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Splashtop Remote Desktop App Review

written by: George Garza•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 1/23/2011

If you’ve ever wanted to control your PC remotely through your mobile phone or device, Splashtop Remote will do that. It has a wide range of features like support for full real-time video and audio allowing you to watch movies, listen to music, and get access to your files and applications.

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    What Splashtop Does

    Splashtop Remote Android 

    Control your PC remotely; that is what it does, through your Android phone. This Android remote desktop app has many features that you would expect, some already mentioned, but also you can wake up your computer with the “Wake-on-LAN” feature. You can play your computer games on your Android, from your PC using a patent-pending Splashtop streaming technology. If you have a favorite application, like a spreadsheet that has data that you need to access, Splashtop will let you get access to it. You can watch a movie, listen to your favorite music, and perform any of the ordinary functions on your PC remotely through this app. You can connect to multiple computers with the same app. It’s a beautiful thing.

    See Also: What's the Best Remote Desktop App for Android?

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    System Requirements

    The operating system requirements are: Windows 7, Vista, XP, or Mac OS X 10.6 (beta version). The hardware requirements are: 1 GB of RAM and 1.6 GHz or faster dual-core CPU. You will also need an Android phone or tablet with Android version 2.2 or later, and a Wi-Fi connection for your tablet or smartphone. Setup is easy offering one-click access to your computer desktop with minimal setup. The app finds your local computers automatically. Cost $4.99.

    The app is also available on the iPhone and iPad.

    See Also: Best Remote Desktop Apps for iPhone

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    Bridge to Anywhere


    Control of your PC is behind what Splashtop does, the goal of the company is to build a "bridge to anywhere." In other words, you should be able to access your files and applications on your PC, even if the PC is not directly in front of you. This program is revolutionary because as long as your PC is up and running, you have access to it wherever you have a wireless connection.

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    About Splastop

    Splashtop-Android Market 

    Founded in 2006, (originally known as DeviceVM), Splashtop’s goal is to optimize the computing experience so that people everywhere can quickly access content and applications. Already a success on the Apple App Store, Splashtop Remote is one of the top sellers there. The Splashtop OS product, first introduced in 2007, is an instant-on platform that allows users to get online, and access e-mail, or chat with friends, just seconds after turning on the PC. The Android remote desktop app is a latecomer to the market, but like its cousin on the iPhone, it offers the same features that make it a success in that mobile device.

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    Here is a list of sources, starting with access to the app for download.

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