LogMeIn Beta Open now for a limited time!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by czm2000, May 6, 2010.

  1. czm2000

    czm2000 Well-Known Member
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    I've been waiting for this app forever. I just got the email from LogMeIn saying it was available for download for a limited time. So I went to the Marketplace. Sure enough it's there. The email said it's a limited offering so once the limit has been downloaded they're taking it down.

    I suggest everyone who wants to try it get over to the Android Marketplace and download it pronto!

    I've been using it for about 20 minutes and it's pretty sweet so far.
     

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  2. oceanlight

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    sweet, thanks for the heads up!

    (says app expires may 31. wonder if that means the app will stop functioning...?)
     
  3. Adamx

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    opinions on whether or not this is better than phonemypc?
     
  4. dunjamon

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    I've downloaded it, but it won't connect to my account. Shows the connecting bar and then says login failed.
     
  5. czm2000

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    I've been using PhoneMyPC since last November and like it quite a bit. But I'd say so far now that I've gotten a little used to this, it's much better. A lot more powerful, the screen quality is way better, I have the whole list of all the PC's I have on my LogMeIn account, plus it's only going to get better from here. I'm sold.
     
  6. Adamx

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    Might do a 3g indoors only comparison to see if one performs better than the other over a more limited net speed.
     
  7. Nodders

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    Is secure, so 1 up on PhoneMyPC from the off. I don't like the look of the prices on their website though for the non trial version or the fact that I can't find it on marketplace. Guess its gone, not compatible with Desire, or not available in the UK
     
  8. czm2000

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    I also like that I can now lock my PC at work again. With PhoneMyPC I couldn't get into it unless I left if signed in. That alone makes it more secure in my book. I also like that it gives me the option to lock the keyboard and/or blank the screen when I'm logged in. Pretty cool.
     
  9. czm2000

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    It's still there so it must be a UK thing.
     
  10. (G)

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    So far I'm liking it, although I did have one FC with HelixLauncher1, and then some sort of a memory problem (apparently with the phone... I don't quite understand the error message I saw).

    The weird thing is that now when I log into my work computer (an iMac running 1344x840 display), it changes the display to 800x600, so all the desktop icons are overlapping. I'm guessing it was the 1344 display causing some sort of memory problem in the Moto Droid. The second I log out, the iMac screen returns to normal.
     
  11. Adamx

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    I tried both. I tend to leave my computer unlocked, and I'm not paranoid, so none of that matters to me.

    What does matter to me is ease of use and speed.

    Switching between them, it's obvious that phonemypc is waaaayyyyy faster and has much better frames per second than logmein.

    Neither provide viable methods (in practice not tooltips) for dragging and scrolling windows. Neither provide sound output. This is stuff that most casual users of remote programs are going to be interested in.

    But for clicking on things and navigating the windows interface, phonemypc is again snappier and much more responsive than logmein.
     
  12. czm2000

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    I would agree. But for me, PhoneMyPC is just slightly faster.

    I need to have my PC locked due to sensitive customer information. so that's a real plus for LogMeIn for me. It's still early on. I'm sure it will continue to improve.
     
  13. Beerkan

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    I'm a big fan of Logmein. It can run as a background service, transparent to the end user. Until remote user logs in.

    You can lock the computer from the desktop, or reboot your PC and leave the PC at the login prompt, and then login via Logmein remotely.

    Hope these features are available on the Android version.
     
  14. Nodders

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    Found it on the UK market now. Very nice indeed. Does not seem slow at all.
     
  15. FlySR22

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    To scroll with LogMeIn on the HTC Hero, use the track ball. Works great!
     
  16. jestexman

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    Hey guys i had this on my Droid until i re flashed to another rom. I backed up all my apps with Astro but LMI is not on my phone anymore. And it seems to be gone from the market.

    Is it still working for you guys and if so do you have the .apk file.
     
  17. SFBayArea

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    Yep, I got the same issue, don't see it on the market?
     

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