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Remotely monitor your PC with today's AdDuplex HERO App - VoiceWake for Windows 10 PC and Mobile

VoiceWake allows you to shutdown, restart, hibernate and wake-up your PC using Cortana. It also provides a remote view of hardware statistics and running processes. The Windows 10 PC app comes in as today's AdDuplex HERO App.

The HERO App program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network. The program has changed slightly from last year and partners AdDuplex with AppDeals, TechRewards{.nofollow} and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers.

VoiceWake is available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile, but only controls your Windows 10 desktop. You can control your Windows 10 PC from a tablet, phone or another PC as long as it is on the same network.

VoiceWake on Windows 10 PC

When you first launch VoiceWake, it will search for any compatible devices and those you wish to monitor can be saved. Commands include wake, shutdown, restart, hibernate and sleep. Additionally, you can view your target computer's processes in real-time.

Here you can view RAM usage, CPU/GPU usage, temperatures, HDD space and more. You will also have access to a real-time process list and the ability to close running processes remotely. Cortana integration provides support for voice commands to wake, shutdown, re-start, hibernate, sleep and view your hardware status.

VoiceWake for Windows 10 Mobile

Please note that you will need to install the VoiceWake Server app on your Windows 10 PC. Just go to the Help screen once you launch the app and the download link will be the first FAQ answered.

VoiceWake performed nicely, connecting my Lumia 950 to my Dell Laptop without any delay. Actions were equally responsive. The app may not appeal to everyone and there is a 7-Day, ad-supported trial version available to let you try things out. The full version of VoiceWake is currently running $1.99.

Footnote: It turns out that VoiceWake does not require your PC and Phone to be on the same network. VoiceWake can work anywhere. If you use your PC's public IP address or DDNS hostname and forward the proper ports on your router (as mentioned during the app tutorial), VoiceWake will work over the internet. Thanks Mark for the explanation.

Download VoiceWake for Windows 10 PC and Mobile (opens in new tab)

QR: VoiceWake

AdDuplex HERO Promotion

AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex's HERO Apps program is designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.

The HERO Apps promotion partners AdDuplex with Windows Central, AppDeals and Microsoft TechRewards{.nofollow} to provide additional benefits to the top apps every month. These benefits are spread across four packages and include:

  • 100% exchange ratio on AdDuplex for 1 month
  • $50-500 credits to run ad campaigns on AdDuplex
  • @AdDuplex tweet about your app]
  • Professional ad design (banner and/or interstitial)
  • TechReward Points
  • App quality review by the Windows Store
  • Free feature campaign on AppDeals
  • Review of your app on Windows Central

The rules to join the HERO Apps program remain the same. Every app that you start to cross-promote on the AdDuplex network will be able to apply for the program and receive one of the four benefit packages. You can find all the fine print and sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website.

Windows Central is proud to be partnering with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. As with our existing partnership with myAppFree Deals, this is yet another excellent opportunity to promote both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile platforms.

Windows Central is already partnering with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be collaborating with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another great opportunity to promote the Windows 10 PC and Mobile platform.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

