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VNC Viewer is the only remote access app you’ll need. Why? Because…
* It’s from RealVNC, the inventors of VNC remote access and control technology.
* We’ve 20 years’ experience making the remote control experience as good as it gets.
* There’s no limit to the number of computers you can access, nor how long you can connect in for.
* We support the widest range of platforms in the business: www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/tech-specs/#platforms
* It’s free to use whether you’re connecting locally or over the Internet (and you won’t see an advert, either).
Don’t believe us? Check out our reviews! Then check out the hidden costs of other remote access solutions…
We recommend you try this out at home or in the office first:
1) Make sure your computer and iDevice are connected to the same Wi-Fi-enabled local network.
2) Install this app.
3) Download VNC 5 to your computer and apply a Free license, or take a 30 day trial of our premium security and performance features.
When you’re ready to go out and about:
5) Make sure both computer and iDevice are connected to the Internet (for example over 3G, or from a Wi-Fi hotspot).
6) Configure the computer’s firewall to enable VNC.
7) Configure the computer’s router to forward port 5900.
For more information on steps 6 and 7, see kb.realvnc.com/questions/1
===Security and privacy===
When you connect, you’re asked for credentials (this is to protect your computers if you share or lose your iDevice). We’re often asked what these are:
* If you applied a Free license to VNC 5, enter the password you created when you installed it on your computer.
* If you applied a paid-for license (or took a trial), enter the username and password you normally use to *log on* to your computer.
We don’t want to hide anything from you, so please note that connections will only be secure (encrypted) if you applied a paid-for license to VNC 5 (or took a trial). Connections to a Free license are fast and responsive, but we hope you’ll understand that end-to-end encryption is a premium feature.
===How to control===
Your finger moves the mouse cursor rather than clicking where you touch, as you might expect with a touchscreen. While this may seem counter-intuitive at first, you’ll soon appreciate the fine-grained control it gives you of a high-resolution computer desktop (especially from the small screen of an iPhone!)
Mouse operations are performed by gestures. So to double-click, position the mouse cursor appropriately and then tap the screen twice. To see which gestures we’ve mapped to other click, drag, and scroll operations, tap [?] on the toolbar to open the help.
To type, open the keyboard from the toolbar. Function and other special keys (such as Ctrl, Alt, Delete, and the Cmd key on a Mac) are available from a sliding bar above the keyboard.
As for the rest: it’s simply as though you’re sitting in front of your computer! There’s no limit to the applications you can run, data you can access, nor operations you can perform…
We’d love to hear from you:
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What's New in Version 2.2.3
- Bug fixes.
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This is the only remote viewer you need. It is not difficult to set up and is both more reliable and more functional than the ones that are easier to set up and promise the same functionality. I use this for remote access both on my home wi-fi network out of laziness, and off-site from either a different network or my 4G on my iPhone. I am not a network tech but after a slight amount of digging in forums I figured out how to dedicate a port and set the port on the VNC Viewer. Next thing I knew I was up and running on this aesthetically clean, intuitive product. I do most of my remote connections via either my iPad, iPhone or iPod touch but have occasionally used my laptop. The laptop software for connecting is not as intuitive or clean but still works incredibly well. I would, and have, recommended this product over any others to friends and if you are product searching I highly recommend this one as top choice to you.
With the recent LogMeIn drama unfolding on the internet, I went looking for an alternative. This app popped up in AppsGoneFree, so I gave it a swing. I've never used remote software that was so easy to use! I don't have to run a stupid client when on a local network. Setup use the Bonjour service is swift and painless. I'm very happy with this title, and would have easy paid money for it knowing how well it works. I can do more with this software than the LogMeIn solution ever thought possible. LogMeIn can screw themselves, I've got a new go to app for my remoting needs.
Easily the best VNC client on any platform!
I love everything about this - it runs full screen, it uses the screen like a touchpad, rather than as a touch screen, which makes it a lot easier to be sure you're hitting the right spot. The clipboard transfer is seamless (most programs screw that one up). This is one of those cases where the app makers really thought about how the ipad interface is different, and made the transition intuitive.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 21, 2014
- Version: 2.2.3
- Size: 7.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: RealVNC Limited
- © 2010 RealVNC Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.