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Alexander Lee1 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
What is the best VNC client for the iPad? So far I've heard about iTeleport by Jaadu, Desktop Connect, Mocha, iTap, VNC Viewer. Any advice much appreciated!

Thanks,
HL

Macbook Pro 2.8ghz Unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
    Hi-

    I've been having no issues with VNC Viewer.
    Works as I would expect it to.

    Here is some info on the others:
    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/05/03/hands-on-with-ipad-vnc-clients/
  • Antowns Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I'm using iTeleport and its great.
  • ibosie Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
    I have iTeleport, Mocha and VNC Viewer. When I need mouse accuracy I use VNC Viewer but dragging is notoriously difficult in which case I switch to iTeleport for flexibility.
  • Chromisdesigns Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does iTeleport support VNC over SSH? I have ISSH, but the screen repaint time is painfull.
  • j-s Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes it does -- I use it every day, the SSH support is great!

    http://www.iteleportmobile.com/iphone/support/secure
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    It seems we have a lot more VNC apps out there for the ipad, has anybody used "iTap VNC" or "Desktop Connect"?

    I tried looking for an in depth review of the top current VNC apps out there, but it seems like a mix bag. iTap seems to be the one getting the better marks.
  • rvaro2 Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    I use itap vnc and itap rdp and they both work amazing.

    I use itap vnc for IT assistance when I remote access the restaurant computers to do maintenance... and I use the rdp access so I can log into my office server to type up quick book invoices and send them off by email....flawless
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    This one seems well received: http://www.edovia.com/screens
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    What is the difference between itap VNC and RDB?
    iTap VNS is suppose to connect to both Mac and Windows I thought.
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Screens looks really slick with total gesture control instead of cursor, however I could not tell if it could also connect to a windows PC like itap.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    On the homepage it says:

    +Screens is compatible with OS X, Linux and Windows and most VNC servers.+
  • rvaro2 Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    Vnc is so that I can connect to an office computer or in some cases the server to do work locally on the programs I need to do maintenance on.... Rdp is for me to connect to the server as a new session so that I can use my iPad and run (in my case) pos software from a restaurant and use it off site but yet connect to the data and put towards their sales.

    Example would be if a restaurant was to do an off site beer tent at a park for a festavile I would not have to use pen and paper... I could use the system as if I was inside the restaurant.... Pretty slick
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Thanks, it looks like "Screens" and "itap VNC" are the most functional and have the best UI of the ones I have been looking at. "Remoter" looks like the cheapest at 99 cents, but not the best UI. But can't really complain at that price it does a lot. What I like about "itap VNC" is that you have full control of your MAC while still using iPad type commands, "Screen requires you to move the mouse cursor around the screen, and doing that remotely feels more clumsy.

    Will see if I can find some more video demos of these new types of VNC apps.
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    After reading the various reviews on VNC clients, I went ahead and purchased "Screens". I am happy to say so far the connection via wi fi was extremely easy and fast. I was connected in less than 5 minutes after the download. The UI is very intuitive and speed is excellent.

    The only complain I have of it so far is I wish they had a full screen mode option when viewing the desktop, and that would be a minor complain. I am having problems connecting via my iphone on a 3G network which according to the website I should be able to, but not such luck here.

    It might be because I might be putting in the incorrect IP address. My Airport Extreme Base is daisy chained to another non apple wifi router, and the IP address I am getting on my MAC may not be a public IP address, and I am not sure how to work around that.
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