Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to jensonc)
Since I have had a lot of views and no responses, could those of you who know it isn't possible just tell me so? Is it being considered? Am I alone in wanting such an app? Give me something to go on, please.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to jensonc)
". . . give me something to go on, please"
I can only offer you my opinion as no-one on these forums is likely to know. We are all users just like you and no-one from Apple is likely to respond. The Forums ToUs are clear about Apple's participation.
". . . could those of you who know it isn't possible just tell me so?"
I personally think this is not possible at this moment in time. That does not mean it won't be at some time in the future. Only Apple really knows and they're not saying anything anyway which is their usual position. They'll let everyone know when they are ready and not before. This has always been the case.
". . . Is it being considered? Am I alone in wanting such an app?"
I would like to think it is and no I don't think you're alone. Again I - or anyone else - is unlikely to know. ARD has been around for a long time without any real change being made. As we know other Apple technologies in comparison have changed a lot. Apart from point updates it's stayed essentially the same for years. There have been many that have made their wishes known for an ARD version 4 and they've provided feedback on Apple's site. Perhaps you should do the same?
Apart from the App you've mentioned there are about half-a-dozen other Apps available on the iTunes App Store. None of these - as best as I can make out - do anything more than what you're already using.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to jensonc)
Set up screen sharing on each computer and run VNC on your iPad. You will not be able to see multiple screens at the same time, but you should be able to move into and take control of machines as you wish.
Won't do the messaging directly. Could you use notes widgit ?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to jensonc)
I am also a teacher, in my school we use a management and monitoring package called Impero. You have to have a server and client apps installed on all the pcs or macs at the school, but it gives you a control console on your workstation and there is an ipad app.
It really is good software, although it is something the network manager would need to buy for the whole school.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to jensonc)
Came here with the same question (sort of).
Glad to see the accepted answer has been improved upon.
I agree it would be great to see ADR work with an iPad, and I disagree that ADR hasn't improved dramatically over time (people have short memories, and Apple does move slowly and deliberately sometimes so change can be slow, but deliberate).
I am sure there are many options, some listed above, and I'll try to remember come back when I find more.
Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to Dancin\' Brook)
I should add, go by a Genius Bar and put them to work on it. The best of them love a unique challenge, but beware they sometimes have to tow the party line. But if you steal a half hour of their time, you might get Apple's attention with your request.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to jensonc)
Just an idea - I know the Apple Remote Desktop is handy and usefull, but for a workaround you could also install the Splashtop Server on each of your students computers and not go through your own machine.
I would also think about upgrading your network. I am personally also using Splashtop (a lot) and I am a huge fan of their performance.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 6:48 AM (in response to jensonc)
I use LanSchool (http://LanSchool.com). It requires a small client on the students' machine and a teacher client on the teacher machine. It works on almost any computer and provides monitoring, control, and anything else. I use it to start/stop machines, run updates, collect files, etc.
It even has a free trial version to testout.