While tablets and phones have replaced desktop and computers for most tasks, there are just some things which only run on a PC, not to mention that multi-tasking is usually also much easier on a Windows or Mac powered computer than your Android tablet. Or sometimes, there are just documents that are only on your computer and haven’t been uploaded to the cloud. Whatever the reason, the Splashtop app from Splashtop has been very popular on both the iOS and Android platforms and is available for phones and tablets. Splashtop 2 allows you to access your files and programs installed on your computer via your tablet including Firefox, Safari, Photoshop, Word and other PC/Mac applications. You can also access whichever video player you have installed on your computer, allowing you to watch any of the videos that you can watch on your computer on your tablet, including flash videos from Hulu and YouTube, or even Blu-ray movies if your computer supports them. The same is true for music and videos and even games. As you are able to access your programs including browsers, you can play flash based games such as Cityville or any other number of games. The description on the Google Play Store by Splashtop also suggests that you could play Civilization V or Diablo III via the application on your tablet.
The Splashtop 2 HD app normally retails for $9.99 and after using it myself for a little while, it is worth every penny. However, for a limited time only, the company are offering the Android tablet app for free. Your Android tablet needs to be running Android 3.1 and above and for the Splashtop desktop application on your computer you need to be running any of the following: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6 and above.