Apple builds Screen Sharing capability into each Mac, either by using VNC and any of half a dozen or so commercial screen sharing apps, or the built-in Screen Sharing in OS X to use a Mac to view and control the screen of another Mac on the local home or office network. If you do that then you’ll like this.
The Good Ship SS Bookmarking
Way back in the day, a few years ago past, I used a Mac utility to manage my screen sharing locations. It was called ScreenSharingMenulet and it did one thing.
This clever utility would let you create screen sharing bookmarks that lived in the Mac’s Menubar. Click the Menubar, select the Mac to connect to, and life was good.
Since then we’ve had an increase in wars and terrorism, changes in government control, and the Kardashians, but ScreenSharingMenulet remains the same. Except for the price, which is low enough to give you change back from a $2 bill.
There’s not much to using ScreenSharingMenulet.
Open it and get a list of all the Macs connected to your local network; thanks to Apple’s built-in Bonjour technology. Select and connect to the Mac you want (or, create a custom host to be accessed over the internet; just remember it’s not a VNC client– it uses Apple’s built-in screen sharing).
Preferences are simple, too.
Because ScreenSharingMenulet finds the Macs on your local network, selecting one to screen share is a one click process. Repeat for additional Macs and you get a list of what amount to bookmarks to use to connect remotely.
The thing to remember here is ScreenSharingMenulet may only cost a couple of dollars, but it might be all you need to screen share from your Mac to local Macs or remote Macs (using Back to My Mac in System Preferences), instead of the more expensive and complicated VNC apps.