Screens VNC - Remote Access To Your Desktop Computer
By Edovia Inc.
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Leave your computer behind and travel light! 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.
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“Solid update to Edovia’s excellent utility for remotely logging into a Mac or PC from an iPhone or iPad.”
— John Gruber, Daring Fireball
“Edovia’s Screens is a MacStories favorite because it’s so ridiculously easy to use.”
— Cody Fink, MacStories
“Screens is now the best VNC client for iOS.”
— Rene Ritchie, iMore
“Screens is, simply put, the best screen sharing app for iOS”
— Dan Moren, Macworld
“Screens for iOS is the best remote access solution for accessing our Macs when away from home.”
— Bradley Chambers, The Sweet Setup
“Screens easily justifies the investment for serious users by increasing productivity.”
— Steve Paris, Mac|Life
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• Connect from Everywhere
Install Screens Connect on your Mac and make it easily reachable from anywhere in the world.
• Stay Synchronized
Your saved Screens follow you on every iOS device you own through iCloud.
• Quickly Connect to Nearby Computers
Initiate a single-shot connection to a nearby Mac 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!
• Gestures Everywhere
Control your computer with all the trackpad gestures you’re used to and more!
• Hot Corners
It’s like they were meant for Screens. Get more control over your Mac!
• Shortcuts for Everyone
Screens’ scrollable shortcuts toolbar ensures that you'll always have your favorite shortcuts close when you need them.
• 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 its on.
• Full Hardware Keyboard Support
Don’t like that virtual keyboard and prefer to tap on real keys? No problem!
• Clipboard Sharing
Exchange rich text, URLs, images and more via your local or the remote clipboard. Screens can also synchronize both clipboards.
• AirPlay Mirroring
Send your computer’s display to your TV through AirPlay.
• 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.
• Help Out Your Friends or Relatives
Have them download our free Screens Express utility and gain access their Mac to help them troubleshoot issues, update apps, etc.
AND FOR THE POWER USER:
• SSH Keys Support
Initiate a secure connection (SSH) with a key, with or without a password.
Launch Screens from URL Schemes like screens://, vnc:// or ssh://.
• 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.
• Windows and Linux PCs can only send or 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 3.6.11
Easy and Perfect
Downloaded Screens from the App Store, immediately clicked into the new app, then through a couple of intuitive in-app-options and in literally under a minute had setup and browsed my MacBook Air laptop, home Mac workstation and attached hard drives - from iPad mini. I should note that I have long used the remote access ability included in OSX and the Apple Airpot router so these machines were already appropriately configured and required no additional settings or software changes.
Really happy with this app. Was using iTeleport for a number of years but their crashes, etc. for the last two years left me with no choice but to seek out another VNC app.
This one's good! Tried the free "VNC Viewer" made by RealVNC and it worked fairly well but had some issues so I ditched it.
Overall, I'm glad I spent $20 to support the development of a good VNC app.
(I do, however, wish controlling the screen itself was a BIT more of what I'm used to, where the cursor is in a fixed position and you move the screeeeen to the point where you want the mouse to click and then tap the screen to perform a click. That was faster and more accurate in my opinion, but I've mostly gotten used to the input methods of "Screens.")
I love this app. It works like a dream. HOWEVER, there's no Smart Keyboard support. That means if you have the Smart Keyboard connected, you can't use it with your iPad Pro. In fact, you have to disconnect it completely if you want to even use the onscreen keyboard! VERY annoying!
Hopefully the developers will address this issue, and then this is a 5 star app.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Nov 23, 2015
- Version: 3.6.11
- Size: 11.0 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Edovia Inc.
- © 2010-2015 Edovia, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.