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6 Best Tools to Use Android as a Remote Desktop

6 Best Tools to Use Android as a Remote Desktop

May 05, 2013 at 02:59AM

Today, Android is one of the most powerful and feature rich mobile and tablet OS with lots of improvements and features coming out with new versions. Also today we have variety of Android based tablets and phones to choose from in various screen sizes and features. Moreover, if you are travelling, then probably your smartphone or tablet is your best companion.

There might be instances where you wanted to access your office PC to get some documents or wanted to help your family or friends with issues on their PC. Whatever be your requirement for accessing the remote desktop, you need to have good apps on your Android phone or tablet to get started.

Android Remote desktop apps

So today we are going to check out the best apps to access your PC (Windows, Mac and Linux) from your Android phone and tablet.

1. Splashtop 2:

Splashtop 2 is the easiest and fastest remote desktop app to access your Windows, Mac, or Ubuntu from your Android phone or tablet. You can get full access to installed application like Office, emails, browsers etc.) and also documents on your computer over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G with intuitive touch experience. On tops of it the app is completely free of cost. You may access up to 5 computers via your Splashtop Account. Splashtop 2 is for non-commercial use only, i.e. use it to access your personal computers for non-work related purposes.


2. TeamViewer for Remote Control:

TeamViewer is one of the most popular and favorite tools for remote desktop access. It’s extremely easy to use and effective, in addition to supporting a handful of features and strong encryption. You can also benefit from gaining access to your private home computer to edit documents or use particular software while you are on the road. TeamViewer Free is intended for private use only, e.g. to access your private computers or help friends with their computer problems.

Teamviewer Android

3. PocketCloud Remote Desktop Pro:

PocketCloud is a secure and fast way to remotely connect to your Mac or Windows desktop with your Android device, no matter where you are. Access your files, pictures, and applications like Outlook, Word, Photoshop, games or any other program. Simple to install with powerful features, enterprise security and RDP/VNC compatibility, PocketCloud is a great choice for remote desktop access.


4. Jump Desktop:

Jump Desktop is a powerful remote desktop application that lets you control your computer from your phone or tablet. Compatible with both RDP and VNC, Jump Desktop is secure, reliable and very easy to set up. A streamlined user interface gives you the best possible remote desktop experience on any of your mobile or tablet devices. The app is compatible with Windows 8 access as well.


5. LogMeIn Ignition:

LogMeIn is yet another popular remote desktop tool for Android. LogMeIn Ignition for Android lets you remotely access one or more computers anywhere, anytime. LogMeIn can also stream sound transfer and print files remotely. But the main problem with LogMeIn is the hefty price tag, it is priced at $29.99 and highest for such an app.

LogMeIn LogMeIn1

6. VNC Viewer

VNC Viewer connects your device to a computer anywhere in the world, displays its desktop, and lets you take control. You can run applications, change settings, and access data exactly as you would be permitted to do were you sitting in front of that computer, and using the keyboard and mouse. It can connect to any Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or UNIX computer running VNC-compatible Server technology.

VNC Viewer

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