New features in Splashtop Personal App for Android

Version 3 of the Splashtop Personal app for Android brings a fresh new design and many new features. This article provides a brief overview of the new features. If you are using version 2.x of the Splashtop Personal app, we encourage you to try this new version and give us feedback. 

(Splashtop Personal is available on Google Play Store )


1. New layout for Computers and Recent

Splashtop Personal app v3 structures two main elements as tabs across the bottom:

  • Computers shows all the unattended computers where you've deployed Splashtop Streamer that you have access permission to
  • Recent shows the remote session history in reverse chronological order

Computers Tab



Recent Tab





1.1 Computers Tab


On the Computers tab: 

  • These two options option_en-us.png and option2_en-us.png enable you to see more info of the computer or specify computer list ordering, and filtering settings to find computers more easily. 
  • Tapping setting_en-us.png enables you to view more details about the computer. You will also see various useful actions you can perform on the computer. See the following screenshots for some examples:



1.2 Recent Tab


Recent tab shows your remote session history in descending order. 

  • Splashtop Personal app v3 allows up to 4 live remote sessions in the background. (You can keep a session alive by tapping v3-minimize_en-us.png on the toolbar in the remote session screen.). You can switch among the live sessions easily. 
  • You can disconnect these live sessions directly from the Recent tab.
  • Live sessions in background will be cleaned up based on the rules in the "Run in background" option in app's Settings page.
  • You can re-connect to a remote session in Recent tab as well, just like in Computers tab. This is useful to quickly access again a computer you recently accessed.
  • You can clear the history in Edit mode (tap Edit to enter edit mode).


2. The New in-session Tool Bar


Splashtop Personal app v3 has a new in-session toolbar design, with more functionality available:


2.1 Changes on Gesture mode 


Different from the three modes on v2 app, you can now config your gesture mode bettwen the "Touch Mode" and "Mouse Mode", which achieves all of the three modes on v2 app. Here's a table for you to get further information about this:

Gesture Mode on v2 Corresponding mode on v3 (Now)



Alternative 1: Touch ModeAlternative_en-us.png

Different Experiences from v2:
You're NOT able to move the screen by your gesture. Instead, there will be a cross icon for you to move the screencenter_en-us.png

Alternative 2: Touch Mode + One Finger Pan


Different Experiences from v2:

You're able to move the screen by ONE finger instead of three fingers on v2




Mouse Mode:




Direct Gesture:


Touch Mode + Remote Pinch:


Or you could just watch the video for more information:


2.2 Changes on Keyboard layout

Keyboard Mode on v2

Corresponding mode on v3 (Now)



Key Mode:


Input Prediction:



Text Mode:


Location of function keys:



Location of function keys:



2.3 Other new features on the in-session toolbar





  • Show remote mouse cursor
    • You are able to see the remote cursor by enabling this option.
  • Lock toolbar
    • You are able to make the toolbar fixed on the bottom by enabling this option.
  • Widgets layout
    • You are able to put the mouse button or scroll bar anywhere you want after enabling this option.
  • Lock keyboard and Mouse
    • You are able to make the remote keyboard and mouse NOT work by enabling this option.
  • Paste Clipboard as keystrokes
    • You are able to get the content of paste clipboard on your remote side.
  • Ctrl-Alt-Del

    • Just a shortcut for Ctrl-Alt-Del.


3. Other New Features

3.1 New Upgrade page

Hope this can make it easier for you to deal with your subscription and help you to know more about our Splashtop Business in case you need it.



3.2 Feedback page

We'd love to hear what you think about this release and what we can improve. You can send feedback easily through the app's built-in feedback feature. 

Thanks, and enjoy!


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