Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Remote Desktop

By Apple

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2010-12-24
  • Current Version: 3.9.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.91 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.0+

Description

Apple Remote Desktop is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end-users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks — all from your own Mac. Software Distribution -Easily copy and install software on remote Mac systems. -Encrypt network data when copying packages and files. -Configure a Task Server to assist with package installations on offline computers. Remote Assistance -Observe and control your Mac computers. -Transfer files between Mac computers using Drag and Drop. -Copy and paste information between any two computers. -Prevent end-users from viewing the screen while you control their systems with Curtain Mode. -Control Virtual Network Computing (VNC)–enabled computers including Windows, Linux and UNIX systems. Remote Administration -Perform over a dozen commands securely on remote Mac systems. -Remotely lock screens, sleep, wake, restart and shutdown of Mac systems. -Execute UNIX shell scripts or commands on your client systems. Asset Management and Reporting -Perform lightning-fast searches with Remote Spotlight search. -Gather reports on more than 200 Mac hardware attributes. -See reports on user logins and application use. -Use a Task Server to assemble inventory reports, even from mobile systems not connected to the network. Automation -Automate routine management tasks using Automator in OS X. -Get started immediately with over 40 actions. -Chain actions together to create powerful system administration workflows. -Combine actions with other application actions to create end-to-end solutions. -Save workflows as plug-ins to provide simple, customised interfaces to Apple Remote Desktop features.

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Reviews

Needed to restart

3
latest version would hang while starting up until I restarted. mild annoyance, but it looks like a restart is becoming more mandatory after installations than it used to be.
By skepticus

Love this app!

5
I couldn't live without it. I only hope Apple gives it an overhaul some day.
By CaptMrgnX

Fine App - But not enhanced for years

4
Apple could invest more in Remote Desktop. I use it to maintain and support sveral Macs via LAN and WAN connections. At the time of its introduction, it was a super app. It's still good. But there have been few feature updates and improvements over the years. The good news is that Apple has not (yet) abandoned Remote Desktop altogether as with many great Apple apps before it (eg, Aperture, MacProject, etc ... ).
By xxco

FALSE ADVERTISING

1
VERY misleading, confusing & functionless purposes.
By 1128alonzo

Useless on a Mac Pro with multiple screens

1
Opened a bug with Apple (Apple care ) about 2 years ago … they still haven’t fixed the driver issue. Mac Pros have a display driver bug that if you have more than 3 screens in any configuration ARDP can only use 2 of them. The rest are visible, but there is nothing you can do to get to them. Found that out after buying this overpriced RDP manager. So if an app opens on one of the non-reachable screens … there is nothing you can do until you can get physical access to the Mac again.
By CodeMonkeyJunkie

A great support app that really needs modernization

4
Apple Remote Desktop has a great set of features for remote support. It really needs a secure way to set up a tunnel over the Internet from an MDM solution.
By Eric Summers

Please Fix this Product it used to be the best thing

1
Almost nothing works anymore. Shell , Task , it hangs, it doesn't work. I can do all I need with just the finder and Cmd K. but it only 1 machine at a time. I used to be able to do everything with this app on hundreds of machines at once and it just worked.. PLease Fix this App it used tobe so good.
By Rentahippie

Cartoonishly Bad

1
Let's call this exactly what it is - outdated, ignored software that stands as the only way those with multiple macOS systems (not for much longer, because of these issues) can leverage what used to be possible with Target Display Mode: Using a newer iMac to control another in a seemless manner at a larger workstation. This is essential for developers who are issued Macbooks at their jobs and often work from home. This app is not only overpriced, but it is also both a poor substitute for a removed feature and a glaring bit of oversight (more likely cash-grab) on the behalf of Apple. When this software works, it's horribly slow when hardwired. When it doesnt work, there is absolutely no feedback as to what the issue is. Hanging "connecting" messages are frequent - even when connected via either TB3 or CAT5 cable. The longer we pay for this kind of faux product (something offered for free on literally every single other platform), the further down the gutter the quality of Apple's products will slide.
By streetcredit12v

Very easy to use

5
I don't know why there are so many bad reviews. If you are managing Apple computers this just wokrs. There is almost no setup to manage computers over a local network. The highlighted reviews are both from 4 years ago, so I thought I would add one about the current version which seems to have fixed the bugs and works just fine.
By 17yukidesu17

Can't resize to full screen

2
Connecting from a iMac 27" 5K display to a remove Macbook Pro, 13" means that you are not going to be able to see the remote session full screen in your 5K retina display in the iMac... there is just no way to resize the screen to use the total available space... big overlook from the developers in my opinion!! Microsoft Remote Desktop can perform this task flawlesly... and is a free tool...
By Jorge.Arenas.Pro

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