Jump Desktop (Remote Desktop) - RDP / VNC
By Phase Five Systems
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Enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere. Jump Desktop is a remote desktop application that lets you securely connect to any computer in the world. Compatible with both RDP and VNC, Jump Desktop is secure, reliable and very easy to set up.
* Easy setup and reliable:
Jump Desktop is very easy to configure; anyone can do it! Just visit: https://www.jumpdesktop.com on your PC or Mac, click the ‘Automatic Setup’ link and follow step-by-step instructions. You’ll be up and running in no time.
Jump encrypts the connection between computers to ensure privacy and security. Automatic connections are always encrypted by default. Supports NLA, TLS/SSL encryption for RDP. SSH Tunnelling and SSL/TLS encryption for VNC.
* Supercharged Productivity:
Use Mac keyboard shortcuts in Windows. Seamlessly switch between computers without changing the way you use the keyboard. Vastly improves productivity. Fully customizable: Configure your own shortcuts or use the built-in defaults. No other app comes close.
* Integrated into macOS
Quickly search and launch computers directly from Spotlight. Tightly integrated into macOS's power saving technology to give you the best battery life on the go. Tabbing support.
* Super fast and beautiful:
Powered by one of the fastest VNC and RDP engines on the planet. Multi-core, hardware accelerated rendering for zippy performance. Optimized for MacBook Pros and iMacs with Retina display
* Multi-protocol: supports RDP, VNC and Fluid Remote Desktop
* Full international keyboard support for RDP, VNC and ARD
* Dictation support (Mountain Lion and later)
* Tabs (macOS Sierra and later)
* 3 different ways to zoom and pan the remote screen (really useful when controlling multi-monitor remote systems from laptops)
* Easy and secure setup: Automatically configure your PC or Mac for remote access without worrying about your router settings. Set up as many computers as you like and manage them all using your Google account (optional)
* Built-in SSH tunneling for RDP and VNC connections
* Tested on: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012/R2/2016, SBS Server, Windows 10
* RD Broker and Load balancer support
* RD Gateway support
* Dynamic resolution updates (Win 8.1/2012 R2+)
* Desktop Scaling (Win 8.1/2012 R2+)
* Multi monitor support
* Secure: 128-bit RDP, TLS/SSL, FIPS and NLA authentication supported
* Printing redirection support (including a optional , super-fast server side-driver)
* Audio streaming
* Console sessions
* Folder sharing
* International keyboard layouts
* Tested with macOS 10.5+, TightVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC, Linux (Ubuntu Remote Desktop)
* Secure: Supports SSH tunneling as well as SSL encryption (SSL only available when using automatic setup)
* Black and white, Grayscale, 8-bit and 16-bit color modes to help manage bandwidth
* Clipboard syncing
* Multiple monitor support
What's New in Version 7.0.7
7.0.7 is a bug fix and stability update:
* Fixed: RDP: Delay while syncing clipboard
* Fixed: RDP: RD Gateway connections may fail after the first connection attempt
* Fixed: RDP: Printing: Don't override the default printer setting on the remote computer
* Fixed: VNC: Clipboard fixes
* Keyboard fixes for Cyrillic keyboards
Good, but has a flaw
For the most part, Jump Desktop works very well. I’ve yet to find a feature I need that it doesn’t already have, but it does have one very annoying flaw.
If you need to use an SSH tunnel to connect to a remote computer, I find myself needing to re-select the SSH private key every single time I open Jump Desktop. Failure to do so results in an error message about not being able to open the tunnel.
This happens on two different Macs, so I don’t think it’s just an issue with my computer.
I’ve emailed them about this multiple times, but they still have yet to resolve it.
Excellent Remote Application
As a remote user, this is what makes my work life enjoyable.
The one thing I would want back from an earlier version is to have my remote computer appear locked. Right now, if I remote into my machine, anyone that would walk by my computer could essentially see everything on my screen while I am working on it. I have to turn my monitors off to prevent others from seeing my computer logged on while I work remotely.
works great, better than microsofts rdp client
Jump desktop works great. I like using a mac, but most of my work is done on windows machines. Jump desktop has enabled me to work on my mac and remote into windows machines easily. I love how it maps mac keys to windows keys, like command c will map to ctrl-c on windows. It must use some kind of cloud service because I don’t have to connect to a VPN in order to remote into my machine at work. Love it