VNC app - what are you using and how is it

Discussion in 'iPad' started by glowrider, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. glowrider macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2003
    Title says it all. Need to get something to control my MacBook pro and macpro from the pad. Has to be able to access the finder, so not that wormhole thing.

    Opinions appreciated.
  2. Maximillian macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    iTap VNC - $8

    It works
    Made for iPad

    No network browser
    Other apps have SSH and other features beyond VNC

    I don't know if I'd recommend it, but it's doing the job so far.
  3. pzee macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2009
  4. dobro03 macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Any other apps for controlling my mac tower via iPad? I need to be able to work on an open app on my tower from my iPad in another room.

  5. CactusHawk macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2009
    I use LogMeIn. It costs $29 bucks (i think) but it works well and gives me full control of my Mac or work PC.
  6. francisq macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2010
  7. RMXO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2009
    +1 for Desktop Connect
  8. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Using winadmin for RDP. Not totally sold on works. But there are flaws. Click to drag is one such flaw.
  9. mac-slap-happy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    iTeleport (Jaadu VNC). Perfect out of the box. Use it to control my Mac and PC computers. Works great over local LAN, acceptable over Verizon MiFi.
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68030

    May 15, 2005

    I use logmein. I hope they do another PROMO/DISCOUNT window at some point, I want to add it to another ipad.

    The company was REAL nice though, if one had purchased for the iphone, they let you download the ipad version for FREE
  11. sgough macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2007
    Related Question

    When using these clients, do they all cause PC hosts to "lockup"? Is there anyway to see what is on the PC host as you are controlling it with the IPAD? I am a teacher, and envisioned having my PC host attached to the projector and running programs from the Ipad
  12. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    +1 for Desktop Connect as well. With my 2 macs already configured for screen sharing at home, I was able to connect on my home network as soon as I opened the app--both macs showed up under the Shared tab. Haven't played with it much yet but so far had worked as advertised.
  13. steamtoy macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2006
  14. tivoboy macrumors 68030

    May 15, 2005
    i know that with logmein at least the other person can see all of hat u r doing OR u can blackout the screen if u like i like it for teaching things on the computer
  15. steamtoy macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2006
    Is your computer a pc or Mac?
  16. JReynolds macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2009
    Where the Air Force sends me
    So with my iMac at home it obviously needs to be on, but does it need to be awake?

    I'd like to be able to wake it from sleep mode via iPhone/iPad.
  17. getbigg21 Guest

    Jun 5, 2005
    It needs to be awake. I just got direct connect to use with my Mac Mini HTPC.
  18. lotusindigo macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2010
    How is the lag time over LAN?
  19. glowrider thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2003
    I picked up desktop connect. Can someone tell me how you click and drag or select multiple items? Thanks.
  20. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I have a Mac. I use RemoteTap in 2x mode. I eagerly await an iPad specific version.
  21. ipadking macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2010
    #21 and the logmein ignition app. Yes, its $30, but worth every penny. And the nice thing is that logmein app is universal binary, so just 1 purchase works both on ipad and iphone.
  22. Timothy macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Can someone clarify for this for me?

    Can I use an app like Desktop Connect outside of my own wifi network? For example, can I use it with the mobileme "back to my mac" service? Do I need a static IP address?

  23. ipadking macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2010
    logmein works behind firewalls. The way it works is that a service is installed on your PC that you want to access, and the services talks out to the logmein servers, and relays that info to a browser or iphone/ipad app. In addition to the ipad/iphone app, you can use any browser to connect to your PC from anywhere. Nice thing is that logmein service is free for the basic service (i.e., no file transfers, no audio, etc ).
  24. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    Me too
  25. tivoboy macrumors 68030

    May 15, 2005

    I think what logmein uses, is and https protocol, which of course is allowed through firewalls, since that is what the web uses for secure socket connections.

    I have been able to get logmein to work on so many installations, in corporations, schools, and in very locked down environments without fail. Places where I could no way get RDC to work on win systems, or macs.

    There are three levels of password security and encryption. A login, a device login and then the USER login at each device. All have to be known to gain access.

    I think a lot of what they now impliment was from the Hamaichi acquisition a few years back. A similar service, but with more Mac emphasis

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