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Smartphone Software - VNC+

If you'd like to connect to your PC, Linux box, or Mac from your Blackberry smartphone, VNC+ is the program you need. Read all about it.
Published: Aug 10, 2008
Author: Michael E, Callahan

VNC+ by SHAPE Services

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are also PDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digital assistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating system because we'll be reviewing software for both Pocket PC and Palm devices. -- Editor

Every once in awhile you may feel the need to get on your PC even when you're away from it. Different people approach this problem differently. Some use a service, like GoToMyPC or LogMeIn. Others use the Remote Desktop feature that comes with Windows XP. Still others use a product called VNC or Virtual Network Computing. VNC allows you to connect to to other computers and it works really well. What's really cool, however, is being able to connect to your PC from your Blackberry! VNC+ gives you an easy way to access your computer from anywhere. I tested it out on both my laptop and my desktop. Another cool feature is that VNC+ can work on multiple platforms so you can use it if your PC is running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS. The program makes it quick and easy to connect to your computer simply by entering the IP address and password. Pow. You're connected and can do anything you need to do. I was impressed with how fast the connections seemed to be. VNC+ has some configurable options so you can make it work the way you want. I love the fact that you can scroll as well as zoom out and zoom in. The really killer is that you can actually install a program on your PC while logged in from your smartphone. Really very slick. I like VNC+ so much that it's not only a Pick, but I'm also making it a Dr. File Finder Favorite and those are few and far between. So, if you think you have the need to access files, email and more on your PC from your Blackberry device this is the program you need. Check it out.

If you have software you use on your "smartphone" or PDA, come and talk about it with us in the Forums. We look forward to seeing you there.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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