LogMeIn iOS app now free for remote desktop access

The LogMeIn app for remotely accessing your Mac or Windows desktop via your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch is now free. The app originally cost $29.99 and was called LogMeIn Ignition. This new version carries over much of the same functionality allowing you to remotely control your desktop computer from the convenience of your iOS device while on the road or simply lounging on the couch.

The app lets you connect to any number of Windows or Mac computers that have the free LogMeIn client installed. This can be good for troubleshooting a client's computer, checking on download progress, or controlling a media center PC.

There's also a LogMeIn Pro option that costs $12.20 a month that gives you added functionality, including access to your desktop computer's complete file structure for transferring files to and from your iOS device, integrated cloud services like Dropbox and Google Docs, and a HD video streaming feature that works with Windows PCs.

If you've paid for the previous LogMeIn Ignition service then you're automatically grandfathered in to get all the new Pro features for free. The app is available now at the iTunes App Store.