Awesome remote desktop apps for Android and iPhone that let you control your computer from anywhere

Awesome remote desktop apps for Android and iPhone that let you control your computer from anywhere
Have you ever wanted to control your computer's media player application without having to leave the comfort of your couch? Or have you ever needed to access a document or an application on your computer while away from it? Sure you have, and you're not alone. But these are the kind of cases remote desktop applications are made for, and with the help of one, you'll never get caught unprepared.

In the slideshow below you'll find some of the best remote desktop and remote control applications available on mobile devices. Some are made specifically to let you access your computer's desktop from any point of the world, be it over a local connection or over the internet. Others are designed to emulate your PC's mouse and keyboard, allowing you to control your computer from across the room. Then there are the remote control apps built with multimedia in mind. These can control your Media Player, Hulu, or Spotify application remotely for your convenience. Neat, huh? Check out these awesome remote desktop and control applications and let us know which one you like best.

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12 Comments

1. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

And where is Splashtop?

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use Splashtop HD for my Samsung Tab S 8.4 to convert my tablet into extended screen for my Windows or Macbook. Splashtop is one of the greatest productivity tools for me.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For those that are interest to convert their Android Tablet or iPad to act as a second screen for their Windows or Macbook. http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/193071/howto_use_your_tabletphone_as_a_second_display/c8kdgld

2. waddup121 unregistered

All of these are great guys!

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I remember discovering Chrome. It actually works very well once set up!

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love the Chrome Remote Desktop, I find it difficult to think of a more simplistic setup for any alternative software. But hey, if I'm wrong, share you opinion and I'll check it out.

5. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I used Wyse PocketCloud for years, and tried Team Viewer but didn't liked it, but then Chrome Remote Desktop came along and won me over with its simplicity and ease of use. I would also recommend Gmote which has a bit outdated look but it let you control your Pc as a mouse, keyboard, power point control AND besides media control you can wirelessly stream said media directly to your phone.

7. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Nah, I use a wireless keyboard and mouse.

9. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Nice list. Real comparison tests would be even nicer.

10. budweiserman

Posts: 1; Member since: May 19, 2015

Where is NoMachine? Probably one of the best for controlling media applications remotely.

11. RickHues

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2015

You could also include Deskroll. I've been using it for half a year, works on every device I have.

12. andrew145

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 30, 2016

Apart from above mentioned remote desktop apps, you may also try R-HUB remote support servers iOS and Android app. It is available for free.

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