back to my mac maybe twice in a year. most of the time firewalls in between prevent the conection to even be made. I've had zero problems with logmein, no matter how many NATs, firewalls or anything you need to pass through.
  7. Sdevante thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    Apparently my expectations wre not properly grounded. I do see it as a very useful app in general, just not for me at this particular point. To each his own, lol
  8. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    I find LogMeIn Ignition to be pretty quick on the iPad - certainly faster than it was on the iPhone (to be expected - the iPad has a much faster processor.)

    I have the color settings and quality set to max, and it's still fast over Wi-Fi.

    Of course I don't watch movies or play games through it - there are more specialized apps for that - but if I need to email a file, check the status of a download, or just get some info that's on my Mac, the larger screen makes it MUCH easier than it's ever been before.
  9. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
    Logmein is the best thing since sliced bread and I can't wait to use it on my ipad!
  10. indielens macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    logmein is laggy even

    on desktop access with wired t1 connection.
    on another note, can anyone share copying and pasting experience using logmein ignition for the ipad?
  11. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Right clicking with LogMeIn for the iPad is really easy (tap with 2 fingers). So, copying & pasting files in Windows explorer is easy, as it's just right clicks.

    On the other hand, selecting text involves a more awkward gesture (I think tap, release, tap and drag), so copying & pasting text has that issue. Once the text is selected, it's easy to right click to copy it.
  12. bigwayne3000 macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2008
    whats a good app than for if you want to watch videos you may have on your comp? do they make anything?
  13. bhodge10 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2009
    Try Air Video, for the $3 the thing works great. It converts your movies on the fly to be compatible with the Iphone/IPad. It then streams the movies to your device without the need for storing it on your device.

    "whats a good app than for if you want to watch videos you may have on your comp? do they make anything? "
  14. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    I understand why someone might have misunderstood the app's purpose, but yes - it's not feasible to use it to watch video or use Flash.

    The video or Flash will work fine on your desktop, but you'll be seeing like one frame every two seconds.

    It's also not great for anything that requires fine mouse control, for example, cropping a photo in photoshop (though it's possible).

    Those are about the only limits, though. You can launch or close programs and windows, use the web browser, delete or rename files, download things, render video as long as the original file is already on the computer ... anything that doesn't involve either rebooting the computer or physically touching it, for example, to load a DVD into a drive.
  15. Sdevante thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    I have since switched to Air Video for video streaming, Streamtome for audio streaming, and use Logmein for remote downloading or otherwise accessing my computer from work. Works great all the way around.
  16. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    for me logmein is perfect on a pc but verry laggy on my mac (also it randomly disconects). i hope the company addersses this problem because im sort of mad. my houes floors are getting done so when i want to acsess my imac its really anoying when it lags:mad:. so ill give logmein a total 80 percent on my test, if fixed it will get 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000:D

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