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Mocha VNC

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Mocha VNC

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Easy to use, and just works!

Very well written app that allows me to remote desktop connect to my iMac computer at home. I can see the iMac's screen on my iPhone 4, scroll around, do mouse clicks by tapping the screen. For the Mac, it uses the built-in VNC Server software so you don't need to install anything extra (just activate Screen Sharing on the Mac). I suggest you test out the free version first (Mocha VNC Lite) which has basically the same functionality except for some more advanced mousing options (e.g., dragging, right-click, etc).I'm a bit more computer savvy than most people, so I was able to configure my router to allow me to remotely connect to my Mac using an Internet connection (by port forwarding and setting up a Dynamic DNS). As such, I can access my Mac remotely while traveling or on a business trip.Connecting via a fast WiFi works fairly smooth and quickly, but it really slows down if using a cellular 3G connection. But, it still works. I highly recommend this app if you want remote desktop connection with your Mac.

cohoSeattle, Feb 22, 2011
Great application that is already indispensible for me!

As far as VNC clients are concerned and given the size of the iPhone display, this is an extremely powerful application that delivers exactly what it needs to and is far superior an experience to WIMO and PALM versions. Folks, this is an administrative style DESKTOP CONTROL application. This is NOT for watching videos on your PC (there are plenty of streaming services and applications available for that). As in ANY VNC based connection, of course refresh rates will not support playing video remotely. However, if you are a network admin or network support person and you need to connect to workstations and servers remotely for troubleshooting and support, this is “hands down” the best mobile VNC client out there! I am giving this app only 4 starts for now because there is still opportunity to polish the keyboards for more ease of use, connections should not be limited to 6 and one should be able to rename connections rather than relying on host name or ip address. I would also like to see future versions that support: screen scaling and color depth control. However, setting the “version 1” interface issues aside, this VNC client does what it is supposed to.

ericwastaken, Jul 23, 2008

Buyer beware. You are not able to refund if the app does not work as expected.DO NOT buy if you are expecting to be able to connect to a FactoryTalk HMI.

furhwyeiriguf, Jan 06, 2021
Useful but hard to use

This application definitely accomplishes what it sets out to do. It gives you complete control over a remote Mac using the VNC protocol. My main complaint is that the controls are not at all intuitive. It would have been much better had the developer used the conventional Mac gestures, i.e. those you would use on a Track Pad, to move the cursor around, drag, drop, double click, etc. One reason that they might have chosen otherwise is that you also need a separate way to pan and zoom the screen. So rather than moving the mouse, swiping the screen scrolls the screen up and down. Fine, this could have been accomplished by providing a "function" button. As it is, you can't really move the cursor smoothly from one place to another. Instead you just tap in different areas to reposition it. This creates problems because you end up activating things that you didn't mean to activate, etc. Maybe this was easier to program or requires less network bandwidth, but it is very awkward.

Mattelfesso, Feb 07, 2011
Nifty Little Bonjour Client

Does exactly what I need; accessing my Mac upstairs when I’m too lazy to get off the couch. I probably use it twice a month to tinker with my Plex library. Am I a “power user”? No. Has it ever let me down? No.

NeonRanger, Mar 05, 2022
A bit troublesome in getting it installed, but that may be Apple's fault,not MochaSoft

I don't know why the other two reviewers had issues. The first thing I did was to uninstall the Lite version (which btw, wipes out any settings you already had). I was repeatedly unable to install the application thru iTunes (purchased on the desktop thru the store as I could not find in in the store listing on the iphone itself).After several try's, I gave up and looked again on the iphone store (from the phone) and there it was! Selected install, (already paid, yes), and once it installed, immediately fired up the vpn, and connected directly to my CentOS 5 desktop and began using it. Love the addtional keyboards, the ability to create macro's for keystroke intensive, repeated work. The response was phenomenal, and worth the $6 bucks just for the additional keyboards (w/Function keys, WIN key, CTL/ALT, etc, etc)Now if they can get an SSH client out of the door they can get more of my money!I still appear to be having issues over the cellular network 2G/3G both, in that VNC never connects. I use VPN to connect, web browsing works just fine, but VNC never connects. If anyone has an idea of what to tweak, please let us know!Keep up the good work!

rmontyq, Jun 19, 2009
Not bad so far

Tried out the lite version to test if it will connect with my macs and it does(while many other vnc apps wouldn’t). Refresh rate isn’t the greatest but what can u really expect on an iPhone 7 over cellular data...My main use is to access my Mac and run terminal commands on it remotely. Works like a charm. Keyboard and mouse gestures could be better but once u find out where the up/down arrows etc. are u can accomplish what u need. Will update this review once/if I find any critical issues.

Slimpaps, Apr 18, 2018
Solid VNC client

If you're looking for a solid VNC client that lets a power user do what they need, this is it!

Somune6523, Jan 15, 2018
Facial recognition

Love this app but I hate that I need to enter my password every time my phone goes to sleep. I would give this app 5 stars if it had facial recognition. Thanks Tim

Timmerd88, May 04, 2021
nice graphics, iffy interface, lack of encryption support

Mocha VNC handles graphics pretty nicely: zooming, scrolling, and display are smooth, and display quality is high.Unfortunately, it falls short in its user interface. Its mouse interaction is modal and often requires switching modes multiple times for something as simple as clicking a button. Dragging seems to be impossible. There is little documentation on how it's supposed to work. Standard Macintosh and iPhone scrolling gestures are not recognized, and the application doesn't provide the iPhone "magnifying glass" to help with precise pointing.Another deficiency is the lack of support for SSH and other encrypted connections, making the application unsuitable for many IT tasks or accessing a desktop machine with important information on it.There aren't many VNC clients for the iPhone/iPod Touch, and this one isn't too expensive, so you may still want to go for it. But it needs work.

Tom Cal, Jan 01, 2011


Using your iPhone or iPad, you can connect to a Mac or Windows PC, and see the files, programs, and resources exactly as you would if you were sitting at your desk, just on a smaller screen. Before buying, please try Mocha VNC Lite FEATURES: - Standard VNC protocol. - macOS sign on with user id and password - Encrypted password signon. - 8 and 32 bit color modes. - Local Mouse support. - Support for Swiftpoint GT hardware mouse. - Support for Mouse Easy. Use an iPhone as a bluetooth trackpad.

Mouse Easy is a free App. - WOL (Wake on LAN). - Printing. - Camera as barcode scanner. - NETBIOS and Bonjour name support. - Zoom and scroll as the Safari browser. - Landscape mode. - Banners with extra keys. - Extra keys as ALT,CTRL, Option and Apple key - Has been tested with RealVNC, TightVNC, UltrVNC on Windows, and Screen Sharing, which is included with the macOS.

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