How to access your Mac or Windows PC remotely from your iPad


The iPad has been a great boon for mobile computing, but unfortunately, it might not have all the files or applications needed to run your business. While it might do everything from web browsing to email, it will not run your Sage accountancy package or your AutoCAD design suite. This can be an inconvenience.

Picture the scene. You’re away from your office and for the sake of traveling light have only brought your iPad with you. But when on-site with a client you discover an important file needed for a presentation or meeting is residing back in your office on your iMac (or MacBook or Windows PC). This could mean making an SOS call to a colleague or family member to email you the file. Worst case scenario, you have to postpone your meeting. Neither of which solution is ideal.

Thankfully, Splashtop Business allows you to quickly and securely log in to your MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini or Windows system just using your iPad. The process is relatively easy. You install Splashtop on each system which you would like to access remotely (and of course on the iPad itself). When you need to log in, all it takes is a few clicks and you are virtually in front of your office computer. You can open up applications, make changes, perform file transfers and even video streaming. Data transmission is secured using end-to-end TLS 256-bit encryption and Splashtop is fully HIPPA compliant.

A very neat app which can save you time and potentially a lot of hassle.