Use the new Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your administrator. The app helps you be productive no matter where you are.

Configure your PC for remote access first by download the Remote Desktop assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you:

• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server
• Access remote resources published by your IT administrator
• Connect remotely through a Remote Desktop Gateway
• Secure connection to your data and applications
• Streamlined management of your connections from the connection center
• High quality video and audio streaming

Learn more about remote desktop apps at:

What’s New

Version 10.2.13

We've got two small updates in this release:

• Fixed a hang that occurred when connecting via an RD Gateway.
• Added a privacy notice to the "Add Feed" dialog.

If you encounter any errors, you can always contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Jacobwod ,

No Retina support

Quite unusable on newer Macs as it lacks Retina support. As a result, the remote Windows desktop is rendered blurry and user experience is greatly reduced.

Otherways does its job well, and but the missing Retina support is a deal breaker.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. Retina support will be coming, we just have to work on some other tasks first to ensure that the experience is as great as it can be (for example, adding scale factor remoting).

HenrikX ,

Please improve rendering speed

It looks good but graphic rendering is slower than my old version of Remote Desktop. I belive it’s the number of colors or something. Unfortunately it’s quite a pain to work in this version but due to some security issue I can no longer use the old one that I love.
Please see if you can improve rendering speed.

Tipo874 ,

Extremely slow compared to 8.0.43

After upgrading from a 2008 to a 2012 MacBook Pro, and High Sierra, I could no longer use the old Remote Desktop app, version 2 something, to connect to a VirtualBox VM running XP on a remote system.

I upgraded to version 10, and while it starts, it is so extremely slow that it is unusable.

I installed 8.0.43, which is both quick and runs well, just about the same performance as version 2.

I tunnel RDP through an ssh pipe, TCP port 3389, and it is possible that this is causing my problems, but I haven’t seen any other requirements.

Today I was notifified that there was a new version 10 app, but it is no better than the previous version.


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18.7 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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