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Our Rating: ★★★★★ :: EXCELLENT :: Read Our Full Review >>

VNC Viewer is an excellent app that lets you remotely access and control a computer running VNC Server. It works beautifully, the app is universal, and the service as a whole is simply superb.

What's New

* Designed for iOS 7.
* NEW: A unique catchphrase more memorable than the VNC Server signature is now shown before connecting for the first time, in order to deter man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.
* A help page containing gestures is now presented on connecting for the first time, to help you learn how to control the computer.

App Description

VNC Viewer is the only remote access app you’ll need. Why? Because…

* It’s from RealVNC, the inventors of VNC remote access and control technology.
* We’ve 20 years’ experience making the remote control experience as good as it gets.
* There’s no limit to the number of computers you can access, nor how long you can connect in for.
* We support the widest range of platforms in the business: www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/tech-specs/
* It’s free to use whether you’re connecting locally or over the Internet (and you won’t see an advert, either).

Don’t believe us? Check out our reviews! Then check out the hidden costs of other remote access solutions…

===Getting connected===

We recommend you try this out at home or in the office first:

1) Make sure your computer and iDevice are connected to the same Wi-Fi-enabled local network.
2) Install this app.
3) Download VNC 5 to your computer and apply a Free license, or take a 30 day trial of our premium security and performance features.
4) Connect!

When you’re ready to go out and about:

5) Make sure both computer and iDevice are connected to the Internet (for example over 3G, or from a Wi-Fi hotspot).
6) Configure the computer’s firewall to enable VNC.
7) Configure the computer’s router to forward port 5900.

For more information on steps 6 and 7, see kb.realvnc.com/questions/1

===Security and privacy===

When you connect, you’re asked for credentials (this is to protect your computers if you share or lose your iDevice). We’re often asked what these are:

* If you applied a Free license to VNC 5, enter the password you created when you installed it on your computer.
* If you applied a paid-for license (or took a trial), enter the username and password you normally use to *log on* to your computer.

We don’t want to hide anything from you, so please note that connections will only be secure (encrypted) if you applied a paid-for license to VNC 5 (or took a trial). Connections to a Free license are fast and responsive, but we hope you’ll understand that end-to-end encryption is a premium feature.

===How to control===

Your finger moves the mouse cursor rather than clicking where you touch, as you might expect with a touchscreen. While this may seem counter-intuitive at first, you’ll soon appreciate the fine-grained control it gives you of a high-resolution computer desktop (especially from the small screen of an iPhone!)

Mouse operations are performed by gestures. So to double-click, position the mouse cursor appropriately and then tap the screen twice. To see which gestures we’ve mapped to other click, drag, and scroll operations, tap [?] on the toolbar to open the help.

To type, open the keyboard from the toolbar. Function and other special keys (such as Ctrl, Alt, Delete, and the Cmd key on a Mac) are available from a sliding bar above the keyboard.

As for the rest: it’s simply as though you’re sitting in front of your computer! There’s no limit to the applications you can run, data you can access, nor operations you can perform…

===Contact===

We’d love to hear from you:
@RealVNC
facebook.com/realvnc

===Trademarks===

VNC is a registered trademark of RealVNC Ltd. in the U.S. and in other countries. Protected by UK patent 2481870.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

June 30, 2014 New version 2.3.0
January 29, 2014 Price Decrease: $9.99 -> FREE!
January 29, 2014 New version 2.2.3
November 01, 2013 New version 2.2.2
September 01, 2013 New version 2.2.1
June 15, 2013 New version 2.2.0
February 09, 2013 New version 2.1.1
February 02, 2010 Initial Release

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