LogMeIn

bigwayne3000

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ok so have any of you guys used this app called LogMeIn? this app allows you to control your home pc/laptop from your iphone/ipad. the app is $30 but what it doesnt say on their website is whether or not there is a yearly membership you need to pay for or if oyu need to pay for another program which would install on your comp in order for the app to use it. does anyone know? have any of you used this for the iphone or currently on your ipad? if so how is it? what are its limitations?
 

acrafton

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I have been using TeamViewer

I have been using TeamViewer - it is free and so far works great. I have not been able to see any comparison between the two. What I needed - to be able to log in an run apps from my IPad it does very well.
 

Skystar

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ok so have any of you guys used this app called LogMeIn? this app allows you to control your home pc/laptop from your iphone/ipad. the app is $30 but what it doesnt say on their website is whether or not there is a yearly membership you need to pay for or if oyu need to pay for another program which would install on your comp in order for the app to use it. does anyone know? have any of you used this for the iphone or currently on your ipad? if so how is it? what are its limitations?
I use this for many of my computers, and the free account is all you really need for basic remote control. Works great actually. You don't have to pay for the program you install on your comp.
 

bigwayne3000

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Nov 23, 2008
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can you use flash on your ipad than by going to either IE or Safari whatever your comp runs and do it that way? also you dont have to pay anything to use this neither for the app or the service? why would a company do this for free? lol
 

Skystar

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can you use flash on your ipad than by going to either IE or Safari whatever your comp runs and do it that way? also you dont have to pay anything to use this neither for the app or the service? why would a company do this for free? lol
Well you pay for the app, the company has many paid services that I'm sure some power users may need. Flash over remote is kind of slow but you will be able to view it.
 

jessep28

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We use LogMeIn here at the office for a few of the partners. It's easy to use and we have fewer issues than with just a straight VPN connection.

Probably the two LogMeIn options you would want to consider are LogMeIn Free and LogMeIn Pro. LogMeIn Pro runs like $30 a year.

Basically the difference between the two is Pro will give you file sharing between PC's, sound, printing and screen sharing. If you just want VPN access to a local PC, LogMeIn Free is just fine.

My boss has the iPad app for LogMeIn and it does the job. The only annoying thing about it is that you have to navigate the mouse cursor around with your finger.
 

bigwayne3000

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Nov 23, 2008
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ok great guys thanks for the help. i had noticed that no sound was a gripe with the reviews on the App Store but it makes sense now that its only available for the paid $30 version. i dont really have that much stuff on my comp so i prolly would never need this and if i did itd be to view videos or do something in flash that i cant normally but its not worth the $30/yr subscription. ill prolly sitll get the free one just in case someday i do need to use it. thanks again!
 

Skystar

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ok great guys thanks for the help. i had noticed that no sound was a gripe with the reviews on the App Store but it makes sense now that its only available for the paid $30 version. i dont really have that much stuff on my comp so i prolly would never need this and if i did itd be to view videos or do something in flash that i cant normally but its not worth the $30/yr subscription. ill prolly sitll get the free one just in case someday i do need to use it. thanks again!
Definitely not fast enough for flash video. It's really just good for remote control and point and click type applications. Also good for remote troubleshooting.
 

bluedog3401

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You won't really have the frame rate for video. I've not used the pro version as the free version does everything I need and let's me connect to a dozen or so computers in a few taps.

For remote video streaming you should look at AirVideo. It's really amazing what it does with automatic encoding on the fly conversion of multiple formats and streaming them to your iphone or iPad. They have a service to connect over the internet or local network.
 

Peter Harrison

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ok so have any of you guys used this app called LogMeIn? this app allows you to control your home pc/laptop from your iphone/ipad. the app is $30 but what it doesnt say on their website is whether or not there is a yearly membership you need to pay for or if oyu need to pay for another program which would install on your comp in order for the app to use it. does anyone know? have any of you used this for the iphone or currently on your ipad? if so how is it? what are its limitations?
If you're just wanting to control your home computer via your iPad, even if you're away from home, then the app is all you need and it's a one off payment. They do offer other services for business users. I bought the app for the iPhone (which is now universal so works on iPad too) and it's been great. I can check into my home computer when I'm out and I can also work other people's computers if I install LogMeIn on their computers too. Good for old relatives who constantly run into problems on their computers. ;)
 

sparkomatic

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Jun 8, 2007
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+1 for LogMeIn

We use it here in our office and it works great. I have the app on my iPhone and iPad. The iPhone app was cool, but really small. The iPad app is ideal. I was actually using it last night accessing a server to do stuff and it was great to be using my iPad instead of a laptop!
 

