Price: $19.99 (as of 2/16/13, marked down to $0.99)
Splashtop 2 by Splashtop Inc. is an app that gives you access to your Windows or Mac PC directly from your iPad. It’s marked down to an incredible price for a limited time so get it fast!
Splashtop 2 accesses your desktop or laptop via the local network and gives you video streaming, PDF viewing and editing, Microsoft Office Suite, media library access, documents access, and full browser access with Java/Flash support.
If you want to access your desktop from another Internet source, you can subscribe to the app’s Anywhere Access Pack through in-app purchases. One year costs $16.99, or you can pay month-to-month and pay $1.99 per month.
Things you can do with Splashtop 2 include playing any game you have on your computer, listening to music you have on your hard drive, watching any videos , and accessing any files. You can even use
Windows Media Player-only files. The Retina display makes everything brilliantly sharp for a great viewing experience.
The Get Anywhere Access Pack gives you access from anywhere that has Internet access, using secure servers. It even works from behind firewalls and uses 256-Bit AES encryption so you know your information will be safe.
Splashtop 2 was updated to Veresion 220.127.116.11 on February 6, 2013. The update allows you to use Windows 8 gestures when you’re connected to a Windows 8 PC and gives you on-screen shortcuts to control media players, allows you to run Splashtop 2 as a back
ground app, fixed some bugs, allows you to copy and paste between your computer and iPad, and more. The current version has a total of 299 customer ratings with an average of 4.5 out of five stars.
I love having access to my computer via my iPad. I have only used it so far over my network at home but am considering subscribing to the Get Anywhere Access Pack so I can work when I’m not at home.
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