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Jump Desktop app for controlling computers remotely via RDP or VNC

April 18, 2012

Have you heard of an app that lets you control your computer remotely? If you have not encountered such an app yet, it’s time that you know about it. There are already a lot of applications that let you perform the aforementioned function and there is one that is worth knowing. It’s called the Jump Desktop app. This app takes the experience to another level because it lets you control not only one computer but several computers from your mobile device.

About the App

Jump Desktop is developed by Phase Five Systems and it’s one of the most reliable application if you talk about controlling your computer remotely through the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Virtual Network Computing (VNC).  Jump Desktop is a cross-platform app available for iOS and Android users and its remote connection function supports Mac- and Windows-based computers.

Although it is considered to be one of the most reliable apps available, the performance (which is the speed of connection) of this app is highly dependent on the quality of the Internet connection in your location, as well as the location of the computer that you want to control.

You often do a lot of things when you are using your mobile device such as text messaging, calling  or opening another application. What’s great about this app is that it is efficient in multitasking allowing uninterrupted connection to your computer even if you minimize or leave the screen of the app.

If you have several devices, you also don’t have to go through the configuration process each time just to set it up on each of your devices because it has an option to back up and restore all your personal preferences and settings for the app.

Using Jump Desktop

When you use this app there are a few things that you need to configure before you can start using it. You need to set up the desktop client for your computer, specify whether you want automatic or manual settings, choose between RDP or VNC protocol and then  register an account using your email address that you will use to log in on the official Jump Desktop website to remotely control your computer.

Once you have taken care of those things, all you need is a reliable Wi-Fi connection to establish a connection to your computer.

Once you are already connected to your computer, you will see your computer’s screen displayed on your mobile device’s screen. You need to tap the screen of your device to see the on-screen controls which you will use to navigate and control your computer. You will also find a circle on the screen that is dedicated to help you control the mouse pointer on your PC. It’s hard at first and you might need some time to get the hang of it.

Basing on the reviews of the users who have tried the app, most of them liked it because the connection between the device and computer is great even on slow connections.

Try Jump Desktop now and control your computer remotely with ease. Download Jump Desktop free from the Google Play Store.