When it comes to remote control apps for Apple devices, LogMeIn seems to be taking the lead. Their namesake application, LogMeIn for Mac, has been available for quite some time in free and paid versions, and the company came out with an iPhone app -- LogMeIn Ignition (US$29.99)-- last year.
The company has also announced development of a Hamachi app for the Mac platform. Just before the iPad dropped on Saturday, TUAW received word that the LogMeIn app had been updated to take advantage of the new platform. Current users of LogMeIn Ignition just need to update the app and download it to their iPads for it to work as a native iPad app.
LogMeIn Ignition provides a simple way to control one or more remote Macs from an iPad or iPhone. You simply install the LogMeIn software on any Mac or PC you wish to control, and then log into it from LogMeIn Ignition on the mobile device.
How does it work? Pretty good. In fact, this entire post was written on an iPad that was controlling the iMac in my office. Controlling the Mac screen is simple. Your finger controls the location of the Mac cursor on the Mac screen. A single tap is a click, a double-tap is a double-click, etc... An unobtrusive tool bar at the top or bottom of the screen provides access to the keyboard and Control, Alt, and Command keys.