There are plenty of apps that let you remotely access your PC desktop from an iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device. But VMWare’s View client for the iPad is an enterprise solution that lets you access a virtual Windows desktop.

Here’s how VMWare’s virtual desktop solution works. Your company sets up a VMware server and you can access it on the go from any computer using VMware View software.This way your corporate IT folks can keep the OS and applications up to date and customized without having to constantly maintain your computer. And if you lose a PC, everything is stored online so there’s less risk of a security breach.

VMware View for the iPad offers the same kind of access to your virtual desktop, and it also has touch-friendly controls including gesture-based controls and buttons to bring up an on-screen trackpad and keyboard to make it easier to interact with your virtual Windows desktop from an Apple iPad.

The app is available as a free download from the App Store, but clearly you’ll need to have VMware’s server software running in order to use VMware View for the iPad.

You can check out a demo video of VMware View for iPad after the break.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...