Screens 3 is now the best VNC client for iOS 7

Screens 3 is now the best VNC client for iOS 7

Screens by Edovia is my favorite VNC client for iOS and Mac, because the developers and designers care about what I care about - a great, focused user experience. And now they've brought that sensibility - and their kickass VNC apps - to iOS 7 with Screens 3.

It looks like you'd expect it to look. Clear. Deferential. With just the right touch of translucent depth. If you've used Screens before, everything is just where you left it. If you haven't, everything is just where you'd expect it to be. In addition to the new design, it's got better keyboard support for Screens Connect users, as well as enhanced gesture support.

I've been using it for a few weeks, since the beta, and it's performed spectacularly. It's so fast on the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, I can't imagine how it will feel on the iPhone 5s. But I want to try. Like now.

Screens 3 is a new app, which means if you previously bought Screens 2, you can keep using it, but you won't get the new design or features now or in the future. I bought it without hesitation because, frankly, it's less expensive than the a family dinner at KFC, I use it every day, and I want to support the developer so I'll get Screens 4. I expect my boss to pay me when I work, so I'm happy to pay developers and designers when they work.

Screens 3 is now the best VNC client for iOS 7

Having watched screens go from stately wood in version one to elegant gray in version two to futuristic layers in version three, yet stay true to its purpose and experience has been amazing.

Congrats to Edovia, thanks for the hard work, and if you're looking for a great iOS 7-style, Apple-style VNC client for your iPhone and iPad, go get it now.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, ZEN and TECH, MacBreak Weekly. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter, App.net, Google+.

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websyndicate says:

I was early adopter of Screens VNC when it first came out. Possibly the most unstable app I have ever used. It would crash so much mostly when I would disconnect from host. I finally gave up on it and started using Jump Desktop. So stable and it get the job done. I really hope this version is better this time around but really we will see. Personally I wont be buying this one. My recommendation as a heavy user is Jump Desktop and its iOS7 Ready.

(No affiliation to either company just power user of VNC apps.)

SteveP says:

I have to agree with websyndicate. Jump Desktop is the way to go, I use it everyday.

Rene Ritchie says:

I haven't had Screens so much as crash once since it first launched. What are you people doing to your devices?

superberg says:

I work in a mixed-platform environment. For the same amount of money, you can get Remotix, which does VNC and RDP.

It's not as pretty, but it matches Screen's functionality almost feature-for-feature. Its touch interface is just as usable, and though I would like Screen's customizable toolbar, I'm not spending another $20 just for a new coat of paint. Apple really needs to figure out upgrade pricing on the App Stores.