iOS LogMeIn Ignition update adds file-system access

An update to the LogMeIn Ignition app for iOS devices, such as the iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, now allows users to perform file-management tasks, in addition to remotely accessing the desktop of other computers.The new version of the iOS app allows users to directly access a computer's file system to view, move, edit, or copy files and folders to a local device for offline viewing.

An update to the LogMeIn Ignition app for iOS devices, such as the iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, now allows users to perform file-management tasks, in addition to remotely accessing the desktop of other computers.

The new version of the iOS app allows users to directly access a computer's file system to view, move, edit, or copy files and folders to a local device for offline viewing. It also allows files to be transferred between two or more remote computers, the company said on Thursday.

LogMeIn Ignition update

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"The addition of file access to remote control makes Ignition a more powerful business app than any stand-alone remote access product," Andrew Burton, LogMeIn's vice president of access and management, said in a statement.

The update also brings Wake-On-LAN capabilities to the LogMeIn Ignition app, allowing users to wake a sleeping computer using an iPad or iPhone.

The app will cost new owners £17.99, while existing Ignition customers can get the update for free.

The company said that Ignition's new file viewing and management capabilities are also available to LogMeIn Free customers and do not require an additional purchase.

In February, LogMeIn launched LogMeIn Rescue for Android devices to provide IT administrators with tools to remotely manage a tablet or smartphone from a computer.