Remotely control your Mac
Access your Mac apps even when the computer is in another room
Use your Mac remotely just like you do when you have it with you
Many of us have more than one Apple device these days. A laptop or desktop computer tends to be at the heart of where you manage and store most of your stuff. However, your Mac may not be the device you have on your person most of the time, so it can be very useful to be able to control your Mac when you’re not actually in front of it – to see if a download has completed or to open or quit an app, for example. You can do this from your iPad or iPhone.
There are a number of apps that make this possible, and they work over VNC (Virtual Network Connection). This is quickest over your local network, but can also be used in conjunction with apps like TeamViewer to keep you connected to your Mac even when you leave the building (see MF277).
Being able to see your Mac’s screen and control the computer from your iOS device gives you more capabilities than if you were to simply connect to it as a networked drive. VNC is a great way to use computers that are elsewhere in your home or office without having to be physically present. Here’s how to do this using an app called Remoter VNC (79p, https://appsto.re/i6SN9yb). Hollin Jones