Idokorro Mobile Desktop Reviewed
Idokorro has just released Mobile Desktop, a VNC client for BlackBerry wireless handheld devices. VNC stands for Virtual Network Computer, it allows you to view and operate your desktop remotely. Being the makers of the popular SSH Blackberry client, this new program was an obvious addition to their portfolio of remote management software. Especially with the newer Blackberrys equipped with EDGE and EV-DO, that can actually handle the high bandwidth requirement of viewing your desktop in real-time. So as you may have guessed, we were pretty excited when Idokorro came out with this product and couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. Read further to get our opinion on Mobile Desktop …
The whole concept of remotely viewing your desktop is nothing new. VNC has been around for ages, which is actually a good thing because over time VNC has been developed for various operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, and various Unix and Linux distros. So you can use Mobile Desktop to connect to your Windows desktop at work and then switch to your iBook with just a few wheel movements.
The uses for a program like Mobile Desktop is plenty, you can access files, manage computers, run and close programs or provide remote support. Pretty much anything you regularly do on your computer can be done through a VNC client. A year ago this program didn’t make too much sense, seeing how processor speeds and bandwidth speeds were slow. Text-based remote management software like Idokorro’s SSH made more sense and network administrators loved it but it didn’t have much appeal to regular computer users who use Windows.