JollysFastVNC
JollysFastVNC
1.58
4.6
0.0
JollysFastVNC free download for Mac

JollysFastVNC for Mac

07 May 2020

Fast VNC client.

What is JollysFastVNC for Mac

JollysFastVNC is a leading virtual network computing (VNC) app for Mac.

No matter where you are, JollysFastVNC gives you a solid and secure remote connection to your Mac. Finally, you'll have the freedom to roam.

Your Mac, accessible from anywhere

  • More ways to connect. JollysFastVNC is more than a VNC client. It also supports Apple Remote Desktop.
  • More security. When using VNC, security is essential. JollysFastVNC features built-in support for SSH tunneling, SSL, and SOCKS.
  • More flexibility. Need to login from a Windows machine, create multiple connections, or support a multi-monitor setup? JollysFastVNC does it all.
Features:
  • Fast.
  • Secure - SSH tunneling, SSL, SOCKS support inbuilt.
  • Mac login, keyboard, pasteboard, remote screen lock and monitor selection support.
  • Windows login and domain login support.
  • Multiple connections, fullscreen, multi-monitor support.
  • SmartZoom for viewing large remote desktops.
  • International keyboard support
  • Reverse connections including automated Nat-PMP / UPnP port opening on routers.
  • WakeOnLan support.
  • Global/Specific hierarchical preferences.
  • Bonjour including auto connection to Bonjour hosts.
  • Remote cursor support - including smartzoom movement.
  • Automatic pasteboard synchronisation.
  • vnc:// and jfvnc:// url schemes for opening vnc connections from other programs.
  • VNC encodings ZRLE, Tight, zlib, rre, hextile, raw, copyrect, resolution change, pixel format change, lastrect and some more.

What's new in JollysFastVNC

Version 1.58:
  • Updated to use notarized app.
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Holypoly
Holypoly
May 16 2013
1.46
0.0
May 16 2013
0.0
Version: 1.46
Fixed mouse event bug on OS X 10.6 (build 1313608) REQUIREMENTS Intel, OS X 10.7 or later ?? There are separate versions for Snow Leopard and for Lion and higher, respectively: http://www.jinx.de/JollysFastVNC_files/JollysFastVNC.current.dmg (version 1.4.6 for 10.7+) http://www.jinx.de/JollysFastVNC_files/JollysFastVNC.1.46.%281313608%29.10.6.dmg (also version 1.4.6, but for 10.6 only)
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
Jan 4 2013
1.44
0.0
Jan 4 2013
0.0
Version: 1.44
Who is "Jolly" and why is he fast? Curious minds really want to know.
Jweisbin
Jweisbin
Feb 9 2012
1.34
4.0
Feb 9 2012
4.0
Version: 1.34
The app store version is still 1.3.2. Seems like the developer is not keeping the app store version current.
ChristopherPrice
ChristopherPrice
Jun 3 2011
1.26
5.0
Jun 3 2011
5.0
Version: 1.26
I finally purchased a license via the App Store. I've been using this in demo mode for a long time. For Mac to remote Gnome desktop on a CentOS server, nothing else I've tried has come close to the performance and ease-of-use of Jollys. Thanks for an excellent product, dev.
Ferndave
Ferndave
Apr 22 2011
1.24
5.0
Apr 22 2011
5.0
Version: 1.24
Thank you for a Home version! I didn't know it existed until Crucial's comment. I've been using JollysFastVNC since the .9x days to connect to a headless media server. It did everything I needed, but $40 was a bit steep to avoid the trial nag. $10 for the Home version? Sold.
Crucial
Crucial
Apr 9 2011
1.22
4.5
Apr 9 2011
4.5
Version: 1.22
Before I praise the product, I have to praise the products support. I was having problems with the trial version of the software. It connected to my host machine first time without having to mess with any preferences or router settings, I could see my host, but not control it. I emailed support and received a helpful reply three minutes latter. Local time for the developer was 23:30 hours. Did what the developer suggested and my problem was solved (set the remote host to screen sharing, turn off remote management). In addition to testing JollysFastVNC I also tried Chicken of the VNC 2.1.1. The Chicken would not even let me log into my remote server and gave me a cryptic error message. When I tried the Chicken with a machine on my LAN that I regularly access with built in Screen Sharing I got the same cryptic error. I deleted the Chicken within 5 minutes of installing it. I don't want to waste my time on something like that when JollysFastVNC connected first time, has a plethora of easily accessible settings that makes sense, and support that is there when you need it. Is JollysFastVNC fast? I can't answer that as the Chicken was dead on arrival, and I have yet to compare it with LogMeIn, although LogMeIn has never felt fast in the past. After my short test I immediately purchased the Home edition that is available on the MacApp store for $10. The difference between home and pro editions is that the home will only store seven hosts, and is meant for non-commercial use. The pro allows unlimited hosts, and commercial use, all other features are the same. If there is one thing that could be improved it would be the documentation. Adding a short tutorial or list of what settings to use in System Preferences on the remote machine would be very useful, as would a troubleshooting section for dealing with stubborn router settings.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Oct 22 2010
1.14
0.0
Oct 22 2010
0.0
Version: 1.14
For those needing a free VNC viewer, 10.5 Leopard (and probably other versions too) have one pre-installed at /System/Library/Screen Sharing.app For those who don't know what they're doing, leave everything else in /System/Library alone. Seriously.
