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Taking Remote Sessions using iTouch

This is one of the most beautiful experience I had in recent times. I used my iTouch to control my home machine while I was in office. I tried controlling PC and Mac, both gave me wonderful experience. I would like to add, it’s not just for iTouch but you can also use it on iPhone and iPad.

The software I used was RDM+ lite, you can go for RDM+ full version spending less than $10. Lets have a look at the features:

Evernote 20110410 02 04 48This was the screen capture I took when my nephew was watching The Bourne Ultimatum at home thinking no one was watching him. Have a look at the icons above – it’s the shortcut. You can go to other media items, logoff from here, get info, and if you click on the icon at extreme right, it will show you the keyboard shortcut and special commands.

Mouse movement is amazing in this application, its smoother than you can even expect. If you don’t want this shortcut panel you can just drag it upwards and its gone. See the next image in which I have hidden the shortcut bar. Evernote 20110410 02 04 40You can also see ad at the bottom which is there because I am using a free version of this application. If you purchase the full version, your iTouch screen will be yours and no one will force any ad on it. In fact the advert at the bottom is spoiling the symmetry of the screen, just because of it, you cannot see the title bar of the application running on your computer.
Mouse control is smooth and easy. You can see the cursor on the screen, it is used for click and right click and even double click. If you want additional options that you do on computers, then just hold the mouse and you will get contextual menu to perform required actions. Its simple, its easy and its fast – faster than you can expect.

Steps to connect:

  • Download the application from app store for your iTouch, iPad or iPhone
  • Go to the RDM+ homepage and download the plugin for your Windows, Mac or Linux
  • Once done, you will need to fill up following information on your iDevice:
    Computer Name – this will be generated by the application you install on your machine
    Account information – you need to sign up on the homepage of the website.

Under settings, you will find these options:

Evernote 20110410 02 04 44Mouse Control Mode, Image Quality and Hotkey Configuration which will help you to control your device according to your preferences. This application is really one of the best apps I have seen. I would really suggest you to give it a try – at least the free one!


Vicky Melz said...

I control my dual boot Mac with Linux - Its beautiful & Cute :)

Laeeq H said...

Oh I agree, its really beautiful, specially when you click or move your mouse - its creamy smooth!