App Spotlight: Access Your Computer From Your Fire With Splashtop Remote Desktop

February 29, 2012
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You’re probably already having a lot of fun with the Fire’s entertainment apps and features, but did you know you can turn your fire into a genuine productivity tool as well?

With Splashtop Remote Desktop, you can access your computer (Mac or PC) desktop and control it remotely. Just install the app on your Fire and computer. So long as your computer is on, you can launch Splashtop Remote Desktop on your Fire to get access to everything on the computer.

The fact that your computer’s programs can’t run on the Fire is irrelevant, because you use Splashtop Remote Desktop to run the programs on the computer. Your Fire becomes, in effect, a touchscreen remote control for your computer.

Users are loving this app, and have given it an average rating of 4.25/5 stars across 1,255 reviews. From Amazon:

 

Access any file on your home computer
remotely

You’re out and about with your Android device and you suddenly realize that
you need to access a file sitting on your home computer. You’re stuck, right?
Not if you have Splashtop Remote Desktop, an app that brings your entire
computer to your phone or tablet.

Note: If you have an Android 3.x tablet, it is recommended that you download
Splashtop Remote Desktop HD. This version features enhanced performance and is optimized specifically for Android 3.x/Tegra-based tablets.

Complete Virtual Access

With this app, you can control your home computer from your Android device via Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G connection. Get Splashtop Remote Desktop and you can view your desktop, use your regular Web browser with your plug-ins and bookmarks, and access all your important PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook files.

Liberate Your Multimedia

Want to listen to music or watch movies that are “trapped” on your computer while you’re on the go? Not a problem. Splashtop Remote Desktop can smoothly stream high-res video and audio from your PC or Mac to your Android device. Watch videos in any format (including Flash), listen to your entire music library, and play PC games to your heart’s content.

View and listen to all kinds of media formats
Do It All, Wherever You Are

With Splashtop Remote Desktop you can:

• Watch Flash videos (Hulu, AOL Video, Yahoo Video, etc.), DVDs, and Media
Center content

• Listen to music stored on your computer in any format (WMV, Real, WMA, MP3, AAC, etc.)

• Play 3D games such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilization V, and
more

• Play Facebook Flash games like FarmVille, CityVille, Pet Society, Cafe World, FrontierVille, and Mafia Wars

• Use non-Android programs such as Quicken and iPhoto

Note that to use this app, you must also install Splashtop Streamer on your home computer; this can be downloaded free from Splashtop’s website. A dual-core CPU is strongly recommended for the best performance. Splashtop Remote Desktop works only devices running Android OS 2.2 or higher. It supports all versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, including Home Premium. Mac users must have at least Snow Leopard (10.6).

Winner, Best of CES 2011 Award – Laptop Magazine

“Both a breakthrough and a bargain.” – The New York Times

Try Splashtop Remote Desktop, currently priced at just $4.99, to turn your Fire into an extension of your full-featured computer.

 

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