Chandrakant 'CK' Isi
31st Mar 2014
We all have a technologically challenged friend who keeps on nagging you with a countless PC problems (If you don't have one, then maybe you're the one I'm talking about). It's painful to give instructions over a call. So your best bet was to get rid of the issue by controlling his system by running a decent remote client on your PC. However, in today's world, and booting up your desktop to solve someone else's problem is too much to ask for. That's why we are here with a list of smartphone apps, that will put PCs at your fingertips no matter where you are.
TeamViewer provides easy, fast and secure remote access to Windows, Mac and Linux systems. It's already used on more than millions of machines worldwide. Using this you can control your PC right from your Android smartphone or tablet. The apps supports touch gestures for better navigation. You get full keyboard functionality including special keys such as Windows and Ctrl+Alt+Del combination. Then, there's Multi monitor support, real-time Sound and video transmission, and file transfer.
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamviewer.teamviewer.market.mobile
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Being developed by Microsoft, it work with every version of Windows released after Sever 2000. It supports relatively better multi-touch experience and gesture support compared to TeamViewer. The app also promises quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage. For FAQs, visit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473007.aspx
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.android
Developer: Real VNC Limited
Although not very famous, VNC has been in remote desktop field for over 20 years. There’s no limit to the number of computers you can access, nor how long you can connect in for. The app is free for home use and you don't even have to deal with those annoying Google ads. For better security and additional features, you can go for the premium version.
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realvnc.viewer.android
2X Remote Desktop
Developer: 2X Software Ltd.
Running an age old Android phone? Worry not, as 2X Remote Desktop supports even Android 1.6 devices. Like the aforementioned apps, 2X Remote Desktop does what it says. The software supports unlimited connections with SSL (Secure Socket Layers) security. For navigation, it has support for two and three finger gestures. For typing you can use the onscreen keyboard or simply connect an external input device using bluetooth. For queries, visit the product forum at http://www.2x.com/forums
Download Link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tux.client
Control Your PC From Android Using These Remote Desktop Apps | TechTree.com
Control Your PC From Android Using These Remote Desktop Apps
A bunch of apps that puts computers at your fingertips.
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