I love iTeleport on iPhone, and canít wait to use it on iPad.
In my research (though not hands-on testing) I havenít found anything to compete with it. You do NOT need anything running on the Mac. Nor do you need to sign in via Google (those things help make it all more automatic, especially if you donít have a static IP address). iTeleport uses straight VNC, a.k.a. Screen Sharing. It can even work with Windows (VNC only, although thereís a non-Universal Windows Remote Desktop version).
Iíve tried Mocha (the lite version) and it canít compete. For one thing, iTeleport gets the mouse control perfectówhich may be the most important thing!
One of my favorite uses for iTeleport is as a sofa remote for my iMac. You can turn off the screen display to save battery, and it works like a giant touchpad, complete with right-click and scrolling and app-switching gestures, plus gestures that will skip a song and some other useful things. Three-finger gestures will show-hide the main keyboard and/or the man ďextraĒ keys (Command, Page Up, etc.). Best of all: when the screen display is off, pinch-zooming is no longer needed... so instead it zooms the Macís OWN screen! I can pinch zoom my Mac and see things well even from my sofa.
A Mac-specific app called Screens (similar price to iTeleport) does look promisingóprobably less powerful, but easier to set up and use: http://www.edovia.com/screens
iTeleport has saved my bacon while traveling in the middle of nowhere: I needed to look at a file and call a client back ASAP, but I didnít have my Air with me. It was back in the cabin. Closed and asleep. On no! So I just iTeleported to my home iMac, hundreds of miles away, and accessed the Time Capsule backup of the laptop. All over Edge with a weak signal... it was dog slow, but when you need a file, slow is a whole lot better than nothing! (Itís also nice sometimes to peek at Flash sites, since Iím a flash developer.)
Now, when Iím going away and I think Iíll need to access my home computer, I set it on a schedule (in Energy Sever Preferences) so it wakes up at a certain time each day. At the same time, my iPhone plays a certain alarm to remind me that this is my chance to get to my Mac.
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