Get at your Mac on the move
$29.99 From Edovia, edovia.com Needs OS X 10.11 or later Screens 4 enables you to connect to your Mac from anywhere there’s an internet connection. Once connected you can control the Mac remotely as if you were sitting in right front of it.
Version 4 adds the ability to transfer files by dragging and dropping between your local Mac and the remote one, as well as a feature that obscures the display of the remote Mac while you work.
If you connect to a Mac with multiple displays attached, you can choose which of them you want to view, or see all of them at once. And if you connect to multiple Macs, you can save them and arrange them in groups to help you find them easily later.
Setting up Screens is straightforward. On a local network Macs are automatically detected, though you’ll need to switch on Screen Sharing in a remote Mac’s System
Preferences to control it. To connect over the internet, you need to set up a Screens account and run the Screens Connect utility on the Mac you want to connect to.
We found Screens worked well, and connected quickly over our local network. For the most part it worked exactly as it
should. However, we did run into occasional problems when trying to drag and drop files between our local Mac and the one we were
connected to. Likewise, we sometimes ran into problems copying and pasting between remote and local Mac. Those problems could have been down to our network, however. Other than that, we found Screens to be a snap to set up and a pleasure to use.
The Bottom Line. If you need to connect to a remote Mac, for whatever reason, Screens 4 is a great way to do it.
You can group multiple Macs and view them as thumbnail images to make locating the one you want easier.