Royal TSD currently uses third party apps to connect to remote systems with RDP, VNC or SSH. Implementing these clients ourself is a very high effort task and requires a lot more resources than we currently have.
Due to the Android sandboxing our control over these apps is very limited:
- we cannot check whether any other app is installed
- we need to start an URL or file with the connection parameters
- we cannot keep an SSH tunnel open while a 3rd party app runs
Due to 1. you need to configure in Settings, which app you want to use.
When you connect, we construct a URL with the connection parameters in the format which the target app understands. All special characters in a URL need to be properly encoded. This can be a problem in passwords. We do encode those characters, but the target apps don't all do proper URL decoding. So if you have special characters in your password, then it might not be well received in the 3rd party app.
Unfortunately due to 3. a connection through a secure gateway is also not possible at the moment.
Each third party app has different features and only a subset of these features can be controlled through URL parameters.
Please also note that the 3rd party apps listed below may break or change when vendors update their products.
To see the exact URL which will be constructed open Settings / protocol, select the app you want to use in "Open with" and then "View Configuration". If you want to change the URL, you can tap "Create Custom App Configuration" and adjust it in this copy as you wish. The original will always be available as backup.
All prices are only an approximation. They vary by country and they can also be changed by the developer or Google at any time.
3rd Party Apps for Remote Desktop Protocol
|3rd Party App||Auto Logon||Price|
|Microsoft Remote Desktop||No*||Free|
|Jump Desktop (RDP & VNC)||Yes||Free|
|Remotix VNC, RDP & NEAR||Yes||EUR 8.99|
|aRDP: Secure RDP Client||Yes||Free|
* Royal TSD offers to copy the password to the clipboard for easier logon before the Microsoft Remote Desktop app is invoked.
3rd Party Apps for VNC
|3rd Party App||Price|
|Remotix VNC, RDP & NEAR||EUR 8.99|
3rd Party Apps for SSH
All SSH apps on Android consider it insecure if a password is transfered via URL. So none of them supports auto logon. Royal TSD offers to copy the password automatically to the clipboard when you connect. This way you only need to paste it in the target app.
|3rd Party App||Price|