Android Apps

Wyse updates PocketCloud virtual desktop app – includes support for tablets

December 9, 2010 | by Chris Smith



One of the nicest things about new tablet and slate devices with large screens is the ability to virtually connect and control you home or work PC from anywhere. Wyse, the maker of the virtual desktop app, PocketCloud, have updated the app with new features that take advantage of new tablet size displays that are entering the market. Also, Wyse announced that PocketCloud has been downloaded over 250,000 times on Android and iOS since its launch.

PocketCloud is a virtual desktop app for Android that allows users to remote in to their PCs and Macs via a secure connection with the Pro upgrade. Users can take control of their computer with a custom keyboard with function and shortcut keys, use a mouse pointer by touch, and also can remotely scroll applications on the remote computer.

Wyse has also made PocketCloud with security in mind including 128-bit encryption and FIPS support. With the Pro version users get many extra security options including Network Level Authentication, SSL encryption, and secure tunneling with VNC.

PocketCloud works with a number of Android devices including the big hitters;Droid X, Droid Pro, Droid 2, HTC Incredible, Samsung Galaxy S line, Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, and even the T-Mobile G1. We haven’t had the chance to try out PocketCloud yet on any Android devices so we can’t attest to it performing well or not. But, from the many reviews it seems to be a useful and successful Android app. If you want to give it a try, there is a free version in the Market, as well as the upgraded Pro version for $14.99.