Jump Desktop
Jump Desktop


Jump Desktop free download for Mac

Jump Desktop

27 September 2019

Remote desktop utility.


Jump Desktop is a remote desktop application that lets you securely connect to any computer in the world. Compatible with both RDP and VNC, Jump Desktop is secure, reliable, and very easy to set up.

What's new in Jump Desktop

Version 8.3.11:
  • This update fixes (even more) compatibility problems when connecting to Linux machines.

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17 September 2012

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Who is Phase Five Systems? There is no address and no information about this company even on their website. I would not trust such a company - especially not with any kind of remote control software that gets routed through the company's system.
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Version 1.0.12
14 September 2018
Been trying to get an update to this software (bought it on the App Store) and am either getting "please bear with us" or radio silence. Asked about converting my license to a non-App Store version - radio silence. It's been 9 days now and NOTHING. How hard is it to take care of this??
Version 8.0.2
21 May 2018
Jump Desktop works very fast and is reasonably priced IMO. However I always use Screen Sharing to connect to my MacMini iTunes Server in my home network (1680x1050 resolution) and compared to Jump Desktop the MacOS ScreenSharing.app shows the shared macMini screen on my MBP (using 1900x1200 resolution) much crisper and sharper using HiDPI.

This is the only flaw to Jump Desktop I have noticed so far, Jump Desktop shows the shared screen rather blurry and very hard to read, and I won't buy a license therefore until they improve this.
Version 7.1.4
27 February 2018
I use this product occasionally, particularly when I am having some issue with Apple Remote Desktop and need to try an alternate method of accessing computers in my home network. No real issues to report. It does what it is supposed to do, for me anyway.
Version 7.1.2
12 February 2017
In conjunction with it's iOS counterpart, as well as the free Jump Desktop Connect software for Mac and Windows, Jump Desktop is hands down one of the best remote access pieces of software out there.
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Version 7.0.4
23 January 2017
Apart from Jump Desktop, you may also try tools like logmein, R-HUB remote support servers, teamviewer etc. for remotely accessing computers from anywhere anytime.
Version 7.0.1
03 April 2016
Works much better than the OSX Client from Microsoft. The Setup is easier and yet the Preferences give you much more control. Due to the mentioned comments regarding possibly untrusted connections, I disabled all outgoing connections with Little Snitch.
Version 6.0.3
24 February 2016
Works fabulously! Support is very responsive. Gave me exclusive access to a beta since the app wasn't working as expected. The new version worked better than expected.
Version 6.0.3
25 December 2015
I ran this program with Hands Off filtering network traffic. There was never an attempt to contact any Google server, though it did contact Amazon's S3 network when I asked it to check for updates. I'm usually a cheapskate, and I've been very happy with Screen Sharing - the built-in remote desktop software from Apple. However, I got this with a bundle, and I have to say, "Wow!" Jump Desktop is extremely fast. I have been using it to connect to other Macs of varying OS levels on my home network and it's considerably faster than making the same connections using Screen Sharing. Screen updates, cursor movement, transparent clipboard transfer, all works very nicely indeed. My network is Yosemite and Lion, for the most part, and I haven't had any issues at all. Even my old Tiger machine is able to participate. I'm not sure if I would pay full price for this, but if you can get it at a discount and you need remote screen sharing (at least on a local network) you owe it to yourself to try out Jump Desktop.
Version 6.0.3
18 November 2015
I purchased this app, used and liked it. But I've now uninstalled after recent update requested access to my Gmail and view send chat etc. This seems totally unnecessary, the support response basically told me to just trust them not to do anything bad. I'm very worried that this is spyware / phishing app. The profiling / privacy intrusion just smells really wrong. Be careful.
Version 6.0.3
2 answer(s)
23 November 2015
What makes me careful about that company is that their website shows no physical address. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Scary to let any shady from nowhere guys have access to my computers and screens, no matter how good their software might be.. Thank you, but no thank you.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
24 November 2017
If you really wanted to know where they’re located, you could have simply Googled the name of the developer - PHASE FIVE SYSTEMS LLC.

I did, and they’re in Dubai.

P.O.BOX 26314

At one time they filed for a US patent for this software, but failed to follow through and it was never granted.

"On Monday, March 22, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for JUMP DESKTOP by Phase Five Systems LLC, Dubai. The USPTO has given the JUMP DESKTOP trademark serial number of 77964579. The current federal status of this trademark filing is ABANDONED - FAILURE TO RESPOND OR LATE RESPONSE."

I understand your concern over foreign-made software, but tons of legitimate software and apps are made outside the US.


In Sept. 2017 the Department of Homeland Security ordered government agencies to remove any products from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab because of security concerns.
23 November 2014
I have used many remote access apps, and they all have worked. Jump Desktop works best! It is much more simple to configure than most, and connections always work well. I use it almost daily to connect with both Macs and PCs.
Version 5.0.2
1 answer(s)
23 November 2014
I failed to mention that I have Jump Desktop on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. They all work just as well. Highly recommended.


App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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