Screens VNC - Access Your Computer From Anywhere
By Edovia Inc.
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Access your computers from wherever you are! Screens is a beautiful, yet powerful Screen Sharing and VNC client that lets you connect back to your Mac, Windows or Linux PC from the comfort of your living room, the corner coffee shop or anywhere in the world.
“Screens 3 brings welcome design and features that take advantage of OS X for a VNC app that’s versatile, powerful, and a pleasure to use.”
— Federico Viticci, MacStories
“Screens 3 makes the best Mac VNC app even better.”
— Rene Ritchie, iMore
“Screens 3 is a massive revamping of one of the most popular VNC clients available.”
— Mike Beasley, 9to5Mac
“Screens for Mac is the best remote access solution for accessing our Macs when away from home.”
— Bradley Chambers, The Sweet Setup
“If you ever want to access a computer from your Mac, Screens is the way to do it.”
— Shawn Blanc
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• Connect from Everywhere
Install Screens Connect on your Mac or Windows PC and make it easily reachable from anywhere in the world.
• Stay Synchronized
Your saved Screens follow you on every Mac or iOS devices you own through iCloud.
• Quickly Connect to Nearby Computers
Initiate a single-shot connection to a nearby Mac, Windows or Linux PC without having to create a new Screen.
• Connect Safely
Screens can connect back to your computer through a secured connection. Enable Remote Login on your Mac and you’re done!
• Easy Shortcuts
Assign key mappings to the most used keyboard shortcuts in order to control your remote computer more easily.
• Display Selection
Do you have more than one display attached to your Mac? Screens supports multiple displays allowing you to always access what you need, no matter which display it is on.
• Pasteboard Support
Send text back to your computer and receive text, images and URLs from it through the pasteboard.
• On Disconnect Actions
Screens can execute special commands before it disconnects from your computer. Execute one of them Hot Corners or get the remote user to log out.
AND FOR THE POWER USER:
• SSH Keys Support
Initiate a secure connection (SSH) with a key, with or without a passphrase.
Launch Screens from URL Schemes like screens://, vnc:// or ssh://.
• Screens in your menu bar
Access your recent connections or discovered computers right from your menu bar.
• A VNC Server, such as UltraVNC or TightVNC, is required to connect to a Windows PC.
• Windows and Linux users are required to configure their router and computer manually to access their computer remotely.
• A SSH Server, such as freeSSHd, is required to create a secure connection to a Windows or Linux PC.
• Pasteboard images are only receivable from a Mac. Windows and Linux PCs can only receive text and URLs.
See Screens’ User Guide for details.
• Screens will not receive any sound from your computer. This is a limitation of the RFB protocol the app is using.
• Screens Connect requires OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later. You will need to create a free Screens ID.
What's New in Version 3.6.6
- Added Backslash shortcut for keyboards that require the Alt key to be pressed
- Screens won't display notifications any longer unless the app is not in focus
- Fixed issue where credentials would not be saved
- Fixed Danisk keyboard mapping on Windows
- Stability improvements and other bug fixes
If you enjoy Screens, please take a moment to let others know how awesome it is by writing a favorable review on the App Store. Thanks a bunch!
You’re paying for bugs and your time
3.6.6 Update: Now that I have ssh-tunneling working, I can usually connect with no problems. I’m using duckdns on my tomato-based router to manage my IP changes. There’s still some odd behavior, but I’ve gotten use to the bugs at this point.
As long as you’re a networking expert or really enjoy learning about technical details, screens is okay. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box functional application, continue to look elsewhere.
3.6.1 Update: Wasted 2 hours today trying to configure ssh tunneling. Turns out, there’s a bug (shocker, I know!) that prevents you from changing password / private key. You have to re-create the connection. Do **NOT** select “save to keychain” otherwise, you’ll have to re-create the connection each time you want to connect. Everytime I try to look past one thing, 3 more bugs come out.
Screens is VNC with a seemingly nice UI. Well, except for all of the typos throughout. Remote logins don’t really work unless you make use of the “Screensconnect” utility. Which is an absolute joke. You have to remember to re-login each time your Mac reboots. So, there goes remote logins while I am on this trip. Also there are pointless checkboxes in the UI. Like “Remember credentials in my Keychain.” No idea why that is there. Doesn’t do anything. I have to retype my username/password everytime. Out of the box buttons in the toolbar sometimes do nothing. Want to switch between Desktop 1 and 2? Well, hopefully they’ll work *this* time… There’s a thing called “More right a space” in the menus, no idea what that does. Changing desktop spaces on the remote machine doesn’t always work. I contacted support through twitter, zero response. I’d highly recommend checking out virtually any another VNC/remote option.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Aug 18, 2015
- Version: 3.6.6
- Size: 10.2 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Edovia Inc.
- © 2011-2015 Edovia Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor