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Log Into Your PC or Mac from Your iPhone and iPad–Now Free!

By December 28, 2011 One Comment

Remote access tools allow you to connect to your PC or Mac from another computer or mobile device.  You can access all of your files, programs and see your desktop as it appears on your actual PC.

 

We’ve written about remote access tools like GoToMyPC and LogMeIn before, but none have been offered for free on iPad and iPhone until now. LogMeIn now offers its iOS app for free in the app store.  If you already have an account with LogMeIn, you can download the app here.

If you aren’t already using LogMeIn, you can get started in just a few short steps.  Setting up an account is free and easy.

1. Go to LogMeIn.com and register for a free account.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to setup your computer for remote access.
3. Download the LogMeIn app on your iPhone or iPad. (There’s an Android version as well, but it costs $29.99)
4. Open the app, and login using your LogMeIn username and password.
5. Click on the mouse pointer icon next to your listed computer:

6. Type in the username and password you use to login to your computer (or the access code you designated when you installed LogMeIn onto your computer), and voila!  You should now be logged in and able to control your PC from your iPhone or iPad.

 

It’s (Almost) Perfect

LogMeIn is great for pulling up files and programs from your PC, but navigating from your iPhone or iPad can be slow and cumbersome.  If you need fast and fully-functional access to your line of business applications, you’ll be better off using a designated mobile app (Example: QuickOffice for MS Office).  If you are using a program or system that doesn’t have a designated mobile application, we can help you build one–just contact us here and we will get in touch with you to setup an appointment.

 

 

One Comment

  • Joyce Aigen says:

    I have Mobile Me -and they will be going to Icloud inthe spring.
    Should I contiue with it the way it is or convert to icloud now.?

    I also have gotomypc and LogMe in and do find it very slow using the Ipad or iphone. what other designated apps are you refering to to make it go faster. Thanks and a Happy New Year to all.

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