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Run Draft Buddy on your iPad, Take 2

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#1 Mike MacGregor

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:59 AM

Continuing from here but deserving its own, new topic. Props to customer Scott B. for directing me to this idea.


We have a new method that looks very promising for you guys to use Draft Buddy on your iPad. The third-party software I used to accomplish the task is called TeamViewer. It is free. You will need an internet connection.


Essentially installing TeamViewer on your desktop or laptop, connected to your home network, and then the TeamViewer app on your iPad, allows you to control your home computer from the iPad. Your home computer has Excel and Draft Buddy, and voila, you are running DB from your tablet.


Here are the steps I followed:


1. Download and install TeamViewer to my laptop that has Excel and Draft Buddy on it. Indicate simple setup - want to control this computer and it is for personal, non-commerical use.


2. As part of the installation, agree to create a TeamViewer account. Confirm email address. This step may not even be necessary.


3. TeamViewer starts up and presents an id and password, credentials that another computer will need to take control of this computer. Note, I didn't even have Excel or Draft Buddy open at this point.


4. Start iPad and go to teamviewer.com, and it should prompt you to go to the App Store to install the TeamViewer app. Do that.


5. Open TeamViewer app and it prompts you for id from step 3. Input that, then the password, and your iPad should turn into your desktop/laptop screen. It gives instructions to navigate the app (normal touch controls). Now you have control of your computer that has Draft Buddy.


At this point I was able to open Excel, open Draft Buddy, make setting changes, Compile Cheatsheets and draft some players.


I did find the touch control scrolling on the offense tab a little difficult to go side to side. Up and down scrolling was no problem. It made me see if it is possible to get a mouse for an iPad, and it looks like you can switch the TeamViewer app to register mouse controls instead of touch controls. That might work better.


Speed seemed okay. Similar to the old OnLive Desktop I would guess you need a good internet connection on both ends of this setup for it to work well.


Feel free to try this out and report how it is going. I'm going to keep testing here, and might go to Best Buy and look for an iPad mouse too. Although I don't have an Android tablet the TeamViewer website indicates they have an Android app and Windows phone app, too.


#2 BigBBlue


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 03:43 PM

Anyone check this recently?   I haven't, but seem to be always looking for a way to run it on the iPad, as my laptops are O L D and S  L  O  W.

#3 Mike MacGregor

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:45 AM

I have not checked lately, but I should... if I can wrestle the iPad away from the kids! :argue:

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