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4 Key Apps to Manage Your Business Remotely from a Device

From the Editor's Desk
Jul 24th, 2015
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    1Working on the go is becoming the norm. 2Remote desktop apps from affordable to free. 3Compare the features of 4 apps.
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Sitting at your office workstation 24/7 is impossible, but with ever-evolving technology, apps have made it easier than ever to have constant access to your work computer, no matter the hour or your location.

Whether you’re using your smartphone or tablet, remote desktop applications allow you to directly access vital files and computer programs on the go via your mobile device.

We reviewed many different apps and came up with these four top applications for a startup or small-midsize business:

Splashtop ($1.99 per month)

Arguably the most popular remote desktop application, Splashtop is available on almost every type of smartphone or tablet. Its sleek platform allows users to access all of their desktops files and programs including media and Microsoft Office programs.

Microsoft Remote Desktop ($1.99 per month)

Exclusively available for Windows phones, Microsoft Remote Desktop is able to access any desktop that is running on at least Windows XP, Vista 7 or 8.

Unlike many of their competitors, Remote Desktop is able to access a desktop via Windows-based interface.

2x Client (Free)

As the most-versatile free mobile desktop application, 2x Client allows access to your work desktop via just about every mobile phone or tablet.

One of the best features of this free software is that it offers enhanced security features that support two-factor authentication. While its service is free of charge now, you can expect this to convert to a monthly charge in the future with its valuable free features.

Pocket Cloud (Free)

An iOS-and-Android-exclusive service, PocketCloud allows for you to access your Windows PC via your mobile device while out of the office.

As a free service, PocketCloud offers many of the same valuable features as the paid apps—such as files, media and application access. For $5 a month, users can upgrade to PocketCloud premium to stream videos in 4G or utilize desktop search.

To find out more about these apps and more mobile desktop access applications, check out this article on information week.com.

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From the Editor's Desk

This article was written by a bizHUMM Staff Writer. We aim to provide practical tips that help solve your burning small business questions. If you have any suggestions or ideas for articles, please email them to: editor@bizhumm.com