LogMeIn Provides Remote Access to PC, Mac with New Android App

LogMeIn has officially pulled the curtain back on their LogMeIn Ignition app for Android handsets.  Available in the Android Market for a one-time $29.99 fee, the app provides one-touch access to files and apps stored on PCs and Macs.  Anything you can do at your computer can now be done away from the computer.  Users can troubleshoot problems with computers from the road, access critical files, and work as if they were in front of the desktop.  It should be noted that LogMeIn Ignition works on Android phones running 1.5 or higher and is available in over a dozen countries around the world.

Features in LogMeIn Ignition for Android:

  • Access and directly control remote PCs and/or Macs utilizing LogMeIn Free or LogMeIn Pro2
  • Connect from Android devices running the Android OS v1.5 and greater
  • Login with one-touch using locally encrypted, and stored account and password information
  • Navigate a computer – and move the mouse — using Android touch gestures, including pinch and pan zoom navigation
  • Access full onscreen keyboard and use Mac or PC key combinations and shortcuts
  • Switch between remote monitors for viewing expanded desktops

“Our global community of LogMeIn users has been very vocal in their desire for us to support remote access from Android devices. With tens of thousands of beta users, this is a product built directly from their feedback,” said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn’s vice president, Access & Management. “Ignition for Android represents a significant first step in LogMeIn’s overall support of the Android platform, and is a natural extension of our ongoing commitment to giving mobile individuals access to their information from virtually any device.”

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  1. Burnstone101
    July 14, 17:54 Reply

    Can't seem to find it on the market. Xperia X10a rooted

  2. themitchy
    July 14, 20:26 Reply

    Wow. Way to invent VNC.

    Tonnes of free keyboard and mouse apps already out there.

  3. ndrew
    July 15, 00:52 Reply

    wow, does it really work on Mac???

  4. TareX
    July 15, 11:50 Reply

    Super, super expensive! Doesn't Remote desktop do that too?

  5. GoHabsGo
    July 20, 12:52 Reply

    Yea, LMI is definitely the most expensive product on the market for this sort of thing. I switched to Techinline (www.techinline.com) a looong time ago

  6. x10mini
    July 20, 15:32 Reply

    Purchased "logmein" app for my x10 mini, worked perfectly, then updated the x10 mini through SonyEricsson PC-Companion Software, now "logmein" is unavailable to my phone in the android market! So can't re-install! Very frustrated!!!

  7. RobMacDon
    August 30, 14:42 Reply

    Just tried NeoRouter for Android and it seems much better. It allows me to use both ssh, rdp and vnc to access the remote PC and Mac. And it’s free.

  8. Jonathan Tabor
    January 27, 12:59 Reply

    In my opinion, Android’s future is especially secure with the use of the devices as business tools, such as with the 2X Client for Android (http://www.2x.com/virtualdesktop/android)…it’s a free download and lets you use Windows apps from your device, giving you application publishing and RDP Remote Desktop capabilities for free, in contrast to the Citrix Receiver and Wyse PocketCloud. Definitely worth a look.

  9. Jiles_rose
    April 06, 22:26 Reply

    This app has just such a high price tag, it seems like they’re really making a bet on their quality vs others. That, or they’re exploiting that they’re one of the first to market. It won’t surprise me if other competitors, such as http://www.proxynetworks.com swoop in with similar offers soon.

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