Analysis of iDesktop in depth, the Windows desktop on your iPad

On this occasion we will analyze iDesktop in depth, a service to enjoy a virtual desktop in the cloud and that comes in freemium format for all types of users.

For a long time I wanted an application that would allow me to control Windows from my iPad, now is the time. With the new iPadOS operating system we will have the possibility of controlling the iPad with our wireless mouse and therefore accessing our Windows will be much more efficient.

REGISTRATION

To enjoy iDesktop you need to register for any subscription offered on the web https://idesktop.cloud. Once we have filled out the form, the instructions to access our new cloud desktop will be sent to our mail. 

ACCESS

There are several ways to connect to your desktop. You can do it through the Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop application by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store for Android / iOS / Mac OS. You can download the RDP file on your local Windows desktop. And finally you can also access through any browser through the online platform in HTML5. The process is really very fast, and in less than 10 minutes you will have your desktop deployed and ready to use.

TESTS

Mouse / Keyboard

Apple wants not all users to use a mouse with their devices, it is a function that at least in iOS 13 and iPadOS is hidden in the Accessibility menu, a section that helps users with a problem to Use the screen have an alternative to interact in the interface.

Unlike any other peripheral (such as a keyboard) that simply synchronizes from the Bluetooth menu, the mouse must be configured in the Accessibility menu by following these steps: Settings> Accessibility> Touch> Pointing device. In this section you can synchronize a device via Bluetooth. 

Using a mouse has been one of the most requested functions, especially on the iPad that wants to be a substitute for a conventional computer. Although Steve Jobs did not believe in the use of a mouse or stylus on the iPhone or iPad, it seems that the company under the mantle of Tim Cook is giving his arm to twist.

PERFORMANCE

Once we accessed the server we realized that the operating system load times and the session are spectacular, in less than 10 seconds we have our desktop open. Video streaming applications (Netflix, HBO, Youtube) work correctly. And the LibreOffice office suite included in the Free desktop really works at great speed.

We have performed the tests through a fiber optic connection. It is possible to say that this type of services in the cloud is very important to have good latència and to have a stable connection.

When testing the internet downloads we realized that they are very fast and we reach 1Gbps in several downloads made.

APPS

iDesktop Free and Shared offer applications already downloaded and installed. In this type of desktops you can use Freeware applications such as (LibreOfficie, Gimp, Adobe Reader, Spotify, Whatsapp, Netflix, etc ...). Ens this subscription mode is not allowed to install apps. Only with the iDesktop Personal option you have administrator access to your desktop and you can install all the applications you want.

PRIVACY

Given its characteristics, users can easily access and use their favorite apps such as WhatsApp, Netflix, YouTube, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and more, no matter where they are.

In this way, when the user is browsing or making use of an app of the aforementioned or any other, he will ensure that his personal data is protected in a secure and efficient way, being able to anonymize his connection and prevent third parties from tracking his identity and location and even make use of a lock in your own security to block third parties and prevent spying on your web traffic.

SECURITY

The iDesktop infrastructure allows users to connect to remote computers in a global network from any external computer. iDesktop uses the Remote Desktop Protocol and the HTTPS Protocol to create a secure encrypted connection. iDesktop uses port 443 (HTTPS), which provides a secure connection through a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) tunnel.

CONCLUSION 

We currently do not know of any service similar to that of iDesktop, especially if we focus on the free version since there is no competition that can offer us this service for free in exchange for advertisements. Being able to work with our iPad in a Windows environment is something we have been waiting for a long time, the iDesktop proposal is really very successful.