Screens: VNC Remote Desktop 4+

Fast & Secure Computer Access

Edovia Inc.

    • £19.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Control your computer from anywhere.

Screens lets you connect back to your Mac, Windows or Linux PC 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.


• External Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad support
Connect your device to a Magic Keyboard or a compatible external keyboard, pointing device and controlling your remote computer just feels even more natural!

• Curtain Mode
Curtain Mode obscures the display on remote Macs you connect to. Useful if you don't want anyone to see what you're doing.

• Connect Safely
Screens can connect back to your computer through a secured connection. Enable Remote Login on your Mac and you’re done! Screens also support SSH keys.

• Connect from Everywhere
Install Screens Connect on your Mac or Windows PC and make it easily reachable from anywhere in the world.

• Powerful Gestures
Control your computer with all the trackpad gestures you’re used to and more!

• Shortcuts Toolbar
Screens’ scrollable shortcuts toolbar ensures that you'll always have your favorite shortcuts at hand when you need them.

• Display Selection
For Macs with several attached displays, Screens lets you select an individual one or you can show them all at once. Plus, it can remember your last selection for future sessions.

• Clipboard Sharing
Exchange rich text, URLs, images and more via your local or the remote clipboard. Screens can also keep them in sync.

• Session Selection
If there is someone logged in on a remote Mac, Screens can ask to share their screen or it can start a new session — your choice!

• 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.

• Mobile Trackpad
Turn your extra iOS device into an external trackpad to control your computer’s cursor in Screens! This is a great addition to your iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard.


• iCloud and Dropbox synchronization
• Full hardware keyboard support
• iPad Multitasking Support
• Full 3D Touch Support
• URL Schemes Support
• Secure your content with Touch ID
• AirPlay Mirroring
• Send commands to your computer before disconnecting
• And so much more!


“Screens is, simply put, the best screen sharing app for iOS”
— Dan Moren, Macworld

“Screens for iOS is the best remote access solution for accessing our Macs when away from home.”
— Bradley Chambers, The Sweet Setup

“Solid update to Edovia’s excellent utility for remotely logging into a Mac or PC from an iPhone or iPad.”
— John Gruber, Daring Fireball

“Screens is now the best VNC client for iOS.”
— Rene Ritchie, iMore

“Screens easily justifies the investment for serious users by increasing productivity.”
— Steve Paris, Mac|Life


• A VNC Server, such as UltraVNC or TightVNC, is required to connect to a Windows PC.
• Windows and Linux PCs can only send or receive text and URLs.
• Screens will not receive any sound from your computer. This is a limitation of the VNC 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 Screens’ User Guide for details.

What’s New

Version 4.12.16

- Added compatibility for the latest iOS and iPadOS versions
- Stability and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

Hairless Jim ,

Wow! That was easy.

It took less than 10 minutes to install the Screens apps on my iPad and Mac, register an account and get connected.
This solves the perennial Apple problem of not being able to sync POP emails across devices. Now I just log in to my Mac, where ever I am and use the eMail client complete with spam filtering and it is all at my finger tips.

cogsworth89 ,

Very Nice, almost perfect.

The App setup is great - really nice experience. Screens Connect is fantastic - I’m able to connect to my laptop very easily from anywhere with my 4G iPad. The Mobile Trackpad on a companion iOS device is a great idea.

There are few big issues that stop my giving it 5 stars as they stop me using my Mac as I normally would, but just on my iPad.

Resolution Matching - Screens Connect needs an option to automatically adjust the resolution to be the same ratio or match the iPad resolution on connection.

Keyboard Shortcuts - These are a pain as they conflict with iOS shortcuts. One option would be for the mobile trackpad to display Cmd, Alt, Ctrl or custom buttons that work only for the remote machine.

As a bonus, I would love a button that opens an SSH terminal window on the client machine - maybe just an integration with Prompt or Terminus. But maybe this is just me...

r0lan6 ,

Great and useful app!

What a unique and useful app. Initially had some issues, but their customer services team were extraordinarily quick to respond and helped me through it.

The app certainly gives me the freedom to access my person Mac at home while in the office using my work PC. Working full time and concurrently studying a post grad make this app so useful to me.

In-App Purchases

Mobile Trackpad
Turn an iOS device into an external trackpad.

App Privacy

The developer, Edovia Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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