Have you ever tried to gain remote access to a PC using A) a tablet or B) a smartphone?  Which did you find easier to use?  I will hazard a guess on the tablet.  Tablet screens are larger and therefore offer a better display to work with.  You would think someone would release a remote access app that looks a feels like a regular app, not like a jerky, messy game.

Parallels access

Well, someone has! Parallels have just released a smartphone-friendly versions of their Access app for both the Android and iPhone market.

Similar to the iPad release, the new app allows you to have a remote view of your Mac or Windows PC that is optimized for your mobile platform of choice. It is just like sitting in front of your computer.  You are able to launch programs, select text etc. The quality for the small screen is great. On the Android client, which can work on tablets as well as phones, With Parallels you can even create shortcuts to go directly into your favourite desktop applications.

There is now also further support, which comes with upgrades. Te software allows you to wake your computer so you don’t have to leave it running for Access to operate. You now can choose from screen resolutions if you need access more of your desktop at a glance.  Another cool feature is the ability for apps can use your device’s microphone for speech recognition or voice chat. If you use this on iOS you can also access a file browser too.

Parallels have also cut its personal subscription price from $80 to $20 for 12 months and $35 for two years.  There’s also a new business tier available, which allows companies give five people access for $50 per year. All the new apps are free to try for a couple of weeks, so what are you waiting for?

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SOURCE: http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/17/parallels-access-for-android-and-iphone/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000595