Citrix’s GoToMyPC, among the most widely used applications for controlling remote computers, has always had a glaring hole: an inability to connect to Mac systems from anywhere. That’s changed with version 7.0, announced today. Users of the new version of GoToMyPC can connect from PCs to remote Mac systems, and vice-versa, as well as from Windows Mobile phones.
Although according to researchers at IDC, Citrix remains the market share leader in remote access software, with 70 percent share, GoToMyPC’s inability to date to access Mac systems remotely has caused many users to turn to competitors. LogMeIn, for example, offers a free version of its remote control software for use with Macs and is favored by many users and IT administrators. LogMeIn is also Apple-friendly enough to offer a remote control application that works on iPhones and iPod touches. WebEx’s PCNow also offers iPhone control of remote Mac computers. (Citrix still doesn’t offer a version of GoToMyPC for the iPhone.)
GoToMyPC is available for $19.95 a month for use from one computer; the plan for two computers runs $29.95 a month. Businesses can take advantages of volume pricing deals, which vary. You can watch a demo of how GoToMyPC works here.