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 4.6.5


- The Nearby and Remote Computers list wasn't sorted alphabetically if you were signed out from Screens Connect
- We increased the resolve timeout to give more time for Screens to detect computers locally
- Fixed issue where it was not possible to edit the username or password in the authentication sheet

Happy Holidays!

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and wish you and everyone close to you a Happy Holidays!

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
35 Ratings
35 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Control your computer from anywhere.

joebinis ,

Pretty Good

I really appreciate the "curtain mode" feature for connecting to another macOS machine with privacy on that screen. The trouble is that curtain mode is not entirely reliable. I doubt that is Screens problem; more likely it's Apple's problem. There are some situations where an improperly disconnected Screens VNC connection could leave the host in curtain mode. The best recovery option is to SSH into the host and reboot. The alternative is to power the host off and on again. I've also had situations where curtain mode is turned on in the Screens VNC client but the host doesn't actually go into curtain mode. This could be devastating if I believe that curtain mode is enabled but in fact it's not, and someone is observing my activity. I can usually verify curtain mode by checking the host display settings (in Preferences) on the host through the Screens VNC connection. If the host is in curtain mode, or the display is turned off, there will only be a few scaled resolution options (like 2560x1440, 1080p, 720p), whereas if the display is attached, on and active, the scaled display settings will include all modes supported by that display and the host working together.

Overall, I am pleased with Screens 4 and glad that I made the purchase. It's easy to configure including the SSH key, and it works pretty well.

I just wish Apple had a better remote control feature like Windows Remote Desktop, which IMHO is the ultimate remote access option.

haincha ,

Pricey, but it does exactly what it’s supposed to.

The $30 price tag was a tough bullet to bite considering there is Screen Sharing built into the OS for free and Microsoft Remote Desktop in the store for free. But, Screen Sharing has been incredibly flakey since the High Sierra update. It won’t resize my host window to fit in the constrains of the screen and makes me mouse to scroll around the window. Very frustrating. Screens 4 worked perfect on my iPad, so I felt comfortable spending the money here. I wasn’t disappointed. Screens 4 combines functionality of both Screen Sharing and Microsoft Remote Desktop and does it remarkably well. If you’re on the fence, there is a Trial version on the Developer’s website.

If you want to connect to your computers at home from a remote location, it will require a little bit of knowledge in port forwarding and setting up static IPs. Learn to log into your router and find a guide to set up mapping. It appears to be much more complicated than it really is.


Edovia Inc.
16.9 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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