With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Getting Started
Configure your PC for remote access first. Download the RDP assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you:
Learn more about remote desktop apps here:

•Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
•Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
•Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
•High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
•Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
•Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
•Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications

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What's New

Version 8.0.43

General bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Breaks clipboard on Mac


Whenever I run this application on Sierra it breaks my Mac’s clipboard. If I copy and paste within my Mac it copies text I want plus a huge number of empty lines between lines I copied. It’s completely unusable because of that unless you stop using copy and paste. It’s disappointing because otherwise it’s a good app.



After years of the 8.x stream, still the same issues:

Can’t turn off alert sounds - I had to disable sound completely just to avoid alerts

No auto-connect to remote machine by-passing or automatically submitting the password - even though the connection profile has a saved password, it always says it’s invalid when the app first launches. Cancelling and then double-clicking the connection in the server list will let it log on without typing a password. Such an easy bug to fix. So infuriating in use.

MS needs to abandon Windows and go X-box only.

Doesn’t work very well


It freezes up all the time, and when typing some characters don’t show up until you hit another key. These things make this tool very annoying to use, and instead I choose to run remote desktop in a windows vm.


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14.9 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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