Having owned and reviewed a couple of different remote connectivity devices for the iPhone i was expecting a very similar experience with Jaadu. Boy was I wrong.
Let me just get this out of the way. If your in the market for a remote connectivity client for the iPhone stop right now. Open iTunes and buy this app right now. Don’t even worry about the rest of this article your search for the perfect VNC client is officially over.
However if your no going to take my word for it read on. I will show you the errors of your ways and convince you to trust me next time.
Jaadu (Ja-do) is the only full featured remote connectivity applications that connects to any computer running a VNC server and allows you to see all of your displays full-size, with no screen resolution limits, were not talking about 1024×-768 screens here were talking about multiple monitors and a total screen resolution of 5120 x 1600 all without ANY warnings or connection problems!
Upon firing up Jaadu the first thing I noticed was the ease I had setting it up. On OS X I literally did nothing. It found I was running a VNC server and it added my server to the interface. I simply clicked connect and entered my name and password and was immediately in!
It was just as easy in VISTA 64 as well, except it did not automatically add my server I had to enter my info, and it connected just as fast and seamless as it had in OS X.
Speaking of connections there are a plethora of connections options from encoding protocols, colors, screen refresh rates, rotation lock, inverting mouse, to cursor momentum available for tweaking to your perfection.
Jaadu supports OS X and tigers screen sharing, and remote desktop features, as well as windows RealVNC, UltraVNC, TightVNC, as well as Linux Based VNC servers such as CentOS 5.
Once connected the top of the screen will showcase the toolbar for Jaadu and this is where the magic happens.
There are buttons for closing the connection, changing connection settings on the fly, a button for SHIFT-CTRL-ALT commands, a function pad, and the keyboard.
The most impressive aspect of the controls is the media icon. When used it will bring up a set of hot keys or macros along with the F1-F12 keys, and number pad.
Say for example you need to CTRL ALT DEL to get to the task manager in Vista. Simply press the function button and hit the macro and it’s done! need to select all the text on the screen no problem, copy, paste all with ease just press the button!
Speaking of controls Jaadu take a different approach to VNC controls. You can move the mouse around and click on different windows but what fun is that? How about placing three fingers on the screen and swiping horizontally to mimic alt-tabbing, or a two finger tap to right click, three fingers zooms in and out quickly. Everything is right there at your finger tips!
I connected to both OS X and Vista 64 over 3G and I had almost NO lag on a 1900×-1200 display. Other apps crashed out on me multiple times, or asked to reduce the screen resolution to function right. Not Jaadu it just worked. I even turned on my webcam from 30 miles away and watched the children playing in the snow outside and was impressed with the framerate of and quality of the video.
The developers of Jaadu did their homework when designing this app and the professionalism shows through from start to finish. I honestly didn’t expect the app to feel this good. I felt as if I was right there sitting at my computer from 30 miles away.
Like I said earlier if you are in the market for a VNC iPhone client take my word for it. This is hands down the best version I’ve used so far. Fast, friendly, and best of all it just plain works as advertised!
The developer also has plans to add even more security options and features in future updates.
For those looking for a RDP client Jaadu has one of these as well which even streams SOUND! We look forward to bringing you that review as well in the coming weeks.
Click here to [BUY IT NOW]