LogMeIn Ignition Updated – Adds Integration with Dropbox & Google Docs


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.

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Parallels Mobile for iPad Updated, Adds Ability to Control Your Mac Just Like a Virtual Machine


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 50% Off for Back to School Sale

LogMeIn Ignition

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:

Remote Control
• Intuitive and flexible control modes
• Multi-monitor support
• Supports use of special key combinations
• Start a sleeping computer with Wake-On-LAN

File Manager
• 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.

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LogMeIn Ignition Now Lets You Copy Photos & Videos Between iPad and PC


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.

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VMware View for iPad Now Available

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 [...]

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GoToMyPC for iPad Released

GoToMyPC (Remote Desktop) for iPad is the popular and respected remote access from Citrix, come to the iPad at last. Citrix is a blue-chip name in the corporate arena, and GoToMyPC is one of the leading universal remote access brands, that cuts across home and business users. Great to see GoToMyPC come to the iPad [...]

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