Lvwolfman
Lvwolfman
Oct 9 2010
1.12
4.0
Oct 9 2010
4.0
Version: 1.12
I needed a way to get to my Ubuntu 10.4LTS box at work. So I enabled Ubuntu's screen sharing (VNC). Then realized I didn't have Chicken of the Sea installed any longer. Teamviewer works excellent but I forgot to start it before leaving the office. So I'd heard how fast JollyFastVNC is. Downloaded it, copied to my apps folder and ran it. It immediately filled in the server list with my work machine. (I use Logmein hamachi so it is on my "local" network via vpn over DSL.) Clicked the "connect" button, entered the password and BAM! there was my Ubuntu desktop! Only one problem so far. The remote screen will NOT refresh. I have to close the connection and then reconnect to see the changes. All I see movement-wise are the mouse pointers. Yes, two. My local pointer and the one on the remote screen moving as a pair, just slightly offset. So I tried cotvnc (Chicken of the VNC) 2.0b4. Much slower to display and no screen refresh on it either. So it's an issue with Ubuntu's server. BTW, Cotvnc saw the server automatically as well. Oh well... Both work well enough I think to get TeamViewer started. Bottom line, JollyFastVNC is noticeably faster than cotvnc. The question we each have to face is: Is active support and speed worth US$40?
Hayo
Hayo
Mar 6 2010
1.08
0.0
Mar 6 2010
0.0
Version: 1.08
After using this from it's early realise I found it good, development was fast and Jolly was receptive to issues. I could accept a price on this product but he choose to double the most you could ask for this. People have mentioned Chicken but you could try the built in Apple 'Screen Sharing App. (/System/Library/CoreServices/Screen Sharing) Or goto the Real VNC website and proceed to the downloads. Choose the Enterprise version and download the trial for OSX. Only the server is to pay for. Viewer is free. (You don't need to fill in your details.)
Jayhawkbabe
Jayhawkbabe
Feb 13 2010
1.06
5.0
Feb 13 2010
5.0
Version: 1.06
I have used a variety of VNC clients and this is the slickest, most feature rich one out there. The management of multiple screens, smart zoom, and ability to call the program from scripts put it heads above the rest. The price is a bit steep, but the renewable free license is very generous. I was happy to purchase a license to support a great product.
Sofabutt
Sofabutt
Jan 5 2010
1.00
4.5
Jan 5 2010
4.5
Version: 1.00
If the coice is between this and that bird flavored option I'd choose JollyFast hands down. This program has worked very well for me through the beta cycle. It is very fast and simple.
ChristopherPrice
ChristopherPrice
Jan 2 2010
1.00
5.0
Jan 2 2010
5.0
Version: 1.00
$40 is a lot, but not an outrageous amount for an uncontested best-in-class utility. Especially true since there is a way to easily use it for free (90-day trials) if you don't use it regularly, which is better than persistent nag-ware in my opinion. I connect to remote linux servers, rather than other OSX machines, so Apple's screen sharing is not an option. Chicken is decent, but too slow and resource intensive for my applications. I'm going with 1.0 trial now and I'll decide if I use it frequently enough to justify the price later.
Tournesol
Tournesol
Jan 1 2010
1.00
0.0
Jan 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.00
You guys obviously haven't read the small print when updating to 1.0. The app is till entirely free for everyone to use. All it requires is to activate a trial serial number every 90 days. Thats a very small annoyance to get this most excellent app for free. This is perfect for people that do not use the app professionally. The activation is perfomed buy a single click in a new top menu itm called, you guessed it, licence.
Zeist
Zeist
Jan 1 2010
1.00
0.0
Jan 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.00
My recommendation to the people who want to use this app would be to get 0.98.44 from: http://mac.brothersoft.com/jollysfastvnc.html
Paepcke
Paepcke
Jan 1 2010
1.00
0.0
Jan 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.00
40$ ... no way! goodbye Jolly! The VNC code is based on Freeware, the VNC protocol is open source! What´s next? You are planning to release a "improved" Linux Distribution for 4000$ ?
Nick-Lo
Nick-Lo
Jan 1 2010
1.00
0.0
Jan 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.00
This does work better than Apple's screen sharing, however, I also have to agree that $40 seems expensive for what feels more like a utility than a fully blown application. Compare its pricing to other software like, for example, BusyMac's Busysync and BusyCal which are $25 and $40 respectively. JollysFastVNC feels more comparable to Busysync in functionality than it does BusyCal. BusyCal also has discounts for multiple orders, further reducing the price. It's also not clear on whether $39.90 is the early bird price minus the 30% and therefore we can expect that the price will go even higher, or if the discount is applied to $39.90 when ordering? I'm happy to pay for shareware where it adds value. This software does but I don't feel it adds $40 per user (I'd need more than one license) more value than just using Apple's screen sharing. Especially as OS X 10.7 is likely to be on the table mid next year and I'd expect screen sharing to improve with that.
