RD Tabs 2.1.24
The application installs easily on the computer and there are no special requirements except for .NET Framework, which needs to be available on the computer.
Once loaded, the program prompts for establishing a new connection, asking for the same options as the default solution in Windows.
Flexible and intuitive interface
Looks are minimalist and intuitive, even for someone not accustomed to using the remote desktop alternative in the operating system.
Fresh sessions can be initiated in new tabs and the user can easily switch between them. For each of them there are some details available, indicating the duration of the active connection, the screen size and color depth as well as the security level and shared resources.
Versatile management options for remote sessions tabs
For easier management users can organize the connections in various folders. Moreover, since the entries share most of the configuration options except for the login credentials, there is the possibility to edit all of them at once, provided that the same parameters apply.
Viewing the sessions can be done either in tabs or in individual panels included in the main application window or detached into separate screens.
A useful option is to view all the sessions in the same panel in thumb size. This enables a clear preview of each of the connection and helps move quickly to the needed one.
The configuration settings are not too complex, although there are plenty of choices available. These touch on various connectivity parameters, tab handling, thumbnail preview customization as well as system key shortcuts and warnings.
RD Tabs does not make available special features for the remote sessions but it offers the possibility to handle multiple connections at the same time in a comfortable manner.
Reviewed by Ionut Ilascu on April 16th, 2014
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- CSV File Import instructions were missing from the help file. I added that. Fixed a bug where sometimes restoring a minimized full screen RD Tabs window would cause the menu bar to reappear if it had already previously been hidden.
- Fixed a bug where sometimes when you resized the RD Tab window and had the remote desktop set to "scale oversized desktop to fit in tab pane," sometimes scrollbars would appear anyway, even though they shouldn't.
- Reduced flicker during tab switching on some systems.
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