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Can RDP be used just like Remote Desktop connection, also question regard dictation

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Quadzilla, Apr 13, 2012.

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    Hi all,
    I'm considering buying a Apple iPad to replace my Dell laptop and my Barnes & Noble nook color. I mostly use the laptop for connecting to my Dell desktop PC (running Windows 7) using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection. When I'm connected to the PC, I mostly just check e-mail using the eM Mail client and Mozilla Firefox to surf the web, i.e. browsing through Facebook and sometimes searching/buying from eBay, Amazon etc. I'm disabled with the use of only one hand and that's very limited so I very often use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to control many of the applications I'm using as well as for dictating. Can I do all these things with the iPad? I've read a little bit about RDP, can it be used to do the same things I was using remote desktop connection for? What are its strengths/weaknesses? Are there any better alternatives?

    Also, I understand the iPad has dictation capabilities, can the user also control apps on the iPad using voice control? Regarding e-books, can I transfer the e-books purchased from Barnes & Noble which are stored on my nook over to the iPad to read them?



    Thanks in advance for your answers and any other info you can provide!

    Dan
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    There are lots of remote desktop apps. I personally think splashtop is the best for use with the iPad. It makes right clicking and other functions far easier than rdp and vnc. But I find remote PC management to be on the whole a pain on the iPad. It's the lack of a mouse. But or simple stuff it works well enough.
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    Problem with Splashtop is you have to be on the same connection, meaning you could just as easily just be on the computer itself lol
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    I've tried just about all RDP clients and Pocketcloud Pro is my favorite. Supports RDP, VNC, and VMWare View
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    That is an incorrect assessment. Not much of a remote app if you had to be on the same network.

    I regularly remote to my home PC from work with Splashtop. I also remote to relatives PCs out of state using this app. I used my Google account to 'register' the devices, and in the Splashtop app you put the same email there and it sees them after the devices have installed the Splashtop client. Very easy to work with.
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    What do OU mean by same connection? I've used splashtop out of my home network with no issue.

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