Jump Desktop Connect 4.8.7
Released 27th Sept 2015
Important note: This update is highly recommended if you're using the latest Jump Desktop 7.0+ for iOS and Jump Desktop 6.0+ for Mac. If for any reason you need to connect using older Jump Desktop clients (6.x for iOS and 4.x/5.x for Mac) or any version of Jump Desktop for Android, please skip this update.
Installation Tip: After installing this update, you will be required to relogin into your Google account. When the Jump Desktop Connect app opens up, click the Add Users button and then click Sign In Using Google. Then log into the same Google account you use with Jump Desktop on iOS/Mac/Android.
This update replaces the automatic setup client with a new app that we're calling Jump Desktop Connect. It's faster, more reliable and no longer requires a Google account. Of-course you can keep using your existing Google account with Jump Desktop Connect if you want. We've also fixed those pesky Google login problems and added support for Google's 2-factor authentication (no more specific passwords)!
The new Jump Desktop Connect app does everything the old automatic setup component did and has these additional features:
Doesn't require a Google account anymore. You can sign up and login using any old email address. Users upgrading from older versions of Jump Desktop can still use their old Google accounts.
You can now give multiple users access to the same Mac. Previously you had to share the same Google account between all users. It's much simpler now - just add each user's account to Jump Desktop Connect on the remote computer. Very useful for tech support or when multiple family members / co-workers need access to the same computer.
Truly unlimited number of computers per account. Virtually limitless number of computers can now be managed using the same account (previously we were limited to Google's 10 login limit per account).
Connect from places where Google is blocked: Surprisingly Google is blocked in a lot of places: Schools, offices, all of China. Well you don't need to worry about it anymore, because we don't use Google servers!
Stronger encryption: Super strong.
Auto updates in the background: You'll always be running the latest version without needing to manually log in and apply updates - unless of-course you enjoy manually updating Jump on all your computers, in which case you can disable automatic updates in settings.
A new retina menu icon and dark menu bar support.
JumpDesktop (com.p5sys.jumpdesktop) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is JumpDesktop 40807. The most popular version of this application used by our users is JumpDesktop 1.0.9.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/JumpDesktop/JumpDesktop.app
Minimum OS version: 10.5