Post by Tom Evans
What's the best and essiest way to remotely control an Imac from
another Imac or Ipad?
For Macs on the same network, or if I can VPN into the network, I use
"Apple Remote Desktop", which is a Mac application (no iPad version
exists) available from App Store for US$80.
The target Mac needs to have "Remote Management" enabled in System
Preferences > Sharing, with appropriate permissions.
Apart from screen viewing or control it has features for managing
multiple computers (e.g. in classroom settings), installing software,
If you just want screen sharing, cheaper options are available,
including a variety of VNC applications for the Mac and iPad. I've used
Remoter Pro on the iPad for remote screen control of a Mac on the same
If you need remote access into the network and don't have a VPN set up,
then for your own computers, the "Back to my Mac" feature of iCloud lets
you access file sharing and screen sharing on your own Macs from
anywhere on the Internet.
The other application I use is TeamViewer, which has Mac and iOS
versions. It is free for personal use, but now has a subscription model
for any kind of commercial use. It works over the Internet without
special arrangements, apart from running the most appropriate variant of
the TeamViewer software on the computer to be controlled, and
configuring it to accept connection requests.