Horizon Client for iOS includes additional features to aid in navigation on iOS devices. Users can use external devices with remote desktops and applications, copy text and images from iOS devices to remote desktops and applications, and save documents in remote applications.
Feature Support Matrix for iOS Some features are supported on one type of Horizon Client but not on another.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop You can quickly navigate to a remote desktop application or file from a Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can open files and applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close windows and applications in a remote desktop.
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Application You can quickly navigate to a remote application from a Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can launch applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close remote applications. You can also switch to a remote desktop.
Horizon Client Tools on a Mobile Device On a mobile device, the Horizon Client Tools include buttons for displaying the onscreen keyboard, virtual touchpad, configuration settings, and a virtual keypad for arrow keys and function keys.
Gestures VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional Windows user interface elements on a non-Windows device.
Using Native Operating System Gestures with Touch Redirection You can use native operating system gestures from a touch-based mobile device when you are connected to a Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2012 remote desktop, or to a remote application that is hosted on Windows Server 2012. For example, you can touch, hold, and release an item on a Windows 8 desktop to display the item's context menu.
Screen Resolutions and Using External Displays You can use Horizon Client with external displays and you can change screen resolutions.
External Keyboards and Input Devices Horizon Client supports the iPad Keyboard Dock and Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) external keyboards. Horizon Client supports Apple Pencil as a pointer device on iPad Pro and the Swiftpoint GT mouse on any iOS device that the Swiftpoint GT mouse supports.
Using the Real-Time Audio-Video Feature for Microphones With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use a microphone connected to the client device on a remote desktop. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard audio devices and with standard conferencing applications such as Skype, WebEx, and Google Hangouts.
Configure Horizon Client to Support Reversed Mouse Buttons You can use the Left Handed Mode option if the primary and secondary mouse buttons are switched in a remote desktop.
Copying and Pasting Text and Images By default, you can copy and paste text from the iOS device to a remote desktop or application. If a Horizon administrator enables the feature, you can also copy and paste text from a remote desktop or application to the iOS device or between two remote desktops or applications. Supported file formats include plain text, images, and Rich Text Format (RTF). Some restrictions apply.
Dragging and Dropping Text and Images You can drag and drop text and images from the client device to a published application or an open application in a remote desktop.
Saving Documents in a Published Application With certain published applications, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad, you can create and save documents. Where these documents are saved depends on your company's network environment. For example, your documents might be saved to a home share mounted on your local computer.
Multitasking You can switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or application connection.
Suppress the Cellular Data Warning Message When Horizon Client detects that you are using a cellular data connection, the Network Usage dialog box appears to notify you that your remote desktop or application connection might use a substantial portion of your data plan.
PCoIP Client-Side Image Cache PCoIP client-side image caching stores image content on the client to avoid retransmission. This feature reduces bandwidth usage.
Internationalization Both the user interface and the documentation are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. You can also input characters for these languages.