New App Allows Windows Access from iPad

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DeviceVM announced on Friday the immediate availability of Splashtop Remote for the iPad. The app allows users to access and control a PC, experiencing Windows from their iPad.

This, in part, solves the problem of limited capability of the iPad for content creation.

“Tablets and other mobile devices are great for content consumption and work well as companions to the PC. However, as the popularity of these non-PC devices grows, computing experiences are becoming increasingly fragmented,” said Mark Lee, CEO and co-founder of DeviceVM. “Splashtop Remote brings the full Windows computing experience to non-PC devices, starting with iPad, bridging the gap between computing platforms.”

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Features include:

  • Watch videos and play music stored on their PC, whether in iTunes, Windows Media Player, or any other format.
  • Play PC and Flash-based games, such as Bloons or Bejeweled.
  • Work on Microsoft Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and access Microsoft Outlook.
  • Open any files and documents that you can view on the PC.
  • Fully control the PC remotely.


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A special application must also be downloaded and installed on the PC. Windows versions supported include Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. For more information, visit:

Splashtop Remote for the iPad is immediately available in the Apple App Store and is regularly priced at US$19.99 with a special introductory price of US$6.99 for a limited time. TMO will publish a review soon.


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The site says that you need a WiFi connection for the iPad. I take that to mean that it only works via WiFi. Not that that’s a surprise, or a deal breaker.

This could be a very useful App.

Mike Weasner

How is this different from using a VNC app on the iPad (or iPhone) and a VNC server app on the desktop?  I do that and can access my Macs (with screen sharing) from my iPhone.


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LogMeIn Ignition can do this as well. Even better, you could access your Mac running Parallels and work on either the Mac or Windows.

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