Using your iPhone or iPad, you can connect to a Mac or Windows PC, and see the files, programs, and resources exactly as you would if you were sitting at your desk, just on a smaller screen.
The lite version has a 5 minutes session limitation.
- Standard VNC protocol.
- Mac OS X sign on.
- Encrypted password signon.
- 8 and 32 bit color modes.
- Local Mouse support.
- Support for Swiftpoint GT hardware mouse.
- Support for Mouse Easy. Use an iPhone as a bluetooth trackpad.
- Camera as barcode scanner.
- Zoom and scroll as the Safari browser.
- Landscape mode.
- Has been tested with RealVNC, TightVNC, UltrVNC on Windows, and Apple Screen sharing, which is included with the Mac OS X.
- A screen rotation could give a black screen
- Added access to Photos
- Allow IPV6 address format
Ratings and Reviews
The time limit was raised to 5 minutes. Thank you! Honestly this is the most useful app that I have. I manage my Plex server and run ThinVNC on it. This app works perfectly. The controls and mouse clicks work well and I've been very happy with it. On average it takes about 5-10 seconds to connect and then I'm off doing whatever I need to do. I can right-click on taskbar icons and everything. I'd buy the full version if it was just a little bit cheaper.
Touch screen macOS
I have three Mac Pros in a studio. Almost everyday I need to be in another part of the studio but still need to have Finder access to my host and slave Macs. I use Mocha VNC 4.4 as a part of my daily workflow. I wish Apple included Remote Desktop into iOS, but we have Mocha VNC thankfully.
With the 12.9” iPad Pro and its large real estate I can freely move around and comfortably continue to work.
I’m giving version 4.4 5-stars. I’m not sure their reasoning for providing a free lite version then suddenly giving it a 2 minute time period within a decimal upgrade, especially when many people have app upgrade on automatic. Luckily I don’t. I’m glad I read the description for 4.5 first. I feel that was a little sneaky. Perhaps so many people were happy enough with the Lite version they weren’t paying for the full version. Still, it could have been handled a little better.
That being said, it’s only $5.99. And for an app that it a part of my daily workflow, I obviously have no problem paying.
I like the features the full version adds, (mouse support- hopefully local, a Bluetooth mouse connected to my iPad Pro and fully controlling macOS just as if I was in front of Mac - I need to read the description further), Mouse Easy, and encrypted sign on.
Question: Does Mocha VNC support Mission Control via function keys, the default F3 key (hasn’t worked for me), , macros or mouse gestures? I hope so. That’s something I need. I have two monitors connected to my host Mac Pro, and each monitor has at least four desktops via Mission Control, plus I use Screen Sharing in a full screen desktop to access my Mac slaves. It would be nice if a simple swipe gesture would allow me to easily move between desktops spaces.
Regardless, my reason for writing a review is to say that I much fancy this solution which keeps macOS touch-screen free, than Windows 10. IMO, touchscreens are only ergonomically feasible if they can lay flat on a surface. Plus it enhances the Apple eco-system which I fully use and embrace, (AirPlay, iCloud and AirDrop). Anything Mocha VNC can add to improve functionality with these workflows would be very helpful.
Thanks to the developer for making a VNC app that doesn’t require me to create an account, or sign up for a service like many of the other developers do. I will never support those apps where possible.
Please keep Mocha VNC account-based free, and support Mission Control and the Apple eco-system (of you already don’t). I will be purchasing more MochaSoft apps.
Fantastic app works great
I have a Mac Mini that is headless that I use for a music server. The Remote app is okay but has limits. I already had VNC set up so I could access though my computer. I looked for the iPad remote version but it was the same as the one for the iPhone. Then I found this. I think most of the negative reviews are from people that don't fully understand how to set up VNC on their system or those that access across subnets or the internet which can be problematic for users that don't have experience with that aspect, I can't speak to those users, but if you use this on a local network and have VNC working on a computer this will set up in less than a minute, it is flawless. This is the best app I have downloaded yet.
As stated above, it took me less than a minute to get this to work on my system. I entered the IP address and password and it was up and running. There are also added benefits, if I want to see flash, I can VNC to the mini and enter the address and view over this. I really can't figure out why this would have any negative reviews. Now I have full access to itunes and everything else on my headless mini from my iPad. What a great app.
Edit to add, I am going to buy the full version but for free this is the best deal going.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.