Before I go into any kind of review for LogMeIn Ignition, you need to know the downside first. The app is $29.99. For an Android app, that is pretty pricey, so you need to decide if you’ll use it enough to justify the cost. There are some cheaper (and even free) apps that can allow you to use remote desktops, but if you are looking for the most secure and feature-heavy remote desktops, you don’t need to look any further than LogMeIn Ignition.
I originally hesitated using remote desktop software because, frankly, leaving my home laptop wide open scared me to death. My Toshiba laptop is my livelihood and if someone were to worm his or her way into it…well, I don’t want to think about that. Because of this, I gave remote desktops a pass. Years later, with more and more of my work done on my Android tablet away from home, I decided the time had come.
One of the biggest reasons I choose LogMeIn Ignition was its security features. In order to access your desktop with a remote device, you have to pass through two authentication procedures and two levels of passwords (one to open LogMeIn and the other to access the computer). Of course a professional hacker could gain access, but they can also break the Pentagon’s website, so that doesn’t mean much. A routine hacker would be hard-pressed into controlling my PC. That was a big sell.
LogMeIn Pro From The Android Market Features
If you don’t want to fork out the dough for the Pro version, you can still get the Free version, but you’ll lose some of the fantastic features of LogMeIn Pro. First off, you can gain access to the complete resources of your computer, including the HD video and music streaming. That’s handy for those that don’t want to clog their tablet or phone with tons of music and movies. The only downside to this feature is you need to have a clear Wi-Fi or 4G connection to get the full HD experience, but when it runs right, it looks beautiful, with no lag.
Sharing the computer is also easy. Instead of paying for cloud services or sending bulky emails, I was able to send a link invitation to a friend and he just downloaded the file right from my computer directly. And when I had some mysterious spyware running on my computer, instead of writing down the file name or taking a screenshot, I just called up the image on my computer and let a friend examine it for himself. The problem was fixed in an instant. This kind of screen sharing has countless applications, especially for those using their Android device and PC frequently.