Remotely accessing your desktop have long been the domain of the computer geek and they know how to put this to good use. It is like a personal cloud service, so instead of paying to have it, you just buy the app to remotely access all your files at home.
In the past, you could do it by cleverly hacking your WIFI router and using your MAC address to virtually tap into your home desktop but there security issue. Jump removes the issue by securely identifying your login and gives access to your desktop machine securely.
I have tested this on the Galaxy Note and it runs but there are limitations. The Note is multitasking and should you suddenly want to send off an email from your phone, Jump suddenly stops working. Everything else should work just fine.
You need both the desktop app and the phone app installed for it to work. The desktop app which is OSX and Windows friendly is free. you need to buy the mobile app which can cost you about US1.00 (that’s the price I paid during the offer) so please check with Android market for the latest information on this.
The Desktop app has a menu bar widget that allows you to switch on remote access on the Mac, but you must authorize it to do this the moment it is switched on or else it won’t log you in.
For the sign in, you need to use your google account. If you don’t have one, it wont work.
Downloading the mobile app is easy enough, and there is a link at jumpdesktop.com for you to do this. You can remotely control your desktop from several computers just by registering each one and leaving them on when you need to access files.
So what good is this. For one, you can access your documents for example you may suddenly want to fetch a desktop Word file and have that dropped into your Cloud storage for multiple sharing. All this can be done remotely so that you don’t have to worry about carrying all the files with you as you go along your day.
Documents can also be opened, as you can see, the app when connected as cursor controls which you can use to spring clean your desktop should you be bored out of your wits in some remote corner of town. You can trash files as if you were in front of your computer so that should be quite productive.
On the Galaxy Note, you have more screen real estate to deal with. The AMOLED display also helps with the reading. I think for Tablet use it would even be better.