Access your computers from wherever you are!

Screens lets you connect back to your Mac, Windows, Linux PC or Raspberry Pi and control it from the comfort of your living room, the corner coffee shop or anywhere in the world.

Work on that spreadsheet you left at home, perform software updates on your server ten thousand miles away, help your dad configure his computer in your hometown.

Screens is fast, secure and reliable.


• Curtain Mode
Keep your Mac desktop hidden while accessing it.

• File Transfers
Share files between Macs via drag and drop.

• Connect Safely
Screens can connect back to your computer through a secured connection.

• Connect from Everywhere
Install Screens Connect on your Mac or Windows PC and make it easily reachable from anywhere in the world.

• Session Selection
Connect as yourself or share a session with another Mac user.

• Multiple Display Support
Your Mac has several displays? Screens lets you select an individual one or show them all at once.

• Clipboard Sharing
Exchange rich text, URLs, images and more via your local or the remote clipboard. Screens can also keep them in sync.

• Touch Bar Support
Adaptive and handy shortcuts accessible right at your fingertips.

• Groups
Gather your saved screens as groups and keep everything in order.

• Help Out Your Friends, Relatives or Colleagues
Have them download our free Screens Express utility and gain access their Mac to help them troubleshoot issues, update apps, etc.


• One Click User Password
• Synchronize your content via iCloud or Dropbox
• Adaptive Quality
• URL Schemes Support (RFC 2396)
• SSH Key support
• Observe and Control Modes
• Hot Corners Support
• Send commands to your computer before disconnecting
• And so much more!


• A VNC Server, such as UltraVNC or TightVNC, is required to connect to a Windows PC.
• Windows, Linux PCs and Raspberry Pi can only send or receive text and URLs.
• 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.

See Screens’ User Guide for details.

What's New

Version 4.4.3

- Fixed double cursor issue when connecting to Linux when "Show Local Cursor" is disabled
- Stability improvements

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Works poorly with x11vnc or VMware VNC server


I was hoping to use Screens to manage a Linux machine running the x11vnc server, and a Windows VM (running on that Linux machine) using VMware Workstation Pro’s built-in VNC server. Unfortunately, it has shortcomings that make it impractical to use with both of those kinds of VNC servers: First, scrolling (with two fingers on my MacBook’s trackpad) is ludicrously fast, to the point of being unusable. I move my fingers half an inch upward and a browser on the remote machine scrolls by several entire screenfuls. Other VNC clients (I’ve tried TigerVNC and RealVNC) don’t have that problem. Second, the VMware VNC server supports adaptive compression and it works with TigerVNC, but not with Screens, so scrolling and other screen updates are sluggish.

The UI is nice and Screens is probably great for managing one Mac from another, but its compatibility with non-Mac VNC servers is apparently not so great.

Simple, reliable, a great user experience


I’ve been using Screens for about seven months, and it’s proven to be a great application with a strong track record. I can connect to remote Macs, Windows PCs, and *nix systems like Linux and BSD with no fuss. If you’re looking for a no-excess workhorse for screen sharing, look no further than Screens!

UPDATE: Screens just keeps getting better with each update. Improved stability and performance, additional features… For those having configuration trouble, take a moment to check in with the Screens support guys. They are very helpful.

Simple to set up and use

Laguna Backpacker

Very simple to set up, very simple to use. It took me about five minutes to get set up for my first session. I had the person on the other end (a computer newbie) download ScreensExpress, and within a few minutes they were able to send me a connection link. I haven’t experienced any lag issues, and I’m pretty happy with the app.


Edovia Inc.
15.4 MB
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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