My Recommendations for Best Remote Desktop Apps for iPad

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If you’re an IT Professional, or just a big geek like me, sometimes you have a need to use Remote Desktop Protocol, or RDP. It can allow you to connect remotely to your Windows desktop computer. Although the overall goal is the same, managing multiple desktops can be difficult, and the features of various RDP apps on the iPad can make a break the usability of a Remote Desktop app. Some features you just need. Although there are lots of alternative solutions, like LogMeIn and TeamViewer, which don’t actually use RDP, if you’re a purist who wants to use the protocol, then here are a few of the best I have found, specifically on iPad – although their Android counterparts are nothing to scoff at either!

PocketCloud (you can use it with a desktop companion app, bypassing regular RDP, if you really want to – but it also supports regular RDP, which is how I use it). If you are willing to spend the money, the Pro version is even nicer and can manage more connections.
Free: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocketcloud-remote-desktop/id398798399?mt=8
Pro: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocketcloud-remote-desktop/id326512817?mt=8

My number 2 app is just called RDP, from Mocha. The free version lets you add more computers, but DOESN’T allow you to right click, drag, or have access to certain keys, unless you upgrade to the Pro version.
Free: http://itunes.apple.com/za/app/remote-desktop-lite-rdp/id288362576?mt=8
Pro: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remote-desktop-rdp/id288362053?mt=8

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