The Android and iPhone are powerful devices, but they can’t do it all yet. We still rely on traditional computers for a number of tasks, especially gaming and Flash videos. Splashtop 2 ( iPhone App Store link, Mac App Store link Android Google Play Link) is a remote desktop app that promises to fill that gap, bringing the full capabilities of Macs and PCs to mobile devices. While there are numerous ways to access your computer from anywhere, such as VNC & more. Splashtop 2 is unique in that it emphasizes multimedia, and is capable of streaming audio as well as video.
Splashtop is the easiest and fastest remote desktop app for accessing your Windows or Mac computer using your Android phone or tablet, from anywhere and at anytime!
Use Splashtop for free to access your computer on the local network with best-in-class video streaming performance. Get full access to ALL of your applications, documents, emails, full browser with Flash and Java support, and games. Also get full access to your entire media library and documents. And more!
To begin, download the Splashtop Streamer for the computer(s) you would like to access. It’s available for the Mac, Windows, and Linux. Once installed, you need to create a login for the Splashtop service. While the original Splashtop required a Google account for remote access, Splashtop 2 now has its own login system.
This is where I discovered my first major problem with Splashtop Streamer: it won’t let you paste a password—a pain if you use a password management app, like the great 1Password. (At least you don’t have to reenter the password once Streamer is set up, but that itself is a potential security issue.) Splashtop support told me that this was disabled “in Splashtop 2 for security reasons.” Well, I’d like to be able to copy and paste my secure password, for security reasons. Fortunately, you can also create an optional 8- to 20-character security code that is required every time you remotely access your computer. You can’t paste that code in either, but at least it’s another layer of protection.
Fortunately, the Android clients are better behaved. The Android apps are virtually identical, except the android has one extra feature, which we’ll discuss momentarily. By default, you control the linked computer through touch, which works better than you might think. At times though, working a Mac like a touchscreen becomes tedious, but fortunately, there’s a Trackpad Mode that lets you drag across the screen to move the cursor
From the Comfort of Your Mobile Device, You Can:
- View and edit files remotely (no transferring or syncing)
- Use your favorite Windows and Mac apps and programs
- Give presentations with full audio and video that engage your audience
- Play graphic-intensive games from your Android or other devices
- Watch HD movies/TV shows/Flash videos up to 30 frames p/sec with low latency
- Stream your music collection from another computer
There are few step to install Splashtop in your devices.
Note : You have a working net on each devices for registering yourselves on splashtop server .
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