Desktop Remote for Android – Review

On September 28, 2012

App Type: Android

Desktop Remote for Android – Review

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By: David Straw

Version #: Varies wit

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Price: 1.49

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One of the best things about apps is how they can accommodate the very human need to be an appallingly lazy slob. Even on the level of finding our way around, we no longer have to guide ourselves using silly things like signs or the sun, but just follow the line on Google Maps and we’ll get where we want. Desktop Remote fits into that same broad category. It’s an app that lets users control their computer screen using their Android phone, so long as they’re within the wireless reach of the same router. This is great for the hungover days when you just want to lie in bed, or if you’re one of those people who enjoys watching stuff on the computer as you go to sleep, but don’t want to get out of bed to shut your computer off.

The app comes in free and paid flavours, with the main difference being that the paid one allows you to see the desktop screen on your Android device. You can choose between remotely controlling your desktop in a drag-and-drop way, or simply be presented with a blank screen on you Android, which you then drag your finger around as if you were using a mouse touchpad.

The app is highly responsive, with no noticeable lag between my inputs on the phone and them appearing on the computer screen. It’s simple to use too. Once you’ve installed the desktop client, all you need to do is connect the app to your router from your phone, then it will connect automatically each time you use it.

Simple. Responsive. And utterly pandering to our need for laziness, Desktop Remote is a cheap and and ultra-simple app for those who want to control their computer from their phones, and let’s face it, who doesn’t have times when they want to do that?

We rate this app 5 out of 5 stars.

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