Microsoft has been using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for years now across its series of Windows desktops and servers to connect to a PC. The latest Android and iOS app use the same RDP method to connect to a remote Windows machine in which Remote Desktop option has been turned on.
One of the limitations of using the remote desktop application has been that controlling the entire desktop from a small screen was very tough and this problem continues to persist even in the official application. But using the Metro mode on the small screens is considerably better than the desktop mode. The application makes sense because both Android and iOS versions support tablets and hence using Remote Desktop can be much more better in a bigger display. Another disadvantage of the app is that there is no automatic way for the app to find out Windows PCs on the same network and you have to enter the IP address of the device manually. You can browse the remote machine at its native resolution along side a keyboard that has various standard Windows keys like Ctrl, Shift, Alt and the traditional Windows key.
Both the apps are now live on their respective stores and you can go ahead and download them.
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