As you probably know already, we recently launched the Mac Beta version of Remote Desktop Manager.
Demand has been incredible and there have been over 500 downloads already -- and the numbers are increasing each day! We’re thrilled that so many of you Mac lovers are taking advantage of this new product.
What we've been working on
We’re primarily focusing on the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol integration using Awake Coding FreeRDP. If you remember, we partnered with Awake Coding to develop and enhance FreeRDP and one year later, they are now working on a proprietary version called Wayk. Way to go guys!
Teamviewer has been implemented and we are now working on the best integration possible using Teamviewer API for Mac. In both Mac and Windows version of Remote Desktop Manager, we use command lines to control the TeamViewer app. Unfortunately, the Windows version as a more richer command line API than the Mac version.
We’ve also implemented Amazon S3 database and we keep working on it. We’ll continue integrating more data sources along the way.
We’ve worked on improving the UI by revising toolbar buttons and adding tooltips for better understanding of the action buttons.
Finally, we’ve worked on many different bug fixes and feature enhancements.
On the short-term road map, we want to start adding VPN, Telnet and SSH connections.
You can take a look at some screenshots on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/remotedesktopmanager/photos/?tab=album&album_id=766208316726493
Be part of the Beta!
Good news everyone! If you’d like to also take part in the Beta, we have opened 250 new spots. You can register here: http://mac.remotedesktopmanager.com/Home/Download
Please register and you’ll receive the download link and further instructions on how to send your feedback to the Devolutions team.
You can take a look at our forum in the RDM for Mac Beta thread for more details and behind-the-scene insights: https://forum.devolutions.net A note about our vision
As you may have noticed, there are some tools on the market that look similar to ours, such as Royal TSX and CoRD. And while they’re actually pretty good, they’re quite different from Remote Desktop Manager for Mac. How? We are the only solution that focuses on a team-approach using a centralized database. We believe that working as a team can drastically increase productivity and streamline management in IT departments. Remote Desktop Manager for Mac will offer the same functionality as the Windows edition so you’ll be able to securely and effectively store, organize and share your remote connections and credentials in both environments.
Also, just in case you’re wondering, keep in mind that Remote Desktop Manager license for Mac is free when you buy a license for the Windows edition which is unique in the remote desktop management industry. So you won’t have to pay extra – which is great if your team uses a mix of both platforms.
So from our team to yours, thanks for reading and as always, feel free to comment and share your thoughts and ideas!