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    Accessing my Mac from iPad2
    Hi there

    What is the best app for being able to see and use my mac from my iPad 2 (wifi only)?

    If there is a recommendation for an iPhone 4 app as well thats great but I'm really looking for something to run on the iPad

    Many thanks
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    TeamViewer
    One of many VNC clients
    Splashtop
    LogMeIn

    To name but a few.
    I tend to use LogMeIn personally and sometimes Splashtop. All have iPhone and iPad apps.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Thats great - thanks Mr Plow

    I used Team Viewer before - maybe a rec from here - but it didn't work as well as I wanted.

    I had on my *cough*PC*cough* before I switched which was the best thing I had on it that I don't have on pc - it worked simple and excellent.

    I'll try Log Me IN

    Are these not VNC's?
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    I guess technically they all can be termed VNC by definition but I was referring to VNC as in the popular RFB Protocol VNC client/server apps. There's a VNC server built into OSX you see. So you can enable that and connect with one of many clients.

    TeamViewer, Splashtop, LogMeIn et al use their own dedicated client and server apps. This means they can offer additional functions not encompassed by the standard VNC offering.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Thank you very much - clear and informative! :-)
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    I used Remoter VNC on the incredibly rare occasion that I need it at all.

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    I prefer Screens. Very well done. Transfers native iOS gestures to the Mac with no issues.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    I use Iteleport and it's great! works on ipad and iphone

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    Thanks guys! Some interesting stuff there! I'll take a look!

    Thanks for all your info!
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    I currently use splashtop because that was the first one I had heard about as I was trying to connect my iPad to my windows pc. I utilize it for teaching using multiple screens and it works well. I have not tried the other ones yet, but I will.

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