A common misconception of open source enthusiasts is that we do not ever want to pay for software. While that may be true for some, many of us will definitely pay for a piece of software we feel will be of value. Case in point, even though I did not yet receive my Evo Android device (any day now…), I stumbled across LogMeIn for the Android.
LogMeIn Ignition gives you your home computer on your phone. While a few years ago, this may not have been necessary, now with phones pretty much being a 2nd computer, I see the need for this. While I do not know the exact security measures of LogMeIn, functionally, I LOVE the thoughts of not needing to login on my phone each time I want to access my files.
Essentially, it appears like a VNCish type of application that even allows you to see the remote desktop on your phone. You move around with multi-touch functions. I see a lot of practical application in this, working with family computers from a distance. Not sure I would need it for my own computers much, especially as I cannot yet find out if Ubuntu is supported, but I see some need. So, once my Evo comes, I may check this out. If nothing else, the cool factor of showing friends, ‘Hey, there’s my home computer…’