Buhbye
Buhbye
Dec 31 2009
1.00
0.0
Dec 31 2009
0.0
Version: 1.00
It usually worked pretty well for me. Generally better than ChickenOfTheVNC... but $40 better? No. That price is utterly ridiculous. For my own simple needs, Leopard and Snow Leopard's screen sharing between my systems is perfectly adequate, so I won't miss JollysFast. For anyone who depended on a more robust client, I can sympathize with both the need to charge and the outrage over the price. $40 is simply obscene. $10 would probably sell more than 4x as many licenses AND not incur the public backlash. Great little app, extremely poor pricing decision.
Egn
Egn
Dec 31 2009
1.00RC1
0.0
Dec 31 2009
0.0
Version: 1.00RC1
I've used JollysFastVNC for years. That means I did not have to pay for any other VNC software in all that time. So I saved $$$ and so did all the others who used it. So don't come whining now about how awful it is that this developer wants to finally make some money from the product he has worked on for so long. I never sent in a bug or error report. Never had to. All of us knew it was beta and used it, and saved. So those stingy enough not to want to pay now go ahead and use Chicken of the VNC which is from Jan 2006! Bet if you can't even shell out $40 something for this you certainly won't buy ARD which is almost $300! Or use macPorts and go though all the install hell, extra disk space, etc. to get some VNC app to work. You can't expect to have any good software if it is all free forever. People have to pay bills! I'm buying this!
Piper555
Piper555
Dec 24 2009
1.00RC1
5.0
Dec 24 2009
5.0
Version: 1.00RC1
I've been impressed with the level of forward movement in the development curve of this fantastic software!! The developer(s) appears to have poured themselves into the solid release of JollysVNC and I look forward to helping fund further development by purchasing a license. I hope the monies will be incentive for a possible iPhone VNC app too...(wishing out loud) I'm disgusted by the people posting their anger for having to actually pay for the fruits of this developer's labor. This VNC app has been invaluable for my needs and I would gladly sign up for a license to ensure its continued development. For these people who believe they are entitled to ad infinitum freeware: 1. What have you done to fulfill the need for a wonderfully supported VNC client? Please, provide a link to YOUR offerings so we can avail ourselves of YOUR VNC freeware. 2. Why is this bait and switch?...WTF! Do you honestly believe this developer owes you something? Tell me you don't take free samples in the grocery store then, if you enjoyed it, buy that product. 3. For those using this software to support their profit making businesses...start giving all your stuff away and I'll shed a tear for your pain. Your IT guy gets a paycheck...so should the developers of the software you use. 4. When you finally get off government funded welfare you can put your free cheese down and celebrate your good fortune by buying a license.
Blacksmith-tb
Blacksmith-tb
Dec 23 2009
1.00RC1
0.0
Dec 23 2009
0.0
Version: 1.00RC1
Perhaps the general outrage would be dampened if the price were posted, either here on MU or on your site? I know I find it hard to gauge the value of a shareware app when I'm not sure how much it costs...
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Dec 22 2009
1.00RC1
0.0
Dec 22 2009
0.0
Version: 1.00RC1
You will be able to use it without buying it, but I strongly suggest you buy it and support development of new versions. Patrick aka Jolly P.S.: Rating it badly cause it's Shareware is not correct rating.
Steve-Frawley
Steve-Frawley
Dec 22 2009
1.00RC1
0.0
Dec 22 2009
0.0
Version: 1.00RC1
This is a demo. It is obvious he intends on charging for it and it will not be free. Price unknown. This version 'grants' a 30 day trial. It is a good program.
Blacksmith-tb
Blacksmith-tb
Dec 22 2009
1.00RC1
0.0
Dec 22 2009
0.0
Version: 1.00RC1
Soon to be shareware, it appears. This RC introduces "trial licenses". If it's reasonably priced, I'd be happy to support it, though given that we've all been beta testing for the last year and half, it might have been nice for our licenses not to expire...
Sweedigel
Sweedigel
Oct 26 2009
0.98.50
5.0
Oct 26 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.50
By far, very far, the best VNC client on Mac OS platform. Thank you Patrick for it. I had a dream : a VNC server written by the same author. ------------------- De très loin le meilleur client VNC sur plateforme Mac OS. J'ai fais un rêve : un serveur VNC écrit par le même auteur.
Santego
Santego
Oct 20 2009
0.98.50
0.0
Oct 20 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.50
Have been using this to access Ubuntu's "Remote Desktop" over the web. Works excellent, very fast, and desktop scales to the screen size nicely. Had to disable "extra visual effects" in Ubuntu for redraws to act properly, but this is a Linux issue not a Jolly issue.
