Screens VNC - Remote Access To Your Computer

Developer: Edovia Inc.

Current Version: 3.8.7

Last Updated: 9 months ago

Download Size: 9.5 MB - Download


Access your computers from wherever you are!

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 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.


• Connect from Everywhere
Install Screens Connect on your Mac or Windows PC and make it easily reachable from anywhere in the world.

• Stay Synchronized
Your saved Screens follow you on every Mac or iOS devices you own through iCloud.

• Quickly Connect to Nearby Computers
Initiate a single-shot connection to a nearby Mac, Windows or Linux PC without having to create a new Screen.

• Connect Safely
Screens can connect back to your computer through a secured connection. Enable Remote Login on your Mac and you’re done!

• Easy Shortcuts
Assign key mappings to the most used keyboard shortcuts in order to control your remote computer more easily.

• Display Selection
Do you have more than one display attached to your Mac? Screens supports multiple displays allowing you to always access what you need, no matter which display it is on.

• Pasteboard Support
Send text back to your computer and receive text, images and URLs from it through the pasteboard.

• On Disconnect Actions
Screens can execute special commands before it disconnects from your computer. Execute one of them Hot Corners or get the remote user to log out.


• SSH Keys Support
Initiate a secure connection (SSH) with a key, with or without a passphrase.

• URL Schemes support
Launch Screens from URL Schemes like screens://, vnc:// or ssh://.

• Screens in your menu bar
Access your recent connections or discovered computers right from your menu bar.


“Screens 3 brings welcome design and features that take advantage of OS X for a VNC app that’s versatile, powerful, and a pleasure to use.”
— Federico Viticci, MacStories

“Screens 3 makes the best Mac VNC app even better.”
— Rene Ritchie, iMore

“Screens 3 is a massive revamping of one of the most popular VNC clients available.”
— Mike Beasley, 9to5Mac

“Screens for Mac is the best remote access solution for accessing our Macs when away from home.”
— Bradley Chambers, The Sweet Setup

“If you ever want to access a computer from your Mac, Screens is the way to do it.”
— Shawn Blanc


• 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.


Release Notes:

Stability improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Neophyte geek

No monitor needed on New Mac Mini - I purchased a New Mac mini for the sole purpose of capturing video from security cameras utilizing Vitamin D software. The Mac mini would unburden my MBP from it's extended on time accomplishing this task. I wasn't thrilled with the idea of having to purchase a monitor that I wouldn't use and was hoping this program wouldn't need one, and that was exactly what I found!!! After the initial setup of the Mac mini using a hdmi cable to my tv, I moved the mac mini to the designated room sans monitor, typed in my password after booting up the mini and accessed, successfully, the mini from my MBP utilizing this software and flawlessly accessed my video program. What a powerful product !!! I Couldn't be happier!!!!! I give it 5 stars!!

Found helpful by 17 out of 24 people
Version 2.0.3
Review by Vikarti

Performance is unacceptable - 100 Mbit ethernet. Server is is ScreenRecycler Performance is unacceptable.(Screen update time is >10 seconds even on very simple images) JollyFastVNC's performance is at least usable in this use case

Found helpful by 28 out of 38 people