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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/
* 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 on your iDevice.
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 www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/documentation/latest/getting-connected/
===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 as though you’re sitting in front of your computer! There’s simply no limit to the applications you can run, data you can access, nor operations you can perform…
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What's New in Version 2.3.2
- NEW: Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.
- Predictive text and third-party keyboards are disabled if you choose to obscure sensitive text (tap abc above the keyboard).
- FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer crashes when connected to computers with very large screen resolutions.
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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.
Some needed features to compete with other clients
1) It is too cumbersome to quickly get access to the keyboard. There should be a way to open the keyboard without pinning the task bar and tapping the keyboard icon. (E.g. Let the user define what the different gestures do, so that three finger swipe could immediately bring it up).
2) The task bar needs to include a 'control alt delete' button like it has on the desktop version. It is cumbersome when logging in to have to tap control, then alt, and then delete to unlock the computer.
3) Related to 2: There is a glitch where alt is kept selected after hitting 'control alt delete' to log in which prevents the keyboard from actually inputting any text into the password prompt and thus requiring to the user to tap alt again to have it unselected. This is also cumbersome.
4) Audio. The iPad should be able to act as the speaker and mic (and camera if possible) for the remote computer like others remote desktop systems can.
5) Video. There should be an option to stream video. Other remote applications like 'splash desktop' are able to accomplish this by buffering information in a compressed format to prepare it for the mobile device. This is a very useful feature.
I don't expect any of these features to necessarily be free, but they should be available. Adding these would dramatically improve this remote client platform.
Outstanding (was and hopefully will be again)
I rated this product several times. At one point it had a very small bug which has been fixed a long time ago. This product is as close to perfection as one can get.
What you just saw was my opinion until version 2.3.2 with auto-correct (predictive) appeared. Being able to turn it off just in a given session is not enough. Please provide a new item in the settings allowing to turn it off until it is really needed. Depending on the application one runs on the distant machine, auto-correct can generate huge chaos.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Feb 19, 2015
- Version: 2.3.2
- Size: 7.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: RealVNC Limited
- © 2010 RealVNC Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.