Rippyz
Rippyz
Oct 15 2009
0.98.50
5.0
Oct 15 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.50
I used to use Chicken of the VNC and although it worked, it does not refresh unless the app is active, and even when it is active, the refresh is choppy. I set out the find a different VNC client and gave JollyFastVNC a shot. It is easier to set up then Chicken and has faster refresh rate. I also like the new icon, the lens inside the telescope shows the current desktop pic and will update accordingly if you set your desktop pic to change. Great attention to detail. Since I have just one other computer to connect to at home, I would like to be able to either reduce the server list window, or close it entirely and establish connection via the contextual menu for the dock icon. Although the app is pretty awesome as is now.
Giraffe6044
Giraffe6044
Oct 14 2009
0.98.50
4.0
Oct 14 2009
4.0
Version: 0.98.50
This is defiantly the best VNC client for Mac. The reverse vnc support is perfect for helping mom fix her computer (without having to spend an hour walking her through opening ports in her router). Only request i would have is for a quick connection option. so i dont have to create a profile to access a server each and every time. just a simple entry field where i can type in address:port and hit enter to connect.
Xenophon
Xenophon
Oct 9 2009
0.98.48
0.0
Oct 9 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.48
Silly question, but here goes: can you please enable the old dock icon. This new one is too gothic for my taste. Again, sorry for the silly request. With greetings from Athens.
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Oct 9 2009
0.98.48
5.0
Oct 9 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.48
This sweet little app has allowed me so much freedom in the office. It's small, portable, fast and works so well! Great work!
Ward
Ward
Sep 8 2009
0.98.44
5.0
Sep 8 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.44
I used Chicken of the VNC for a long time ... until I started experiencing chronic dropped connections, sometimes after 5 minutes, usually after 15-20 minutes. My search last December for an alternative led me to JollysFastVNC. What a dramatic improvement! I don't recall a single dropped connection since then. The few times I've corresponded with Jolly (aka Patrick), he's very quick with a helpful response. For example, I just asked about Snow Leopard compatibility, and he responded with good news ("It is compatible.") before I had time to get a fresh cup of coffee.
OhEssex
OhEssex
Sep 2 2009
0.98.40
0.0
Sep 2 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.40
I'm a time traveller from 10 years in the future and I'm stuck here until I can repair my broken time machine. Anyway, I'm having issues with version 0.99.99.97.401 and can't connect to my computer back home. Eagerly awaiting the next pre-release version...
Grandlepton
Grandlepton
Sep 2 2009
0.98.40
0.0
Sep 2 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.40
The version 0.98.40 eats more than 100% CPU even at idle on my MBP, 10.5.8. I have to restore 0.98.38.
Guest
Guest
Sep 2 2009
0.98.40
0.0
Sep 2 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.40
I preferred the old icon.
truthhurts
truthhurts
Sep 2 2009
0.98.40
5.0
Sep 2 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.40
An excellent icon for an excellent program!
Minardi
Minardi
Aug 28 2009
0.98.38
0.0
Aug 28 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.38
Installed and set up in 10 minutes flat (maybe a little less. 10/10. You launch JollyFast, it recognize all the Macs available for Remote desktop sharing instantly. Just click on the mac you want to use and voila. I have tried other VNC, and this one is the easiest one to use and fast. It also recognize all screens hooked to the remote Macs. I'm sold.
Bozo-Clown
Bozo-Clown
Aug 1 2009
0.98.34
5.0
Aug 1 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.34
The best VNC client I've found and I think I've tried most of them. Fast, easy to use and full of clever features. Author updates the app on a regular basis.
Arvidtp
Arvidtp
Jul 16 2009
0.98.30
0.0
Jul 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.30
"Fullscreen window level on second screen when JFVNC is not active is now normal (did go to the back before)." Thank you!
truthhurts
truthhurts
Jun 10 2009
0.98.18
5.0
Jun 10 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.18
Odd - when I connect to a computer with fullscreen as the default, the mouse position is incorrect (mouse is actually off on upper right, Jolly has it at lower left, for instance). Leaving fullscreen fixes it, and switching back to fullscreen remains fixed. However, logging in directly to fullscreen will always mess up the mouse position. It's almost like it's not adjusting the initial mouse position on the server end to match where it is on the client end (but this is just a guess). This has happened for the last several mini updates; I'm not sure when exactly it began. :(
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
May 7 2009
0.98.08
5.0
May 7 2009
5.0
Version: 0.98.08
I love this app. It makes managing multiple machines a breeze. Thanks to the developer. cheers!
Kurosan
Kurosan
Mar 28 2009
0.98.04
0.0
Mar 28 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98.04
Works OK as long as the remote port is 5900. Anything other than 5900 on the remote host fails to connect.
Guest
Guest
Mar 16 2009
0.98
0.0
Mar 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.98
I love JollysFastVNC, and we certainly can't complain that its not updated regularly! :)
Macfr3ak
Macfr3ak
Mar 14 2009
0.96.98
5.0
Mar 14 2009
5.0
Version: 0.96.98
I love this software but there's something I really missed since a while though : The displayed splashscreen allowing me either to update or not at each new releases ! Please re-enable it ! ;) Anyway, great work and keep up the good job !
