LogMeIn Ignition — Free Upgrade for the iPad


I made it clear that LogMeIn Ignition can be the killer app for the iPad. Take the current ability for iPhone users to remotely access and use any Mac or Windows PC, and update it to take advantage of the big screen of the iPad and you have a winner. The folks at LogMeIn (s logm) just let me know that the updated version of LogMeIn Ignition for the iPad will be available Saturday through the app store.

The new version will cost the same $29.99 as the iPhone version. The great news for current iPhone version owners like me is the updated iPad version will be free for us. You heard that right, iPhone LogMeIn owners get the iPad version free. Take a look at the screenshot to see how awesome this is going to be. IT support people are no doubt now applauding the news.

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I tried logmein on my desktop. I noticed air mouse did not sync well (align) with the page unless I was in full screen mode. I do not have an ipad yet, so I have been unable to test if log me in and air mouse could be a perfect pair. Maybe the folks at logmein will give air mouse a call. I would love to see the solution for the ipad.

Ryan Ward

I got my iPad yesterday and this app may be the last piece of the puzzle for me. I sell real estate and to search our system, we need to have a computer that works with flash – well, that wouldn’t be possible on my iPad, but this may be the workaround I need to truly be able to leave my laptop at home and truly travel lightly. I’m off to their website to learn more. Hopefully this will work…


Jim Reed

How do I get the free upgrade for my new iPad? I looked in the App Store but it looks like I have to pay the full price?

Thanks, Jim

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Doug Carmichael

well, you use your finger to drag the screen (iphone version now)under the cursor and tap the screen to click. very accurate. Quite amazing.


I was hoping to be able to use the iPad as an ultra-portable front end to my office’s Citrix platform but the lack of support for a mouse is a deal breaker on that. I’d constantly be reaching across the keboard to the screen to move the cursor or click on something. Maybe there is still hope I can use it as an e-book reader, does anybody know if any of the e-reader apps support the use of a finger, or better yet a stylus/sausage, for highlighting and note taking?



I thought i was close to having a mouse solution using logmein and the ipad but there are some issues. If i explain what i tried, maybe someone here can help solve the last part of the problem. We know the ipad doesn’t support a mouse, so what we need is a remote mouse program. I’ve installed an iphone app called “air mouse” on my iphone, i was then able to remotely control the computer’s mouse. I then tried an RDP session into my machine and i was able to see the mouse being controlled via the iphone’s air mouse program over the rdp session. I then tried the same thing using LogmeIn, but the mouse cursor view in logmein only shows the remotes mouse and not the hosts mouse. I can use my iphone to move the mouse cursor around and by double-clicking i can confirm that the cursor moved and selected another part of the window, but you just cannot see the mouse cursor. So if there is an option with logmein to show the hosts mouse cursor, then we might have an option for mouse control while using logmein. If anyone else knows of any other ways to try and get mouse control without touching the ipads screen please let me know.



@Greg – I know this may be a little late… but I ran into the same problem today and found a solution! In windows, open the Mouse Properties from within Control Panel and enable the option to “Display pointer trails”. Slide the length to the shortest setting, and voilà – it now appears on LogMeIn Ignition for the iPad without being too much of an eye sore with long trails. The only problem now, is that the actual mouse cursor appears independent of the mouse cursor provided by LogMeIn. If you move the mouse from your iPhone, the LogMeIn mouse stays in the same place. However, if you set the “Scroll Mode” within LogMeIn app to “Mouse moves”, then you move the LogMeIn cursor out of the way using the iPad, and then take over with the iPhone.

I really wish they would team up or something. I have the wireless keyboard, and with the remote mouse app on my iphone, I can pretty much navigate my computer at home with ease when on the go. All I need now is support for sound!


wooohooo! James – do you get the sense that it will be a limited time thing, or not? I’m painfully waiting for my 3G unit, but I own the iPhone version. Thanks for sharing the great news, and I totally agree with you about this being a killer app with the multitouch real estate of the iPad! I cant wait!

Lorie Ghamy

Mistake :

LogmeIn is second in this software category !

Lorie Ghamy

Don’t forget the free TeamViewer(for personnal use, fair play required)available for iPhone/iPad, Windows, and OSX…

So easy to use !


True but it’s not a universal app meaning it’s not optimized for the iPad :(


That is FREAKING AWESOME that they chose to make this a free or cheap upgrade for iphone users. I think the RDC or something like it would prove to be a VERY strong app for the ipad, and not really sure why AAPL doesn’t offer it as such.

Mike Reilly

If only the Ipad had a wacom digitizer?
Could you load this up for us, and try to use the pogo stick (or similar pen) to work the Win 7 Tablet PC tools, including inking and text recognition? …and does it work fast enough to be seemeless?
Maybe there’s a special glove you could use to avoid vectoring. Maybe there’s a bluetooth or wifi keyboard you could use with it.
If this could work, we could have a high-end cpu & memory on the real computer.


Any chance you could do a video of this to show us James? I’d love to see the Windows 7 desktop in use here!


James, have you heard anything about a SSH and/or VNC client for the iPad? (I have no previous iPhone experience so don’t know the apps.)

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