Best app for remote mac connections

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  1. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    What's the best app for connecting remotely to a Mac from an iOS device/another Mac? I've tried screens for Mac and definitely didn't think it was the best. Also are there any of these apps that would wake a Mac up from sleep? I'm on a MacBook Pro. Thanks.
     
  2. vitalion macrumors newbie

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  3. nigameash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm mainly interested in an app that can wake my mbp from sleep when I try to connect to it. Most apps deny connections if a Mac is asleep.
     
  4. Thunderboltedge macrumors regular

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    For remote connection i finally use the screen sharing service of Apple (that previously was not working in Yosemite at the beginning). it works well, but i don't think it lets you awake a mac from distance, I rather doubt there is something capable of doing it.
     
  5. andeify macrumors 6502

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    I believe Apple Remote Desktop can Sleep, Wake, Restart, Shutdown, Log out Current user and Power on a Machine

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  6. ccsicecoke macrumors regular

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    Other than Apple remote desktop, highly recommend Remotix for both Mac and iOS. it can discover all remote mac or PCs on your network.
     

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  7. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    If you're still looking, check out TeamViewer - stupid easy, free for personal use, been around for years and years. They've even got a Windows Phone version available.

    I read about TeamViewer on this 5-year-old MW post ages ago - http://www.macworld.com/article/1158154/teamviewer.html - I still can't believe they don't charge even a nominal fee for this solution. They're based in FL, so, no wonky overseas crap to deal with.

    They're moving to v. 11, install the beta version of v. 11 on your PC/Mac if you use the iOS version (which was just updated to v. 11 - those who upgraded are reporting issues, clean installs aren't having problems in my office). I don't use my iOS devices to manage my PCs/Macs, so I'm still on v. 10 for my desktop clients.
     

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