- Fixed slowdown issues in Library window when there are many groups and saved screens
- 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 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.
Reliable way to control my Mac
Love using Screens on Mac, iPad Pro, and iPhone to do things I can only do graphically on the Mac. Things like exporting a lightroom collection to dropbox in Lightroom CC Classic.
Super reliable, handles bad connections (e.g. cell networks and spotty wifi), and has a really nice UI/UX for using the remote mac.
I would still recommend a Luna Display for using a headless mac to do daily work in if connecting via an iPad or something, but this is absolutely all you need to manage a Mac every so often. If you're on the same network and it doesn't matter that theres a little bit of lag this might be totally fine for you too for daily work.
- Edovia Inc.
- 16.9 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- ©2011-2019 Edovia Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.