Pocketcloud vnc setup

In my x-mas vacation I prepared all computers for online backup. (more on that will be posted) The problem with online backup is the initial upload of everything. That is wait – run up stairs – check progress – descent – wait – run up stairs – check progress – … . I found the solution in PocketCloud and a vnc setup. Now the desktop of the computer uploading is available on my iPad. This is what I did.

First configure your computer to allow vnc. On a mac this is easy, just go to preferences and search for vnc. This will point you to sharing. In sharing activate the screen sharing (by checking the box) and select the users that are allowed vnc. On a pc you will need to install something like RealVNC and configure it. Best leave everything to default, but set the VNC Password Authentication.

Then install PocketCloud on your iDevice. I put mine on an iPad, but it should be compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. Then configure it to connect with your computer. Below is the configuration for my white macbook.

Some screenshots. The circle is in fact a feature to move the remote cursor and everything else the mouse could do like left/middle/right click, scroll and hover.

Alternatively to installing a vnc server on pc I could have used Remote Desktop Connection. But the free version of PocketCloud only allows one connection to be saved and it is easier to change just the ip-address than to setup a complete new connection. Yes, I’m a lazy programmer 😉

About erictummers

Working in a DevOps team is the best thing that happened to me. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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2 Responses to Pocketcloud vnc setup

  1. phLi says:

    Please tell me how you can do a middle click with PocketCloud? I didn’t think that was supported.

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