The Amazon WorkSpaces App connects you to an Amazon WorkSpace. Amazon WorkSpaces provides a fully-managed desktop service in the cloud. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces for all of your day-to-day computing needs such as editing documents, accessing web applications, and sending/receiving email. You need an existing Amazon Web Services account and to have provisioned a WorkSpace to use this app.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
One key feature away from perfect
While ios does not offer mouse support, it does allow apps to implement mouse support. For example, Citrix app allows the use of the Citrix X1 mouse. So streamed desktops to the Citrix app enjoy mouse support. The same is true of JumpDesktop and the a partner mouse offering. While the virtual mouse implemented here is good, it isn’t so easy to do things like launch powershell with administrative privs. Please investigate enabling this support.
Saved credentials bugged, copy/paste doesn’t work
Generally an ok client with good streaming, but not nearly as good as Jump and other RDP clients. Two biggest current annoyances are:
Saved credentials just does not work, you can enable the option, and it even prompt to save credentials, but you go to another app and come back, it has disconnected you and just prompts for credentials all over. Hopefully a bug that can be fixed.
Copy/paste doesn’t work. I can’t manage to copy any text into a workspaces session. Once I thought I managed to copy text out to the ipad. Again, just too buggy for production use.
The relative/touchpad mouse mode scaling makes the mouse fly around at a uselessly fast speed. That mode should be for fine control, but the opposite is true. Again see Jump for how to do mouse control well.
The connection status display just says ‘calculating’ forever, how long does it take to calculate a ping time? About 54ms I figure :-)
The radial dial has not option to disconnect _and_ hibernate/stop the instance.
Little inconsistencies stop this from being a 5 Star review. Bluetooth keyboard works seamlessly, as expected. Typical iOS pinch to zoom work as expected as well. Obviously there is no mouse support, perhaps Apple Pencil support is on the way? For some reason, when I have video overlay playing the Bluetooth audio cuts out when I switch to the WorkSpaces client, weird!
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- 17.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.