VNC Viewer (formerly RealVNC) enables you to remotely access and control your computers from another computer or mobile device, wherever you are in the world. It is used by individuals and by organizations across every industry sector for a range of different use cases, including providing IT desktop support to colleagues and friends, and accessing systems and services on the move. Latest version includes both the VNC Server and Viewer.
Choose the VNC Connect subscription that meets your business needs. Home > Easy-to-use remote access for friends and family. Professional > Feature-rich and secure remote access for departments and small businesses. Enterprise > Powerful, flexible and ultra-secure remote access for the enterprise.
VNC Viewer turns your Windows PC into a remote desktop software, giving you instant access to your Mac, Windows and Linux computers from anywhere in the world. You can view your computer’s desktop remotely, and control its mouse and keyboard as though you were sitting down in front of it.
Then sign in to VNC Viewer on your device using your RealVNC account credentials. Your remote computers automatically appear; simply tap one to screen share. Alternatively, you can connect directly to VNC Connect with an Enterprise subscription or VNC-compatible software from third parties by entering the remote computer’s IP address. Note that you may need to configure firewalls and port forward routers.
VNC Connect password-protects each remote computer out-of-the-box (you may need to enter the same user name and password you use to log in to your computer). All sessions are then encrypted end-to-end.
During a session, your device’s touch screen serves as a trackpad to give you precise control of the remote desktop. Drag your finger to move the remote mouse cursor and tap anywhere to left-click (other gestures such as right-click and scroll are explained in-app).
VNC Viewer Features:
- Reduce cost
Decrease support call repeat rates, call handling time and on-site travel costs.
- Save time
Reduce the need for specialized training and documentation for remote support.
- Improve quality
Provide engaging, real-time service that improves employee and customer satisfaction.
- Mitigate risk
Anticipate and prevent system failures and the risk associated with on-site service.
- Increase uptime
Avoid downtime with faster problem identification and resolution.
- Meet goals
Support business and compliance objectives with audit and security functionality.
- In order to connect to remote computers, you must enter two separate sets of credentials; your RealVNC account email address and password to sign in, and then the system (username and) password expected by VNC Server to authenticate. It should now be clearer which set you have to enter when.
- FIXED: Usernames that contain $ are now saved correctly.
- FIXED: Holding down SHIFT or CTRL while pressing a mouse button now affects remote Linux computers running the Gnome 3 desktop environment correctly.
- FIXED: Under Windows, VNC Viewer no longer captures mouse movements when it is not the active desktop window.