- Chuck Gray
As handy as our mobile phones and tablets are, there are times when they fall short and we wish we had our desktop or laptop computers in front of us. With this free software and the power of the Internet, you can access your home Windows PC or Mac from your iPhone/iPad or Android mobile device wherever you are.
First let’s talk about network speed. On the home side of things, where the PC or Mac you’d like to access lives, you’ll need at least a fast DSL connection, though a cable or FiOS connection would be even better. This will not work via a dial-up connection.
Next, you’ll need a Google account for this software to work. If you have a Gmail address, you’ve got a Google account and you’re all set. If you don’t have a Google account, go to https://accounts.google.com/SignUp. You can get yourself an account with your current email address (e.g. Yahoo!, Hotmail, etc.) or sign-up for a brand-new Gmail account.
Now you’ll need to install the necessary software on your computer. Click here to download the software either for your Windows PC or Mac. Run the installer and then start the program. You’ll be prompted to sign-in with your new Google account.
Finally, get the PocketCloud app, either for Android or for iPhone/iPad. Run the app and choose the option to “Auto-Connect." Input your Google account email and password and tap “Done." You’ll now see your computer listed on your screen. Tap it and you’ll be prompted for your RDP credentials which are simply your computer’s username and password; feel free to leave the field for “Domain” blank.
Congratulations, you can now control your computer directly from your mobile device! Drag the pointer around the screen and click away just as you would with your trackpad. Please refer to the diagram below for all the functions of the PocketCloud viewer. For additional help with PocketCloud go to http://pocketcloudsupport.wyse.com.