Windows 8 Tablet App Provides Almost Universal Remote Access

Splashtop Windows 8 AppIf you are the kind of person who uses multiple operating systems and needs remote access to them frequently, the new Splashtop app for Windows 8 is made just for you.


Splashtop Remote Desktop App For Windows 8 Makes Waves

Splashtop first made news for releasing an app (Win8 Metro Testbed) on the iPad for accessing Windows 8 remotely. Now Splashtop Inc. has announced the availability of the Splashtop Remote Desktop app for Windows 8 tablets. This app will allows the user to access multiple operating systems remotely. Included in the list of support OS’ are Windows 7, Vista, XP and even Mac OS X 10.6 and later.

Remote Desktop access is a system through which you can access your desktop computer from a remote location over a local network or the Internet. Most companies that make an operating system have their solutions for remote access. But these tend to skip the tablets and are available for desktops and laptops. So Splashtop’s app is definitely going to be popular amongst IT guys and advanced users.

The Splashtop Remote Desktop app has currently been released as a consumer preview release. The app includes all the Windows 8 touch gestures for various operations and also includes a drag and drop feature for adding specific computers to your favorites list. It also supports the showing of hidden menus via a swipe.

The app has been designed to take advantage of any network connection available to the tablet. So it can work through WiFi or 3G/4G. The user needs to have a static IP address in order to make a connection to the remote desktop. The recipient desktop also has to have a Splashtop Streamer client installed for the system to work. This is necessary because this is a third party system and not something built by the respective OS makers.

This app is also available for the iPad (as mentioned earlier) and also for Android devices.

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Jonathan is a writer on the technology and video game industries. He is comfortable with using Mac OS X and Windows; he began using Windows with Windows XP during his early double-digit years, and started using OS X in 2009 on a MacBook Pro. He began gaming on the SNES back in the 90s.

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