For the most part the latest Remote Desktop 10 app is the best option if you need to RDP on your Mac. However Remote Desktop 10 requires macOS Sierra 10.12 or later, so there’s several reasons why it might not be possible or convenient to install it:
- Your Mac is too old to run macOS Sierra
- Updating macOS may break other legacy applications on your Mac
- You don’t have an Apple ID available to use to upgrade macOS via the App Store
- You don’t have time to upgrade macOS
Installing Remote Desktop 8 is a good workaround, as it can run on older versions of macOS. However unfortunately it is no longer available on the Mac App Store or from Microsoft. There are some software download sites that offer Remote Desktop 8, however they are likely to contain malware.
For these reasons we have uploaded Remote Desktop 8 for Mac right here to Macsx. The application has been taken from an older Mac which already had it installed, so no chance of malware. Simply click on the button below to download it:
Looking for the newer Remote Desktop 10 instead?
Then check out this macsx article on how to download Remote Desktop 10 for your Mac without using the App Store.
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any issues or questions about using Remote Desktop 8 on your Mac!