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On the first launch of the iPhone app, Splashtop displays this page of all of the gestures that can be used.
Tapping that hemispherical icon at the bottom of the display brings up the keyboard for typing on the Mac.
The iPhone display of Mac screens looks surprisingly good, and you can always zoom in using the regular pinch gesture to get more detail.
A three-finger tap on the screen displays these screen controls, which are used to switch between "fast" and "accurate" screen displays, multiple monitors, etc...
I found that the latter setting didn't really work for me. Not to worry, the Mac server software is still beta, so this will probably be fixed before it goes live.
When you first launch Splashtop Remote on the iPad, you're shown this page of hints on the multi-touch controls.
If you need to go to a website that you can't use completely on your iPhone or iPad, Splashtop is a great way to get there.
Here I'm looking at a Mac Finder windows that I opened from the iPad Splashtop Remote client. Using your fingertip as the mouse cursor works very well, and I found the control to be very much like using a touchscreen Mac.
In this screenshot, I'm using Mail on the Mac via Splashtop on the iPad. It works well, although for email I'll still continue to use the Mail client on my iPad.
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