Sep 18, 2009 5:00 AM –
Remote RDP. A Remote Desktop Protocol client, can remotely control your PC. Features including: Copy/Paste text between local and remote, Attach you SD Card to remote computer, playing music… Try demo version!
Price: Free, $10.19
Pros & Cons:
- Remote desktop publishing for Android devices
- Not suitable for non-techies
Remote RDP (Remote Desktop Publishing) Android App is a cool tool to connect to a remote computer via your Android phone! When I first saw RDP used on an iPhone ($25) a few years back, I was impressed with the idea that you could access and control your FULL desktop from your cellphone. Walter Yongtao Wang brings the same technology to Android at a lower cost.
Please note: you must enable RDP on your remote computer you’re connecting to. You must know your machines public IP address (or internal IP address if only using within your network). If behind a firewall, enable the correct access. If your router holds the firewall, enable Port Forwarding. Do a search on how to setup RDP.
You access and control a list of computers, perform functions such as copy/paste, console, SD Card access on phone and sounds. Even change the resolution setting (provided your phone can handle higher resolutions, but the default 800×600 is fine).
Slight Gripe Alert: I do notice you get a warning “Low Memory” immediately and assume the current state of Android devices don’t yet offer enough internal memory to handle cache.
Remote RDP List of Clients to Connect
Remote RDP Account Settings
Remote RDP Connecting to Computer
Remote RDP using Computer Remotely on Cell Phone
Remote RDP is useful to IT professionals such as network administrators or tech geeks familiar with the technology. Not intended for everyone.
Ease of Use:
The pain is in the setup of your own network. This app is under the assumption you already have that setup correctly; else it’s a matter of plugging in your IP address, then your computers credentials.
The user interface will eventually be your computers’ desktop squeezed to the small screen.