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If you need or want to connect into other Macs or PCs in your home or business via your Mac or your iPad, you'll want to take a look at Jump Desktop. This remote desktop application supports standard protocols like RDP (to connect to Windows Server and Windows Professional machines) and VNC, but those protocols require advanced networking knowledge to use outside of a local network.

Jump Desktop includes its own remote desktop protocol called Fluid which allows you to connect from anywhere in the world with no network configuration at all.

In this week's show, Allison walks through how to install a free application called Jump Desktop Connect on the machines you want to control. She'll also show how to connect from an iPad and introduce the features that allow you to easily control a desktop interface using a touch interface.

The full tutorial covers

  • VNC Unencrypted Connection
  • End of Preview
  • Fluid Encrypted Connection
  • Options on iOS
  • Gesture Profiles
  • Standard Profile
  • Zoom on iOS
  • Locked Screen Profile
  • Pen Profile
  • Trackpad Gesture
  • View Only
  • Mouse options
  • Keyboard Layouts
  • Right (Control) Click
  • iPad Settings
  • Installing on Mac from Setapp
  • Connect into Mac
  • Live Previews
  • Adding Tags
  • Shared Clipboard
  • Automatic Profiles
  • Preferences
  • General Prefs Full Screen
  • Syncing Options
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Panning
  • Folder Sharing (RDP only)
  • View Options
  • New Connections
  • Windows Fluid Connection

App Store Links:

Jump Desktop in Mac App Store

Jump Desktop for iOS

Jump Desktop in Google Play Store

Show Links:

Jump Desktop in SetApp

Jumpdesktop.com

Video Tutorial Comments

(15 comments posted)

William Buchanan

If I have a Mac at work, a Mac at home, my wife's MacBook, my MacBook, and a Windows PC laptop. I would like to be able to initiate a Jump connection to any one of those from whichever one that I'm sitting in front of at the time. I might be at work and need to connect to my home Mac or even into my Windows laptop which means any one of those might be the "initiating" computer. Do I have to install the main application on all five of those computers?

Thanks!!

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Allison Sheridan

Yes, William. The interface through which you connect to the client computer is the JD software. JD Connect needs to be on every client. Does that make sense.

Glenn Clark

I think you just need to download and install jump desktop connect application on each machine you need to get access to. You just need the main application on the machine you are initiating a connection from.

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Allison Sheridan

Glenn - William said he wanted to get to every machine from every machine. That’s why he would need to install JD on every machine.

Daryll Van geelen

Do you know anything about the app's developers of Phase Five Systems llc ?

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Allison Sheridan

I don't, actually. Did a bit of searching on the name and it looks like it's the company that developed Jump Desktop. Interesting.

Daryll Van geelen

I think Jump Desktop is a fantastic app I just have concerns regarding the lack of information on the company especially since when you use Fluid information is travelling through their Servers

Allison Sheridan

Hey Daryll - you make a great point. I've now written to my contact at Jump Desktop asking for an explanation of their relationship with this company and for a link to where we can read about the relationship. I'll let you know when I hear back. I agree, it would be better to understand this!

Daryll Van geelen

I think Jump Desktop is a fantastic app I just have concerns regarding the lack of information on the company especially since when you use Fluid information is travelling through their Servers

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Allison Sheridan

Got a very prompt reply back from Haseeb Qadir:

"Here's a little more info about Jump and our company: Phase Five Systems (LLC) owns Jump Desktop. Phase Five Systems launched Jump Desktop on the iOS App Store in late 2009 (since iOS 2 release!). Although the scope of the product has increased quite a bit (Android, Mac, Windows and Teams etc), Jump Desktop is the only product Phase Five Systems ships and works on. The company is incorporated in Dubai, UAE. We're a small, distributed team working out of three continents: North America, Middle East / Asia and Australia. A little about myself: I'm the lead developer for Jump Desktop. Before 2009 I worked as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft, Seattle, WA for about 8 years. I'm currently situated in Toronto, Canada. "

I suggested that having this kind of information in an "About Us" link on the website would be good and he agreed:

"We'll add an "About" page and clarify how Fluid works. Just as a FYI - Fluid always uses end-to-end encryption to protect the connection data: I.e. the connection data can only be decrypted by the two devices involved in the connection. It's kind of like how your internet provider can't decrypt the connection between your Mac and your Bank's website even though they play a role in shuffling the bytes between. "

Daryll Van geelen

Thank you for that Allison hopefully they follow through and also take the time out to shed a little light on who they are too

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Allison Sheridan

I'm not sure what you mean by shedding light on who they are. Isn't that what Haseeb just did? I don't' think there's any more to it than that.

Daryll Van geelen

Yes he did to us..... here on this platform but not on their site they have a great product. However whilst trying to find out more about the product all I came across was a lot of negativity and distrust people feel they are not transparent they don’t have an address or anything about who they are. Potential clients are afraid to trust them with their data for this reason.

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Allison Sheridan

Oh! You mean adding an About Us with this information. Gotcha!

Daryll Van geelen

Yes he did to us..... here on this platform but not on their site they have a great product. However whilst trying to find out more about the product all I came across was a lot of negativity and distrust people feel they are not transparent they don’t have an address or anything about who they are. Potential clients are afraid to trust them with their data for this reason.

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