Google has just unveiled its latest app for iOS devices – Chrome Remote Desktop. And as the name suggests, the handy title will allow users to remotely log on to their Mac or PC from an iPhone or iPad.
Getting the system up and running does take a bit of work on your machine. You’ll need to make sure you’ve downloaded the Chrome browser. Then install the Chrome Remote Desktop app from the Chrome Web store.
After you’ve done that, just open up the app and tap on any of your online computers to connect.
I was pleased with how quick and easy setting up the app was. While I will probably still use Screens 3 to remotely access my Mac from an iOS device, Chrome Remote Desktop is a great choice if you’re looking for a free alternative and are familiar with Google’s browser and apps.
And since I always seem to get called on for technical support by other family members, this will be a great tool to go ahead and install on their machines for when I need it.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Chrome Remote Desktop can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
If you’re interested, take a look at our AppGuide featuring other remote desktop apps.
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