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  • Free App Alert: Splashtop Remote Desktop


    Not quite sure how this one slipped through the cracks, but Splashtop's amazing Remote Desktop for iPhone and iPod touch app is free for three more hours at the App Store!

    Splashtop's remote desktop app, which I've been using for a while now, allows users to access and manipulate their desktop computer(s) from their iPhone or iPod Touch. You can use your desktop's web browser, including flash, to watch any format video, and stream your entire music library. The only caveat is that the program only operates over wifi (there is a workaround for this on their website). Other programs like iTeleport: Jaadu VNC, allow users to work over 3G, but also cost $24.99 and don't allow streaming audio and video via your desktops web browser.

    Oh, and Splashtop allows you to play PC and Mac games remotely as well...awesome.

    Get the app here or hit up the App Store on your iDevice. The iPad version is only $.99 for a limited time as well.

    *Update*
    App is still free as of 12:20 a.m. eastern standard time. I'm not sure if the deal will expire at midnight pacific time or when Splashtop decides to end the deal. Anyway, buy for free ASAP!

    Source: Splashtop
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Free App Alert: Splashtop Remote Desktop started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. Gerneio's Avatar
      Gerneio -
      Describe logmein plz
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Very laggy, and I am on wifi using basic functions... Not even going to try streaming music or videos. Deleting the app as we speak.
    1. Gerneio's Avatar
      Gerneio -
      Lol was it free at least?
    1. zauriel's Avatar
      zauriel -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      How is this better than LogMeIn?
      It probably isn't. But I would assume that's why LogMeIn costs $30 and Splashtop is $0.99. I suppose if you already have LogMeIn, you probably don't need Splashtop ... but like I indicated to the guy who has TeamViewer, I don't see anything in the App Store description for LogMeIn that indicates you can stream your iTunes music to your phone or watch stuff like Hulu video (if you can, then I guess you're all set). I think Splashtop is meant more for people that specifically want to be able to do those things, and for those that won't use a VNC-style app as often as others.
    1. Spaceman1701's Avatar
      Spaceman1701 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Halflife666 View Post
      Not necessary. Go to splashtops website, there's a tutorial.
      didnt have any luck finding the tutorial. Any chance of putting up the link. thanks
    1. Cucumbijuana's Avatar
      Cucumbijuana -
      I have NTR Viewer and LogMeIn Ignition. How is Spashtop different than those?
    1. WTFX's Avatar
      WTFX -
      Grabbed earlier today and just received an update for it.

      1. INTERNET DISCOVERY – find your computers across the Internet
      This new feature is still experimental. Turn it on in the Settings menu of the app, and the Settings tab of the Streamer on your computer (Windows only for now)

      2. Blank screen – blank your computer’s display for privacy while connected
      This feature is also experimental (Windows 7 only for now)

      3. Improved the “blinking cursor” issue reported on some Windows computers

      To enjoy these new great features, make sure to use the latest version of the PC or Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Splashtop Remote Streamer
      Pretty sweet update for something that was just gotten free.
    1. Gerneio's Avatar
      Gerneio -
      Too bad I missed it but which one of these programs is free and that means no trials
    1. jailwut wunnow's Avatar
      jailwut wunnow -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      There is no F1,F2,F3,etc keys would be great if they can incorporate that into system.
      Along the top of the keyboard are the ctrl+alt+del keys and one "F1-F12" that opens another popup with the F keys. Took me a minute to find 'em, but they are there.

      And of course it is a bit laggy. What remote client isn't a bit slow.

      It's really simple to get it to work over 3g or an outside wifi network. Just forward ports 6783-6785 on your router and add a new connection in the app with you actual ip, not the local one, 192.168.... Be sure to check under the advanced settings and set the resolution to "Use remote computer's native setting" or your computer screen at home will be reset to the rez in the app.

      So far, 24 hours, I have liked this app better than TeamViewer and unlike LogMeIn I don't need an account with them to access some features. Granted the streaming can get a little choppy but I'm not using this app to stream some flash videos. If I want to stream something in iTunes or on my mac, I just use AirVideo. I am using it mainly to access some files and things I can't actually load onto my iPad.

      Hope that helps.