Citrix Receiver for Windows is a software developed by Citrix System Inc, a multinational corporation founded in 1989, which provides technologies for desktop and server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing, including open-source Xen products, the leader in the sector of application virtualization for a year.
Citrix Receiver is an application for purely corporate use that goes beyond simple remote control; with this software, it allows us to access our desktop computer directly from our iPhone or iPad.
Thanks to Citrix Receiver, we will be able to work by combining our devices together. For example, it will be possible to take control of the screen of our computer to display it directly on an Ipad, but we can also combine an iPhone to be used as a mouse of our virtual desktop. Besides, we will be able to access and take advantage of some native applications of the desktop operating system, directly from the iPhone.
With Citrix Receiver, it will be possible to read Outlook e-mails, update the calendar, modify an appointment or open our documents in an application such as Word, Excel and browse sites with Firefox with lots of support for Flash.
After installing and opening the application for the first time, we will be asked to configure the type of access to our corporate infrastructure and the address where Citrix services reside. After the simple configuration, we will only have to enter the company credentials and log in. Once inside, we would have access to our desktop and/or virtual applications, just like we were in the office.
Access is possible in both WiFi and 3G/4G so that we could connect in any situation and from anywhere.
The application is available for free in the AppStore, but to function, it requires XenApp or PresentationServer servers. It is possible to download a demo of XenApp Server, upon registration. Two versions of the application are available, which in both cases remains free but with different compatibility of the devices.
Provides two different version for different devices