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Try logmein. The PC/MAC back end is free but the iPad App is about $30.00.
Wyse Pocket Cloud Does have a browser you can host on the remote PC, but it displays it fullscreen on your iPad as though its running native. It can handle flash, but video is not smooth as to be expected.
My favorite thing about Wyse Pocket Cloud is the mouse function. You get hover, right-click, and "wheel scrolling" like a mouse without a lot of complication. The virtual mouse pointer also is more accurate if you need to be able to tap small things on the screen.
Wyse Pocket Cloud does both VNC and Windows RDP in one app. You just tell it which to use when you are setting up the connection. It also supports VMware, but I'm not sure what all that is about. The latest update says it supports video out on the iPhone4 - not sure if that applies to the iPad as well though. Maybe when the Nov update comes out...
Wyse has also added a "Premium" version that does media streaming and files system access without a desktop connection to a remote server. I have no need for that, but its a cool concept.
I haven't tried iTap, but if it does the same stuff and is cheaper, that sounds like a deal. The gestures look pretty powerful. Can it do mouse hover?
Last edited by pallentx; 10-13-2010 at 08:52 AM.
I use iTAP, because I do ot want to use a cloud service. I just SSL VPN via Junos Pulse right to my network, if off property. If on property I just use the local wireless network. Seems to work very nicely, mainly because it has the special windows keys, esc, cntl, alt.
Some of the other RDP clients that are paid, also have the special keys.
Realvnc for remote desktop and air video for remote media.
First post, I have had my iPad about a month, this is my first Apple product (hard to believe isn't it), I have 5 PC's in the house and I am the "IT" guy for them. I D/L the TeamViewer App and am playing around with it but I looked at iTap and it seems to me to be a little nicer so I was thinking of switching but I have two questions. First I am running iOS 3.2.2 on my iPad and the information on the App Store leads me to believe that there is a problem if you don't have 3.0 or 3.1 or am I misreading the warning about upgrading? Second one of the PC's is running Win 7 Home Premium and this is apparently an issue (gotta love M$) is there any other way besides purchasing some additional software to get this to function on that machine too? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
BTW: Although this is my fist Apple product it won't be my last, I have drunk the Kool-Aid, I am officially hooked.
Last edited by b00bie; 10-13-2010 at 11:46 AM.