Smart phones are really smart. They provide us a way to control other electronic devices, especially computers. There could be situations when you are really in need for using your computer whenever you are away from your home. Without any hesitation, you can use your Smart phone to use computers remotely. You just need an app which will allow you to access your computer by your phone.
You can control your computer using your phone in two ways; First of them is to use a full remote desktop client (it transmits images from your monitor to your phone) and another is “Mouse and Keyboard app” (it does not transmit images or videos) which works like a TV remote control. Both of these methods need active internet connection on the local network on your computer and Mobile.
Here are some applications that you can use:
Google Chrome Remote Desktop
Many people use Google Chrome for browsing purposes on their computer. You can use your Chrome browser for controlling your PC remotely. You have to install a Chrome extension on your computer which is available on windows or OS X. Also Install Chrome Remote Desktop on your Android or iPhone. After installing, you can use your phone to control your computer. This application can access almost everything on your pc. You can also connect your PC to a local network.
Microsoft Remote Desktop
This is a Microsoft’s first-party Remote desktop application. This application only Works with Windows computers (Professional or better windows version). Microsoft updates this app regularly. This application works with Windows phone, iPhone and Android phone.
Windows Phone Store: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/remote-desktop/9wzdncrfj3ps(4.3 / 5)
This application works like Microsoft Remote Desktop, but emulates only computers mouse and keyboard.
To use this app, you need to see your monitor. Also this application works with a local WI-FI network. Good thing is the application is free to download, runs on Android, IOS and Windows phone. You need to turn on your computer to operate it. If you purchase this application, you will get some extra feature like media controls and access to function keys.
Windows Phone Store:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/remote-mouse/9nblggh0855n(4.1 / 5)
This application is similar to a remote mouse and keyboard, but has more functionality than only those. Wake on LAN support, voice commands, infrared and NFC tools for supported phones are some of this app features. You can download it for free, it works with it’s free server application on Windows and OS X.
To unlock all of it’s features, you will have to purchase the full version (The free version is pretty good without those features)
Windows Phone Store:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/unified-remote/9nblggh083jx(4.8 / 5)
You can control anything of your computer with TeamViewer. This application is free for personal use. TeamViewer is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. You can download TeamViewer from the link given below for all the versions of OS.