Screens 4 4+
Control your computer remotely
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.
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 the Screens User Guide for details.
Performance and stability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
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.
A bit tricky with all the settings for the remote computer - but it did work
I took me longer than it should have - but after going through three separate help documents I figured out how to get access to my remote Mac. You have to be persistent to get it work, but once you get all the settings just right and you install the utility on the remote Mac .... and then still have some manual steps on that remote Mac - it did actually work. I'm dissappointed Apple did not keep back to my Mac, and the other subscription services are really for running a help desk - so that monthy fee was not realistic for me. So - hopefully Screens for Mac will keep support up as Mac OS's change becuase it really helps alot when you are trying to help a friend of family member figure out something on their Mac. It would have gotten 5 stars if the installation and usage was up to Apple standards of 'it just works', but if you are persistent and you are willing to really go through three sets of help docs...it does actually work really well and does exactly what you need - the ability to see a screen on a remote Mac and help someoe out.
Developer Response ,
Hi! In most cases, Screens should only need a few minutes from
configure to use but some network hardware is trickier to work with and require extra steps. Do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further assistance! Thanks for using Screens!
A Great Replacement for Back to My Mac
We all found out in August 2018 that the upcoming macOS Mojave was going to drop support for Back to My Mac (BTMM). That was a disappointment as it was a feature I use regularly to connect to a Mac Mini server at home. Though unrealiable over non-local connections, BTMM was useful. After some online research and reading of reviews, I stumbled upon Screen and decided to give it a try. Wow! It does exactly what BTMM did, but connects reliable over both the local network and the internet, from anywhere, every time! I couldn’t be happier. Setup was easy, and the included help was easy to understand though not necessary. I highly recomment Screens 4 for anyone looking to maintain BTMM functionality after the upgrade to Mojave.
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- 25.6 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.