Who has LogMeIn Ignition?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by sap12690, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. sap12690 macrumors 6502

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    hey, does anybody have LogMeIn Ignition? I was wondering if it was a good app or not considering its $30

    I wanted to know if it did the following:
    - Access files from my iMac so i can keep working on them
    - does whatever gets done on my ipad show up on my mac?
    - Does it allow me to work on Microsoft Word?

    Thanks
     
  2. KINetics macrumors member

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    I have it. It basically turns your ipad into a remote interface with your mac. Very much like Citrix remote desktop. You will have to install the logmein client on your mac as well.

    You will not be working on the files natively on your ipad, but rather VPN'ing into your mac. When you save, the file will be saved on your mac.


    - Access files from my iMac so i can keep working on them
    Yes.

    - does whatever gets done on my ipad show up on my mac?
    Yes. Since you're technically working on your mac.

    - Does it allow me to work on Microsoft Word?
    If you have Word installed on your mac, yes.

    With any VPN type of software, network speed will be a factor. There is a lag. he slower your network speed (especially if your using AT&T cellular data), the more noticeable the lag.
     
  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    i do. it basically allows you to take control of your keyboard, mouse and screen and nothing more quite similar to LogMeIn Free for your desktop.

    I find the app very useful, but it would be a pain in the rear if your actually tried working on a Word document.

    Unless you need remote access to your computer at home id recommend dropbox and other productivity apps which utilise it e.g. Goodreader etc
     
  4. sap12690 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So "dropbox" just got for my phone and future ipad ;), so if i drop word documents into it, will i be able to add stuff to them and save from my phone and have it show up on my mac?
     
  5. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    I don't have a problem using Word with it. However, I don't do anything fancy with it, either. Logmein simply takes over you computer and you control the mouse with you finger.

    I usually use logmein away from home and Splashtop remote when I am home (never set it for accessing remotely). Splashtop will stream video and audio over your home network, so you can use Flash video, stream movies, or music from your computer. Logmein will not stream music to the iPad.
     

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