Allow me a moment of complete honesty. I love bookmarks. That’s because I cannot remember all those crazy strings that have to be entered into a URL bar to connect to different sites with different protocols.
There’s HTTP and FTP and FEED and VNC and probably a bunch of others that I’ll never use unless I can bookmark it. With most of the younger Mincey family members in college we make good use of Skype and occasionally good use of Apple’s built-in screensharing. Screensharing bookmarks, meet JellyVNC.
This is nothing more than a bookmark manager for the Mac’s built-in screensharing. Not only does it work to create a bookmark to screenshare a Mac on your local home of office network, but it works on remote connections, too.
Once you’ve collected a few screensharing bookmarks and added them to JellyVNC, they’re available with a click from the Menubar.
When you select a bookmark, it automatically opens the Mac’s screensharing app, and asks for a password (which gets saved in Keychain for future use). Even better, it’s not limited to Mac’s using screensharing. Because it’s the VNC protocol, PCs should work, too (haven’t tested that out yet– we don’t do Windows anymore).
If you’re looking for a few more features to justify the few dollars JellyVNC costs, stop looking. It just does bookmarks. But if you’re running a small office with many Macs and PCs, or have plenty of Macs at home, JellyVNC saves time and effort.