Remote Desktop Suggestions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tobster3, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Tobster3 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have searched and read a number of the threads relating to Remote Desktop apps.

    I originally downloaded Teamviewer but I didn’t like as I had to start up Teamviewer on my iMac to be able to remote in which for me sort of defeats the point.

    I then downloaded JumpDesktop but to enable me to have complete remote access (when I am not on the same WiFi network) I had to download DynDNS Update Client and it was just a pain in the ass for me to set up as when it came to configure my router, I couldn’t get it to work.

    SO, to avoid spending more money on Remote Desktop App's, I am looking for someone to recommend an Remote Desktop App that can do the following:-

    1) Work with my iMac remoting in from my iPad.
    2) Enable me to remote in when I am thousands of miles away.
    3) Automatically starts up when my iMac is switched on so I don’t have to enable it. It doesn’t need to work when my iMac is in sleep mode or off as I can obviously schedule my iMac when to switch on and off.
    4) Has a user friendly set up for someone who isn’t that knowledgeable on setting up these kinds of items
    5) Is very user friendly.

    I have read the threads on here but haven't been able to identify which app would work best to cover my requirements.

    I am not too concerned on the price.

    Thanks for any suggestions

    Stuart
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried the Screen Sharing (server and client) that is built-in to OS X?

    You would enable Screen Sharing on your iMac (the server) and then connect with a VNC client. If the machine that is connecting to your iMac is running a recent version of OS X them it should have a Screen Sharing app (client) in /System/Library/CoreServices.

    Works fine for me.
     
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    If you search his post with MRoogle, you'll find mention of TeamViewer. :)
     
  4. Tobster3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks , but as you can see from my original post, I have already tried Teamviewer.
     
  5. 87vert macrumors 6502

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  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Well, I need to improve my reading. Missed "iPad" in the original post. Maybe look at this.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I sometimes miss things when reading lengthy posts.
    Apparently, I'm not the only one! :)
    You can set up TeamViewer to launch whenever your iMac is booted. How does this "defeat the point?"
     
  8. Tobster3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't get Teamviewer to launch when my iMac is booted. Most likely I am doing it wrong. Can you give some tips to ensure I have set it up correctly?

    Thanks
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Very simple!

    Method 1:
    Launch TeamViewer, then right-click on the icon on the Dock and select "Open at Login"
    ScreenCap 5.PNG
    Method 2:
    System Preferences > Accounts > your account > Login Items
    Click the + at the bottom and browse to locate TeamViewer.
    Check the box if you want it to open hidden.
    ScreenCap 4.PNG
     
  10. Tobster3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Installed iTeleport.

    Easy to Install and first indications show that all is working well and as I need.

    Thanks all for your suggestions.
     

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