Developer: Slinkware Limited
Current Version: 1.9.10
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 3.1 MB - Download
Slink is the easy way to remotely access your home network. Listen to your iTunes music and watch your movies from anywhere, get the files from your home Mac or Time Capsule that you forgot to bring with you on the road, or help your parents or kids out using remote screen sharing.
Slink’s network magic makes your home network appear to be connected and all shared services automatically appear in the Finder, iTunes, iPhoto, and other applications, just as they do at home. With Slink you are only a click away from your home network, no matter where you are.
Slink supports almost all applications that use Apple’s Bonjour technology, including:
• iTunes Home Sharing;
• Screen Sharing;
• File Sharing;
• iPhoto Sharing;
• Print Sharing;
• Popular apps like: BusySync, BusyCal, Plex Media Server, ChronoSync, and Synk.
Slink’s advanced technology takes care of all the tricky network stuff. No need to know about NAT or IP addresses. Just download and install the free Slink Agent on a Mac in your home network from agent.slinkware.com. Take note of the Slink ID provided. Then install the Slink app on the Mac that you use remotely, configure it with the Slink ID, and you are ready to connect.
Some of the key features that sets Slink apart from the competition are:
• Requires almost no configuration;
• Connects to your home network without the need for dynamic DNS or manual IP address configuration;
• Gives you access to all Macs and Bonjour services on your home network;
• Automatically configures your home broadband router;
• Allows you to be connected to many remote networks simultaneously;
• The Slink Agent runs as a daemon on your home Mac, making Slink available immediately after start up;
• Based on rock solid UNIX SSH technology and all traffic is secured using strong encryption;
• Secure Firefox browsing to protect your web browsing from threats like Firesheep when using WiFi hotspots.
• Support for HTTP and SOCKS proxies to allow remote connections from locked down corporate networks;
• Always-keep-connected feature to allow you to always stay connected to your home network;
• Growl notifications for network events;
• Compression to maximize network performance.
- Bug fixes.
Most Helpful Reviews
Quick, Easy, Lightweight home VPN - Olof made a GREAT app here for people to connect to their home networks via secure VPN. I've found this to be much quicker in terms of I/O device response time in comparison to more expensive applications from Citrix and the like. I particularly like the Bonjour-aware services... you can share files from an AFP/SMB server, connect and manage using ARD, screen sharing, or SSH to Terminal, Print to a local (on remote computer) or AirPort printer, connect to iPhoto libraries and more. REALLY nice product. Well done!
Failing on Yosemite - Since upgrading to Yosemite, some remote clients of mine appear to no longer advertise their Bonjour services across a Slink connection. Is Slink only partially compatible with 10.10? For example, screensharing -- which is enabled -- no longer appears following making a connection. I see printers on the network, but the sole Mac service available appears to be named _whats-my-name._tcp. The latest Slinkware client update (1.9.12) is installed on the remote machines and the Slink app version 1.9.10 (Mac App Store edition) is running on my machine. Unfortunately, submitting support requests on Slinkware’s website appears to fail (error on Submit is “Forbidden”) so perhaps Slink is now abandonware as it hasn’t been updated since 2012!