VMware View for iPad hit the App Store last week. The app provides access to your Windows virtual machines from the iPad, via a local WiFi network or via 3G.
Here are some of the app’s notable features:
WORK THE WAY YOU WANT TO
Work on your Windows based VMware View virtual desktop right from your iPad giving you on the go access from any location. Support for the PCoIP display protocol means your desktop is fast and responsive regardless of where you are.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Feel right at home with support for native iPad gestures for quick and easy navigation around your desktop. Need to do something more complex? Call up the trackpad for better mouse targeting or the keyboard for efficient text input.
Tightly integrated with the VMware View 4.6 release for simple setup and connectivity. Quickly reconnect to you desktop by selecting from the recent desktop list.
The adaptive capabilities of the PCoIP protocol are optimized to deliver the best user experience even over low bandwidth and high latency connections.
SECURE FROM ANY LOCATION
At your desk or away from the office you’re always secure. Access your View desktop over WiFi or 3G and with tight VMware View 4.6 integration your desktop is delivered securely to you wherever you are.
Parallels and VMware are the two big names in desktop virtualization software. Parallels released their iPad app – Parallels Mobile – about six months ago. I’ve used it and it’s quite a good app. I’ve used both VMware and Parallels on my MacBooks to run Windows XP and Windows 7. Both are excellent products. I’m currently using Parallels 6 and am quite happy with it, but I’m glad to see that both of these apps now have iPad companions.
I meant to mention this app sooner, but I lost track of it in all the iPad 2 shuffle.
Here’s an App Store link for VMware View for iPad; it’s a free app.