What's new in this version:
- NEW: VNC has a new brand name, VNC Connect. VNC Server and VNC Viewer have new brand colors, icons and logos.
- NEW: VNC Connect is licensed by annual subscription rather than perpetual license key. When a paid Professional or Enterprise subscription expires, remote access stops. If you’re an existing, entitled VNC 5.x customer, you can automatically upgrade to a new Enterprise subscription.
- NEW: Establish secure, seamless, reliable cloud connections from VNC Viewer to VNC Server. If you have an Enterprise subscription, this can be as well as, or instead of, traditional direct connections.
- NEW: Invite people in to your team to quickly share remote access, and manage computers, subscriptions, renewals and payment methods much more conveniently online using your RealVNC account.
- NEW: Sign in to VNC Viewer with your RealVNC account credentials to backup and sync your address book between all your desktop and mobile devices.
- NEW: VNC Address Book is integrated into VNC Viewer, so everything is accessible from one place. Use File > Import connections to transfer VNC 5.x connections in from VNC Address Book, or from a directory of .vnc files.
- NEW: VNC Viewer can remember remote access credentials so you don’t have to enter them each time. Note under Linux we additionally recommend setting a master password for VNC Viewer; see below. Learn how passwords are stored.
- NEW: Use File > Preferences > Privacy to set a master password to protect VNC Viewer from unauthorized use.
- NEW: Save desktop previews for connections (that is, screenshots in thumbnail form) to make VNC Viewer more intuitive to use.
- NEW: Give connections friendly names.
- NEW: Quickly forget sensitive data such as passwords and desktop previews if VNC Viewer is running on a shared computer.
- NEW: If you start VNC Viewer and simultaneously establish a direct connection at the command line, use the -useaddressbook flag to integrate with your address book, for example vncviewer -useaddressbook 192.168.1.99:65. If the connection is to a known computer, stored settings are applied. If the connection is to a new computer, it is added to your address book.
- NEW: Configure the rate at which a desktop is panned when in full screen mode using the BumpScrollSpeed VNC Viewer parameter.
- VNC Server now needs an Enterprise subscription in order to run in User Mode or Virtual Mode. Only direct connectivity is available in these modes.
- VNC Viewer now sets File > Preferences > Proxy to the system proxy server by default, rather than to no proxy server.
- VNC Deployment Tool and VNC Viewer for Java are no longer supported.
- NEW: Support for macOS 10.12 Sierra. Note that only 64-bit package files are available for macOS 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12.
- VNC Connect is only available in English. Spanish, French and German versions will follow soon.
- After resuming from sleep, it may take a minute or so for your VNC Server computer to be available for cloud connections.
- Standard selection mechanisms such as CTRL-A or holding down the SHIFT or CTRL key while clicking do not yet allow you to select multiple connections in VNC Viewer.
- Choosing File > Export connections in VNC Viewer to export to .vnc files exports all connections, not just the one currently-selected.