LogMeIn Gives You Free Mac Or PC Remote Access From Your iOS Device

LogMeIn Gives You Free Mac Or PC Remote Access From Your iOS Device

Popular remote access service LogMeIn has released an updated App Store app that gives iOS device users basic remote access to a Mac or PC. Instead of the previous $30/month free, customers can have remote access from iOS for free.

Version 3.0 of LogMeIn for iOS gives you basic access to files on your Mac or PC, but you need to have the desktop client installed on your computer first. You can control your computer as if you were sitting in front of it, edit files, run applications, and troubleshoot problems from your iOS device.

LogMeIn offers an in-app upgrade to access the app’s Pro features, including media streaming, remote printing, and file transfers between computers. If you’re already coughed up the subscription fee, then you automatically get the app’s new features. Grab the universal LogMeIn app for iPhone and iPad in the App Store.

Related
  • pcmedman

    As an alternative, I think SplashTop Remote Desktop does a great job and it includes video streaming, Wifi and 3G access etc. at a much more affordable price. You can do anything just as if you were sitting in front of your Mac or PC. The HD ipad version is $4.99 and the iPhone version $1.99. That is a lot cheaper than the $39.99 price tag from LogMeIn. The only thing that doesn’t work well is the wake-on-LAN feature, but they are working on it, and in the mean time, I use the free app MochaWOL to wake my iMac up remotely and then I switch to Splashtop to control it. Since my iMac is in a different room as the router, I use one of those ethernet boxes that you plug into the electrical socket. That way, it is connected via ethernet to the router and the wake-on-LAN feature works like a charm.

  • RB

    I’ve only used the OS version while I was in Holland a few months ago. Though it was nice to be able to access my home computer and freaking out my wife when I started using programs it’s still really tuff to use for more than doing emails, finding files. Photoshop and Illustrator were very cumbersome and jerky. Now whether that was because of my connection there I’m not sure but I was using an iMac with decent ram and it was hooked to cable feed. 

    I can’t imagine trying it with my iPhone as the controller.

  • Cesar Florez

    great app.. just downloaded it. it work perfect .. really nice!!! 

  • Sean Lien

    I’ve had a lot of connectivity issues lately with Splashtop, even when trying to connect from one room in the house to another. It’s great when it works, but frustrating when it doesn’t.

  • Hampus

    I sure as hell hope I won’t have to buy the file management function now, I already paid 10€ for the app…

  • Peter Reynolds

    I’ve been using the free version of PocketCloud for a few months.  It works well.

  • timoftelaur

    My friend was working on apple and he changed his profession and life build career because he discovered the best method to get a iphone for free. Each problem which I have with iPhone it’s finished for me because my friend Tony helps me.
    After he told me the best method to get a free iPhone 4S, it always helps me with all sorts of questions I have. This is his job and I appreciate very much his website free-us-iphone.com .
    I hope that he will help you with your all questions. It is an amazing man. All my family got free iPhone 4s . It’s a user proof category there if you don`t believe me. This man is my idol

  • Eli Vanderzande

    I tried to make an account and I received a e-mail from Logmein in Dutch. But the spelling was incorrect, so it seemed to me as spam! A Dutch company who makes such big spelling mistakes,  seems kinda stranges… 

About the author

Alex HeathAlex Heath has been a staff writer at Cult of Mac for three years. He is also a co-host of the CultCast. He has been quoted by the likes of the BBC, KRON 4 News, and books like "ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation." If you want to pitch a story, share a tip, or just get in touch, additional contact information is available on his personal site. Twitter always works too.

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by .

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , , , , |