Remote desktop apps are not uncommon, particularly given the increasing display sizes of smartphones and tablets, and last year, Google introduced Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. The app, as you might imagine, enables Android users to connect to their PC or Mac remotely, and so far, has garnered rave reviews from users. Given the successful release for Android, the Big G has now opted to deliver the experience to those on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and we’ve got all of the details, as well as the download link of Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS under one roof.
Although it caters to both Windows and OS X, it does require the Chrome Remote Desktop app that can be found at the Chrome Web Store. Once you’ve installed it, you’ll be met with an access code that you’ll then need to punch into the app on your iOS device, and once both device and computer have been formally introduced, your remote desktop experience can commence.
Having used the Android edition, it’s safe to say that the iOS variant is just as impressive. It’s rare that a utility should function on both platforms flawlessly, with usually one of the two iterations letting the side down, but given that Google has gone to the trouble of building Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS in the first place, here’s to hoping that it’s decent for everyone out there.
We’ve had a little play around on it, and everything seems fairly slick, and if you like the idea of connecting to your main PC or Mac remotely, then be sure to give Chrome Remote Desktop a whirl.
Like any remote desktop experience, Chrome Remote Desktop is a great deal more fluid and functional on a tablet. The display better simulates a true desktop experience both size and aspect ratio, and so whilst you can use this app on your iPhone or iPod touch without too much incident, you’re going to be much more productive on a tablet; in this case, the iPad.
(Download: Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS on the App Store)