The Android application for “Splashtop Remote Desktop” is free today at the Amazon Appstore —down from its normal price of $4.99.
The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show and The New York Times heralded the app that essentially lets users access their desktop through Android devices.
“With this app, you can control your home computer from your Android device via Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G connection,” announced the app’s description on Amazon Appstore.
Users can manage their Web browser with plug-ins and bookmarks, as well as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook files. Splashtop Remote Desktop can also stream high-resolution video and audio from a PC or Mac to an Android device…
“Watch videos in any format (including Flash), listen to your entire music library, and play PC games to your heart’s content,” the app’s description added.
The app even authorizes Flash videos, 3D games, Facebook Flash games, and non-Android programs like Quicken.
Splashtop Streamer must be installed on the home computer to use this app, which can be downloaded free from Splashtop’s website.
“A dual-core CPU is strongly recommended for the best performance,” Splashtop explained.
Splashtop Remote Desktop works on Android OS 2.2 or higher, including Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Home Premium. However, Mac users must have at least Snow Leopard.
The app currently has a four-star rating with over 223 reviews on Amazon Appstore as of 11:30 a.m. EST.