JollysFastVNC Pro - Fast and secure VNC / ARD remote access

Developer: Patrick Stein

Current Version: 1.52

Last Updated: 7 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.

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Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.32
Review by brucerod

Great VNC App - I have been using JollysFastVNC for about five years, starting with a free version, and it has always been extremely fast and reliable. I paid for the Pro version for the other features, but mostly to make sure the programmer got paid for his hard work. I'm not sure why the other reviewer had problems with his install. I have had an occasional crash over the years, but usually just minor problems. This is by far the best VNC app I have used especially in terms of responsiveness. Chicken of the VNC and others were always terribly slow communicating with the remote server and JFVNC is fast even on slow connections. Plus, integration of local and remote clipboards is essential to make a VNC app useful. Patrick Stein has been diligent about updates - they happen all the time so even if there is a problem, it's guaranteed to be fixed soon. He also responds to crash reports personally (at least at this point) giving you feedback about what the problem was and his plans to resolve it. I can't recommend JFVNC high enough.

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 1.44
Review by Salvadordali256

Mulitple Monitor Supprot - This program cliams to have multiple monitor support. I connected to every client on my network and the monitor selection was greyed out. NO MULITIPLE MONITOR SUPPORT WARNING!!!!!!!!!! This program has lied to me and that is the only reason I purchased it.

Found helpful by 5 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.52
Review by ÃœberEclectic

Is 64-bit coming for Mojave support? - I previously used ChickenOfTheVNC … but switched to JollyFast VNC Pro as I found some servers were very fussy about connection protocols … and CotVNC didn’t work, whereas JollyFast worked great. It is more customizable. One nuance I find, however… is that often a new VNC connection window will open with distorted aspet ratio and I have to zoom to fix it (not sure why windows often open in strange sizes). BUT… I did get the Apple warning “This application is not optimized for your mac.” That’s the warning that it isn’t a 64-bit app and will be a problem if you upgrade since Apple is dropping support for 32-bit apps in future operating systems. “High Sierra” is the last OS where 32-bit can run trouble-free. “Mojave” doesn’t promise “trouble free” but *can* technically run 32-bit apps. What comes beyond Mojave … Apple promises … will not run 32-bit software at all. I’m looking for an update for this as a 64-bit app.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.52
Review by negativeduck

Valuable Addition to anyone needing VNC access - I’ve been using Jolly’s Fast VNC since long before it made the migration to the App store. In this time I have yet to be disapointed with any update or the performance of this application. If you need a VNC app for your mac with a polished and clean interface this is the application for you. It’s window scaling feature to me is by far more intuative where you can see the entire screen but it moves with you allowing you to work without sacrificing screen realestate. The connection manager is simple and the defaults almost always work. But at the same time if you need more advance options like SSH you don’t need to jump through hoops to setup those commands. The Cherry on the top. Speed, as the name sake suggests it’s a fast interface with a reliable connection. The options to change the compression modes are easy you can tailor the connection for what you need or what your enviroment is.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.52
Review by Runn'nfoo

Great customer service too - If anyone knows a little about networking, I bet this is easy to understand. For me, it was a little tough. But overall a good experience.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.52
Review by Quantum critical

Allows me to use my old early 2008 imac as a second screen. - I use JollysFastVNC Pro on my old 2008 iMac as a way to share the screen from my macbook air. Using screen recycler on my macbook air, I wirelessly broadcast the screen through the VNC on the iMac. It is reasonably responsive, although sometimes I find that thumbnails on preview do not always broadcast through to the iMac. A very useful program.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 1.52
Review by pdxgibby

Great Product / Excellent Customer Support - I’ve tried a number of VNC solutions. For complicated VNC server configurations, no product does better than JollyFastVNC. Excellent performance and tremendous support. I had a number of issues with the product initially, most were user error, but the author helped tremendously and quickly with fantastic customer support. Works well with Yosemite too!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people