Screens

Screens

By Edovia Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-09-18
  • Current Version: 4.8.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 29.31 MB
  • Developer: Edovia Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,432 Ratings

Description

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. KEY FEATURES • 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! • 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. • 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. OTHER FEATURES • iCloud and Dropbox synchronization • Full hardware keyboard support • iPad Multitasking Support • Full 3D Touch Support • URL Schemes Support • Secure your content with Touch ID • 1Password integration • AirPlay Mirroring • Send commands to your computer before disconnecting • And so much more! IN THE PRESS “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 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS • 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 RFB 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.

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Reviews

  • Works good

    5
    By Stevesien
    No complaints, connects and works as expected. Accurately sends keyboard commands, unlike some others I’ve tried.
  • Want to love it, but waste so much time trying to connect.

    2
    By PixelRogue
    Update: 11/21/18 Still unable to.connect when a VPN is connected. Wonder why Parallels Access works with VPN (via its companion app) but Screens will not manage VPN with its own companion app? Support: A) Has ZIP ZERO NO interest in supporting or including VPN compatibility..and B) States the app has built in encryption, VPN not necessary-- as if all your other apps are protected outside Screens. In short - remains barely usable when you want secure systems. Update: 05/26/17 Still unable to connect when devices are using VPN. VNC Viewer (free), Parallels Access both connect through VPN no issue. So again, want to love this app but still wasting too much time trying to connect. The apps mentioned above just work. ------ So for those not aware, your support staff for Screens is comprised of ONE individual. If your support needs are not covered by the FAQ, then you are out of luck. I have asked for a remote screen session or any support at all beyond the FAQ and denied. Support never even touched topics of vpn, port forwarding, firewall, ports in general, dedicated vnc option etc...nothing. Spent way way too much time trying to get this working...sometimes I might work for a bit and naturally never works when needed. For instance right now the IOS won't see my computer even though both computer and IOS apps are successfully signed in. Meanwhile Parallels Access works like a charm.
  • Does not work

    1
    By Cai_Zhou
    I followed all instructions on the description of the developer. I could connect perfect within my network. Then left the home, and never any of my registered devices show up. There is nothing in the setting description that I could do additionally... Useless and money to the garbage
  • When It Works, It’s Great

    2
    By bad_andy
    I’ve been testing it since purchase last night. I like that it supports encrypted VNC on a local network over SSH. The trouble happens when using Screens with a Bluetooth-connected Apple Keyboard. So far, about a quarter of the time, the on-screen keyboard tries to pop up unnecessarily. When dismissed the toolbar that includes the only way to gracefully terminate the session is shoved to the top and then scrolled out of the window, obscuring both part of the Remote Desktop and leaving me with no way out but to force-quit the app.
  • Worked with this for a week...

    3
    By rostasi
    ... and I still can’t get it to work. It’s fine locally, but, of course, that’s not what I need it for, so I’m searching elsewhere for something more intuitive. Even with Screens Connect it wouldn’t work properly.
  • Better than Parallel’s Access

    5
    By haymoose
    This App has matured and is a solid option a small business can afford. Thank you.
  • Connection Problems and Huge Lag

    1
    By Mr. Lucas Brice
    I’ve been having connection issues. Sometimes it connects, but when I try to connect later on, it just says “connecting.” Nothing happens. The times that I’m able to connect, there’s an unacceptably long lag about half the time. Restarting the computer doesn’t fix the problem. Rebooting my iPad fixes it. I contacted support. They asked me to send a report, which I did. They ignored it. Now they want me to send a diagnostic report again (see below), even though they ignored it when I sent one a few weeks ago. I’m now looking for another VNC solution because Screens is unreliable and their support is sketchy.
  • Refund

    5
    By Alexandrrrrr19996
    Is it possible to refund the money for this purchase? I bought it on accident.
  • Micro transactions on a $20 app!?

    3
    By hardly_dangerous
    The app itself works pretty well, and setting it up across different platforms is simple enough... my biggest gripe is that the developer throwing on micro transactions for things that I would expect an app this expensive to have. Nothing beats a prompt to spend even more money on an app.
  • Skeptical no more

    5
    By Pariah Zero
    I saw the price and thought to myself: how can yet another Remote Desktop client possibly be better than the legion of (far cheaper) clients I’ve used for over a decade? Remote clients are about as utilitarian as software comes: just show me the other computer’s screen and let me pass input to it. They do their job by getting out of the way. Screens has managed to pull it off - it’s hands down the best iOS VNC client I’ve used. It has an amount of polish and thought in its design that I didn’t think possible. It “gets out of my way” better than anything else I’ve tried, letting me focus on the task at hand.

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