JellyVNC is a simple bookmark manager for the built-in Screen Sharing application in Mac OS X. It allows you to create local or remote bookmark entries including a title, hostname or ip address, username and even a custom port. You can browse your local network using Bonjour to discover which computers have VNC running and connect to them - or add them to a bookmark.
JellyVNC features a menulet in the top menubar giving you one-click access to all your bookmarks.
Choosing the bookmark and clicking Connect will bring up the built-in Screen Sharing application and prompt you for a password which can be saved in the keychain for faster access next time.
JellyVNC lets you bookmark and use any device which has the VNC protocol running - it isn't limited to Macs.
This application is very useful if you need to connect and manage several computers using VNC - whether it is your family or business. You can have as many bookmarks as you like, both local and remote stored for quick and easy access.
Once connected via Screen Sharing, you have access to its features including the ability to choose which display to view (on multi-display machines), quality and scaling. You can also remote copy/paste using the clipboard send/receive feature.
JellyVNC 1.2.1 fixes an issue where choosing Show JellyVNC Window from the Menulet will now bring the application to the front.
Most Helpful Reviews
Just a front-end - Very little functionality, just saves you from having to type vnc:[email protected] into the Command-K interface in finder. Not really worth $3.
More Reviews for Current Version
Fixed a Screen Share issue for me - My macbook pro was not seeing my mini server through bonjour. An imac on the home network could see it just fine and the button was displayed on the finder window to allow Screen Sharing with it. The mini server is headless. Connecting through Command-K on the macbook let me mount drives, but I could not see the mini to allow screen sharing-the Share Screen button just would not show up. JellyVNC could not see the mini through bonjour (on the macbook) indicating a bonjour issue with the macbook that I do not know how to fix. However, manually setting up the mini’s server connection through JellyVNC allowed the macbook to connect and share its screen. No more relying on the button to show up in finder! Wish I had found this sooner as a use the mini to support an AppleTV for my music/video library. The interface is simple and easy and for me it just worked.