Remote Desktop

Version: 3.2 || Release Date: 2007-10-17 || License: Commercial with demo (299$) Developer: Apple | App Owner: nospoon

Apple Remote Desktop is the best way to manage the Mac computers on your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks — all without leaving your desk. Featuring Automator actions, Remote Spotlight search, and a new Dashboard widget, Apple Remote Desktop 3 makes your job easier than ever.

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3 Opinions

ARD is a bit unpredictable and even unstable at times, but if you have even two Macs to manage this software makes things a whole lot easier.

With remote installation, view, control and curtain, reports and automation of tasks with drag and drop simplicity this application is indispensable. Can't live with out it, but you do have to learn to live with it.

I found this very buggy, if you use an intel mac there's a bug that means you cannot connect to VNC clients on Windows such as TightVNC and UltraVNC, despite the fact that Chicken of the VNC connects to them perfectly.

Can't even tell you how much time this app saves me when managing my 60+ mac network. I can solve problems remotely by observing/controlling users' Macs, restart machines, get detailed reports about hardware/software, copy software to multiple machines at once, and even control my Windows servers via VNC. I don't even use it for automating tasks, though I should. A must-have for any mac user in charge of 3 or more Macs - the more Macs you have, the better the value!