38 Comments
  • When an update for Windows Central app with links of download?
  • Good question!
  • Exactly, why isn't the link in the article itself?
  • I think the app might be released next week... An article said if everything goes well
  • Yep, should go into open beta in a bit, according to themselves. Better wait a while longer and have a good product/service rather than sooner and half assed.
  • Actually no, It's been out for a little over a month.  I still have a few planned features in the works, but it's definitely not in beta...
  • I think they are talking about the new Windows Central app
  • Ohh, haha, I guess you're right.  My apologies JEcadeQueiroz and William!
  • It's actually been out for over a month here's a link.  I still have a few planned features in the works, stay tuned.
  • @LaikaGlove, great work dude!
    I'm curious The .msi installer has a .pptx extension, any particular reason?
    Using the phone app at present, i'll pm you a link (created a tutorial and your app was pretty much the starting point - the tutorial just grew and grew as i worked on it lol) so you can see what i mean. Edit: Nvm lol, see Ed Boland's comment below :).
  • Voicewake seems quite interesting. Just got a little Acer Revo to make my allegedly smart TV a lot smarter and this would be really handy for controlling that. I'll give it a look.
  • Mobile app is still $1.99. Still might be worth getting, I'll have to do the trial when I get home tonight.
  • It'll always be $1.99 the promotion isn't to get it for free.
  • My bad, I know I've gotten several paid apps for free off Windows Central, I thought that was the HERO series. Guess not.
  • @bdchambers79. The app is totally worth it.
  • Microsoft should just integrate these features into their phones.
  • Agreed, especially since mobile, tablet and pc will be running W10.
  • True dat!
  • Ha. They'd put them on iDroid, maybe. Good for this dev for making it happen. I'd 100% get this app if I could do all of actions from anywhere. The requirement of being on the same network, in my apartment, limits my personal use scenario.
  • I'm not sure why the article states you need to be on the same network, you can definitely use VoiceWake from anywhere as long as you have a DDNS hostname set up with the right ports forwarded on your router!
  • Hi,just to let you know, unable to buy your app from store, on 950xl and on surface 2 pro, you type in your password go to buy, says got 6 pounds available to use from gift card and has buy button and boom crashes out before you can click buy (uk store)
  • Cannot purchase app in US either. Emailed developers, they said it is a store related problem and that there is nothing that they can do. If Microsoft wants the Windows 10 apps to succeed, things like this must be resolved ASAP.
  • Added the footnote. Thanks for pointing that out and thanks to the developer for the help.
  • bought this one already XD
  • What would be the point of this app? Genuine question. "Oh I've forgotten to switch my laptop off." is all I can think of.
  • Here's a few use cases:   Some people travel a lot and want to be able to turn on their pc in order to use remote desktop.  You can also just use VoiceWake when you're in another room and want to turn off/on, restart your pc. Gamers and IT professionals can use VoiceWake to remotely kill processes on a PC, or even just monitor hardware stats of multiple devices. There's quite a few uses, plus I have a few other planned features that should make VoiceWake even more useful down the line. You should try it!
  • Tried the server and Wm 10 app , this does not work.
  • Contact me at voicewake@gmail.com, what are the issues you're having?
  • One of those apps i wish i hadn't installed it didn't work at all. Appeared to knock my Netgear router offline and on unistalling crippled network access until several reboots reloads of network drivers. Have WOL working and able to remote shutdown pc's before but this just doesn't work.
  • This is a great app, I bought it a while ago when it just came out. It's nice to see it has grown. I stopped using it because it didn't work with Spanish Cortana. Maybe this has changed?
  • One of our fellow ambassadors, TechFreak1 has written a comprehensive how-to on using this app a while back. Check it out here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10-how-guides/395420-how-turn-y... I bought the full version months ago. Fantastic app! Does what it says...  
  • Thanks for the mention Ed :).
  • Thank you guys!
  • "You can also just use VoiceWake when you're in another room and want to turn off/on, restart your pc." I simply don't believe I actually just read that! Laika, I'm sure you're a very nice person and all that but - REALLY!??? Why!!!!!?
  • There's plenty of reasons "why"... tons of use case scenarios: Examples:  Have you ever gone to bed and realized that you forgot to turn off your PC in the other room/office? Without having to get up out of bed, just tell Cortana to "shutdown my computer" via VoiceWake! Or maybe you're relaxing in your favorite recliner in the living room, and you remember you have some work to do on the PC which is OFF in the other room. Simply have Cortana wake your PC with VoiceWake and access the PC with Remote Desktop. The possibilities are endless! I've personally taken advantage of the above scenarios on more than one occasion. It works!
  • It also works over the internet.  So you can wake your PC remotely from anywhere, then access it remotely using remote desktop.  See Ed Boland's response as well.
  • True, but not right out of the box. One must correctly configure his router by forwarding the appropriate ports as you well know. Same with Remote Desktop client.
  • Ed - let me take one of your "use case" scenarios. Forgive me, but if you feel the need to relax on your favorite recliner maybe your brain is telling you to do EXACTLY THAT and RELAX; either your body or mind, or indeed both. The propensity people have to try and constantly multitask (rather than doing ONE THING AT A TIME PROPERLY) is not healthy and simply leads to undue stress. Perhaps you forgot to do something on the pc because you were a bit tired in the FIRST PLACE! Maybe - next time - you should give your mind the CREDIT IT DESERVES and respect what it tells you and not make matters worse by interrupting what is obviously much-needed recuperation time! Think about it (or, more to the point, DON'T - as the case may be!) Have a good, happy, day. P.s. I normally charge for this information but because you're a fellow Lumia owner IT'S FREE AND GRATIS!!