We are happy to announce our first ever Remote Utilities Viewer for Mac and Linux. This is a native client for these operating systems. The program doesn't require installing any additional frameworks.
Viewer for Mac/Linux is available for beta testing (download for Mac or Linux) at no cost. Beta 1 has a limited feature set — more features are going to be added in subsequent beta releases (Beta 2, Beta 3 etc.) and the final release.
This blog post is an overview of Beta 1 with information on how to get started with the program. We will use Viewer for Mac as an example — everything written below also applies to Viewer for Linux.
If you have been using Remote Utilities for Windows for a while you might want to import your existing address book into Viewer for Mac. Make sure that you first export your address book into an XML file in Viewer for Windows.
Here is how to import your address book into Viewer for Mac:
Please, note that if you used to save connection passwords in your address book and you want to import the address book with passwords the process is a bit different. For instructions please refer to the Q&A section in this community post.
To add a new connection use the "plus" icon on the Viewer toolbar. Alternatively, you can right-click in the address book and select Add new connection.
To add a new folder right-click in the address book and select Add folder.
Beta 1 only has two connection modes — Full Control mode and View Only mode. Just like in Viewer for Windows you can run either mode in three different ways:
To bring up individual properties for a specific remote connection right-click on it and select Properties:
You may find that some properties are not working despite their corresponding checkboxes are available in the interface. Don't worry. Support for these will be added in subsequent beta versions and in the final release.
We would like to invite everyone to participate in open beta testing of the Viewer for Mac/Linux and leave your comments, bug reports and suggestions in this dedicated forum discussion.