Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid) App Reviews

By Phase Five Systems

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Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid) app review

Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid) App Info

  • 1934 Ratings
  • Price: $14.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: Dec 15 2018
  • Version: 8.2.4
  • Size: 91.81 MB
  • Seller: Phase Five Systems
  • © Phase Five Systems

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Customer Reviews of the Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid) App

Essential

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StarryEyed230's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 9/7/18 2:00 AM

Just like the Apple Pencil. Essential for life.

STILL broken URL support 😤

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TimDawgz's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 9/4/18 12:38 PM

Same ol story that's been going on for years now. I used to like and use this program regularly but the URL feature is still broken! You can use URL's to launch RDP sessions but it doesn't honor the window size/desktop size so every session I launch is equal to the iPhone screen resolution meaning it's super tall and skinny and very difficult to use. The support documentation says this should be possible and it *was* possible until they broke it several versions ago. This app is barely useful to me. I've been asked to contact support about this which I've done a few times now via their site, email and via twitter and was told they were able to replicate the problem and it would be fixed in the "next revision". That was several revisions ago over a period of YEARS and still no fix. This is apparently one thing they just don't care about. ☹️

Back to being useful 😃

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TimDawgz's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 9/24/18 6:48 PM

I had been using this for probably years when suddenly a problem with the URL launches setting window sizes stopped working and all windows were sized to the iPhone screen resolution. I had reported the problem which took a long time to get fixed but it's finally fixed and I can once again go back to using Jump Desktop as my preferred RDP client. I was so sick of using another client that didn't function the way I wanted but it honored all URL variables and sized appropriately so I reluctantly used it until this was fixed. I'm very happy that Jump Desktop is now fixed! I access hundreds of servers with a separate client that manages credentials but connects via URL launching and changing the means to which I manage those connections and credentials just wasn't an option. Thank you guys for fixing the problem! 👍

Best RDP App/Program our there.

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evanovich555's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 9/15/18 8:23 AM

Long time user, (purchased first license in 2012 I believe) and I've never offered my gratitude for this program that I use at least 300 days a year. Phenomenal, so stable, brilliant on MacOS and iOS devices, seamless between Mac and Windows, blows any other RDP our of the water. Just keeps getting better with time.

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Encrypted VNC modes not available

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JOHWB's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 8/9/18 2:59 AM

The app description is misleading. Under "VNC Features" it says: "Secure: Supports SSH tunneling as well as SSL encryption". People familiar with VNC would normally interpret "SSL encryption" as "encrypted session," like TigerVNC's TLS and X509 security types. What they don't tell you is that actually only unencrypted direct connections are supported. The maximum security level you can choose is "VNC password auth," which is extremely weak security and does NOT encrypt the session. None of the more advanced security modes of, for example, RealVNC or TigerVNC servers are supported by this app, not even the TigerVNC features which are open source and widely available in desktop clients. There is not even an option for "TLS/SSL" or anything similar in the VNC connection settings. The only way to connect securely to a VNC server with this app is to set up an SSH tunnel. This causes a noticeable performance hit, but at least it does work - provided your remote server allows the weak VNC password authentication. If that was all, the app might not be so bad - SSH tunneling is a useful feature. BUT: An additional problem is that when I hover the mouse over window corners on a remote Linux desktop (server software doesn't seem to matter), nothing happens. Normally, this brings up a window resize icon, which I can then drag to resize the window. Not so with JumpDesktop. There seems to be no way to resize windows with the emulated mouse. Maybe it works if you buy their special $50 hardware mouse, but no thanks. Finally, the keyboard mapping of the on-screen keyboard is broken for most special symbols, at least when connecting to a TigerVNC server (which, the description says, is supported and "tested"). Try entering a "+" sign with the on-screen keyboard. Tapping "+" does nothing. Similar with many other symbols, e.g. ">", or simple punctuation like a semi-colon ";". I can only enter these with an external bluetooth keyboard. Maybe this app's strength is RDP, but as far as I can tell it surely isn't VNC. Unfortunately, these various bugs make the app pretty much useless for me.

False Advertising?

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NCShoppr's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 8/3/18 2:45 PM

Unfortunately this did not meet my needs. I was looking for a way to remotely access my MacBook Pr from my iPad. My previous remote app (Parallels Access) works great until the laptop resets. Then I can't access the laptop. I read a Jump Desktop response on their support forum that said it works even when logged out, so I decided to give it a try. The Jump listing said it includes a $50 discount on the Swiftpoint GT mouse, so I figured even if it didn't work, I would still be $35 ahead. Alas, it doesn't work if the computer has reset. After digging into this a bit, I'm pretty sure no Remote Desktop will work if you have Apple FileVault enabled. That's because with FileVault enabled, the Mac won't unlock the disk and start up the remote servers until the password is entered on the physical Mac. So this app didn't meet my needs. I tried using it a bit, and found that I like Parallels Desktop better. Parallels Access allows you to pick an application, then it sizes that application for your mobile device screen. Jump shows you the entire desktop, so you end up having to mess with zooming and panning a lot to get the application at a usable size on the mobile device, Still, I figured I had a backup if needed, and with the Swiftpoint GT coupon, I'm still ahead. EXCEPT... when I went to redeem the coupon, it is no longer valid, I believe it is illegal to bundle a coupon with a product and not disclose the expiration date of the coupon. Even if it is legal, it's dishonest to advertise a feature that is no longer supported, So do your research. If Jump meets your needs, then great. But don't expect the coupon to work.

Best RDP & VNC app

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Tackyou's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 8/24/18 5:18 PM

One of the best purchases I ever made. Keeps getting better update by update.

It was great until recently...

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Yenti's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 8/10/18 12:15 AM

Using windows 7 for both home and work computer and accessing it via iphone or pc. Recently it would connect, freeze, and then I am no longer able to connect even the pc is still on. I am not sure what can be done to fix it. Pc to Pc seems to work alright but once it “appear” offline even though it is still online, I cannot access it via Pc or iphone until I restarted (which now I cannot since I am supposed to telework tomorrow). Help!

Performance is a big issue.

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ch60601's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 7/28/18 6:47 PM

The lag is a huge problem for jump, I don’t know why there are only a few people reviewed that. with free MS Remote Desktop and 200M network between the client and the server, I feel that I am not really using RD, but with Jump, it is so bad when video is involved. The only good thing about Jump is that it allows me to use a Citrix X1 mouse which is $60, not every one is willing to invest so much on a basic mouse though. Please fix the lag issue, for now, I can only give you 1 star, since there is free MS Remote Desktop is way better than yours.

The Best I've Found

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UtahBuckeye's Review of Jump Desktop (rdp Vnc Fluid)

Reviewed on 7/25/18 10:52 PM

I am a physician who uses this app to access my windows-based EHR software on my iPad. I have tried several other apps, but have always found the speed or functions to be lacking. Jump desktop has been outstanding in this regard and has allowed be to ditch my PC and use my iPad exclusively.