Archive for April 16th, 2015

by Tom Nelson

Screen sharing capability is built into the Mac. With it, you can access a remote Mac’s desktop, and view and manipulate files, folders, and applications, just as if you were sitting in front of the remote Mac.


Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

This makes Mac screen sharing a go-to application whenever you need access to a remote Mac. For example, it’s great for helping someone troubleshoot a problem. With Mac screen sharing, you can see exactly what’s happening on the remote Mac, and help diagnose and fix the problem.

Mac screen sharing is also an excellent way to access documents and applications on your Mac when you’re in another location. Let’s say you use Quicken to track and manage your family’s finances. It would be nice if you could update your Quicken files from any Mac you have at home, but Quicken wasn’t designed for multiple users accessing the same data files. So, when you’re sitting in the den and you decide to make an online purchase, you have to remember to get up and go to the home office, and update your Quicken account.

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