Screens updated with new trackpad mode, iCloud Keychain support and more

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Popular VNC client Screens updated its iPhone and iPad application today, bringing it to version 3.2. The update brings about a handful of new features and a number of improvements including better URL scheme and Retina display support.

As for the new features, the app now has a trackpad mode, which—as the name suggests—allows you to control the mouse cursor on your computer as you would with a standard trackpad. And it’s also gained support for your iCloud Keychain

Here is the 3.2 change log:

What’s New in Version 3.2

– Trackpad Mode: Control your computer like a trackpad instead of using touch-based gestures. 
– Manage your Screens Connect records from the app. 
– iCloud Keychain support. 
– Dvorak hardware keyboard support. 

– Improved remote Retina display support. 
– Improved URL scheme support. 
– Now displays 3 columns on iPad instead of 2. 
– Page Up, Down and arrow keys will now auto-repeat. 
– Fixed SSH key pasteboard import. 
– Many bug fixes, improvements and optimizations.

If you’ve never used Screens before, it’s worth checking out. It just received a major update last December, and the developers continue to add new features. I’m a Splashtop user myself, but I continue to hear great things about this beautiful VNC client.

At any rate, if you’re interested, you can find the latest version of Screens in the App Store for $19.99. It works for both the iPhone and iPad, but you’ll need to make sure you download and install the desktop client (for Mac or Windows) for the app to work.