Control your computer from your phone with new Google app

Smartphones and computers let you get things done anywhere and everywhere, but portability becomes more bane than blessing when you forget a critical file at home, especially if you’re the type of person who dumps files on your desktop rather than a Dropbox folder. Or at least it used to be a PITA. On Wednesday, Google released a new Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, which lets you control your PC from afar using your tablet or smartphone.

Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device. Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android—snappy!—is an extension of existing Google software that allows to control your desktop remotely from within Chrome. But this is way more useful for those on the go. Getting it working is simple enough: download the helper app for your computer from the Chrome Web Store (XP and up, OS X 10.6 and above, and Linux, too) and install the remote desktop app on your Android from Google Play. Then, you should be able to open the app and connect to any of your computers and do, well, whatever you need to do.

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