Remote Desktop 3.8 released

Contributor II

Now the Remote Desktop Admin is on 3.8 (build 380A95) & got a new Icon.

While the Remote Desktop Client received an Update under Yosemite to 3.8.2


Valued Contributor III

New icon, so pretty, much wow.

New Contributor III

I've been afraid that they were going to discontinue this for a long time. I feel much better now. Seems to work much much better so far.

Contributor III

interesting they have kept Tiger's wallpaper in the icon

New Contributor II

Does anyone have the link for the Remote Desktop Client v3.8.2 ?

Valued Contributor

3.8 has been MORE stable and usable to me in the last 24 hours. Extremely thankful!

Valued Contributor II

Haven't seen a standalone client, but, on a system that needs the update:

softwareupdate -d RemoteDesktopClient-3.8.2

downloads the client to /Library/Updates. Not sure if there are different clients for 10.8/10.9/10.10...

Contributor III

I just downloaded the client from software update (via @RobertHammen's suggestion),
from the .dist file that is included with that download, it looks like the package won't work on 10.8 or lower....
So it looks like it will probably work on 10.9.x and 10.10.x (haven't tried it yet)

Older systems must be stuck at 3.7.x Client

Valued Contributor II

Hmm, the update is presented to me on a 10.8.5. system and the byte count is identical to those downloaded on 10.9.5 and 10.10.1. I was able to install the .pkg I downloaded on a 10.8.5 system on 10.9.5 and 10.10.1, so it seems to be pretty universal. 10.7.5 and earlier are obviously left in the dust...

Contributor III

i stand corrected, i just looked at that .dist file again, it's "less than 10.8", not "less than or equal to" or "less than 10.9"....
so yeah, 10.7.5 in the dust (as would be expected), 10.8 or higher should work.

Valued Contributor II

you can create a client updater within the Admin app

New Contributor III

Anyone know if there's a downloadable updater for Remote Desktop Admin? I only see 3.8 available on the App Store.

Valued Contributor II

Haven't seen one, at least not yet. May be pushing people to go re-puchase the App Store variant for $80. Sigh.

New Contributor

How to update
If you purchased Apple Remote Desktop from the Mac App Store, this update appears in the Updates pane of the App Store.
If you installed Apple Remote Desktop from a physical disc, update your Mac to OS X v10.10.2, then check the Updates pane of the App Store window. After updating OS X Yosemite, the Mac App Store allows you to upgrade to newer versions of some Apple apps including Apple Remote Desktop.
After updating, Remote Desktop appears in your list of Mac App Store purchases. You can install it on other computers you own by logging into the Mac App Store using your Apple ID. You no longer need to enter a software serial number to install your copy of Remote Desktop.

New Contributor III

No Remote Destop Admin for 10.9.5? Oh well, we'll keep running 3.7.2 and swearing every time a "critical error has occurred"... 😞

Valued Contributor II

When you search the Mac App Store for Apple Remote Desktop, the system requirements for version 3.8 say "OS X 10.9.5 or later". Either that's wrong or the "adoption" only takes place in Yosemite. Let me see if I can get my copy rolling in my Yosemite VM...

Valued Contributor II

OK, I can confirm, if you are running Yosemite 10.10.2:

a) copy your non-App Store Remote into /Applications
b) open the Mac App Store. After a few seconds of chugging, it should show you at least one update
c) it will let you "adopt" the app, and may ask you to sign into the App Store
d) Remote Desktop will now appear in your purchase list
e) you can actually install the latest version onto 10.9.5. The adoption process won't take place on Mavericks, or apparently even Yosemite prior to 10.10.2.

Contributor II

ARD Vn 3.8 is now quotes as Yosemite compliant
We find ARD still to be very useful, and I am glad it's still around.
The functional improvements are important.

However I think the Vn 3.8 makeover looks pretty awful !
I wished they had simply left the menu bar alone..

All the Menu bar coloured icons are now "Black & White Line Art".. A bit like in Mac OS 6 - ( That's before OS X.. )
They now all look fairly similar, making it easier to accidentally click on the wrong one..
Definitely a backward step as far as User-Interfaces are concerned..
I can work with it if I have to, but I am not liking it.

I much prefer the ARD Vn 3.7 menu bar appearance with it's coloured icons..
So minus two stars.. for the trashy icon downgrade..