Apple Remote Desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AFPoster, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Is anyone noticing that this is only $79.99 when on their site it's listed for $400.00. Is the Mac App Store version the same as the 400 or just a single user license. I am just not sure since it says it can maintain all the computers on a network so I am just curious before I buy. Any info would be helpful, thanks!
  2. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    Same version....just a price cut :)

    Much like they did for Aperture
  3. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
  4. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004

    Is this the 10 user version or unlimited?

    Or is there only unlimited version now?

    And when and how much will the upgrade be when ARD 4 is released, most like in the Summer?
  5. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    No-one knows but Apple, however if it sells for $80 I would not expect any special upgrade pricing.
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    What exactly does ARD do? I'm wondering if it could help me fix crap that my parents need fixed over the Internet instead of me trying to walk one of them through stuff. I mean these are people who sometimes can't comprehend how to download photos and then erase them from the card. I also get an e-mail question from my mom every time there's an update message on her Windows computer. I know I can't fix that train wreck, but my dad uses an iMac and sometimes I figure it would help. It's just hard to know on something that's $80.
  7. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    Used iChat to do show a friend something on her macbook the other day. Worked just fine. But it was nothing fancy. It was just a remote in on very low res screen.
  8. ReggaeFire macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2003
    For just one computer it's overkill, you're better off just using

    ARD is made for management of a larger number of Macs on your network, and allows things like remote installation of files (without interacting with the users desktop), getting reports on hardware or usage information, etc.
  9. EmmEff macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    For home use, does ARD do anything better than JollysFastVNC?

    I do not mind spending the $80 if it's going to be faster and/or offer more capable in everyday use (ie. not remotely installing apps, which is not something I do everyday).
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I've found it to be a bit faster then VNC, and it has other features that VNC cannot support like file transfer, reporting, etc.

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