Want remote access to your PC at home from your mobile? With LogMeIn, you can
LogMeIn Ignition Review
by on August 14, 2010
There’s nothing new about accessing a computer remotely – your work’s IT team has been doing it for years – but now that you can do it straight from your mobile shows just how far smartphones have come in such a short space of time.
LogMeIn is a veteran of the remote access game and its Android app is one slick programme. Yes, some may baulk at the near-£30 price but you do get complete access to your computer for this money and the ability to open all files and run your emails straight from the app.
Set up takes mere minutes. Once you are signed up to LogMeIn online, all you have to do is type in your log-in details and you are away. It does take a few seconds to access your computer (and it has to be switched on) but once you are in, it is fairly simple to navigate your way around.
It does take some getting used to, seeing your computer on a small screen, but as long as you keep your thumb on the cursor you should be fine.
In our initial tests, we found the screen resolution to be a little low-res for us but this can be upped to your liking. As an added bonus, quick key shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+Delete are embedded in the app and there are a number of other shortcuts as well.
While loading up docs on a 3-4-inch screen is tricky, LogMeIn is a great app for checking your PC while you are away and is worth every penny for the peace of mind this brings.
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