For me, this is a life-changing app. I’ve used the free LogMeIn service for a long time; any PC I might want to access has the free client running on it, which means that as long as I can get onto a PC with an internet connection and a browser, I can manage any of my PCs – work, home, friends. I don’t know how I’d manage without it.
So I was excited to discover LogMeIn Ignition – which claims to allow you to access PCs in the same way as on the LogMeIn website – but via your iPhone or iPad. I must admit to being dubious, but the possibility of it working well was too tantalising to resist – even with the £17.99 price tag!
My biggest concern was whether the app would be useable with my small iPhone screen, but once I had played with it for a while, I got used to the zooming functions and the option of keeping the mouse in one place while moving the screen – it sounds odd but is actually extremely useable – I was one happy user.
Given the price tag, I’d have to say that this app is only for the serious user, but if you want an easy and reliable way to remote control all your computers, this deserves consideration. It’s particularly good if – like me – you already use the PC version of LogMeIn. Bear in mind that if you use the free account on LogMeIn, there are no monthly subscriptions, so the cost is a one-off. I am definitely voting for this app, and personally, I can’t give it less than a five star rating! In fact, thanks to this app, I am seriously considering investing in an iPad.