Developed by MochaSoft
The VNC application was available for jailbroken iPhones, and we were surprised that it wasn’t in the app store at launch. Regardless, here it is. The application allows you to remotely connect to your desktop computer from your iPhone.
The VNC Lite Menu – edit connections, get help, and read about section. The “Edit Connections” will be the only button that concerns you.
The VNC Lite Connection Settings – just enter your IP address, VNC server port, and password, and you’re good to go.
This is the loading screen of the VNC Lite app.
Here’s VNC Lite in action – our iPhone is connected to our PC.
Here’s our iPhone connected to our Mac. The warning logo is simply saying that the high resolution of our Mac isn’t supported by the iPhone, so it shrinks the screen to the max size. Not a problem – just press OK.
Here we have our iPhone connected to our Mac – you can see the Mac Dock.
- Mocha VNC provides access to a VNC server
- Using your iPhone, you can connect to a Windows PC or Mac OS X and see the files, programs, and resources exactly as you would if you were sitting at your desk.
- Standard VNC protocol with encrypted password signon
- 8 and 32 bit color modes
- Server screen resolution up to 1680×1200
- Local mouse support
- Zoom and scroll as the Safari browser
- Landscape mode
- Can handle 6 host configurations
- Has been tested with RealVNC, TightVNC, UltrVNC on Windows, and Apple Remote Management, which is included with the Mac OS X.
- Simple interface
- Enough functionality to get by if you need an urgent remote connection
- It took no time at all to configure the application and connect to both PC and MAC (note: both computers already had VNC configured)
- Information is well integrated between multiple features of the application
- Extensive Help menu
- There are a few annoying bugs with the saved connections (they sometimes disappear)
- Support for QWERTY keyboard only
- No support for macros
- The screen took a while to load after connecting to a Mac, so we had to manually click refresh for the screen to change. On the other hand, we didn’t have time to optimize the screen setting for a better connection
- When switiching to mouse control, the cursor is not very responsive
- Your computer needs to be unlocked in order to connect to Mocha VNC Lite, otherwise the connection will be refused
The Mocha VNC Pro version will be out soon for $5.99 with additional keyboard support and macro support.
UPDATE: By popular demand we will do a full post on how to configure your PC and MAC for VNC connection from iPhone. Subscribe to our RSS feed for the updates,