Ever need to access a file on your home computer when you are on the road? Or access something on an external drive on your home network? Well, I've found a super simple app that takes all of the potential headaches out of the equation.
Slink is the absolute easiest way to connect. Install the Preference Pane on your desktop computer, load the application on your laptop, launch the app and enter the Slink ID number from the Preference Pane, and that's it for the setup.
I set it up on Saturday, then tested it out at the MacGroup meeting on Sunday, and was really amazed at how fast it connected. The connection was not super fast, but we do tend to see a whole bunch of laptops and iPads connected at the meetings. It was fast enough that I had no trouble streaming music from iTunes on my home system.
It will ask for passwords to access anything (as far as I tested), but that's just the way you want it. You can get to your files, but no one else can without that password. Cost is $25.00 for one computer, or you can buy a Family Pack of 5 licenses for $45.00. You can try before you buy, always a good thing.