[Athen] Running Mac and Windows apps on the iPad...sort of

Shelley Haven ShelleyHaven at techpotential.net
Wed Apr 7 19:25:04 PDT 2010

Hi, ATHENites!

I thought some of you might be interested in how to remotely access your Windows or Mac computers from the iPad. The following YouTube videos demonstrate Remote Desktop/VNC apps which do just that. These are just a few examples to show what's possible -- there are other such apps out there, and more will undoubtedly be added to the App Store. (iPhone & iPod Touch versions available, too.)

Using a remote desktop/VNC client is not perfect -- how you move the cursor without a mouse is not always intuitive (you don't simply touch the screen where you want to click) -- but I'm sure this will create some possibilities as well as generate a few "Aha!" ideas.

Connecting remotely to a Windows PC on the iPad with Desktop Connect:

Connecting remotely to a Mac on the iPad with iTeleport:

Wormhole Remote -- a slightly different approach to remote access (not released yet in App Store):

Have fun!

- Shelley

Shelley Haven ATP, RET
Assistive Technology Consultant

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