July 9, 2014

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.”