Robackja
Robackja
Mar 10 2009
0.96.92
0.0
Mar 10 2009
0.0
Version: 0.96.92
Both 0.96.90 and 0.96.92 are slow and unusable compared to 0.96.86. The network transfers alone are went from 30kb/s to 300kb/s (using tight encoding). I wish I could go back to old version. Also, screen resizing, I should be able to hold "shift" or something and keep the screen aspect ratio, otherwise everything is all distorted.
Jrwmac
Jrwmac
Mar 10 2009
0.96.92
0.0
Mar 10 2009
0.0
Version: 0.96.92
This MacUpdate page says this is version 0.96.86 The download button says: 0.96.90 The downloaded file to my Mac is: 0.96.92 I can't find Jollysfast Ver.0.96.86 anywhere on the net. NOTE: With 0.96.86, at least my Option and Control keys worked to my remote Mac. With 0.96.92, this version has broke those keys and will not work. My Command key, to my remote Mac has not worked for months. I like Jollysfast, but I need my Command, Option & Control keys back PLEASE! Also... This new version, 0.96.92 is slower. I use OSX 10.5.4 on a MacBook Pro Intel Mac.
Billindg
Billindg
Mar 9 2009
0.96.90
4.0
Mar 9 2009
4.0
Version: 0.96.90
Very good performance both on LAN and WAN. It is convenient to have SSH tunneling built-in rather than having to set the tunnel up in the Terminal. Very stable for me. Even on crappy hotel internet connections, I get useful performance when logging back to my home computer.
Kelichi
Kelichi
Feb 19 2009
0.96.86
0.0
Feb 19 2009
0.0
Version: 0.96.86
Fastest VNC client (especially on WAN) Allows multiple VNC sessions (wish CotVNC could do that) User interface is not too good - Can't just create an on demand connection. If only cut&paste works (within VNC desktop and between VNC/Mac Desktop), I would use this all the time.
Threedee912
Threedee912
Jan 20 2009
0.96.82
5.0
Jan 20 2009
5.0
Version: 0.96.82
Nice and fast VNC client for Macs. Much faster than CotVNC. Only thing (slightly) bad about it is the interface which could use a little work.
Hypert
Hypert
Jan 14 2009
0.96.76
0.0
Jan 14 2009
0.0
Version: 0.96.76
It's been a while since I tried this. Glad to see that it can connect to RealVNC on Windows finally. I prefer Full Screen VNC clients, as most of my systems run at the same resolution. But, once I entered Full Screen, the only way to "get out" was to Cmd-Tab to another app, and then click back on the Jolly connection dialog box. Is there another/easier way to close the current connection without doing that?
Mac-Adam
Mac-Adam
Jan 13 2009
0.96.74
0.0
Jan 13 2009
0.0
Version: 0.96.74
Why is better than one integrated in Leopard ? Is it more secure ?
The-X
The-X
Jan 10 2009
0.96.74
5.0
Jan 10 2009
5.0
Version: 0.96.74
Very well done! Though I was a bit afraid of not being able to get out of Full Screen. Luckily, Command + Tab works ;)
Fredash
Fredash
Dec 11 2008
0.96.70
0.0
Dec 11 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.70
This 0.96.70 version can now handle the automatic input of password protected SSH keyrings. In one word : It works very very well now even with SSH Tunneling. I can now trash "Chicken of The VNC" and use this very good VNC client for my everyday Linux server connection. Congratulations for such a good software !
Fredash
Fredash
Nov 20 2008
0.96.64
0.0
Nov 20 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.64
Hello, All is working very well excepting for the SSH feature with a password-protected key, the current version of JollysFastVNC apparently cannot enter the password. Apart from this problem, this product works very well. Keep up with the good work ! Fred.
truthhurts
truthhurts
Nov 18 2008
0.96.62
5.0
Nov 18 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.62
In a nutshell - SSH tunneling does work after all, but the program seems to be doing something odd with caching screen sizes. At least, that's how it looks here. All this time I thought SSH tunneling was broken (see my various posts here if you care). It turns out there is a bug, but it's something else entirely. I downloaded the most recent version, saw the same behavior and was set to create another screen shot to illustrate. However, the stretched screen of my destination computer was in the way, so I changed it to "half size" - and the aspect ratio and size were fixed! I changed it back to full size, and now it snapped to the correct size (1024x768). All further connections to that computer have been correct ever since. Somehow it was picking up my local resolution (1440x900) from somewhere (a previous connection to something else?), which was not correct for what it was connecting to at the moment. I'd like to say this is closed, but when I attempted to connect to a different VNC host (1400x1050) over the same tunnel, a similar scaling type of bug reappeared when the destination screen was set to "Actual Size", but strangely not when set to "Half Size" or "Double Size". Looks like something odd is going on with how the screen size is being handled.
Apoyamos
Apoyamos
Nov 9 2008
0.96.60 (2002)
5.0
Nov 9 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.60 (2002)
and fast it is...
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Oct 7 2008
0.96.52 (1962)
0.0
Oct 7 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.52 (1962)
SSH tunneling does work. Currently you have to open the tunnel yourself, future versions will open the tunnel for you. Jolly
truthhurts
truthhurts
Sep 25 2008
0.96.50 (1932)
5.0
Sep 25 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.50 (1932)
SSH tunneling still doesn't work. Even the simplest possible test case screws up the resolution. Every other client works (Chicken, Screen Sharing, UltraVNC, MicroVNC, etc). Still want to use this, but still can't.
