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Amazon Appstore’s Free App of the Day is the $10 Jump Desktop

Jump Desktop

I can’t remember the last time I brought up the Amazon Appstore, but today they are offering up a $10 app for free called Jump Desktop, so now seems like a good time to bring it back up. The application allows for remote access to one’s desktop, giving you the ability to work on that Excel sheet, check that Outlook inbox or any other desktop task that might come up while you are out and about. It could definitely come in handy at times of need. 

To download and install, you will need to download the Amazon Appstore from Amazon right here, then take it from there by signing into your Amazon account.

Appstore Link

Cheers Dan!

  • Justin

    Teamviewer is amazing, and FREE! I use it almsot everyday :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlegat Mvrcel Lgt

    too bad we don’t get same offers in germany…we got “noodles – to do list” wth?!

  • bodotdot

    From what I’ve read, the FREE version of Splashtop2 will only let you access your desktop/laptop while you’re on the same wifi (i.e., at home). To get remote access from anywhere/any other wifi, you need the paid version, which is either $5 or $9. Is this true, regarding the free version? Will the free version of Team Viewer allow access from anywhere?

  • http://www.industrializeme.com/ Dan

    Nooooo thank you. I’ve already broke myself of the Amazon App Store. Constantly telling me to sign in and to re-install the app just to use another. No free app of the day will ever get me back.

  • John Davids

    Teamviewer is far more powerful, faster, and its always free.

    http://www.teamviewer.com

  • droidftw

    Teamviewer works perfectly and it’s free.

  • Kidd_Funkadelic

    I can’t vouch for the Amazon App Store, but regarding Jump – it’s the best remote desktop app I’ve found. I use it extensively at home and work on my Asus Infinity (and Prime before that) and it works seamlessly especially if you are connecting to Windows Professional (IE RDP connections). It’s a shame Win 7 home doesn’t have RDP as VNC has some annoyances. I found it worth even the $10 price tag if you have a tablet w/ a keyboard (and a mouse makes it even better).

  • T4rd

    I got Splashtop Remote Desktop off the Amazon FAOTD a long time ago and it works pretty well. You just have to install the spashtop streamer software onto the PC too. I assume this app is the same way though unless it uses port 3389 for the native Windows RDP feature.

    • JMonkeYJ

      it uses native RDP or VNC, no extra PC software needed.

      • T4rd

        Wow, that’s awesome. I’m definitley going to switch to it then.

  • al

    You can own this app for a later date without downloading at installing the app store at the moment. Just sign into your amazon account and get it with one click. Then you own it for when you want to use it.

    • umataro42

      You can also do this from your phone with the app. Just don’t install the app, and it will still be on your list of apps in their cloud for later use. Sometimes you also get a $1 credit in their app store for “buying” their free app of the day.

  • huskerhog

    I just downloaded this and also got a $1 credit from Amazon towards an MP3 song or album.

    • EvanTheGamer

      CHA-CHING!

  • John Burke

    How’s it compare to SplashTop?

    • JMonkeYJ

      i remember a big thing for me when i got Jump was that Splash didn’t support any resolution i wanted, just a pre-set list, and didn’t even include 1080p on that list! overall i’d say Jump is very similar to Splash but better in some small ways.

      Edit: sorry, i was thinking of pocketcloud. ignore above.

      • T4rd

        I’ve been using Splashtop for the past few months and it supports a list of resolutions up to 1920×1200 now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Gray/519500594 Ray Gray

    testing from my phone using jump right now.

  • Smokenmirrors

    Yes, Amazon AppStore sucks but the latest version isn’t too horrible. Sometimes worth it, like now. You’re welcome for the FYI DL…

  • Ian Winchell

    2x client seems to work for me just fine

  • http://profiles.google.com/jeremyrreger Jeremy Reger

    ugh… don’t think its worth it.. they get on there, then never update the app again.. no way..

  • Daniel

    Too bad installing the Amazon App Store on your phone or tablet will suck up battery and data, while requiring it stay installed for any apps installed through it to keep working. My phone has performed so much better since I uninstalled the app store and just bought the few “free” apps I was using from the Play Store instead. Also do not get me started on how AWFUL updating apps through Amazon’s store is…

    • Trueblue711

      Exactly why I haven’t installed it since my last phone. Also, the developer horror stories I’ve read about Amazon don’t help.

    • T4rd

      If you’re rooted, you can use Greenify (in Play Store) to keep this and other apps from running in the background. Works pretty well for me! I never noticed the Amazon App store using much battery/data before I started using Greenify though, I just hated the service constatly running, taking up system RAM.

      • http://twitter.com/dvschnk dvschnk

        This is the route to go if people do want this app for free. Greenify makes amazon app store pretty innocuous.

      • umataro42

        Thanks for the tip, used it on Amazon App store, WhatsApp and Google Voice.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Downloaded! I usually check what the Amazon Free App of the Day is pretty regularly(once a day, in the morning when I wake up; first thing I do actually. Yes, it is an addiction, I admit it. Also a habit. lol), but today I didn’t check. Thanks for the heads up, Droid-Life/Tim!

  • http://twitter.com/Bl4ckpheniX aaron nyquist

    the thing I always disliked about geting apps from the Amazon app store is trying to use the application after not being signed into Amazon. Why should an app require a connection after you own it unless it requires data to perform a task that requires it. An App using a call back for Amazon? Maybe I am wrong, but it seemed that way to me and since that experience I never re-installed an app from them even if it was free.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046370362 Kyle Killion

    Teamviewer is an alternative that I’ve used. I like it alot.

    • drparty

      yeah I was going to suggest that as well. It’s free and no Amazon app store garbage to deal with.

    • mustbepbs

      Splashtop works amazingly well also.

    • TJ

      Yeah, that is what I use regularly. Any reason to use this over Teamviewer?

  • Shane Milton

    Still not gonna install that crap store again….

    • sdny8

      Amen!! $25 worth of apps wouldn’t be worth it.

  • http://twitter.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

    Nice, totally forgot about amazon app store.

    For remote desktop.. TeamViewer 4 LYFE!