With the every increasing devices that we have today, the primary problem has shifted from properly utilizing these devices to properly connecting and networking them. Obviously, who would want to have their smartphones operate as a standalone device? That would be so much of a hassle, not to mention inefficient and sad. Today, connectivity is king, and here we tackle one of its more pressing issues: how can I connect my PC to my Android smartphone, and vice-versa –a common question for a tech support from Zoho Web Help Desk? Find the list of PC remote applications that will enable you to fulfill this task, just hit the virtual jump.
Unified Remote is an app that lets you control your entire Windows computer via your Android device. As such, it enables your device to become a WiFi/Bluetooth remote to control all the applications on your PC. Using Unified Remote, you can control a wide range of applications, including a simple mouse and keyboard, media players, and other external hardware that can be connected to your computer.
The Unified Remote app is available at the Google Play Store as both a free version and a full version. The free version offers a limited set of remotes and some extra features are disabled, while the full version offers all the remotes, extra features such as NFC and Voice, and the ability to make custom remotes.
VLC Direct Pro Free
From the makers of VLC, arguably one of the best open-source video players in the market today, VLC Direct Pro Free is a remote control for your VideoLan VLC Player from your Android phone or tablet. It is capable of simple playback tasks such as play, pause, stop, volume, fullscreen, change video or song, DVD menu control, and changing audio and subtitle tracks. The app can also stream video, music and photos to and from your Android device and PC.
Virtual Network Computing
Lastly we have VNC, or Virtual Network Computing, which is a remote access software for desktop and mobile platforms. Similar to the other two we’ve mentioned, the app allows you to access and control your desktop wherever you are, whenever you want. It has a pretty widespsread user base, ranging from individuals to multinationals.
Installing the VNC client on your PC as well the VNC app on your smartphone is a pretty straightforward thing to do, and according to PCWorld, if you want the best remote media sharing system out there, this is the way to go.