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.
Configure your PC for remote access first. Download the RDP assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you: https://aka.ms/rdsetup
Learn more about remote desktop apps here: https://aka.ms/rdapps
•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
We're improving our app - learn more! https://aka.ms/rdmac-preview
This update adds a dismissible banner to the app UI to message the fact that the client will be deprecated soon. You can start using the new version of Remote Desktop today by downloading Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from the App Store.
Ratings and Reviews
Consistent updates and reliable
I use this app constantly to remote into Windows servers from a Mac. It’s pretty great!
Only suggestion I have is it would be awesome if it were possible to remap keys and create custom ones myself to make editing text much more fluid. For example, command+c becomes control+c. Option+left/right arrow becomes control+left/right arrow to make cusor skipping over words. Option+shift+right/left arrow becomes control+shift+left/right arrow. There are many of these that would make it possible for me to retire Parallels/vmware on my Mac. Command+R should be F5. Also, I think having the command key operate as a Windows key just gets in the way. It would be nice to disable that. Thanks for the consideration. Great app!
Edit: It is fantastic to hear some of this is solved in a future release. Having a few shortcuts is a step in the right direction. Please consider opening this up to user-customization in the future release as well.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your sharing your feedback with us. We have started to work on a new experience which partially answers your feature requests. You can test drive it through the RD Insider program. You can reach it from the help menu from our app.
Turn off All Monitors by default and add quick connect
There needs to be an option to set a default settings for new session entires. One thing I NEVER use is multiple monitors for RDP. About half the time I forget to uncheck that box when I create a new entry and have to close the session, and go back in and change it. Can’t there just be a place in properties to set sane defaults per the user so that this problem goes away?
Also, there needs to be a quick connect option. I work with thousands of Windows VMs, and rarely have to connect to the same one more than a couple of times a year. I don’t want to have to create a new entry a dozen times a day for every session I access. I just want a quick connect box where I can pop in a name and go.
This is the one application, that I wish behaved more like the Windows version.
May be lacking a few features but it works really well
Reading all of the other reviews I realize that this app doesn’t get the love it deserves. It’s frustrating that you have to define and save a connection before using it, but it’s SO head and shoulders above Microsoft’s own Remote Desktop.
Scales for high DPI clients well. It’s super-stable, and it’s fast. I run paralllels on my MBP and default to using this over the native client every time.
I can’t find fault since it works every time, and works well. The ideas put forth here by other reviewers would genuinely improve it so hopefully they’re given consideration.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.