iPad Pro Remote Desktop or other options?

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  1. Cnasty macrumors 68020

    Cnasty

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    i own a 2015 base model rMBP and the only reason I do is because of a baseball simulator program called OOTP, out of the park developments. I am in a very active tenured league and do not want to give it up.

    That being said it is all I use my laptop for and the iPad pro makes much more sense for what I utilize the laptop for.
    I would connect the pro to my desktop Mac for Remote Desktop or team viewer or something like that but not sure how well it works on the pro.

    I did it in the past on an iPad back in the day but it was a very painful experience of lag and resolution problems. The pro would fit my everyday needs much better but hate to sell the laptop before getting some feedback on how remote options work on the pro or what everyone's go to is.

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I use Splashtop and it works great for me, even when remoting in away from home.
     
  3. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How is the latency? Does it only work when the computer is actually on or can you unlock or wake it?
    Is it free or is there an advanced version?
     
  4. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    I also have splashtop and because of how well it really works, I decided to get rid of my MacBook and get just get a desktop for home and have the iPad pro be my mobile solution.

    To answer your questions: On good connections, you will have very little latency. It really depends though. Are you on a local area network? Or will you be remoting in from a separate location? Will it be on an LTE connection or a high speed wifi connection? I can watch YouTube videos without it skipping. Haven't played any games though. I mostly remote for coding and using terminal
     
  5. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I will be remoting in from a different location (work) into my home iMac which has the program I want to access while at work.

    It will be over my work wifi which is solid, not spectacular. I will only be using this program so it won't be for streaming or playing games

    Can this splash top wake up a sleeping Mac?
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I believe so. I know it wakes a sleeping Windows, so I assume it does the same for Mac.
     
  7. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That would be essential for what i would need to utilize it for so this will be a big decision. I will have to research this Splashtop more as I have never used it as I have only used google remote desktop and team viewer before but sparingly.
     
  8. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    I just tried connecting to splashtop while my Mac was sleeping. Didn't even show up in my list. Looks like the Mac needs to be on for you to be able to connect. I even had "wake for network access" checked in settings. No dice
     
  9. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well that stinks. I may need to explore TeamViewer or one of the others. Or I really can just leave it on but would prefer not to.
     
  10. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    May I suggest that if you're really interested in something like Splashtop that you go to the site and read about it directly? Splashtop can support WOL, you just have to go through a couple of extra steps (i.e. port forwarding, which is pretty easy if you have a routable IP address on your WAN port).
     
  11. Cnasty thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes and I have done so. Was looking for real world usage feedback and any other programs I may have been missing outside the ones I am used to. Thank you
     
  12. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular

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    I tried TeamViewer. Splash top is better. Just a neater solution.
     
  13. dazz87 macrumors 6502

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    Microsoft RD is great and it's free! Using it on both Mac book pro and mini iPad
     

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