TouchMyApps » Splashtop http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:40:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Windows 8 on your iPad now possible thanks to Splashtop’s Win8 Metro Testbed app http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/14/windows-8-on-your-ipad-now-possible-thanks-to-splashtops-win8-metro-testbed-app/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/14/windows-8-on-your-ipad-now-possible-thanks-to-splashtops-win8-metro-testbed-app/#comments Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:28:16 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67606 A little over a month ago, we saw a video comparing iOS on the iPad and the upcoming Windows 8 running on a tablet. Well, now you too can experience first hand Windows 8 Metro with touch gestures on your iPad, thanks to the release of Splashtop’s Win8 Metro Testbed app. Following in the footsteps of their highly … Read more]]>

A little over a month ago, we saw a video comparing iOS on the iPad and the upcoming Windows 8 running on a tablet. Well, now you too can experience first hand Windows 8 Metro with touch gestures on your iPad, thanks to the release of Splashtop’s Win8 Metro Testbed app. Following in the footsteps of their highly popular remote access app Splashtop Remote Desktop, Win8 Metro Testbed gives you full Metro UI gestures, including swipe from right for the Charms menu, pull down from the top to close apps, swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side-by-side and more. The one big caveat here is that you must be running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on your PC (or Bootcamp on a Mac), with the free Splashtop Streamer client installed. This is certainly a great tool for developers planning on building mobile apps on the Windows 8 platform, without the need to spend hundreds of dollars more on new hardware. The app is currently on sale for $24.99 (50% off) and now available on the App Store. Check out the demo video and more info after the break.

Win8 Metro Testbed - powered by Splashtop Splashtop, Win8 Metro Testbed - $24.99


Description

LAUNCH SPECIAL FOR A LIMITED TIME – 50% OFF OF REGULAR PRICE $49.99!
Splashtop, Apple’s “Top 25 best-selling iPad app of ALL-TIME”, is now optimized for Windows 8 PC!
No need to spend over $1,000 to buy a Win 7 tablet in order to try out the Win 8 Metro touch experience.
Please Note: A PC installed with Windows 8 Consumer Preview is required.

Are you still controlling the Metro UI with a mouse and keyboard? Stop! You deserve a better user experience. Splashtop is the ONLY app that allows you to experience the TRUE Windows 8 Metro UI on your iPad.

Now with Splashtop, you can enjoy native Win 8 Metro touch gestures:
- Swipe from the right for the Charms menu
- Swipe from the left to switch apps
- Pull down from the top to close the app
- Swipe slowly from the left to run two apps side-by-side
- Pinch to do Semantic Zoom
- And many more gestures for you to explore!

If you are a new tech enthusiast, this app is the easiest way to try out the latest Windows platform. You can even make your own YouTube video to share your Win 8 Metro experience with the world.

If you are curious about how Win 8 Metro works, don’t just read the blogs. Try it! Be the first among your friends to showcase the Win 8 Metro UI.

If you are an app developer, this is a must-have app.

Over 6 million users are enjoying Splashtop apps today, and you should too!

See what media are saying about Splashtop:
★★★★★ “Both a breakthrough and a bargain.” — The New York Times
★★★★★ “Splashtop — Meet the most popular app on iTunes.” — USA Today
★★★★★ “Splashtop Remote Desktop App Flirts with Greatness” — Mac News World
★★★★★ “Splashtop Remote WINS hands down!” — Apps for iPads
★★★★★ “Splashtop Remote is… extremely easy to setup” — Pixelatedgeek.com
★★★★★ Best of CES 2011 Award — Laptop Magazine

CNET: “I also gained a new perspective on Windows 8 as a touch-screen OS. The same Metro UI features and gestures that don’t work well or at all on a conventional PC suddenly spring to life on a tablet. Windows 8 developers and other users who want to try out Microsoft’s new OS on their iPads should give this app a spin.”

Note: a computer with dual-core CPU is strongly recommended for best performance.

Visit www.splashtop.com/win8 for more detail.

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Splashtop Remote Desktop Free now available, full version on sale for $0.99 http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/10/15/splashtop-remote-desktop-free-now-available-full-version-on-sale-for-0-99/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/10/15/splashtop-remote-desktop-free-now-available-full-version-on-sale-for-0-99/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 18:58:05 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=41213 Splashtop Remote Desktop (TMA Review), a very capable remote access app that allows your iPad to connect to your PC, now has a Free version that will support connections of up to 5 minutes at a time. For those not familiar with Splashtop, the app gives users the ability to control their computer right from … Read more]]>

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Splashtop Remote Desktop (TMA Review), a very capable remote access app that allows your iPad to connect to your PC, now has a Free version that will support connections of up to 5 minutes at a time. For those not familiar with Splashtop, the app gives users the ability to control their computer right from the iPad. Unlike many of the competition, it even supports video and audio playback, meaning you can also play flash or windows games remotely. So long as you’re connected with relatively strong wifi signal, Splashtop works surprisingly well.

