Hector Gomez Remoting into Office 2007 on His iPad

And on a more serious note. Good friend Hector Gomez shows how he’s using a remote desktop app, iTap RDP (iTunes link) to access his desktop and run Office 2007 on his iPad.

Hector was responding to my post yesterday when he sent me the link. I do the same thing with LogMeIn and as Hector shows, this kind of remote access does indeed work very well. What this app seems to have is some gesture control built in that makes accessing the controls on the desktop a bit easier. That’s good news, but  (and again your case may be different than mine) while this is possible, I just find it too cumbersome to use on an regular basis. In a pinch, it’s great though.

Not that iTap RDP works with Windows only, but there are other such apps available.

Comments

  1. Andrew Loay says

    anyone used the iteleport rdp app for the ipad? there’s a huge price difference between iteleport and other apps so i wanted to know if it’s any better

    • HG says

      @CLC I will give it a try and see if it will work. Unless the program can be done with a mouse gesture it might not work since I don’t think the remote computer can detect thatni am using a touch screen.

  2. Dave Heine says

    It seems that LogMein will work with Win 7 Home Premium, but requires an annual fee of about $70/year. With iTap you must upgrade to Win 7 Professional ($90) to get the RCP software. It looks like iTap is a lower cost option in the long run.

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