Parallels Access: Remotely Access Your Computer From Your iPad--For Real
Remotely accessing a computer from an iPad isn't a remotely new concept, but Parallels Access is pretty darn slick. So slick as to make you think it's been desperately
Parallels makes your computer desktop look like a home screen. Here's what it looks like for a Mac desktop:
Here's what it looks like for Windows:
No weird resizing issues. In fact, there's no weirdness period, and that's the key. Parallels succeeds where most people have complaints about this type of software. While other products will handily connect you to other computers and let you access them from your computer, Parallels does a very nice job of making desktop applications behave like
The feature set is pretty deep, but without going into tedious detail suffice it to say that Parallels Access feels the way the experience of remotely accessing a computer should. It's not a frustrating solution you use because you're in a tough spot and you don't have a choice. Just the opposite: it's smooth and intuitive enough that you might consider adopting it as a regular part of your routine.
It's worth noting that we've only really seen Parallels Access working with basic text editing, which is, you know, basic. We're curious to see what happens when you start crunching heavier software.
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