bVNC: Secure VNC Viewer

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About this app

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

Release notes:

Older versions:

Report bugs:

If you have questions, please don't post a negative review, rather ask your question on the forum so everybody benefits!forum/bvnc-ardp-aspice-opaque-remote-desktop-clients

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bVNC is a secure, open source VNC client. Its features include:
- Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, or any other OS with a VNC server installed
- Master password support in the Pro version
- Multi-factor (two-factor) SSH authentication in the Pro version
- Multi-touch control over the remote mouse. One finger tap left-clicks, two-finger tap right-clicks, and three-finger tap middle-clicks
- Left, right and middle button drag/drop if you don't lift the first finger that tapped
- Scrolling with a two-finger drag
- Pinch-zoom
- Force Landscape, Immersive Mode, Keep Screen Awake
- Dynamic resolution changes, allowing you to reconfigure your desktop while connected, and control over virtual machines from BIOS to OS
- Full rotation
- Multi-language
- Full mouse support
- Full desktop visibility even with soft keyboard extended
- SSH tunneling, AnonTLS and VeNCrypt for secure connections (does not support RealVNC encryption).
- High-grade encryption superior to RDP using SSH and VeNCrypt (x509 certificates and SSL), preventing man-in-the-middle attacks
- AutoX session discovery/creation like NX client
- Tight and CopyRect encodings for quick updates
- Ability to reduce the color depth over slow links
- Copy/paste integration
- Samsung DEX, Alt-Tab, Start Button capture
- Ctrl+Space capture
- SSH public/private (pubkey)
- Importing encrypted/unencrypted RSA keys in PEM format
- Zoomable, Fit to Screen, and One to One scaling modes
- Two Direct, one Simulated Touchpad, and one Single-handed input modes
- In single-handed input mode, long-tap to get a choice of clicks, drag modes, scroll, and zoom
- Supports most VNC servers including TightVNC, UltraVNC, TigerVNC, and RealVNC
- Supports Mac OS X built-in remote desktop server (ARD) and Mac OS X authentication
- Does NOT support RealVNC encryption (use VNC over SSH or VeNCrypt instead)
- Stowable on-screen keys
- Right-click with Back button
- D-pad for arrows, rotate D-pad
- Hardware/FlexT9 keyboard support
- View-only mode
- In-app help on usage, connection setup and input modes (see in-app Menu)
- Hacker's Keyboard recommended

- Instructions for Windows:
Plain VNC:

Secure VNC over VeNCrypt:

Secure VNC over SSH:

- Instructions for Linux:

Plain VNC (Remote Desktop on Ubuntu):
NOTE: To use Vino (default Ubuntu VNC Server), first run:
gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false

AutoX Secure VNC over SSH:

- Instructions for Mac OS X Remote Desktop:

Secure VNC over SSH:

Updated on
Dec 4, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

3.03K reviews
March 5, 2023
Sadly, this app is kinda junky. Was hoping to find a replacement for VNC Viewer, and it looks like this one is good from a privacy perspective. However, the functionality just isn't there. Triple monitor setup, connected easily enough, but the three screens were tiny and zooming was super janky. Trying to use the mouse was basically impossible. Changing input methods technically allowed it to start working, but the controls were so horrible, I just had to uninstall. Yuck.
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Iordan Iordanov
March 6, 2023
Hey Nick, that's unfortunate to hear! If you do change your mind, this is an actively-developed project that responds to user suggestions, and if you open feature-requests on we can make the app better for you and everybody else.
Marc Stocker
January 26, 2023
Got this to use with my Computer via PiKVM and works well for the most part. Though there 2 issues. 1. Mouse movement is fairly erratic when moving very slowly. This makes fine control nearly impossible. 2. MAJOR problem when first connecting. The phones clipboard is pasted into the remote machine as if being typed out by the keyboard. Executes shortcuts, types in chats, etc.. Thanks for quick reply, will report this using the link you provided. Thanks!
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Iordan Iordanov
March 11, 2023
Update: Thanks Marc! Previous reply: The 1st issue is because the software is trying to correct for erratic input from the Android subsystem, avoiding rapid mouse jumps. UPDATE For the second issue, please see:
Ugochukwu Emmanuel.
October 15, 2023
I install the app but after that, it's access to my file and Media becomes an issues what I see from my setting ( Tecno spark 8 kg6) is no permission requested . please how do I fix that.
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Iordan Iordanov
October 15, 2023
You only need to grant this permission if you are importing settings. If you DO need to import settings, and you are past the permissions request (i.e. you denied it), you can go to Android Settings -> Apps -> bVNC -> Permissions and grant the permission there. You'll be able to import settings after. BTW, why give 2 stars to ask a question?

What's new

- Fix for mouse pointer drift due to rounding errors
- Workaround for Ubuntu 22.04 reporting wrong framebuffer size
- Feature to permit accepting changed SSH host key with a warning
- 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
- Completely dark background for better image on OLED screen