Citrix has launched an iPad version of GoToMyPC, a remote desktop application that lets you login to your computer and control it on the go. Up until recently you needed a PC to login to a remote PC using the service. but the iPad app lets you do it anywhere you can get an internet connection on an iPad.

GoToMyPC is hardly the first app of its type for the iPad. LogMein, TeamViewer, Parallels, Splashtop, and others offer similar apps. But as you’d expect from a business-focused company like Citrix, the GoToMyPC app has tight security features including 128-bit AES encryption, user authentication, and dual passwords.

The iPad app is available for free from the App Store, but you’ll need to install an app on your Mac or Windows PC to use the service. There’s  a 30 day free trial, but after that you’ll have to pay $9.95 per month (or $99 per year) or more to keep using the service. That’s a tough sell when there are free alternatives such as LogMeIn, but my guess is that Citrix is aiming for enterprise users. The company offers 24/7 global customer support.

via Web Worker Daily

Brad Linder

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