ScottFitz

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Nov 3, 2007
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I have it and like it but this week, I'm on the road and my desktop iMac keep a showing unavailable. Yet I can use my MacBook to screen share, no issues.

I want to be able to leave the MacBook home but will not until I can troubleshoot why this is happening.
 

HelveticaNeue

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I am interested in Logmein as well. Can anyone comment of 3G usability? I am a little worried about lag. I suppose if you turn down the colours and maybe the resolution it should be okay, but I hope someone can comment on their experience over 3G on the iPad.

P.S. Do you ever get those annoying "Low on Memory" popups that Mocha gives me?
 

gillybean

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I am interested in Logmein as well. Can anyone comment of 3G usability? I am a little worried about lag. I suppose if you turn down the colours and maybe the resolution it should be okay, but I hope someone can comment on their experience over 3G on the iPad.

P.S. Do you ever get those annoying "Low on Memory" popups that Mocha gives me?
Mine works fine over 3g.

I don't try to stream video with it or anything though.
 

jessep28

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Sep 8, 2006
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From their FAQ section:

https://secure.logmein.com/US/support/pro2/

How much bandwidth is required to use LogMeIn?

At idle (not during a remote session), LogMeIn generates about 200 bytes a minute on every host computer. It just "pings" the gateway to tell it that the LogMeIn computer is still online.

For connecting and doing non-remote control work, any always-on internet connection is sufficient. For a remote control session, we recommend at least 10 KB/s (that's KBytes, not Kbits) or higher connection on each end. Remote control performance depends on the screen resolution and color depth, plus available bandwidth, but 10-12KB should be okay. Anything above 30-40KB/s should provide a decent remote control experience.

If you are unsure of your connection speed, or just want to check, please go to http://speedtest.net, and run a speed test. The result will be given in Kilobits (Kb), and to convert it to KiloBytes, please divide the result by 8.
 

bigwayne3000

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Nov 23, 2008
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thanks for the input all. so the $30 one off payment does that version include sound support or is that in the other models or not at all?
 

Scott6666

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Does logmein handle getting past firewalls automatically without having to port forward?
 

wombat888

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$30 does not include sound support. That's part of the annual subscription plan.

However, if you're thinking of using it to watch video (for example, to keep your video collection on your computer hard drive, and remotely access and view the videos on the iPad), be aware that it basically won't work even with the subscription. You'll be dealing with seconds per frame, not frames per second.
 

kurzz

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How much bandwidth does this app take? If I use this on 3g, will it just gobble up all 250mb?
 

wombat888

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I don't think the data use would be much heavier than typical Web browsing (like using this message board) but not positive. The data would primarily be used by receiving frames of the screen you're controlling every couple of seconds.
 

vini-vidi-vici

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not sure if people really answered the question...

I have it - works great.

The app for the iPad is $30 - one time payment.

You can upgrade to a "pro" service, which includes audio, and some other features like file transfer. There is a regular subscription fee.
The $30 iPad app "comes with" the Pro features for the first month... and they'll send you regular e-mails begging you to upgrade permanently so you don't lose those features...

You do need to install an application on any PC or Mac which you'll be "logging-into". This is free... so you can install on as many computers as you want.

Anyway, they really did a good job with the interface IMHO... two fingers does a "right-click", click-n-drag is supported, zooming in/out works well... It's hard to explain in words how the mouse pointer is controlled, but basically your iPad becomes a big track pad, so you use it to move the mouse pointer around - you don't directly "touch" the items on your remote PC/Mac (which wouldn't work anyway). Have fun with it... best app I have on my iPad, and well-worth the $30.