PC Remote Apps for your iPhone

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PC Remote App for iPhone

The iPhone, arguably, is one of the most capable smartphones in the market today, even against the recent barage of Android smartphones. It is also one of the most expensive, a fact that leaves most of us iPhone owners wanting to maximize the uses and functionalities that we get from our beloved devices. One of such applications that will surely benefit any iPhone user is to enable your iPhone to serve as a remote control for your PC, where you can relate a helpdesk from Zoho Support Sofware. Here we give you the five best that we’ve found so far.

Remote HD

Similar to other iPhone remote apps available in the market today, Remote HD controls your Mac, Apple TV and other similar computers using your iPhone. Apart from being just a handy remote control, however, the app also has a fully functioning Virtual Network Computing or VNC feature, which means you are able to fully harness the capability of your computer desktop via your mobile device. Add up to this is Remote HD’s ability to connect using GPRS or 3G, and you have a winner of a remote for a tad pricey retail price of $7.99.


WiFiRemote is an 8in1 remote control app for your iPhone and even your iPod. It allows you to control your Mac and PCs, similar to Remote HD, although this one automatically searches for your computer’s IP address and utilizes the WiFi network for connectivity. It has the key features of a mouse, keyboard, touch pad, text pad, and application launch pad, plus configurable keys to define your own shortcuts for most commonly used features. WiFiRemote is available at the App Store for $2.99.

Screens VNC

Another Remote HD competitor, Screens VNC is also a VNC-optimized mobile app that allows you to control your PC and Mac computers plus the added ability to synchronize your desktop apps on iCloud. It also features SSH tunnel connectivity for added data security via encryption. Using VNC, keyboard and mouse inputs are relayed from one system to another over a network, and the display in front of you is updated according to how it would look like on the original machine. Screens VNC is intuitively designed for the iPad’s touch capabilities and incorporates a number of smart shortcuts. Of all the remote control options we have on review however, Screens VNC is the priciest at $19.99.

Jump Desktop

Jump Desktop is a remote desktop application that lets you control your computer from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Compatible with both RDP and VNC, Jump Desktop is secure, reliable and very easy to set up. Features include a streamlined user interface that gives you the best possible remote desktop experience on any of your mobile devices. It is available at the Apple App Store at $14.99.

PocketCloud Remote Desktop

PocketCloud is a secure and fast way to remotely connect to your Mac or Windows desktop with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. It allows access to your files, pictures, and applications like Outlook, Word, Photoshop, games or any other program. It is also very simple to install and packs powerful features and RDP/VNC compatibility. What’s best, PocketCloud Remote Desktop is available at the App Store for free, making this app truly a steal especially considering the really high prices of its peers in this roundup.

Source: LifeHack

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