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Popular VNC Client App Screens Updated With New Trackpad Mode And More

Popular VNC Client App Screens Updated With New Trackpad Mode And More

February 20, 2014

Screens, the popular screen-sharing and VNC client app developed by Edovia, has just been updated to version 3.2 on iOS.

Released last September as a brand new app (rather than as an update to the original Screens app that debuted back in 2010), Screens 3.0 introduced a new iOS 7-based interface, quick connectivity, a customizable toolbar, scrollable shortcuts, multiple display selection, and Pasteboard support. Screens 3.1 followed in October with a number of enhancements, including hot corners support for Mac, AirPlay mirroring, and 64-bit support.

Now, Screens 3.2 is here with another set of enhancements, foremost of which is a new optional Trackpad Mode.

As its name suggests, Trackpad Mode lets you control your remote computer as you would with a trackpad, with your finger acting as the cursor as you move it on the screen. Of course, in this mode your taps are still translated as mouse clicks, as they are in Screens' default touch-based mode, in which you basically treat your remote computer like the screen of an iOS device.

Screens 3.2 also comes with the following additional features and improvements:

  • Manage your Screens Connect records from the app.
  • iCloud Keychain support.
  • Dvorak hardware keyboard support.
  • Improved remote Retina display support.
  • Improved URL scheme support.
  • Now displays 3 columns on iPad instead of 2.
  • Page Up, Down and arrow keys will now auto-repeat.
  • Fixed SSH key pasteboard import.
  • Many bug fixes, improvements and optimizations.

Screens 3.2 is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $19.99 download. It's compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later.

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Screens VNC - Access Your Computer Remotely
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