Release notes

  1. 2.0.1, released 29th February 2016

    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer performs a network connectivity check before establishing a VNC connection, meaning more connections should succeed (for example when using a portable Wi-Fi hotspot).

    2.0.0, released 11th February 2016

    • NEW: 'Material Design' user interface. On Android 4.4+, this includes immersive full-screen mode and the ability to completely hide the toolbar.
    • NEW: Connections can now be made view only.
    • NEW: Sensitive user data such as passwords can now be forgotten, either globally via the Settings page, or per connection.
    • NEW: VNC Viewer will display a warning and ask for confirmation before establishing an unencrypted connection.
    • NEW: A memorable catchphrase is shown in addition to VNC Server's unique signature when making a new connection. This helps deter man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.
    • NEW: VNC Viewer will attempt to quietly reconnect if a connection terminates unexpectedly.
    • NEW: VNC Viewer can now create logs to help diagnose connection issues. Logging can be enabled on the Settings page.
    • NEW: The Windows key has been added to the scrolling key bar.
    • NEW: Auto-correct is now available for the virtual keyboard. This is disabled by default, in order that commands sent to a computer's CLI are executed as intended. Auto-correct can be enabled on the Settings page.
    • Improved support for the SwiftKey third-party virtual keyboard.
  2. 1.2.12, released 25th August 2015

    • Improved Bluetooth keyboard support.

    1.2.11, released 19th February 2015

    • FIXED: Pressing the Shift or Ctrl key on VNC Viewer's scrolling key bar and tapping the screen now sends
      <modifier>+<mouse click> to the remote computer.
    • FIXED: The Shift key on the virtual keyboard of Samsung devices now works correctly.
    • FIXED: The Android Back and Menu soft navigation buttons now work correctly while a VNC connection is in progress.

    1.2.10, released 12th February 2015

    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer crashes when high resolution desktop previews are saved.
    • FIXED: The Swype third-party keyboard no longer closes immediately on opening.

    1.2.9, released 18th November 2014

    • FIXED: Opening the virtual keyboard no longer causes VNC Viewer to crash on Android 5.0 (Lollipop).

    1.2.8, released 5th September 2014

    • FIXED: VNC Viewer can connect again to VNC-compatible technology from third parties.

    1.2.7, released 3rd September 2014

    • VNC Viewer no longer checks for a license.

    1.2.6, released 16th May 2013

    • Improved keyboard support.
    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer crashes on devices with screens of less than 160 dots-per-inch (DPI).

    1.2.5, released 30th April 2013

    • Improved keyboard support for manufacturers' virtual keyboards, including gesture typing, and for the SwiftKey third-party keyboard app.
    • Improved user interface for small tablet devices.

    1.2.4, released 15th November 2012

    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer crashes on Android 4.2.

    1.2.3, released 9th July 2012

    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer crashes on small-screen tablets such as the Galaxy Tab 2 7.
    • FIXED: VNC Viewer no longer occasionally crashes on return from the background.

    1.2.2, released 12th June 2012

    • Support for Intel-based devices.

    1.2.1, released 9th May 2012

    • FIXED: Application screens such as Details and Help are now rendered correctly on devices running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
    • FIXED: Attempting to send a support email before an email account is configured for the device no longer crashes.

    1.2.0, released 6th January 2012

    • NEW: Support for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
    • NEW: User interface optimizations.

    1.1.0, released 16th June 2011

    • NEW: Connections to the latest versions of VNC Enterprise Edition and VNC Personal Edition can be secured end-to-end using 256-bit AES encryption.
    • NEW: Image information is compressed more efficiently for better performance over low bandwidth connections to the latest versions of VNC Enterprise Edition and VNC Personal Edition.
    • NEW: User interface optimized for tablet devices running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), including full screen support and grid view connection list.
    • FIXED: Double-tapping to drag a screen object or select text is now supported in mouse button mode.

    1.0.0, released 18th February 2011

    • First release.