If you do decide to check out the Free version and like it, Splashtop Remote Desktop is now on sale for $0.99. At this price, you’d be hard pressed to find a similar app that will offer as much in return.

Splashtop Remote Desktop DeviceVM, Splashtop Remote Desktop (TMA Review), 6.1 MB – $0.99
Splashtop Remote Desktop Free DeviceVM, Splashtop Remote Desktop Free, 6.1 MB – Free

App Desciption

*** Special $0.99 limited-time promotion extended to celebrate #1 ranking in many countries. Get it now!

The highest performance remote access app bringing Windows to your iPad, for the first time featuring full video and audio support!
“Both a breakthrough and a bargain.” — The New York Times
“Splashtop Remote WINS hands down!” — Apps for iPads

* See and control your entire Windows PC as if you are in front of it

* Access all of your Windows files and programs

* Watch videos in any format (including Flash!), and listen to your entire music library

* Play advanced Windows games via patent-pending Splashtop streaming technology

* Connect to multiple PCs with the same iPad app

* Interact with Windows applications using intuitive touch controls and familiar iPad gestures

*** New features coming soon as an update:
* Support for iOS 4.2
* Seamlessly connect across a firewall, when the iPad and the PC are not on the same network

Fast and easy setup:

* One-click access to your Windows desktop with minimal setup
* Application finds your local computers automatically
* Supports all versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, including Home Premium. Dual-core CPU strongly recommended for best performance

What’s New in Version 1.1.1.1

* Sound support for Windows XP users!
* Support locked screensaver and UAC in Windows
* Support the upside-down landscape orientation of the iPad

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Splashtop Remote Desktop In Review – Games, PC Apps, and yes Flash! On Your iPad! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/30/splashtop-remote-desktop-in-review/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/30/splashtop-remote-desktop-in-review/#comments Mon, 30 Aug 2010 07:26:36 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=38488 Remote desktop software such as RDM+ is something that I’ve used off and on for years. Having the ability to be in one room on my laptop and access my desktop in another room allows me to increase productivity and processing capapbilites significantly. Thanks to Splashtop Remote Desktop you can mirror that convienence all on … Read more]]>


Remote desktop software such as RDM+ is something that I’ve used off and on for years. Having the ability to be in one room on my laptop and access my desktop in another room allows me to increase productivity and processing capapbilites significantly. Thanks to Splashtop Remote Desktop you can mirror that convienence all on your iPad.

With its main role being allowing you to remote desktop, there isn’t much need to create a fantastic GUI. That being said, the UI elements that are present look great. The keyboard is standard but there is the inclusion of some typical laptop or desktop keys that are not part of the stock iPad set, which are added in a small bar atop the in-app keyboard. The various menus and help screens are easy to read and manipulate. The standard setup takes your computer’s resolution and works it down to the standard iPad dimensions. Now since your entire desktop is being crunched down into a 10″ screen, some elements are rather small. However during testing I found I had little problems reading anything that I looked at.

The setup is a simple 2 step process. After installing the app on your iPad, you download and install the desktop companion app on your main computer. This is what allows you to communicate with the computer. After installing both you should be able to launch the iPad app and have it detect your computer automatically. If not however, all you have to do is tap the “+” and you can add it manually. All the info you need to add can be seen in the desktop application if you need to add it via this method. And using Splashtop Remote Desktop is fairly straightforward. Use your finger to guide the cursor around and use different tap/hold presets to mimic mouse functions like right click, dragging, etc.

Now, because you are basically viewing your computer from the iPad, any function that your computer can perform your iPad can do as well. So any of your games, programs, and yes, even Flash, can run. The only real issue is that due to the combinaion of wireless networking, the difference in power between devices, and other variables, there is a bit of a lag here and there. This lag isn’t enough to make things unusable but it is noticable.

One thing that makes this app more of a niche app at the moment is that it is for communicating with Windows only PCs. Personally I run both Mac and Windows at home so it wasn’t an issue for me, however most people tend to run one or the other so there is a whole segment of the market excluded.

So aside from some of the lag issues and its Windows only limitation at this time, Splashtop Remote Desktop is a good solid app. One of the biggest uses my iPad was intended for was to be able to perform many of the lightweight day to day tasks like checking emails, writing reviews, etc. Adding the ability to remotely access my computer extends my abilities even further which I really appreciated. And compared with the competition in this genre, its current asking price ($6.99) is quite attractive. Bottom line: I would recommend this app for any Windows users looking for a remote desktop solution for their Jesus tablet.

App Summary
Title: Splashtop Remote Desktop Developer: DeviceVM, Inc.
Reviewed Ver: 1.0.1.1 Min OS Req: 3.2
Price: $6.99 App Size: 5.6 MB
  • Simple setup
  • Able to run flash
  • Some lag/response issues
  • Windows pc’s only

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