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LogMeIn for iOS

By LogMeIn Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 21, 2014

LogMeIn lets you connect remotely to your desktop computer to access documents and carry out a variety of other tasks no matter where you are. To use this program, you have to install the companion app on your PC or Mac, and you can purchase subscriptions for multiple computers if you choose.

Pros

Remote functionality: This app makes it possible to work on your home computer no matter where you are. As long as that computer is on, you can see the desktop on your iOS device, and open programs, print documents, and access files, all with a few taps. There are tons of ways this feature can come in handy, and it's a great way to show someone what you're doing on your machine without their having to sit in front of it when you're collaborating on a project. It also gives you access to programs on your mobile device that you can only run on your computer.

Clear instructions: The instructions for setting up and using this app are clear and correct, with step-by-step guides walking you through the process of setting up the program on both your iOS device and your computer. Once you have everything installed, devices immediately recognize one another, and you can access them quickly just by entering the log-in information for that particular device.

Cons

iPhone limitations: This program runs well on both the iPhone and iPad, but the iPhone does have the screen-size limitation. The iPad works well for everything, though, and gives you a large enough space to view your options clearly.

Interface adjustments: The controls do take a little getting used to. Calling up the keyboard and operating the virtual mouse are less than intuitive. But you'll get the hang of it after not too long.

Bottom Line

LogMeIn offers excellent functionality and a really convenient service. With the freedom it gives you, you never have to worry about transferring files ahead of time or forgetting to perform some important task. The app itself is free, although to use it, you have to install the companion app for the computer or computers you want to control as well. This is available for free for 14 days, and if you'd like to continue using the program beyond that trial period, there are a range of subscription plan options starting at $79/year for two computers.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.1.5863

• Minor improvements and fixes

General

Release September 29, 2017
Date Added September 29, 2017
Version 4.1.5863

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,385
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

LogMeIn. by LogMeIn, Inc. Get secure anytime, anywhere access to your computers from your iPad or iPhone. LogMeIn for iOS gives LogMeIn Pro and Central subscribers remote access to PCs and Macs over Wi-Fi or mobile data. Note: to use this free app you must first have a LogMeIn subscription. Get started with these easy steps: 1. Download the LogMeIn app from the App Store. 2. Go to the PC or Mac you want to access and install the LogMeIn software. 3. Tap the LogMeIn app from your iPhone or iPad to access your computer. For detailed step-by-step instructions, please read the LogMeIn Getting Started Guide. With LogMeIn for iOS you can: Access your home and work computers on the go. Control your Mac or PC as if you're sitting right in front of it. Get to your computer files and edit them from your iPad/iPhone. Remotely run any application on your computer from your iPad/iPhone. Features include: Mouse and screen settings - choose your preferred method of remote control with scroll mode. Magnifying glass and zoom slider - zoom by mouse, slide or with your fingers. Quick access to your files with File Manager - save files directly to your iPad/iPhone so you can work on them offline, or move and copy files between devices. Change display color, resolution and network speed to maximize remote control performance. HD video and sound - watch videos located on your computer in HD and sound stream remotely. Photo App Management - easily access and transfer photos with. Email Attachments - attach any number of files, including photos and emails within the LogMeIn app. Multi-monitor view - shake your device or three-finger swipe to switch between monitors. NOTE: To use this free application, you must first have a LogMeIn subscription on the computer (s) you want to access. We love your feedback. Twitter: @LogMeIn.