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

3.2 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 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.

Still buggy after all these years….


Still the same bugs after all these years, even if I reported most of them in the feedback. I guess Microsoft just doesn’t read those feedback. I guess they don’t read these review either…
- All of my saved session with a different resolution than my original resolution on my mac start with the title bar (the one used to move the window around, you know?) off screen. Unable to move the windows! Nice one!
- If one of youyr session ever disconnect and can’t reconnect, that screen just stay black. No way to get rid of it. Only way is to close the whole app (and all your other session with it). Sometime, I have like 3 or 4 black screens (I’m a sysadmin) that were disconnected at one point waiting for me to kill the whole app but I don’t want to because this means that I will have to reconnect all my other *BEEEP* sessions!
- Whole other bunch of nuisances. Just lost the will to enumerate them all. See the start of this review to know why.


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14.9 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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