Shawnb
Shawnb
Sep 21 2008
0.96.50 (1932)
0.0
Sep 21 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.50 (1932)
Well I couldn't pay him for this so I registered his Screen Recycler software instead (which I don't use). Yes it's that good! Thanks and keep up the good work!
User-Name
User-Name
Sep 19 2008
0.96.50 (1932)
0.0
Sep 19 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.50 (1932)
Wonderful! This works with iPhone's Veency!
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Sep 18 2008
0.96.48 (1929)
0.0
Sep 18 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.48 (1929)
Well, copy paste works as well as international keyboards with the latest version :-) Jolly aka Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Sep 5 2008
0.96.42
0.0
Sep 5 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.42
listening is already there including the ability to open a port on your router automatically. Please report feedback via mail ( you find my mail in the about box of the program ). Jolly aka Patrick --- author of: ScreenRecycler, JollysFastVNC, SmartSleep, SmartSokoban and more.
Ssnickerer
Ssnickerer
Aug 18 2008
0.96.40
0.0
Aug 18 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.40
feature request - listening functionality?
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Jul 27 2008
0.96.40
5.0
Jul 27 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.40
Jolly fast, too. Upgrading to Leopard forced me to move from Chicken to Jollys... connections are faster than ever, it's like being at the computer. thanx guys!
10baset
10baset
Jul 9 2008
0.96.38
0.0
Jul 9 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.38
Probably the best VNC-Client on the Mac! Keep on good work...
Fromage-Head
Fromage-Head
Jun 30 2008
0.96.36
0.0
Jun 30 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.36
Is there a tutorial for using this kind of app ? I'm not sure how to use it.
10baset
10baset
Jun 5 2008
0.96.30
0.0
Jun 5 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.30
I realy apreciate this peace of software but the only thing I need it for is to access ms windows based servers via VNC. Is it possible that you implement a button that let the bonjour-scanner deactivate? TIA
truthhurts
truthhurts
May 25 2008
0.96.28
5.0
May 25 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.28
After all this time it still doesn't support tunneled SSH connections properly. For instance: Local: MacBook Pro, 1440x900 Remote: Mac Mini, 1024x768 ssh -L 5902:127.0.0.1:5900 mini This will tunnel any request for port 5902 on the local machine to the remote mini over SSH (I use 5902 because I already have VNC servers running locally on 5900 and 5901). When I use JFVNC to connect, I get the picture of the remote system in a window the size of the local system. No other VNC client does this on any platform I've used (Ubuntu, UltraVNC, Palm microVNC, Apple's Screen Sharing, Chicken, etc). Reported for the last six months at least, no progress. I'd really like to use this, but for now I just can't.
Sweedigel
Sweedigel
May 22 2008
0.96.24
5.0
May 22 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.24
Just add the file transfert support and it will be the best vnc client ever. It's already the best mac vnc client by FAR.
Photek
Photek
May 16 2008
0.96.22
5.0
May 16 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.22
This is GREAT software... the thing I still struggle to understand is... how has the developer made such a FAST app..? it eclipses the competition.. Great software... simply the best VNC app for OSX
Yetiboy
Yetiboy
Apr 14 2008
0.96.20
0.0
Apr 14 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.20
This version (0.96.20) fixed a MacBook Pro (2,2) trackpad problem I've experienced with the RealVNC client, Chicken, and (until now) Jollys... - I could scroll down, but not up, when connecting to a Linux box running RealVNC server version 4. Now I can scroll in both directions. Nice job!
Tournesol
Tournesol
Apr 11 2008
0.96.18
0.0
Apr 11 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.18
Cannot test it since the VNC server I'm connecting to requires login and password. Don't see where to enter that anywhere in JFV.
Gyawitz
Gyawitz
Apr 10 2008
0.96.18
0.0
Apr 10 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.18
Ive been using Chicken for years and this this is lighting fast by comparison and was easy to set up in seconds.
Sjha
Sjha
Apr 6 2008
0.96.16
0.0
Apr 6 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.16
It is fast. But there is an annoying bug if you by mistake try to connect to the computer you are running the programme on - it seems to go into an unstoppable loop whereby it shows multiple copies of that machine's screen.
anonymous-snipe-295
anonymous-snipe-295
Apr 6 2008
0.96.16
4.0
Apr 6 2008
4.0
Version: 0.96.16
Here are my ratings (forgot to do it in the comment below)
anonymous-snipe-295
anonymous-snipe-295
Apr 6 2008
0.96.16
4.0
Apr 6 2008
4.0
Version: 0.96.16
Great app. As stated, it's fast. Faster than CotVNC for all servers i've been testing (osxVNC, TightVNC, RealVNC).
