Screens, the gorgeous VNC app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad by Edovia has just hit version 1.5 and it's a great update. In addition to speed boosts for both Windows and Mac, and the usual bug fixes, it adds:

  • Revamped and more responsive UI,
  • Added Hebrew and Korean keyboard support,
  • Fullscreen modes (full, partial and off). Use a 3 finger tap to toggle between modes,
  • iPhone: Keyboard toggle button now exclusively on modifiers toolbar,
  • iPad: New Grid view. Great for those who have a lot of screens to flick through,
  • Privacy: Display a screenshot, a blank screen or an image from your photo albums when disconnecting from a remote computer,
  • Screens Connect status now available in the settings,
  • Now supports url schemes (see Getting Started Guide for details),

I've used a lot of VNC clients and while each has its strengths and weaknesses, the sheer thoughtfulness of Screens' UI keeps bringing me back. There's nothing that shuts up a neck-bearded iPad hater faster than whipping up Screens, connecting to a couple Mac, Windows, or Linux boxes, and doing it with style.

If you try out the update, let us know what you think.

[$19.99 - iTunes link]