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Hector Gomez Remoting into Office 2007 on His iPad

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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.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

7 Comments

  1. Jason

    05/02/2010 at 8:42 am

    wow, this would seriously improve the usability of the iPad

  2. Andrew Loay

    05/02/2010 at 9:33 am

    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

  3. CLC

    05/02/2010 at 2:34 pm

    Wow… Nice… Now if only someone could develop a capacitive stylus with pinpoint accuracy…..

    I wonder if that guy could try using a paint program or something like this: http://plasticanimationpaper.dk/ — to see if it can be drawn on.

    • HG

      05/02/2010 at 5:09 pm

      @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.

      • CLC

        05/03/2010 at 7:36 am

        Okay! Thanks!

  4. Dave Heine

    05/03/2010 at 11:00 am

    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.

  5. Maruda

    05/03/2010 at 12:50 pm

    a mouse would be nice

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