Android tablet and stock trading - Remote Desktop Questions

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Traderham, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. I recently got a Motorola Xoom. There are lots of apps for watching stocks, but I don't like any of them. None allow you to watch multiple charts and their layouts are horrible. Interactive Brokers and TD Ameritrade, my two brokers, have apps, but still are far lacking in features.

    I'm wondering about remote desktop apps that allow me to view my home computer screen while I'm away. Anyone use one of these apps? There are lots out there, but which is the best when you have multiple monitors at home and want to easily scroll and see them all on your Android tablet? Do they crash due to having multiple monitors?

    How else do you watch live streaming market data on your tablets?
  2. RealVNC makes a nice VNC Viewer

    I have also used PocketCloud which supports RDP

    I wouldn't personally run either of these two without a secure VPN or ssh connection though but both of these applications do the job of sharing the screen and keyboard/mouse nicely, security concerns aside. You will also need a server on your desktop to support either of these clients.

    I have also used Logmein in the past which works pretty well as a software as a service solution and is probably your best bet if you aren't comfortable with VNC or RDP setups. The best part is logmein is free for personal use with a couple of PCs.
  3. Thanks, I'll start researching those. You're right as it's a good idea to create a VPN connection, I'm gonna have to see if my Buffalo router supports that.

    Does Logmein have automatic support for dynamic DNS?
  4. I agree about RealVNC viewer. Very nice, and handles hosts with multiple screens very well. If you have the paid version of the RealVNC Server, you can enable encryption without having to do any VPN or other security measures.