VMware Horizon Client for iOS makes it easy to work on your VMware Horizon
virtual desktop and hosted applications from your iPhone or iPad, giving you
on-the-go access from any location. IMPORTANT NOTE: A VMware Horizon virtual
desktop or hosted application is required to use the VMwar...
More Unnecessary Screen Clutter
I’m really disliking the new version. The two screen widgets (left side bar and movable overlay radial menu) were already annoying in that you couldn’t disable them if you were using a keyboard and Swiftpoint mouse. Now with the new version, they also added in a strip at the bottom for function keys that I can’t disable. Its all fine and well to offer these touch menus for folks that want them, but please give people some kind of option to clear all the garbage off the screen so they can have a clean remote session with all of the available pixels used for the desktop, without navigating around bars and bubbles that chew up real estate and always manage to find their way into an inconvenient location where you are constantly shuffling them around.
Basic Functionality Doesn’t Work
As noted in other reviews I have issues with many basic functions. Additionally, I can not drag and select text in certain applications (Word, Outlook, etc.) which is extremely annoying. Also recently I have had an issue when I log n that all my icons and windows are zoomed in making them extremely large. The session needs to time out and then I have to log back in to fix it. All in all not an efficient way to access my desktop.
No support for external keyboard
As other reviewers have stated up until now many used the onscreen keyboard and touch. Now with implementation of the mouse and trackpad that apple has brought this app seriously needs an uphaul to make it useable. In its current state using ti with the apple keyboard and trackpad is is horrible. I use this in a work environment and cant even do a simple task such as add a space when typing nw with an external; keyboard. I wouldn’t think this should be a big ask. It is geared towards using a full desktop on a mobile device. Why would basic functionality such as this be so hindered. BT keyboards have been able to be used with an ipad for years now. The introduction of mouse and keyboard support and the apple keyboard trackpad combination should have been added but now to make this a complete mobile desktop solution. Please fix this ASAP!
Constantly having to re-enter password
I’m a government employee and use this app to check things when I’m teleworking. It is serviceable for small things like that, but what really drags down the experience is that if I close the app for 5 minutes, I have to re-enter my password. Needless to say, this leads me to typing my password some 20 times when I’m teleworking. If I leave the app closed too long, more than a half hour, it logs me out completely, so not only do I have to enter my password again, I also have to wait 5 minutes for my virtual desktop to load. Since I’m government, I have very little control over their interaction with Horizon, but this seems to be a problem only with the app. The PC version doesn’t do this, but it is slower. So the problem is likely on Horizon’s end. It’s very irritating.
Make iPhone Usable Track Pad When Using iPad Please
I literally just learned Apple is FINALLY allowing mouse support in iPadOS as an accessibility feature, so hopefully it will work with virtual desktops well. Either way, you should let people log in with their iPad & iPhone and use the phone screen as a track pad for the desktop on the iPhone. With new OLED devices, you can have a mostly black screen with outlines for left and right click and the battery life would be amazing. Maybe a scroll section in between the “buttons”? As a selectable option you could even let us use a hard force touch (unless that’s going away) for right click and a quick tap as a left click if you want. Honestly, I’m surprised this hasn’t been done yet. Even IF iPadOS let’s me use a proper mouse, this would still be a great option to have when traveling light.
This works great for basic use.
If I’m on the go and need to just do simple tasks in my VDI session this works perfectly! I bought a Dash 3 pen for my iPad Pro and am able to precisely select things in outlook, vCenter and other apps I use to manage infrastructure. I know I can’t do really heavy things inside of this, especially without Mouse support (which isn’t VMware’s fault) but for being able to switch into it at the drop of a hat in a meeting without having to mess with bringing my laptop (it’s a tank), it’s great!
Getting much better
UPDATE: Mouse support is finally here, SfB is working fine(wish optimized mode worked on iOS), and the letting boxing has gone away. This app has a lot of potential. It would be great if the developers would adopt the new trackpad/mouse API’s. Also this app has many flaws like when connecting to an external display with presentation mode on it will still give letter boxing. Also if using Bluetooth in SfB the audio breaks up so bad that it is unusable. Really hope VMware can get it together
Just wanted to report a bug
I’m not sure how to report a bug for this App, so I’m doing it here. Sometimes when you are connected with a desktop thin client (ie wyse terminal) that has two monitors and you have software open on the second monitor, when you connect via this app, the software will not show up on the screen. It gets locked to the second screen even though the app only thinks one screen is connected. The only way to get the software back up is to close it and reopen it.
Read the release notes
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, release notes are a thing software vendors use to explain additions, omissions and other important information contained in new releases. If you are responsible for your corporate software stack and you don’t read these then you get what you deserve. TLS 1.0 should be deprecated everywhere and it will be soon. If you’re upset by that....🤷♂️
Usually 5 Stars - 5 Stars Again!
Back to 5 Stars! I left the review below only yesterday and a new version was since released and I was able to login for work, the very first time I tried and without being booted out. Thank you so much! Hello, I have been using the app on my iPad for the last year with no problems. But since IOS14 i literally have to try 10-15 times to login. Each time I have to delete my server and re-enter it. There was is way to roll my iPad back to IOS 13 so I was hoping VMWare would have been updated. It was updated yesterday but it’s still not totally compatible. Please let me know if there will be another update and I’ll go back to 5 stars.
1. The app always crashes for 30 minutes or so every time I change network. 2. There is no option to change timeout period 3. There is no option to reset the cache so I always get the error message "Unexpected error."
Latest Update Issues
The latest update has two major issues for me. The first is that either Touch ID has been removed or hidden. The other is the extremely long startup time. We are running the latest version of VMware on our servers with the new Burst feature and internal thin client devices it works well, but the iOS version takes 5-10 minutes to launch the desktop. It runs fine after launching.
Fair but needs more useful tools
It sure would be a lot better if you could have it control the iPhone screen by staying on (needs a setting for that). It is constantly dimming the screen and then timing you out. Also, why not integrate biometric authentication so you could login with your fingerprint instead of having to type in your password every time you log onto your virtual machine.
I give this app 5 stars because it works, and it along with my iPad has saved me more than once. For the record, I prefer to work on my PC instead of my iPad, but for one reason or another, I’ve had to work on my iPad, and this app has consistently allowed me to do so.
Good for remote work on iPad Pro
This app is great for remote work on an iPad Pro since I use this as my daily driver rather than a Windows based mobile device. Something I’d love to see added would be the Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro — native gestures, such as scrolling with the touch pad isn’t recognized which would be awesome to have.
Yes. VMware Horizon Client is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 235 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.3/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for VMware Horizon Client Is 63.7/100.
Yes. VMware Horizon Client is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 235 VMware Horizon Client User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for VMware Horizon Client Is 63.7/100.
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