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Can I control a Windows Desktop with an Ipad - What is best to use for this?

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Dear Experts,

I'm hoping that you can help/advise on a suitable solution for the situation I have described below:

I work in an educational enviroment and the teachers have recently been supplied with iPads for teaching. They would like to be able to remote control their Windows 7 desktops (which is connected to the projector in their classroom) with their iPads to allow them to be more mobile in the classroom.

The solutions I have seen so far are Splashtop Streamer and also Pocket Cloud by Wyse.

Apple TV is not an option at this stage.

Does anybody know of anything better that the suggestions above?

Regards

Andy
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Neil Russell earned 252 total points
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Yep see http://www.realvnc.com/products/ios/

By far he easiest I find.
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I've been using LogMeIn with out any issue.
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by:Michael Dyer
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I too use the free version of logmein.com.  They sell an app for the iphone/ipad, but I find I can work just fine from the browser.
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by:David Kroll
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Teamviewer works well for this.  I haven't used SplashTop, but I hear it's good as well.
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A third vote for LogMeIn Free:
https://secure.logmein.com/products/free/

I use the free version of the PC app, but I paid for the LogMeIn Ignition app for Android. It works very well to control my computers from Android devices (phone and tablet), and I've been told by numerous users that the iOS app also works very well for iPhone and iPad (in fact, it was released before the Android app):
https://secure.logmein.com/products/ios/

Regards, Joe
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by:strung
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If your Win 7 desktops are accessible by RDP, you can use iTap:

http://itap-mobile.com/itap-rdp
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by:Iphonehelper
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You have two options:

-1 access windows 7 screen from the ipad, kinda having windows on the ipad
There are lots of apps to do this
_Best paid appliction (i guess) is TeamViewer
_free apps like logmeln and others http://alternativeto.net/software/teamviewer/?platform=ipad

-2 contorl windows with the ipad like a wireless mouse and keyboard
Mobile mouse is the most common app www.mobilemouse.com
I hope this helps you :))
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by:jmcmunn
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Teamviewer is an excellent option, I use that at work.  I also have splashtop at home and it works quite well also.

If I had to choose or over the other, splashtop is a bit more robust for full control of the screen in my personal experience.
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Thanks everyone - Advice much appreciated.
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