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App roundup: Remote access apps for tablets

We round up some of the best remote access iPad and Android apps

  • VMware View Client for iPad — Free

    It's hardly a surprise that a VMware View client for virtual desktop access is available for the iPad. [[xref: http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop_virtualization/view/ipad-client.html| VMware View Client for iPad]] works with VMware View 4.6 or later and supports the company's PCoIP standard.
  • LogMeIn Ignition for Android — $US29.99

    LogMeIn is well known for its remote access apps. [[xref: https://secure.logmein.com/products/ignition/android/# |LogMeIn Ignition]] is a remote desktop app for accessing a Mac or Windows PC. If you run [[xref: https://secure.logmein.com/products/pro2/ |LogMeIn Pro2]] on the host, then Ignition can even stream sound from your PC to your mobile device LogMeIn Ignition is also available for iOS and Windows.

    Further reading:

    •[[xref:http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/382645/virtual_desktops_-_frenemies_gate/|Virtual desktops - Frenemies at the gate]]
  • Citrix Receiver for iPad — Free

    Citrix's [[xref: http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/subfeature.asp?contentID=2300386 |Receiver app]] offers streaming access to Windows applications and virtualised desktops using your iPad. The application works over both 3G and Wi-Fi connections, and supports multitasking: You can switch between local apps and virtual applications easily. Citrix Receiver for iPad is designed to make interacting with non-touchscreen-optimised Windows applications easy; for example, you can emulate a standard notebook touchpad. The latest version — 4.2 — includes support for Bluetooth keyboards
  • Tablets — Apple's iPad in particular — have won many fans among IT managers, developers and CIOs. One category of business-focused applications that has sparked interest in the IT world is access to desktop environments — either remote access to physical PCs or streamed virtual desktops. These apps can help turn tablets from oversized smartphones into genuine productivity tools. We've rounded up some of the most popular offerings for the iPad and Android tablets.

  • Wyse PocketCloud Pro for iPad — $US14.99

    [[xref: http://itunes.apple.com/app/wyse-pocketcloud-pro-rdp-vnc/id326512817?mt=8# |Wyse PocketCloud Pro]] supports all iOS devices — the iPhone and iPod Touch as well as the iPad. It's also available for Android. It offers remote access to Windows PCs and Macs and is a certified VMware View client. It also supports Microsoft Terminal Services. Platform support includes Windows 7, Windows server 2003 and 2008, Mac OS X 10.6 and VMware View 4.0 and 4.5.
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