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Best Remote Desktop App

Best Remote Desktop Apps

Connect to your PC or Mac to view files, access software, and control your entire computer on your iOS device. With these top remote desktop apps, you'll never be without access to your computer again.

Screens - Remote Desktop, VNC, Screen Sharing

Instant access to your computer screen from anywhere

Screens - Remote Desktop, VNC, Screen Sharing

When you want remote access to your computer but don't want a subscription to a service.

Screens VNC is a powerful way to access your desktop without a subscription to another service. With Screens VNC, all you need to do is install the client on both your computer and iOS device, and then you can connect to your desktop or laptop from anywhere in the world. You can do cool things like use Curtain mode, which blocks the screen from being visible on the computer you're accessing, use 3D Touch for quick actions access, view multiple screens if you have a multiple display setup, and much more. For an app that only has one price for admission, there are plenty of awesome tools and features that it offers compared to the competitive subscription services.

Why we love it

Screens features a slick interface and it is super easy to set up and use. Getting connected to your computer is fast and easy, and there are a lot of cool features that this app offers compared to the competition.

LogMeIn

When you just need to get logged in to your computer

LogMeIn

LogMeIn

For anyone who uses LogMeIn's subscription service for remotely accessing their desktop.

LogMeIn offers somewhat smooth performance, but you won't be able to push out some 1080p videos via your iTunes library. But just for the normal stuff, LogMeIn does a great job. You also get a pretty awesome file browser, so you don't even need to navigate to get those files. Overall, LogMeIn does a great job covering for you at work if you forgot those documents on your home computer! You will need a subscription, which is only free for two weeks.

Why we love it

LogMeIn is a trusted service for remote desktop access, and it has proven to be very useful in the situations that it is needed. The app is easy to set up and connect, and gives you full access to your computer, but don't expect top performance — your iOS device is not the same as your computer, you know.

Splashtop Personal - Remote Desktop

Give your desktop a splash of remote access

Splashtop Personal - Remote Desktop

Splashtop Personal - Remote Desktop

For anyone who wants fast and super easy access to their computer from anywhere.

Splashtop offers great fluidity for browsing through your operating system and auto adjusts the resolution for your iPad's display. I tried this on my MacBook Pro and iPad 2 and OS X felt really natural to the iPad. I tried this with a few people and they thought it looked like a port of OS X to work on the iPad. Splashtop looks amazing, is really easy to set up, and easy to connect.

Why we love it

Splashtop is great because it's super fluid and easy to use. It automatically adjusts resolutions to fit your iOS screen too, so everything is optimized without any effort.

Jump Desktop (Remote Desktop) - RDP / VNC

It's time to jump to your desktop from anywhere

Jump Desktop (Remote Desktop) - RDP / VNC

Jump Desktop (Remote Desktop) - RDP / VNC

For those who don't mind a little more work when setting up their remote access.

Jump desktop is a VNC type remote desktop connection app for the iPad. This means you can connect really easily to your Mac (PC needs a little more work) and it requires no additional software. Jump offers good stability and average performance with only a slight lag being shown on my test.

Why we love it

We found little lag when testing out Jump Desktop. It does take a bit more work when setting up, but the results are worth it.

Splashtop Personal - Remote Desktop for iPhone

Stream your screen.

Splashtop Personal - Remote Desktop for iPhone

Splashtop Personal - Remote Desktop for iPhone

For anyone who wants fast and super easy access to their computer from anywhere.

Splashtop offers great fluidity for browsing through your operating system and auto adjusts the resolution for your iPhone's display.

Why we love it

If you need to access files on your computer often, Splashtop 2 will help you get the job done.