Using VNC protocol Jaadu allows you to access yourÂ computer from anywhere using your iPhone/iPod Touch.Â With its intuitive touchpad-like interface, Jaadu gives you full control of your computer’s mouse and keyboard, and provides a rich visual display of your computer screens, without any screen resolution limit.Â
We purchased Jaadu back in september, working on Open Tables installation when we had 9 computers we needed to control in case there were problems with them. JaaduÂ provedÂ to be anÂ indispensable tool, allowing us to access each of the projection/interface applications and restart them as necessary. With a simple click in the Jaadu bookmarks we were given full control over the machine connected to including keyboard and mouse controls. Considering that most of the computers we not easilyÂ accessible, located in drawers and cabinets, with a single click we could force quit applications, restart and re-open.Â
With macs it’s pretty simple as all the software to control your mac comes included in the latest OS. With Windows it is slightly different and you need to use one of the freely available VNC packages to allow your Jaadu to access it. We usedÂ TightVNC and it worked great. Simple install, set your log/pass and you are ready to go.
Cursor movement on Jaadu is incrediblyÂ intuitive. You will find that after only couple of minutes of using it, navigating your computer’s desktop is easier and moreÂ conformableÂ that with a trackpad. Easing in and out if perfectly balanced and clicking on the smallest elements on your screen is very easy. This is especially the case if (like shown in the video) you areÂ controllingÂ a computer with a large screen in front of you. You will hardly need to look at your iPhone’s screen to know where your cursor is pointing thus the setting in Jaadu to not display your computer’s screen but just to use it as a cursor navigation tool.
Latest release of Jaadu alsoÂ includesÂ 3-finger gestures for your Mac: horizontal swipe for task switcher, vertical swipe to view all windows / desktop, very much similar to the recently released unibody MacBooks.
Here is a list of features:
* Control any application on your Mac or Windows PC desktop from anywhere in the world
* Visit Flash-based websites from your iPhone (video/audio streaming is not supported)
* Access your computer’s files from anywhere
* Advance PowerPoint slides while reading your presenter notes
* Control your media player from anywhere
* Use your iPhone as a wireless touchpad + keyboard + media remote
* Supports Ctrl-Alt-Del and other combination keystrokes
* Supports Leopard Screen Sharing, Tiger Remote Desktop, and all Windows VNC servers: TightVNC, RealVNC, and UltraVNC. Also supports Linux VNCServer (tested on CentOS 5).
* Supports VPN-based encryption: Use AnchorFree’s FREE iPhone VPN with Jaadu for added security. Team is working on native encryption for an upcoming release.
If you find the full version a little too expensive, there is also Jaadu Click (Lite), available for $9.99 that does not include keyboard support.Â
Jaadu is a fantastic VNC tool for anyone owning an iPhone. Whilst we haven’t tried other VNC applications in the AppStore, it is mentioned in the Jaadu description that it is currently the only application with automated set-up, for both local and “connect from anywhere” connectivity. If you have computers you need to controlÂ locallyÂ or remotely, home or at work, purchasing Jaadu should be worth every cent.
Visit Jaadu website for more videos and information.