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: 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.

* Secure:
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

RDP features:
* 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

VNC features:
* 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

Version 7.1.2

Fixed graphical glitches on macOS 10.13.2

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Easy to Use and Works

The Razor

Although I personally had a hard time paying for something I could get for free from Microsoft, Remote Desktop, I’ve been a Jump user since 2014. Jump is extremely easy to use and works well. MS RD just never worked as smoothly or reliably. Note, this may have changed over the years, but I have no reason to go back and check.

I routinely use Jump to connect to Windows and Macs around the world, and more often than not the performace feels as if the computer is right next door. Little things such as printing, etc. just always seemed to work better in Jump than they did in MS RD. The iPad and iPhone versions of the software work just as well although admittedly I use them considerably less than I do the desktop software, but the are great for logging in and checking the status of certain services / projects.

Extremely Useful


I got this app becuase I have a computer hooked up to my TV being used as an HTPC. I find it easier to mirror the computer screen on to my laptop and adjust the settings and load files etc. than to try and stare at small writing across a room. Not only that this lets me work on that computer and watch something else on the TV at the same time as I dont need to see the computer on the TV screen becuase I can see it on my laptop. I can also use my laptop keyboard mouse etc. with it. The only reason I gave 4 stars intead of 5 is I would like to be able to hear the computer audio through remote computer. Worth every penny if you have an HTPC for setting things up etc.

It works… so much better


I have used other products to RDP to Windows boxes, but Jump Desktop has worked the best for me.

The open source products are free, but buggy; for me, they crash often and lag on updates. The Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Clients (all the versions!) are not configurable if you need to use different ports, etc. And they also randomly fail to connect in my environment - so far my team has had no luck in determining a root cause.

I am very happy with this product. It is worth the money to be able to connect reliably. It is fast and the UI is easy. I know it is a small thing, but the ability to dynamically resize the window is a feature that is sadly lacking in the Microsoft clients.


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20.9 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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