Screens: VNC Remote Desktop 4+

Fast & Secure Computer Access

Edovia Inc.

    • $19.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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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 4.12.18

- Fixed: some SSH Keys could failed to import
- Stability and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Widomakr ,

Amazing with iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

This app in conjunction with the Magic Keyboard has transformed my usage of my iPad Pro 11”. It is now my go to machine for most things. I can leave my 15” MacBook Pro at home and login to it remotely from either my couch or the local coffee shop. I tried Jump Desktop as well but Screens has far better scaling and integration if your main computer runs MacOS. Screens also has a more refined and intuitive UI for adjusting options etc.

I just hope they keep working on improving it. For example, I wish I could use the command key etc. on the magic keyboard as well as some of the trackpad gestures associated with MacOS for swiping through multiple desktops etc. Keep it up fellow Canadians and stay safe through this pandemic. Thank you for a great piece of software.

joshdammit ,

Doesn’t work anymore

Nowadays it just randomly loses connection and stops responding. Not even any sort of error notification or anything, it just freezes with a still of my screen and stops broadcasting or accepting inputs. Even over my local network. When I force close the app and reopen it, it operates just fine as if nothing’s wrong… for a little while, and then it starts misbehaving again until I force close. My productivity is plummeting. It’s not me, it’s you. EDIT: Now it does something weird where, and I never believed this to be possible, the app I’m developing in (Unity) just stops responding to change until I move or resize the window. I thought it was a Unity problem, until I saw that natively on the computer the app responds fine. For some reason, Screens won’t render any changes to the app until I resize it. EDIT: Thank you for your flippant response to my review but I am going to continue leaving a negative review on your product for being a major inconvenience to me. Don’t talk to me about what’s productive, your app is taking productivity away from me and you expect me to keep your good name clean???? Completely unprofessional.

EDIT AGAIN: Yet another flippant response to my review. Just let it go. Your product is causing problems for me and so I left a negative review. I will not be changing it. I will not ever be changing it. Every new version I will continue posting a negative review. You’ve earned it.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry that you feel this way. You can write a negative review if you like (it's your right and privilege) but you're not giving us the opportunity to assist you and try to solve the problem you're experiencing. Frankly, we're not sure why you're so upset that we want to help you with our app so you can enjoy it. Have a nice day! ,

This app is terrible

Don’t waste your money. Some reviews mentioned it was better than jump desktop. It’s not even close. This is just a glorified vnc client that is actually quite slow even on local networks. It doesn't work with headless windows servers. You have to have a monitor connected or you get a black screen. This is a known issue on the vnc server they use with it.

So for my own use I had three computers to login to, the main windows server I just get a black screen. I have a remote server and it works on that but is very slow. Then there is my MacBook Pro and it works on that kind of but doesn't work nearly as well as jump desktop or parallels access, the UX for this app just isn't good. I was hoping for something usable. Oh and apple no longer gives refunds if you have problems with software, I only had the software 2 days and spent that time just trying to get it working right. This was the last app I plan to purchase on the App Store. Well I guess I got suckered because you do have a beautiful icon, too bad that quality didn't translate to the rest of the app.

I hate writing this negative review. If Apple had just given me a refund, for this broken app, I would have just let it go unreviewed.

Developer Response ,

Hi. Sorry to see that you've experienced problems with Screens. Please contact us at if you need further assistance. Have a nice day!

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

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