How VNC Software Works
For ordinary remote access use, VNC Connect works like any similar software. You need to install the VNC Server app on the machine you want to access, and the separate VNC Viewer app on the machine you want to connect from, a setup that won’t bother IT managers setting up machines for corporate use, but one that is likely to confuse non-technical users. You can use a browser interface to manage your accessible computers by organizing some or all of them into a group—in order to make it easier to zero in on a specific machine—and you can also use the browser interface to send out invitations to friends or colleagues to join your team of users with access to your machine.
When you install VNC Connect on a machine that you want to connect to remotely, it creates a six-word phrase and a hex-digit signature unique to that machine. The idea is that you’ll recognize your machine when you see a phrase like “Between parade father. Nickel outside input.” This is the actual phrase that VNC Connect created for one of my machines.
When you log in to your machine from another computer, you only need to enter the Windows user name and account password for the remote machine, but the dialog box displays the catchphrase and signature to reassure you that you’re connected to the machine you want to access. This may seem a needless precaution, and it’s something that other remote access apps don’t offer, but the company explained that if the catchphrase isn’t what you expect, it could signify that someone has intercepted your connection and could use it to access the machine you’re logging in from.
While you’re connected, the VNC Connect viewer displays the remote desktop and a minimal toolbar that lets you turn on a chat window, switch to full-screen mode, send Ctrl-Alt-Delete to the remote machine, or open a file-transfer dialog that you use for sending files to the remote machine. You can view one or more monitors in the remote machine—and the owner of the remote machine can choose an option that restricts you to viewing only a specific monitor.
VNC Connect’s mobile-device apps are elegant and efficient, with clean interfaces and well-designed keyboards that let you swipe left and right on the top row in order to access function keys and special keys like the Windows key. VNC Connect was late to the party with its Android app, which was released only a few months ago, but the Android app now works as well as its long-established iOS version.
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