Having the ability to access your desktop or laptop computer from your mobile device is one of the easiest ways to ensure you always have the files that you need, and Splashtop's remote desktop software is on sale today in the Amazon Appstore for $0.99 to help you do just that.

Update: Looks like it's free at GetJar. Save yourself a buck and pick it up from there. Thanks, Brandon!

Splashtop Remote Desktop, normally $9.99 (though it has been on holiday sale for $4.99), offers smooth HD streaming of remote systems, allowing you to watch videos, listen to music, edit documents, and anything else that would normally do while sitting in front of your computer. The app is not only designed for phones, either; it has been optimized for devices running at 1,024x600 resolution, which includes a number of 7-inch Android tablets, the Nook Tablet and Color, and the Kindle Fire.

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Unfortunately, the video in the Android Market doesn't actually show SPD running on an Android device, but rather an iPad. Still, it'll give you an idea of what the app is all about.

Hit the link below to buy!

Splashtop Remote Desktop from the Amazon Appstore

Alternatively, if you're looking for a remote desktop solution and don't want to spend a dollar to do it, you can give TeamViewer (my personal favorite RD app) a go. It's free.

Thanks, Eli!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Nicholas

    How does this compare to TeamViewer? It's free, and has performed very well, IMO.

    • wpfn

      Does TeamViewer have a mobile client?

      • Cameron Summerson

        I linked to the mobile client at the bottom of the article.

      • Robert

        Try the TeamViewer link in the article?

        edit: Doh, as I see has already been posted in response.

    • arcturus

      I use Splashtop over wifi to play visual novels on my tablet. Video and audio are superb as long as you have a solid connection. No drop-outs and high-quality (absolutely necessary for VN's) most of the time on an 802.11g router setup specifically for Splashtop.

      Also, GetJar is hosting a very old version of Splashtop (on GetJar, v1.1; on the market, v1.6).

  • Adam

    TeamViewer ftw!

  • Zandra

    Not a fan of TeamViewer. They banned me for "commercial use" because my router was apparently too high-end for their liking. ANY machines running server software red flags you, even if it's built into the router. All their support staff wanted to do was try and strong-arm me into a $700 license. No thanks...