LogMeIn Ignition has plenty of company in the iOS App Store from other remote control apps. TeamViewer, for instance, is a personal favorite of mine. With its latest update, however, Ignition adds one killer feature that gives it an additional edge: direct remote transfers for photos and videos.

Establish a connection to your host machine (say, your desktop computer) in Ignition, then open the remote file browser. You can then select the files you want to copy (or move) to your iPhone or iPad and drop them into a local folder. Once transferred over, you’re free to view them in the built-in the Photos app or your favorite media player.

File transfers work on both Wi-Fi and 3G connections, so take care — pulling down a big HD video clip from your PC or Mac at home could chew up a considerable portion of your monthly cellular data allowance.

Full details on the new release are available at the LogMeIn blog, or just head on over to the App Store and download LogMeIn Ignition and try it for yourself!


Lead blogger at Download Squad at the time of its shutdown by AOL, Lee has moved on to join Ziff-Davis sites Extreme Tech and Geek.com. He's been a contributor before at sister site Liliputing, where he...