Quaydvt
Quaydvt
Mar 11 2008
0.96.12
5.0
Mar 11 2008
5.0
Version: 0.96.12
I work with an iMac and a mini and have networked them via firewire. Using the remote desktop in Tiger and Chicken, I was really pleased to see that I could probably lose the extra monitor for the mini - but I do video on the mini and found that the lag and frame drop was HUGE. I found JollysFast and tried it - monumental difference! The lag is minimal even while capturing and I can do the final editing on the captured clips that wasn't possible with Chicken due to the dramatic frame dropping and lag. I am still a relative newbie to the mac, but for my money, JollysFast has it hands-down over Chicken, at least using the remote-desktop included with Tiger
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Feb 26 2008
0.96.12
0.0
Feb 26 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.12
If chicken would be faster, nobody would use JollysFastVNC for sure. What is your setup and and your steps to make this reproduceable as I'm quite certain that JollysFastVNC is the FASTEST VNC CLIENT. Take a look at the video at http://www.jinx.de/teclog/2007.08.10.jollysfastvnc-inside-hidden-jolly-labs.html
Tournesol
Tournesol
Feb 25 2008
0.96.12
0.0
Feb 25 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.12
Chicken of the VNC is still faster. It works though. Keep up the good work and be speedier than Chicken :)
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Feb 16 2008
0.96.12
0.0
Feb 16 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.12
try version 0.96.12 and if the problem persists mail me ! Jolly aka Patrick
Bcreighton
Bcreighton
Feb 13 2008
0.96.10
0.0
Feb 13 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.10
I just downloaded JollysFastVNC onto my powerpc g4 laptop, the 96.10 version. I've installed it, but when I click on it, the program almost immediately crashes, maybe 1 second. I tried the 96.8 version, same thing. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be. Anyone have any ideas?
Carmenm
Carmenm
Feb 6 2008
0.96.10
0.0
Feb 6 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.10
Hi, i just downloaded the latest version but it didnt work with my server when cotVNC does. my server is using the port 2900 The server type is set to other and my server has encryption: Prefer On The real problem is that i cant see the error message as disappear as soon as it appeared. Could we have a log window? This would be a great addition in order to "debug" connection problems Anyway i hope i ll manage to have it work as i like jollyfastvnc a lot. Thanks for your work
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jan 2 2008
0.96.6
0.0
Jan 2 2008
0.0
Version: 0.96.6
use the servertype 'other'
Maketso
Maketso
Dec 22 2007
0.96.6
0.0
Dec 22 2007
0.0
Version: 0.96.6
Via JollysFastVNC, I'm *finally* able to connect to my father's PC remotely (very cool)...something that CotVNC would never seem to do (always timed-out first). CotVNC is relatively quick on my home LAN connecting to PCs. I'm quite sure it is something I haven't gotten configured correctly, but JollysFastVNC (v0.96.6 & prior) is quite a bit slower in updating my Intel MacBook Pro screen. From a previous post, I tried connecting to the ethernet-connected PC next to my MacBook via the 192.168... address, but is is equally slow. Any thoughts on what I can do to get to the point of realizing speed that the others enjoy? Thank you, Maketso Using HamachiX (v0.9 1B3 24) and OSXvnc (v1.71) in Mac OS 10.4.11. CotVNC is v2.0b2.
Verrami
Verrami
Nov 30 2007
0.96.4
3.0
Nov 30 2007
3.0
Version: 0.96.4
I installed JollysFastVNC and VNC viewer on my mac book pro today. JolleysfastVNC is definitely quicker in terms of performance it has some elements missing (for e.g., I am unable to use right-click options when I connect to the linux server). I tried all keyboard options and non of em let me use the right click options. overall performance is good.
Beesharp
Beesharp
Nov 24 2007
0.96.4
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 0.96.4
Not sure if it's just my set up but JollysFast takes a lot longer to login on my LAN. CotVNC takes just a few seconds via Bonjour. JollysFast several minutes as it appears to use my DynDNS account even though Bonjour is available. Once logged in I prefer JollysFast-mainly because of the fit to screen feature. Thanks Patrick for all of your efforts!
Hahad
Hahad
Oct 11 2007
0.94b
0.0
Oct 11 2007
0.0
Version: 0.94b
Thanks a lot for a very interesting alternative in the VNC viewer field. With every update I use it more and more. There is just one issue which keeps me from switching over completely: support for a right mouse click to bring up the contextual menu. Or am I missing any setting there? Also for the more distant future a listening option would be great to allow server connections from machines which are behind a firewall without the proper port open. Keep up the great work.
Simon-Pride
Simon-Pride
Oct 11 2007
0.94b
0.0
Oct 11 2007
0.0
Version: 0.94b
I have the same issue as Alan (in fact I mentioned it to him a while ago). Server: Mac Mini (Intel) 1.66 GHz VNC Server is Apple Remote Desktop Interface is wired ethernet 100 Mb/s After a few minutes' use, the server's network interface will stop working and cannot be used. Nothing is shown in the console log.
