As you may already know I am big fan of putty due to its ability to allow me to connect to Unix based machines and work with them right from the comfort of my desktop, if I dig further I am also a big fan of Cygwin a Unix emulator for Windows which users to work on a Unix like environment right within Windows.
Talking about remote connections to external machines putty and Windows Remote Desktop are the two softwares I use almost 80% of my day at work as a Software Engineer but having to connect to multiple machines at the same time means more windows to manage and more mess of my taskbar even though I use two monitors to work.
That was only until I came across Remote Manager a excellent software for people who spend more time on remote computers than on their own.
Remote Manager is a software solution that will allow you to manage all your remote control connections in a single place.
Currently it supports the RDP, VNC, SSH2 and Telnet protocols. The main intention is to have a central place to store all your connections and access them in the same window.
- Multi-Tab interface to minimize window clutter.
- Multiple supported protocols.
- Easy to organize and maintain list of connections.
- Support for importing connections from Active Directory:
- Allows creating nested containers (folders) to categorize connections.
- “Quick Connect” feature to quickly open a connection without creating an entry.
- “Quick Search” feature to quickly find a connection while typing.
- Assign icons to connection to easily identify purpose.
- Screenshot manager allows to collect multiple screenshots and save them all together or copy them to the clipboard.
- View remote session info and log off sessions (RDP).
- Portable (with the use of command line switches).
- “Auto-Update” feature.
- Show currently selected tab name in window title.
- Show description tooltips when hoovering over connections.
- System tray icon with connection menu.
- Fullscreen (Kiosk) mode.
- Assign global credentials to use when no information is provided on connection basis.
- Up/Down (Ping) feature shows if the selected host answers to a ping.
The key features I liked in the software was the ability for it to allow me to manage my connections using tabs which I am used to now along with allowing me to easily organize all my connections and save them for later usage. This particularly works for me since I have to access almost 60 Unix servers at work and at times need to be logged in to 10-20 at a time to monitor logs and outputs.
This definitely is a great software and I advice that if you even connect to two different remote PCs at a time, give this a try and you would be happy. It’s only been a couple of hours since I started using this and am already hooked on to it.
Via: [Shell Extension]