LogMeIn Ignition

LogMeIn Ignition

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.321
File Size:
11.62MB
Date Added:
October 22, 2011
Price:
Purchase; iTunes account required.; $29.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
iOS
Total Downloads:
10,665
Downloads Last Week:
4
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' review

Editors' take: If you have ever wondered how Windows 7--or any version of Windows, for that matter--would look on the iPad, there's indeed an app for that. It's called LogMeIn Ignition. The app was previously available for the iPhone and has since been upgraded to version 1.1.138 earlier in order to fully support the iPad's larger screen. LogMeIn is not a new service but is arguably one of the most popular among existing remote access solutions on the market.

LogMeIn Free version allows users to securely control a remote PC computer via the Internet as though they were sitting in front of the machine. The commercial version of the service also allows for more-advanced features such as printing from the remote computer to the local computer, transferring files between the two, and so on. For most users, the free version of the product is sufficient.

Normally, in a PC-to-PC connection, you use a Web browser to access the remote computer. However, when you want to control the remote computer from a handheld device, you'll need an app for that, especially if you want to use the right-click function of the mouse. Though the iPhone version of the app works well, the tiny screen of the phone makes it hard to move around. On the iPad, the entire screen of the remote computer can be fully viewed and users can get a lot done with minimum amount of zooming in and out. This also means it's now much easier to pinpoint exactly where you want to click than it is on the iPhone.

LogMeIn Ignition for the iPad is not perfect, however. The mouse is still a little clunky to use. You can choose to either move the mouse, where the iPad screen works just like a mouse pad, or keep the mouse in the middle and move the item you want to click on to it. The mouse moves rather slowly and there's no option to change its speed. It would be much better if the mouse would just jump to the point on the screen that you tap on. To make up for this, the app supports the two-finger tap for right-clicking, which saves you from having to manually switch between click functions on the app's tool bar.

If you have already purchased LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone, the upgrade that adds support for the iPad is free. Otherwise, the app costs $29.99. That's not cheap, but if you could pay $500 for a toy that's as cool as the iPad, it's worth it to pay another $30 to make it actually useful.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good, couple things to work on"

    August 03, 2011   |   By sccerstr09

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 2.1.299

    Pros

    Great app
    No lag even over internet
    File browsing
    Universal app

    Cons

    $30 price point should include some Logmein Pro
    Confusing cursor/clicking method

    Summary

    Great app, highly recommended IF YOU NEED IT. Features over price does not add up, but hopefully as updates come out more features will be added.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best app for remote control of desktops."

    August 03, 2011   |   By jeremyjnelson

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 2.1.299

    Pros

    Makes remote control of work and personal desktops easy.

    Transfer files and clipboard items between systems.

    I've researched many alternatives and this product is the best iPad, desktop, Android and iPhone application out there.

    Cons

    The iPad app could use some work on screen scaling and touch sensitivity.

    I'd like it to have the ability to reroute video and sound to reduce lag in VOIP apps (Avaya software VOIP client) and streaming of video (AVI, etc).

    Summary

    I recommend this product to everyone because it is so useful in day to day remote work.

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  • 5 stars

    "Most Amazing App EVER"

    July 28, 2011   |   By rafaelharari

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 2.1.299

    Pros

    Something issues with the network

    Cons

    Multiplataform

    Summary

    Must try it ... and use it everydary

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  • 1 stars

    "DO NOT BUY!"

    January 03, 2011   |   By zacknamara

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 1.1.170

    Pros

    there are none

    Cons

    the price!

    Summary

    DO NOT BUY THIS APP! DOWNLOAD TEAMVIEWER INSTEAD, IT IS THE EXACT SAME THING BUT FOR FREE! here is the website: http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx install on your computer, setup "unattended access" (this way you can access your computer as long as it is turned on, you do not have to be logged in) and then download for your ipad, iphone, itouch, android, and so on and so forth. I LOVE IT, IT WORKS GREAT!

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  • 1 stars

    "Was never able to log in"

    December 31, 2010   |   By BlueDoc

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 1.1.170

    Pros

    From my computer I'm able to log in to others using LogMeIn. I love it.

    Cons

    I was never able to the Ignition app to work. For weeks the LogMeIn tech support guys had me try all sorts of things and send them lots of logs. I never was able to log in to my PC from my phone. No refund, either.

    Summary

    Wish I could recommend this app but it never worked for me and I'm out a chunk of change.

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  • 3 stars

    "TeamViewer is better"

    April 01, 2010   |   By gorskiegangsta

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 1.1.130

    Pros

    Nice features, easy to use.

    Cons

    A bit pricey considering other apps like TeamViewer

    Summary

    Teamviewer has all of these features for the price of $0 and is reliable as well. Myself, I don't see a reason why I should continue using this.

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  • 5 stars

    "Purchased just about a month ago"

    March 01, 2010   |   By appchel

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 1.1.130

    Pros

    Love it! Works wonderfully.... like having my laptop with me no matter where I am....

    Cons

    Would love to be able to remotely hear the sound of the host computer

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Support Tool, Well Worth the Price"

    May 13, 2009   |   By versiontracker256

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 1.1.85

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    LogMeIn has been a godsend for our company. It is a professional remote access tool that allows me to work from anywhere and easily and efficiently access our 100+ computers and nine servers.

    The iPhone version of LogMeIn Ignition works great for those times when I need to take a quick peek at a user's screen to resolve a minor issue or answer a support call--from anywhere I have phone service.

    It's a great implementation of iPhone technology, well-programmed and has NEVER crashed. Use it ONCE to save yourself a trip to the office and you'll be happy to pay the license fee.

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  • 1 stars

    "Expensive Monthly"

    December 31, 2008   |   By bngoofy

    Version: LogMeIn Ignition 1.1.85

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This app requires a monthly subscription fee of at least $20 per month.


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