With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Getting Started
Configure your PC for remote access first. Download the RDP assistant to your PC and let it do the work for you:
Learn more about remote desktop apps here:

•Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
•Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
•Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
•High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
•Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
•Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
•Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications

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What’s New

Version 8.0.44

This update adds a dismissible banner to the app UI to message the fact that the client will be deprecated soon. You can start using the new version of Remote Desktop today by downloading Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

r0m4c ,

Useful and reliable tool

Use this 30-40 hrs a week for connecting to several Windows systems (Servers, PCs, 2013, 10, XP). Helps me earn my living. I’ve given it only 4 stars because:
• It’s taken to not closing down when I quit. I have to do “force quit”.
• There could be more settings. For example, I’ve not got it to recognize my Apple keyboard layout. Have to remember to swap @ and double-quote.
• I like to reserve 5 stars for outstanding excellence!
I recommend it.

Fielde ,

Remotely control a Windows 10 PC - Perfect

I stumbled across this 'App' recently and have been using it on my 10 year old iMac, I found that it gave new life to the old girl, it remembers passwords, displays in full screen and has better resolution than my pc at the office. Ive recently started to use this on my new iMac which is running a more up to date version of OS and replaced the old RDP application that I had and its working perfectly. I don’t try transfering stuff through it - i just put files I want onto dropbox and then get to them from there. Anyway it works perfectly so it has my recommendation!

GooseBeaks ,

Far better than version 10

There are some longstanding issues with this version, as it seems that Microsoft have abandoned active development in favour of the new version 10.

This version works far better than version 10 does; while it does have some flaws (a failure to quit properly being the most obvious) it lets me work the way I need to, which version 10 does not.

Retiring this version before 10 is properly functional is a terrible decision.


Microsoft Corporation
13.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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