After the launch of LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone, in February of this year, a Beta version of the Ignition has been launched for Android OS. As the name suggests ‘LogMeIn Ignition’ is a remote access application through which you can login to your office computer or your home desktop even when you are away.
With LogMeIn Ignition, you can go mobile without worrying to leave anything behind. With this remote access application, you can carry your office computer or your home desktop with you anywhere in the world! You don’t have to worry about carrying your files on a CD or a Pen drive; with LogMeIn Ignition on your Android you enjoy remote access to your computer. LogMeIn has different versions for variety of Operating Systems.
Recently, the company released its Beta version for Android OS for free. It invited users to download the Beta version from their website, try it and give feedback on the application. This would help the company to optimize and enhance the application based on the user’s feedback before the final launch of the product.
How does it work
The LogMeIn Ignition provides unlimited access to office and home computer on the go and connects you with just a click! It allows you to access any application or folder on the distant computer. With on your Android’s keyboard and screen become you computer’s screen and keyboard. To make this work, one needs to install this application on their mobile, as well as work PC or home desktop. The computer to be accessed should have Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X as an operating system.
Despite all its features, this application has certain limitation. The speakers of your phone do not work as your computer’s phone (as the mouse and the keyboard) with this application. Another limitation that one faces is: while watching videos, the screen is a little slow for the video to be played successfully.
Availability and Pricing
The Beta for Android is currently available for free in United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Its price has not been disclosed yet. However, the application for iPhone version is available at $29.99. It is expected that the price for the Android will be a equal to that of the iPhone version.
Overall, LogMeIn is a great application as you do not have to worry about carrying your data with you. Remote access gives you the data that you want, but it is good only when you have a little work to do. If you need to create a presentation for your work, or have to draft a report, working through the Android will be time consuming as compared to working on your Computer or Laptop. Some people would still prefer to carry Laptop for bulk work, but for quick and short work, LogMeIn will be great!