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LogMeIn Ignition is £11.99 ’til 4th Jan!

I’m a huge, huge fan of LogMeIn Ignition, the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application that lets you control your PC/Mac remotely. Almost every computer I own is hooked up to LogMeIn so I can access it wherever I am. When I was in Hong Kong and Miami recently, I used the facility daily.

Yes I’ve got DropBox and Gmail and most of my stuff is in the cloud — but often I need to get back to my computer to do stuff. For example, I’ve got one Mac Pro dedicated to producing video. That one I need to get to regularly to export videos with different titles and so on when I’m out-and-about or abroad. Genius. The service has got me out of a number of fixes. It even works on 3G — although I always set the colour resolution to black/white for the fastest service if I’m not on WiFi.

It’s a piece of simplicity to use from the iPhone (although since I have 2x 27″ monitors on my two key machines, there’s a lot of zooming about involved). The iPad version is even nicer to use.

LogMeIn itself is a freemium service. You can use it free. You’re obviously encouraged to upgrade to some of their premium plans. I’ve got one computer upgraded but the rest are just on the free service. Perfectly fine.

So you need a LogMeIn account first. Then to use the iOS app, you need to buy it. That’s where there’s a bit of a sting. The app is a whopping £17.99.

Fair enough though given the basic service is free.

But until January 4th, you can pick up the app for £11.99. Be quick.

You’ll be amongst friends too — it’s a hugely popular app and thanks to the price tag, it’s Apple’s #3 top-grossing app of 2010.

Download here: iTunes link, £11.99

Here's LogMeIn Ignition working on the iPad


  1. Would I be a total moron to hope that they might develop such a system for the far more popular combination of Windows and Symbian?

    Because I would be all over this in seconds if they did! And I would be encouraging plenty of people I know to get it as well!

  2. I don’t think that’s moronic at all Gareth. What versions would you like to
    see compatibility for? I’ll pass on the feedback to them. I’m sure they’re
    giving it a lot of thought.

  3. Well, speaking just for myself here, Symbian(^3) connected to Windows 7 would be my ideal starting place! Thinking around my family and friends, the dominant Windows version is now 7, nearly all 64bit versions at that too.

    Symbian, well more are going to the latest, but speaking as a fan of the system as a whole, surely going for the full house (S60V3FP2 and S60V5) would be advantageous.

    I was reminded to go back to their website and check it out after reading this article and the situation with the Windows version that works via an application on a USB stick strikes me as being similar to several other applications that are out there, with the plus point being that theirs is not browser dependent, so it seems as if the Windows part is in there already. Just add the Symbian part now.

    Thanks for the follow up Ewan. Have a great Hogmanay as well!

  4. What handset are you thinking Gareth? The big challenge for most American
    companies is that they look at the breadth of Symbian and just think ‘shit,
    there’s … there’s too much’. Or, ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat’ 🙂

  5. Well the N8 and E7 should be there first priority. Done under Qt this would surely offer a good base for future Nokia’s then, be they Symbian or Meego based.


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