Screens VNC - Access Your Computer From Anywhere
By Edovia Inc.
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Leave your computer behind and travel light! Screens is a beautiful, yet powerful Screen Sharing and VNC client that lets you connect back to your Mac, Windows or Linux PC from the comfort of your living room, the corner coffee shop or anywhere in the world.
Screens offers a ton of awesome features that you’ll love:
• Connect from Everywhere
Install Screens Connect on your Mac and make it easily reachable from anywhere in the world.
• Stay Synchronized
Your saved Screens follow you on every iOS device you own through iCloud.
• Quickly Connect to Nearby Computers
Initiate a single-shot connection to a nearby Mac or Linux PC without having to create a new Screen.
• Connect Safely
Screens can connect back to your computer through a secured connection. Enable Remote Login on your Mac and you’re done!
• Gestures Everywhere
Control your computer with all the trackpad gestures you’re used to and more!
• Hot Corners
It’s like they were meant for Screens. Get more control over your Mac!
• Shortcuts for Everyone
Screens’ scrollable shortcuts toolbar ensures that you'll always have your favorite shortcuts close when you need them.
• Display Selection
Do you have more than one display attached to your Mac? Screens supports multiple displays allowing you to always access what you need, no matter which display its on.
• Full Hardware Keyboard Support
Don’t like that virtual keyboard and prefer to tap on real keys? No problem!
• Clipboard Sharing
Exchange rich text, URLs, images and more via your local or the remote clipboard. Screens can also synchronize both clipboards.
• AirPlay Mirroring
Send your computer’s display to your TV through AirPlay.
• On Disconnect Actions
Screens can execute special commands before it disconnects from your computer. Execute one of them Hot Corners or get the remote user to log out.
• Help Out Your Friends or Relatives
Have them download our free Screens Express utility and gain access their Mac to help them troubleshoot issues, update apps, etc.
AND FOR THE POWER USER:
• SSH Keys Support
Initiate a secure connection (SSH) with a key, with or without a password.
Launch Screens from URL Schemes like screens://, vnc:// or ssh://.
• A VNC Server, such as UltraVNC or TightVNC, is required to connect to a Windows PC.
• Windows and Linux users are required to configure their router and computer manually to access their computer remotely.
• A SSH Server, such as freeSSHd, is required to create a secure connection to a Windows or Linux PC.
• Windows and Linux PCs can only send or receive text and URLs.
See Screens’ User Guide for details.
• 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.
What's New in Version 3.6.1
#About this release
This version concentrates on *Stability, Speed* and *Support*. There are basically no new features. This is our [Snow Leopard](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Snow_Leopard) release before we start working Screens 4, which should be available later this year.
If you find this new version useful, please take a minute to write a favorable review on the App Store. Thanks!
- New app icon. Was scheduled for version 4.0 but why wait? :)
- New “Welcome to Screens” guide to help new users setup their computer and Screens
- Help section in the app settings, which now includes the new Welcome Guide, release notes, etc.
- Screens now performs a connection test when enabling secure connections to ensure the computer is configured properly
- Scrollable toolbar (when connected) will now gently bounce so that users notice that it can scroll. The effect goes away once the user scrolls the toolbar
- Screens will now move the remote cursor to the center of the active remote display
- Fixed issues with Launch Center Pro and other URL schemes
- Many bug fixes and improvements in the VNC engine
- Many UI and UX improvements
- Some characters on the French, Spanish and Turkish keyboards were not properly mapped
- Fixed issue where Screens would stop looking for local computers
- Copying clipboard content from a PC could fail in some circumstances
- Fixed issue where the cursor could move out of the remote display area when trackpad mode is enabled
- Screenshot for a saved screen could be old version when resuming the app
- Quickly disconnecting and reconnecting could make the app unresponsive
- Screens Connect info could override the wrong saved screen
- SSH Keys popover in Screens settings > Secure Connection > Advanced was too long
- SSK Key button in Screens settings > Secure Connection > Advanced would not come to a solid purple after selecting a key
- Display arrangement in toolbar > Actions > Select Display was cut when mixing Retina displays with non-retina ones
- The Secure Connection switch is now disabled by default when no information has been entered when creating a new screen
- Fixed issue where Screens would stop looking for local computers
- Removed Undo when using keyboard with remote computer
- Screens now clears the clipboard after importing a SSH key
- Improved disconnection animation on both iPhone and iPad
- Revamped secure connections, which should fix bug fixes, crashes and improve performances quite a bit
- Will now show a More Info option to display related help when a connection attempt fails
- Screens will now auto-manage screen settings when it is associated to a Screens ID
- Lots of improvements regarding stability and performance
good, not perfect
Easiest VNC-like service I’ve yet used to set up. However, like all of them, the connections don’t always work (right now my iPhone will only bring up the iMac screen when on the same WiFi network, not via cell data connection, despite using Screens Connect). I’m sure some fiddling will get it going, but it’s not quite plug-’n’-play. Nevertheless, it’s my app of choice over Apple’s Screen Sharing, Jolly’s Fast VNC, and other free VNC apps.
Very poor support
I was unable to get my iPad to link up with my Mac Mini. Three times I wrote to the support folks at Edovia. Each time the response I got basically boiled down to read and follow the directions. After hours and hours of trying to get the software to work with my Mac Mini, I asked for a refund. They told me that they don't do refunds, I have to contact the App Store. Unless you have independent tech-support, I would recommend looking elsewhere for software.
It is a little glitchy and not the smoothest, but it has great functionality and incredible potential for future application!
- Category: Business
- Updated: Mar 11, 2015
- Version: 3.6.1
- Size: 11.6 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Edovia Inc.
- © 2010-2015 Edovia, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.