For those who bought directly from us. The Mac App Store version is still under review by Apple and we hope that it will be made available very soon. Apple has just approved Screens and is now available on the Mac App Store. YAY!
Screens 3.5 is Yosemite ready. The app embraces the new user interface philosophy of the latest OS X version and we took this opportunity to revisit some elements and the app icon. The result is a simpler and cleaner interface. Oh, Screens 3.5 now requires Yosemite so we encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible.
Faster than ever. Version 3.5 introduces support for Apple’s Screen Sharing Adaptive Quality, which increases speed drastically without compromising on image quality. Adaptive Quality is similar to the Progressive JPEG format, in which data is compressed in multiple passes of progressively higher detail. The result is a much more responsive interface.
Additionally, you can also reduce the scale of remote displays by 50%. The advantage of this feature is that the image is scaled down on the remote computer, which makes image transfers much faster. The only drawback is the lower image quality but this feature is particularly interesting for those that privilege speed over quality. This feature is available for OS X, Windows and Linux PCs.
Easily access other Macs as a guest. Screens now supports session sharing. If you have more than a user on your Mac and you want to log as on of these users but share the current session’s screen, Screens can now send a Screen Sharing on your behalf.
And on the other end, the currently logged in user will receive a Screen Share request:
Additionally to Screen Sharing support we’re introducing a new service called Screens Express. Have you ever had a friend or a relative asking you for help setting up their Mac? Well, now you can do it easily with Screens Express. Simply tell this person to go to http://screensxpress.io so that he or she can download the free utility app and follow the very simple instruction. In most cases, these instructions will not be necessary.
Improved clipboard support. We’ve added a lot of clipboard patterns into our VNC engine so you can now send rich text and images from your Mac to another. Screens 3.5 now displays a Share sheet when it receives some content so you can choose which action should be appropriate.
We have also added these new notifications that lets you know when the local clipboard has been sent and which content was.
Additionally, Screens can now synchronize your local and remote clipboards automatically.
We hope that you will appreciate what this new version brings and of course we are always happy to hear from you!