JollysFastVNC Home - Fast and secure VNC / ARD remote access

Developer: Patrick Stein

Current Version: 1.52

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.5 MB - Download


"All I can say is wow!" -
"excellent international keyboard support". -
4.5 of 5 stars -

JollysFastVNC is a secure ARD and VNC client. Its aim is to be the best and most secure VNC client on the Mac.
Key Features:

- Fast.
- Secure - SSH tunneling, SSL, SOCKS support inbuilt.
- Full retina display support.
- Mac login, encrypted keyboard/mouse, pasteboard, remote screen lock and monitor selection support.
- Windows login and domain login support.
- Full IPv4 and IPv6 support.
- Multiple connections, fullscreen, multi-monitor support.
- SmartZoom for viewing large remote desktops.
- International keyboard support
- Reverse connections including automated NatPNP / UPnP support.
- WakeOnLan support.
- Global/Specific hierachical preferences.
- Cool looking, dynamicly changing icon.
- Many more features.

The versions here in the appstore differ like this:

JollysFastVNC Home: 7 hosts are stored in the serverlist, non commerical use only.
JollysFastVNC Pro: unlimited hosts. Commercial use.


Release Notes:

Added defaults setting localsshlaunchpath for overwriting the ssh path.
enablelocalcommandsoutsidevncwindow setting no longer experimental and on by default. Command key presses outside the VNC window are used to control JollysFastVNC now, not the remote side.
Fixed a potential problem with network discovery over firewire ip connections.

Do you like using the application ? Good ratings help me to access new customers and provide new version.
Rate it right now ! :-)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.18
Review by Random Happy User

Very nice, highly recommended - I've been using JollysFastVNC (pre-app store) for a while now. I'll confess to using it in demo mode for a long time since I only used it from time to time, so I'm quite happy to see the Home version, which I happily bought without hesitation. I use this app to monitor a Mac mini server which is headless. I assign it to a Spaces screen and I configure to be full-screen display. When I do so, it's displayed just as if I'm sitting behind the Mac mini - if it had a screen. Other VNC apps on the Mac don't handle this nearly as well. I also had some contact with the developer some time ago and he was extremely responsive. Very nice, recommended.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
Version 1.42
Review by Troof2Troof

Great Client but Horrible with Mountain Lion - First of all, I hate to leave a bad review for this VNC client because it's probably the best I've used so far. Unfortunately, I get use it for more than 45 minutes on Mountain Lion without it crashing or freezing. On Lion, it was flawless, never had a crash and I had it running just about 24/7. Ever since I updated to Mountian Lion it's been a horrible pain. I woud leave 5 stars if it ran as smooth as it did on Lion. Hopefully this gets fixed and I don't have to get a new client. Sorry Patrick

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.52
Review by mesostinky

Abandoned - Pretty lame that the “home” version only allows 7 hosts. That’s really absurd. FYI the original version allowed unlimited. Then aburtly the developer changed it to limit how many hosts you could have . That was really unfair. Either way it hasn’t been updated in years and there are now much better Free options avaiable that don’t have these ridiculous Artifical limitations so I guess it doesn’t matter.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.52
Review by Immauss

Seems Good, but does not for me. - It seems to work pretty well, but I can not get it to connect to a vino-server running on Gnome3. Works with the vino-server on Gnome2 though.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.52
Review by cdamayor

Needs an update - I had a nice list of clients populated and one day when I launched it half of them had disappeared. Also, it would be really nice to be able to create groups of computers.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.52
Review by Fahrenhe1t

It Used to Work - It used to be able to connect to older versions of Linux. It looks like the VNC protocol may have changed with Gnome 3, and it can no longer connect to my Linux Mint box. It might have to do with OS X support in screen sharing. I imagine it only works to connect to other OS X machines at this point. I had to switch to RealVNC Viewer, which is free.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people