PocketCloud Remote RDP / VNC remote access cloud application installation & review

Read the complete review of a cloud based remote access device named PocketCloud Remote RDP / VNC. Know the features, installation steps and the review of this app. Know what all it has to offer to satisfy your remote access requirements.

We recently got the chance to review PocketCloud software by Dell Wyse. It is an interesting application that allows virtual access to your PC from your Android, iOS or Windows smartphone or tablet. It is a great program for a professional or even a student. No matter at how much distance you are from your PC or laptop, PocketCloud makes it extremely simple to access any of your PC software or files with your smartphone or tablet. Some features of this software are:

1. The app is available for free at Google Play and iTunes. This allows you to access one device at a time.
2. The pro version allows you to access multiple devices. It also offers Uploading/Downloading and sharing of files up to the size of 1GB.
3. There is also a sister software called PocketCloud Explore which offers quick access to your files stored in a particular drive.
4. You can drag and drop files from the source computer to multiple devices.
5. With the pro version you can search across the multiple devices simultaneously.
6. Cloud storage named Cloudbin which allows you to store and share files.
7. It is available for both Windows and Mac but in this review we will be covering the installation and review on Windows 8 PC and an Android smartphone.


On Windows 8 PC
We downloaded the software for our Windows 8 PC of approximately 12MB from the official website. It downloaded smoothly and then the installation was also without any issues.
Now came the steps to configure your PC PocketCloud software which required you to enter you Google account details (username and password) with which it offers easy syncing across the devices. Though we believe it could have been possible with other email service providers too but as majority of people do have a Google account so it is not a big deal. The application takes just your email address and does not have permission to access any other private information including your password so no need to worry about your privacy.

On Android smartphone
We decided to use our basic configuration Android phone- Samsung Galaxy Y Duos so that we are sure if this app can support the most basic hardware configuration devices. The app was easily found on Google Play, the size is just around 7MB and installed easily.


With the software and the app installed we started the application in both the devices and started the tests. First of all, our configurations steps seemed to not have done our registration with the app so we had to register again. You can launch the software webpage from the application icon in the Notification area by click on Launch PocketCloud Web. Here you will find the register option.
Settings PocketCloud app

After we successfully registered here, we proceeded to sign in with the Android smartphone application. It showed our laptop to be On and connected. After we clicked on the PC bar on the smartphone we were asked about RDP credentials, password and domain.

A quick search regarding this took us to the Help Forum of PocketCloud where we found that RDP credentials refer to your username and password of the user account on your PC. It meant our Hotmail email address and password. Domain is option and we chose not to fill it this time. The app was successfully able to login to our Windows 8 laptop account and the desktop was now visible on our Galaxy Duos smartphone.

A thing to note here is that dual user access is not allowed, that is, if you are using PocketCloud from smartphone/tablet and accessing your PC or laptop then you won't be able to simultaneously work from your computer too. When you access your PC/laptop from your handheld device, you are signed out of your user account on the PC and similarly, if you sign in on your PC/laptop then you session from your smartphone or tablet will end.

We tried opening Word documents, playing audio and video and even playing games. Though you are limited during games with the control a touchscreen can offer but otherwise, the app was completely able to work its way. We could hear the music on our PC from our smartphone and watch videos too. So if you are having a high end gadget like an iPad then you could easily watch even a movie comfortably on your tablet streamed through your PC.

Regarding the cloud storage offered by this software, you can't access the files uploaded on the cloud directly by the app but you need to login at the web interface of the PocketCloud drive to do so. We didn't have the chance to try out the pros version but we are expecting it to be present in the pro version. The free version however offers only remote control of your PC/laptop.

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Author: Sylvester Stallone28 Mar 2016 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

Apart from pocketcloud, remote support apps like splashtop, gotomypc, bomgar, R-HUB remote support servers etc. can be used for remotely accessing computers.

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