Air Login is a new remote access app for iPad and iPhone. In fact it’s a great new remote access app for the iPad and iPhone. It lets you connect to your Macs at home or at an office from the iPad.
Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:
Air Login connects over the Internet to present your Mac OS X screen on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. A virtual trackpad lets you move a mouse cursor around on the screen and interact with the Mac user interface.
• Air Login keeps the Mac menu bar pinned at the top of your iOS screen, even while you zoom and pan the rest of the screen to focus on small UI elements. The menu works instantly because it’s cached locally, and doesn’t need to communicate back to the computer until you select a menu item.
• A Mission Control-like feature called App Grid lets you quickly focus on a particular Mac window or app.
• A custom keyboard gives you all of the special Mac keys that you need.
• Avatron’s advanced Air Connect server connects your devices even if they’re behind firewalls, on a cell connection, or on a very restrictive network. If your Mac can surf the Web, Air Login can operate it remotely.
I installed the app this morning after seeing it get some heavy praise at TUAW, and I am already hugely impressed with it.
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LogMeIn Ignition – one of the best remote access apps for iPad and iOS – has been updated this week, to Version 2.2.380.
This update adds only a single new feature, but it’s a very powerful one:
My Cloud Bank integration that links Ignition with popular cloud services
The app now lets you add connections to cloud storage services – Dropbox, Google Docs, and WebDav servers.
This app already offered a unique and powerful feature that I’ve not seen yet in any other remote access app – the ability to copy files back and forth between remote computers and the iPad (or iPhone).
Now, with support for cloud services, this functionality has been extended. Now you can copy files from the cloud straight to a remote computer as well.
It’s great to see an app like LogMeIn Ignition, which for me is already right at the top of the list of best remote access apps for the iPad, just keep improving and adding excellent new features.
Here’s an App Store link for LogMeIn Ignition; it’s priced at $29.99.
Parallels Mobile – the iPad partner app for Parallels Desktop – has had a recent update, to Version 3.0.510.
The big new feature in this update is the ability to ‘control your Mac just like you control your virtual machine’. So it’s aiming to be more of a full-fledged remote access app rather than just a way of connecting to a virtual machine on a Mac.
I’ve been using Parallels Mobile for a long while now and it works very well as a means of remote access to my Windows 7 virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. I installed this latest update a couple days ago, and have also upgraded to Parallels Desktop 7 on my MBP (which is required for the new ‘control your Mac’ feature to work).
I’ve only given the Mac access a very quick try. It works, though navigation in it does not appear as good as in other remote access apps as a first impression.
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LogMeIn Ignition is on sale at 50% off – down from $29.99 to $14.99. It’s a Back to School sale price for a limited time – and it’s a heck of a deal on a superb remote access app for the iPad.
LogMeIn has been a trusted name in remote access for home and business users for years, and their iPad / iOS universal app is one of the very best I’ve seen for remote access. Here are some of its notable features:
• Intuitive and flexible control modes
• Multi-monitor support
• Supports use of special key combinations
• Start a sleeping computer with Wake-On-LAN
• Browse all your files and folders on remote computers
• Create a local folder and filing system on iPad or iPhone
• Transfer files and folders between remote computers with your iPad or iPhone
• Save PC and Mac files directly on an iPad or iPhone for offline viewing
• Directly access and transfer photos from/to your iPad or iPhone photo library
• Update locally saved files with changes made on remote computers
• Edit files using other apps (requires file editing apps)
• Print to AirPrint-compatible printers
Its big, unique feature is that it allows you to copy files and folders between your iPad and a remote PC. I’ve used this and it works like a charm.
Here’s an App Store link for LogMeIn Ignition. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is a great price to grab it at.
LogMeIn Ignition is one of the very best remote access apps for iPad and iOS. It’s got a great, simple interface, requires very little setup, and works like a charm.
This week it’s had an update that adds a very slick new feature – the ability to copy photos and videos to/from the iPad (or iPhone) photo library. So if I rushed out of the house for a meeting and forgot to get a few crucial photos onto the iPad before leaving, I can fire up LogMeIn Ignition on the iPad 2, connect to my MacBook Pro, and choose to copy those missing photos straight into the iPad’s Camera Roll.
I can just as easily to copy photos and videos from the iPad over to the MacBook Pro via LogMeIn Ignition.
This is a superb feature and as far as I’m aware it is still unique to this app.
Here are some other features added in the latest update to LogMeIn Ignition (Version 2.1.299):
- Attach any file (including multimedia) to emails from Ignition
- Save email attachments to File Manager
- Control timeout settings while multitasking for Ignition
Here’s an App Store link for LogMeIn Ignition; it’s priced at $29.99 and is a universal app designed for both the iPad and the iPhone.