Screens 5.3 Now Available

We’re thrilled to announce the latest update for Screens 5, packed with new features and enhancements designed to improve your remote connection experience. Here’s what’s new:

Full Tailscale Integration

Screens 5 now supports direct connections to computers registered with the Tailscale service, a secure, peer-to-peer VPN that simplifies network connectivity by enabling devices to connect directly over encrypted channels, regardless of location. By linking your Tailscale account, you can effortlessly connect to your devices, streamlining the process and making remote access more seamless than ever. This integration enhances security, improves connection reliability, and eliminates the need for complex network configurations.

Tailscale is a great alternative to Screens Connect, especially when UPnP is unavailable or if you need to connect remotely to a Linux PC or Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 5 Support

We are excited to introduce support for username and password authentication via RSA-AES with Raspberry Pi 5 running WayVNC, along with previous Raspberry Pi versions. This update ensures that you can securely connect to your Raspberry Pi devices with ease.

Type User Password

With the introduction of WayVNC support, Raspberry Pi users can now take advantage of the time-saving “Type User Password” feature for user authentication. This feature is also available when connecting to Linux and Windows systems if secure connections are enabled, simplifying the login process across different platforms.

Enhanced Fingerprint Verification for Secure Connections

Screens 5 now enhances security by allowing you to accept or reject the fingerprint provided by the remote computer. This added layer of verification ensures that your connections are secure and trustworthy.

Recent Links

The new and improved Recent Links section consolidates all connections made via URLs, Quick Connect, or Screens Assist. This makes it easier to keep track of your recent connections and quickly access them when needed.

Other Changes and Improvements

  • Sensory Feedback: Now includes sensory feedback when locking a modifier key on iPhone, enhancing the user experience. (iOS)
  • Keyboard Shortcuts Fix: Fixed an issue preventing some keyboard shortcuts using the Option key from working on the remote computer. (iOS/visionOS)
  • Navigation Popover: Fixed a sizing issue with the Navigation popover on smaller iPhones. (iOS)
  • Toolbar Scrolling: Fixed an issue making scrolling difficult in the toolbar on iPhone. (iOS)
  • Rendering View Restoration: Fixed an issue where the rendering view for the remote computer would not restore properly in fullscreen. (macOS)
  • Improved Reliability and Performance: Various improvements have been made to enhance the overall reliability and performance of Screens 5.

We hope you enjoy these new features and improvements in Screens 5. As always, we appreciate your feedback and support. Stay connected and productive with Screens 5!

Screens 5 is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Vision Pro. For more details, visit our dedicated website or find us on the App Store.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.

Happy connecting!