Wednesday, October 5, 2005
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Sccccrrrrreeeeech. You’re abruptly ripped out of the experience. You’re not standing on a dark and rainy street at all, but rather sinking into the folds of your oversized couch… total buzz kill.
For many, a Pocket PC experience can be similar. There are some obvious gaps in functionality that remind you, well, you’re not really using a PC. And while you don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth (after all, your PPC gives you some powerful gifts in the form of freedom and flexibility), you still have needs and wants and wishes...
Here’s five “sore spots” that probably top your list:
> Not enough storage
> Lousy format for small screen
> S-l-o-o-o-w speeds
> Inadequate shortcuts
> Difficulty printing
At 3am Labs, creators of LogMeIn Pro remote access software, we think your Pocket PC experience should be as close as possible to being at your desktop or laptop — unfettered by latency, complexity, screen resolution, printing, file access or security woes. We’ve listened to your feedback about what’s needed – or just really wanted – to make your Pocket PC experience about as good as it can get on device that small. In fact, we want you to forget about how small your Pocket PC is altogether.
What Is LogMeIn Pro?
LogMeIn Pro is remote access software. You install it on your work or home computer – or whatever computer you want to access remotely (no software is required on your Pocket PC), and it takes less than two minutes to set up. Once installed on a computer, you can then securely access that PC from any web-enabled device, including your Pocket PC.
LogMeIn: Two-Minute Power Upgrade for Your Pocket PC
Kilobytes, Megabytes, and Gigabytes!
Now you don’t need a lot of storage space on your PPC. Store all your files on your home or office PC, and connect to it remotely from anywhere, anytime to access and retrieve the files you need. LogMeIn Pro’s File Transfer and Folder Synch features making getting the files you need a snap.
Formatted to Fit Your Screen
LogMeIn automatically senses if you are connecting from a device running Microsoft CE and formats the screen to match the Pocket PC viewing window.
Figure 1: The login screen and My Computers page of LogMeIn, formatted to fit your PPC.
LogMeIn Pro also has a file retrieval feature unique to the Pocket PC. When you log in, you are able to choose between Remote Control and File Transfer. Choosing the File Transfer option allows you to access files on your remote PC, securely transfer them to your Pocket PC (without the need to first launch a remote control session). When opened locally, the documents are formatted to match the screen size and resolution of your Pocket PC - eliminating the tedious scrolling around to view documents.
Additionally, landscape views allow you to rotate your screen 90 and replicate the aspect ratio of the display on the PC you are accessing — so scrolling is again kept to a bare minimum.
Lightening-Fast Remote Control
After the initial connection is made between your PPC and a remote computer, LogMeIn uses a patent-pending peer-to-peer technology that provides you with remote control speeds so fast you’ll feel like you’re in front of the remote PC.
Access Your PC, Lickety Split
Connecting to LogMeIn is easy. Simply add a shortcut to your Favorites folder for quick and easy access to your remote PC with just one click.
Figure 2: Shortcuts allow you to quickly connect to your remote PC.
Automatically print remote files on your default local printer, without reconfiguring settings or installing new drivers.
It’s Your Pocket PC - Only Better
LogMeIn has over 1.5 million subscribers, and more than 200,000 who rely on it for secure remote access their home and work computers from a Pocket PC.
Sign up for your FREE 30-day trial of LogMeIn Pro, and see for yourself why LogMeIn and Pocket PCs are better together.