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jensonc Level 1 (0 points)


Is there an official (or unofficial) Apple Remote Desktop app for iPad or iPhone that allows you to do some of the basic functions that can be done with Apple Remote Desktop for Mac OX?



I am a teacher and need to monitor student MacBook screens, but I don't want to have to sit at my desk to do it. Movement is key to classroom management, and I would like to be able to watch student screens (and accomplish some of the things listed below) from my iPad while moving among students.



Examples of what I want to do from my iPad:

  • Observe multiple MacBook screens at once
  • Observe (and control, but at least observe) individual MacBook screens
  • Lock screens
  • Message (or chat with) users


I can think of a host of other things I'd like it to do, but this is the bare minimum. I'm pretty sure the official Apple Remote Desktop doesn't offer such an iPad app, but is there an alternative? Or plans for releasing such an app? It's honestly surprising one doesn't exist already, given how useful it would be.


My Current Workaround:

I'm using a remote desktop app (Splashtop HD) on my iPad to monitor my MacBook Pro, which is the computer running Apple Remote Desktop to monitor my students' MacBook screens. Obviously this is not ideal, since it's laggy and requires connecting to the computer connecting to the computers. Just saying it sounds ridiculous.

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1, Same Program, Ported to iPad
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