Remoter for Mac OS X gets a fresh coat of paint
Remoter Labs (www.remoterlabs.com) has announced Remoter 1.6 for Mac OS X (10.6.6 and higher), an update of the productivity app that allows users to remotely control Macs via Screen Sharing, and Windows or Linux PCs using the VNC or RDP standards. The sports a new look and feel. Other additions include font smoothing, engine updates, better keyboard shortcut, multi-monitor support and backups with Dropbox as well as a flurry of bug fixes.
Remoter offers one of the fastest implementations of the VNC and RDP protocols on the Mac platform, according to the folks at Remote Labs. It uses Bonjour for set-up. Features include sound redirection, RDP, Telnet and SSH, which also allows for secure VNC/RDP over SSH.
Port-forwarding and/or dynamic DNS is no longer needed in order to establish connections from outside the computer's network. Servers can be sorted by name, type or usage, and a search box allows to easily find the desired server.
Wake-on-LAN support is also built-in. When the server session is setup using Bonjour or NetBIOS, the MAC address is automatically populated. Otherwise the field is provided to allow the user to populate it manually. Wake-on-LAN can then be sent either from the main screen of the app, or via the session selection screen.
Macros can also be created and run. Macro support is included for VNC, RDP, SSH and Telnet sessions, and a Macros manager allows for renaming and deleting of existing macros.
Remoter includes an app-wide PIN security system to prevent unauthorized use. Mac OS X Lion's full-screen support is supported.
Remoter 1.0.0 is now at the special price of US$10.99 with free lifetime upgrades.
It's available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category (http://tinyurl.com/bvykqlh).