If you still haven’t gotten over the fact that your iPad doesn’t have Adobe Flash player, than OnLive Desktop Plus may soothe your pain. As you may have guessed, the new app is a premium version of OnLive Desktop, which brought Microsoft Office to the iPad earlier this year.
In addition to Office, the premium version offers Flash Player and a PDF-enabled web browser, but it comes at a price of $4.99 per month.
Like its free counterpart, the new app provides you with access to a PC in the cloud. When you open it up, you connect to a desktop running Windows 7 that’s hooked up to OnLive’s servers, and you can control it remotely, taking advantage of all of its applications.
The service has already been a huge hit for Microsoft Office users who have been taking advantage of the free Desktop Live app for a few months. But if you want a little more, the premium version may be well worth the $5 a month plan:
The free OnLive Desktop App, currently available on iPad—and coming soon to Android, PC, Mac, TVs and monitors—delivers no-compromise, media-rich, instant-response Windows applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software, and as of today, Adobe Reader for PDFs, along with 2GB of cloud storage. OnLive Desktop Plus, available for $4.99/month at www.desktop.onlive.com, provides all OnLive Desktop Standard features plus OnLive’s gigabit-speed accelerated browsing experience with full Flash player capability. With OnLive Desktop Plus, the iPad not only becomes 100% Flash compatible, it becomes the world’s fastest mobile Flash player.
There is a slight problem with lag, according to MacRumors, so this is unlikely to provide you with seamless Flash gaming on your device. But it does handle Flash video relatively well. Of course, your experience will all depend on the speed of your Internet connection.
OnLive is planning to bring a “Pro” version of the app to the App Store soon, which will cost $9.99 a month and will allow users to access even more applications and upgrade their storage allowance from 2GB to 50GB.
Look out for OnLive Desktop Plus in the App Store soon.