Alanfleming
Alanfleming
Oct 5 2007
0.94b
0.0
Oct 5 2007
0.0
Version: 0.94b
Very nice - but it reliably kills the interface to which I'm connecting after a while. Duplicated this on two servers - if I use them via Jollys for an extended period, they drop off the network and need rebooting. Once this bug is got out, I'll definitely recommend it, but until then I have to stick with Chicken of the VNC :(
Hb-desiato
Hb-desiato
Oct 5 2007
0.94
0.0
Oct 5 2007
0.0
Version: 0.94
The preference setting "Check for Updates on launch" doesn't work - the code seems to be overriding it. I don't want this app "phoning home" every time I launch it.
Coolfactor
Coolfactor
Oct 1 2007
0.92
0.0
Oct 1 2007
0.0
Version: 0.92
Thanks for responding so quickly to my last question, Jolly. I tried using JollysFastVNC to connect to a VNC server over the Internet, but it didn't work. It has only worked on a machine on the same subnet. It did ask for the password, but then nothing happened. Is this a known issue?
Coolfactor
Coolfactor
Oct 1 2007
0.92
0.0
Oct 1 2007
0.0
Version: 0.92
I've just successfully connected to another Mac and this client is nice and fast. I would like to know why it's called "Jollys Fast" rather than "Jolly Fast"... why the extra "s" on the end of "Jolly"? Signed, nitpicker
Morwen
Morwen
Sep 26 2007
0.92
0.0
Sep 26 2007
0.0
Version: 0.92
I'm running Vine on my home box and Jolly as my client on my laptop. It does seem faster than COTV, but I don't seem able to cut and paste from my laptop into the Jolly client window??? Help?
resuna
resuna
Sep 25 2007
0.92
0.0
Sep 25 2007
0.0
Version: 0.92
Seems to be free-as-in-beer. Would it be possible to open-source this to help improve the performance of VNC clients everywhere?
sansk
sansk
Sep 17 2007
0.90a
0.0
Sep 17 2007
0.0
Version: 0.90a
Excellent speed. Please, add option 'Keep aspect ratio' while resizing. Thanks!
Jobby
Jobby
Sep 11 2007
0.88a
0.0
Sep 11 2007
0.0
Version: 0.88a
Please could we have the "fullscreen" command NOT be Cmd-F? It's very annoying when you're trying to use "find" on the remote machine :) (And is there any way to get the remote Mac to let me have a screen resolution of higher than 1024x768, or is it just restricting me to what the physical monitor is capable of? It feels insanely cramped, and I can't find a way to increase it...)
Neil-M
Neil-M
Sep 11 2007
0.88a
0.0
Sep 11 2007
0.0
Version: 0.88a
This is a significant advance from 0.84 - really very good.
truthhurts
truthhurts
Sep 7 2007
0.86a
5.0
Sep 7 2007
5.0
Version: 0.86a
Decided to check this out after seeing all of the hype. Indeed, the speed is simply amazing. On my local LAN I can just about watch video over this. However, there's still a LOT to do on the interface. A few recommendations: - Move "Host Type", "Keyboard Layout", and "Connect" to the drawer - they're certainly not the primary settings, and likely don't need to be changed often. - Since the default values are so well set (very few programs do this well - bravo!), show the connection name, server address, and port in the columns. That way someone could complete basic setup of a connection without ever opening the drawer. - Remove all key commands in the program; they will conflict with those in the VNC window for Mac clients. Command-W has hit me a few times. - Remove the Help menu, or add some help. - General polish - things like the icon, buttons in the main window not matching usual interface design, and the OK buttons being "Ok" and shrunken. For the Transport Encoding Order, move "Use" column to the left side and remove the title (it's redundant) to match standard UI.
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Jolly-Aka-Patrick
Sep 7 2007
0.86a
0.0
Sep 7 2007
0.0
Version: 0.86a
definition ? Currently JollysFastVNC scales the remote desktop to the size you choose by resizing the window . CMD -1 will set it to 1:1 resolution. CMD-0 to 2:1 and CMD-2 to 1:2 Bonjour annouced servers will automatically beeing shown (and autoconnected if you want). Jolly
Neil-M
Neil-M
Sep 7 2007
0.86a
0.0
Sep 7 2007
0.0
Version: 0.86a
Tried side-by-side with Chicken and Jolly is faster, that's running it through a VPN. I do notice that Chicken has better definition, but I think that's the compression and settings - which makes me wonder it tweaking Chicken might achieve similar results. I like Chicken's ability to auto-display bonjour hosts in the side list. Having the choice of 2 free-quality-VNC clients for Mac is most welcome.
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Sep 6 2007
0.86a
5.0
Sep 6 2007
5.0
Version: 0.86a
Perhaps there is something "off" with my setup but Jolly doesn't seem any faster than Chicken on my machine. I'm running the server on a 867mhz PowerMac G4, the client on a 1.2Ghz iBook G4 and the network is my wireless LAN. Running Jolly in a small window versus Chicken in a much larger window they both appear equally slow. Perhaps my setup has something to do with it? Jolly is perfectly good but to my eye it is no better than Chicken of the VNC.
Nullset
Nullset
Sep 5 2007
0.84a
0.0
Sep 5 2007
0.0
Version: 0.84a
Fast, fast, fast. Very nice work, chicken has something to worry about ...
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