aRDP: Secure RDP Client

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About this app

Need aRDP on iOS or Mac OS X? Now available at

Please support my work and GPL open-source software by buying the donation version of this program called aRDP Pro!

Release notes:

Older versions:

Report bugs:

If you have questions, please ask on the forum instead of in a review for everybody's benefit:!forum/bvnc-ardp-aspice-opaque-remote-desktop-clients

Check out bVNC, my VNC Viewer as well

See below for setup instructions on enabling RDP on Windows.

Current known issues:
- May not work for accounts with no password, please let me know if it works.
- May not work for users with Cyrillic letters in the user name, please let me know if it works.

aRDP is a secure, SSH capable, open source Remote Desktop Protocol client that uses the excellent FreeRDP library and parts of aFreeRDP. Its features include:

- Remote desktop control of computers running any version of Windows except Windows 10 Home. Install a VNC server for Windows 10 Home and use bVNC
- Remote desktop control of Linux computers with xrdp installed.
- Master password in aRDP Pro
- MFA/2FA SSH authentication in aRDP Pro
- Sound redirection in in aRDP Pro
- SDcard redirection
- Console mode
- Fine control over remote desktop session styling
- Multi-touch control over the remote mouse. One finger tap left-clicks, two-finger tap right-clicks, and three-finger tap middle-clicks
- Right and middle-dragging if you don't lift the first finger that tapped
- Scrolling with a two-finger drag
- Pinch-zooming
- Force Landscape, Immersive Mode, Keep Screen Awake options in Main Menu
- Dynamic resolution changes, allowing you to reconfigure your desktop while connected, and control over virtual machines from BIOS to OS
- Full rotation support. Use the central lock rotation on your device to disable rotation
- Multi-language support
- Full mouse support on Android 4.0+
- Full desktop visibility even with soft keyboard extended
- SSH tunneling for added security or to reach machines behind a firewall.
- UI Optimizations for different screen sizes (for tablets and smartphones)
- Samsung multi-window support
- SSH public/private (pubkey) support
- Importing encrypted/unencrypted RSA keys in PEM format, unencrypted DSA keys in PKCS#8 format
- Automatic connection session saving
- Zoomable, Fit to Screen, and One to One scaling modes
- Two Direct, one Simulated Touchpad, and one Single-handed input modes
- Long-tap to get a choice of clicks, drag modes, scroll, and zoom in single-handed input mode
- Stowable on-screen Ctrl/Alt/Tab/Super and arrow keys
- Sending ESC key using the "Back" button of your device
- Ability to use D-pad for arrows, and to rotate D-pad for some bluetooth keyboards
- Minimum zoom fits screen, and snaps to 1:1 while zooming
- FlexT9 and hardware keyboard support
- Available on-device help on creating a new connection in the Menu when setting up connections
- Available on-device help on available input modes in the Menu when connected
- Tested with Hackerskeyboard. Using it is recommended (get hackers keyboard from Google Play).
- Export/Import of settings
- Samsung DEX, Alt-Tab, Start Button capture
- Ctrl+Space capture
- Clipboard integration for copy/pasting from your device
- Audio support

Planned features:
- Choosing a different color depth

Enabling Remote Desktop on Windows:

Enabling RDP on Linux:
- Install xrdp package

Updated on
Dec 4, 2023

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

960 reviews
Bart Parkis
July 14, 2023
I tried three other remote desktop apps to connect to my Ubuntu desktop. One of them disconnected every two seconds (literally), one of them showed a corrupted static screen, and one of them wanted me to register my computer with their web service before it would connect. This app on the other hand just works, just like Iordanov's great vnc viewer. The one thing missing is the "sound on device" option, apparently only in the pro version, but that's a bonus more than an essential.
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Richard Kurek
April 17, 2023
This is the best RDP app for Android!! (I compared all of them over 5 weeks)...Try it yourself, you'll agree. OK so it's not the fanciest looking app, but you'll be impressed with its speed, stability and features. I will definitely buy the pro version soon. Anyone having a problem with the backspace key using SwiftKey or others - temporary fix - just press and backspace it for 3 seconds, then it should work as normal in that particular app until that app is closed . Cheers 🫠
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Iordan Iordanov
April 16, 2023
Hi Richard, with which keyboard are you seeing this? Could you first type something and then use backspace? Could you try long-tapping backspace?
Pablo G.
March 22, 2022
Excellent app !! Just to make it even better, detection of remote disconnections should be improved: I turned off the remote computer, and aRdp keeps showing a screen to interact with. Also if I try to login to a remote computer which is off, you get a black screen that lasts about a minute before informing the remote computer could be off.
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What's new

- Fix for mouse pointer drift due to rounding errors
- Feature to permit accepting changed SSH host key with a warning
- FreeRDP library upgrade
- Security library upgrade
- Fix for reuse of URI intent connections to different ports on the same host
- Fix for exceptions encountered during import of settings
- Fix for potential crash caused by large clipboard copies
- New Software Keyboard Type Global Preference
- Fix for Redirect SDcard on Android 11+
- Completely dark background