Screens 5: VNC Remote Desktop 4+

Fast & Secure Computer Access

Edovia Inc.

    • 4.6 • 118 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Remote computer control, anywhere you are.

Easily manage your Mac, Windows PC, Linux PC, or Raspberry Pi from anywhere, be it your living room, a local coffee shop, or even from the other side of the world. Screens is the versatile remote desktop solution you can count on for its speed, security, and reliability.

With Screens, your computer is always within reach, offering the ultimate remote control experience. Here's what makes Screens your ideal choice:

Connect from anywhere:

Install Screens Connect on your Mac or Windows PC, granting you access from anywhere around the globe. Your computer is now conveniently at your fingertips, no matter your location.

Curtain Mode:

Safeguard your privacy with this feature, which masks the display of the remote Mac you connect to. Keep your work discreet, whether you're in a shared workspace or anywhere else.

Secure Connections:

Screens ensures secure connections to your computer. Just enable Remote Login on your Mac, or configure your Windows PC, Linux PC or Raspberry Pi to support SSH connections, and you're ready to roll. Screens also supports SSH keys for added security.

Effortless Mac Login:

Screens automates your Mac user password entry for quick, hassle-free logins. Connect with ease and save time.

Display Selection:

Easily choose the display for Macs with multiple screens or opt to show them all. Screens remembers your preference for future sessions.

Clipboard Sharing:

Seamlessly exchange rich text, URLs, images, and more between local and remote clipboards. Keep your content synchronized without a hassle.

Session Selection:

When someone is logged into a remote Mac, Screens offers you the choice to share their screen or initiate a new session, giving you control.

File Transfers:

Screens allows you to transfer files between Macs via drag and drop.

Easy to use:

Manage your computer effortlessly with familiar controls, ensuring a consistent experience on both iOS and Mac.

Assist Friends and Family:

With our free Screens Assist utility (Mac), you can assist your loved ones by troubleshooting issues, performing app updates, and more. Tech support has never been more accessible.

Other Features:

• Adaptive and Full display quality
• Control or simply observe the remote computer
• iCloud and Dropbox Synchronization
• Full URL Schemes Support
• Secure Content with Touch ID, Apple Watch or a password
• And So Much More!

Special Requirements:

• A VNC Server, such as UltraVNC or TightVNC, is required for Windows PC connections.
• Windows and Linux PCs, as well as Raspberry Pi, support text and URL sharing.
• Screens does not support sound transmission due to the limitations of the VNC protocol.
• Screens Connect requires OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later for Mac, or Raspberry Pi with appropriate configuration. A free Screens ID is needed.

Screens is your trusted remote control companion, ensuring that your computer is accessible, secure, and under your command, no matter where you are. Control your world with Screens.

* Privacy Policy: https://screens.app/privacy
* Terms of Use: https://screens.app/terms

What’s New

Version 5.1.2

- Enhanced connection status testing for Screens Connect items to provide more accurate statuses.
- Drag-and-drop functionality now supported for rearranging items within Screens Connect and Custom Screens sections.
- Sorting capability added for items in Recents, Screens Connect, and Custom Screens sections.
- System shortcuts will now be sent to the remote computer only when the cursor is within the connection window, eliminating the need to click out.
- Help menu now includes a link to Screens Assist instructions for easy sharing.
- Option to duplicate custom items or create new custom items directly from Nearby or Screens Connect items.
- Automatic sign-out from Screens ID in case of incorrect password or deleted user.
- Ability to scroll remote content even if the connection window is not key.
- Added missing keyboard shortcuts that were not properly assigned.
- Resolved issue causing connection windows to shrink to a very small size.
- Rectified issue preventing the shared clipboard from adhering to the default behavior set in the app settings.
- Resolved an issue that occasionally hindered the establishment of a secure connection.
- Various performance and stability enhancements.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

yar1vn ,

The app looks great however the steep price bump is jarring

I own Screens 4 for all platforms with all the IAP upgrades (when they were still paid) and plan to keep using the previous versions. This app looks great and I’m sure it took a lot or work and a long time to build. However the price to unlock lifetime for existing users who paid for the previous versions is the same for new users. This feels a little harsh and I understand this is now a universal app built from scratch but show your previous customers some grace. As an app developer I completely support the need for companies to be paid for their work but I also expect that they appreciate the people who supported their work previously and any discount would’ve been a gesture of goodwill. I’m going to hold off on purchasing it for now. Edit: To the developers - thanks for responding. I do enjoy your products and I did pay for both iOS and Mac versions for the previous version (which totaled less than this current version). I understand software takes work and you deserve to be paid for it. All I’m saying it would’ve been nice to have upgrade pricing for existing customers. I’m glad you have a lifetime option but we know that’s just for the just for lifetime of v5. We’ll have to pay again for v6 and from what you’re saying it’ll be full price again. I’m happy to update every version if there’s upgrade pricing. - Yariv.

Developer Response ,

Greetings! We appreciate your valuable feedback. It's important to highlight that our subscription plans, inclusive of the Lifetime option, offer extensive coverage for all Apple devices. Additionally, choosing the Lifetime plan constitutes a substantial discount that proves beneficial over time. As a developer, you undoubtedly understand the significance of generating revenue to sustain the continuous maintenance and updates of our app. Introducing a discount on a plan that is already cost-effective may seem contradictory to this overarching objective.

astroclubguy ,

Great software, but you can’t try it without payment

I’ve used Screens for many years and it is greet software. I don’t support subscriptions but I will pay a one-time price for software I need and that is of high quality. I must, however, question the ethics of not being able to test a new version without, upon first launch, committing to either a subscription or a one-time payment. Sure you get a “free trial” with the subscription but then the user is responsible for canceling. This is unethical and I don’t think Apple should allow developers to do this. Subscriptions are easily and frequently abused.

ninja_raptor ,

Great app, Terrible Update Strategy

It’s really unfortunate to pay a decent amount for an application (Screens 4) just to have it lose support because they figured they can make more money by creating a whole new app (Screens 5) with a subscription and wildly expensive lifetime in-app purchase when it could have simply been an update to Screens 4…or at least allowed users who previously purchased to get a better deal than a discounted subscription…like a discount on the lifetime plan and some level of assurance that when Screens 6 comes out Screens 5 won’t be left behind like Screens 4. I’ll be looking for alternatives if Screens 4 stops getting updates (especially security updates).

I own Screens for multiple platforms and this move just makes me unhappy…and it appears that other’s feel the same way given some of the reviews.

Developer Response ,

Hello there! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Screens 5 represents a significant leap forward compared to its predecessor. It's important to highlight that our subscription plans, including the Lifetime option, now offer comprehensive support across all Apple devices, including Macs. There's no longer a need to make separate purchases for Screens on iOS and macOS. While we do offer a discount to our Screens 4 users for the annual plan, opting for the Lifetime plan translates to a considerable discount, proving advantageous in the long run. Offering a discount on a plan that is already cost-effective is counterintuitive to our objective of establishing a sustainable revenue source, essential for maintaining and continually developing Screens. Cheers!

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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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