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The Apple iPad changed the workplace, making it more mobile than before. As a result, mobile workers are looking for ways to access their office computers from this popular device. There are several apps on the market for this purpose, and the best ones are highlighted here. All of them share security, reliability, and ease-of-use as key features that distinguish them from the rest.
If you’re already familiar with LogMeIn on a computer, then using the LogMeIn remote access app will come as second nature. Even if you’ve never used LogMeIn, you will find it to be incredibly pleasant and intuitive. Once you log in to your LogMeIn account through the app, you’ll see your remote computer’s desktop and a toolbar with all the features available to you. From there, you can control the keyboard, command keys and all of the available features. You can also customize the tool’s controls. For example, you can choose whether a tap on the screen will be a left or right mouse click.
The Jump Desktop app promises a fast and secure remote desktop that is compatible with RDP and VNC. It is a secure and reliable way to access your PC or Mac from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. This app provides split-screen support on the iPad and supports the Pencil.
One of the great things about this app is that it works well with an external keyboard, which is great for those who need to work on an iPad for an extended period. Leave your laptop behind and control it using Jump Desktop on the iPad.
One of the main advantages of GoToMyPC is its user-friendly user interface, which translates beautifully to the iPad. All you need to use this app is located at the top of the screen — just tap and all of GoToMyPC’s features appear. Like the desktop version, the iPad app comes with screen blanking, remote printing, and the ability to transfer files between devices. It’s a secure app with various levels of authentication that ensure only authorized users can log in.
Splashtop Personal is by far the fastest and most intuitive remote access app. You just tap to click and tap-and-drag to drag and drop — showing that controls are exactly as users expect them to be. Getting the on-screen keyboard is as easy as clicking a button at the bottom of the iPad screen, so there’s no need to spend time searching the app for the keyboard. While it’s not as feature-rich as LogMeIn, it is a useful tool for basic remote access from the iPad.
Much like its desktop counterpart, the iPad app works behind firewalls, making it safe to access your office computer remotely. It also has many of the same features, which go beyond basic remote access. One of the main benefits of the Teamviewer app is that it also includes online collaboration capabilities, so not only can you access your office computer from anywhere, but you can also work with your team as if you were right in the office. This app stands out because it is free for personal use with offers of in-app purchases.