A free Remote Desktop Client
for Linux, macOS and Windows.

Version 1.1.532  •   •   •  Changelog
Version 1.1.532  •   •   •  Changelog

Thincast Client

A free Remote Desktop Client
for Linux, macOS and Windows.

Thincast Remote Desktop Client is a free multi-platform RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) Client based on FreeRDP for Linux, macOS and Windows.

It comes with a variety of modern features and can be integrated very easily into your existing infrastructure.

Using the Remote Desktop (RD) WebAccess Client you gain easy access to and control of published virtual machines (with Thincast Workstation), desktop sessions and applications.

Hardware-accelerated video decoding to extend the battery life of your device, ideal when working on the go.

Use Thincast Client to connect to a remote PC or to virtual applications and desktops provided by your system administrator.


Access remote resources

Easily access and control applications, desktops or virtual machines remotely.

ARM based devices

64-bit ARM based devices like Apple M series or RaspberryPi are supported.

Device redirection

Access local devices within your remote desktop sessions.

Hardware acceleration

Offload graphics processing to your GPU and save valuable resources.


Work with your existing company infrastructure from the platform of your choice.

Remote Desktop Gateway

Connect to internal network resources securely from outside the corporate firewall.

Open Standards

100% based on open industry standards for seamless integration into your existing infrastructure.

Video capture devices Update

Built-in support for video capture device redirection, such as webcams from the client to a Remote Desktop Protocol server.

Web Authentication (WebAuthn)

Use biometric devices or security keys (like Yubico and FIDO2) for authenticating your users in remote desktop sessions.

White labeling

Have your own rebranded Remote Desktop Client.

One client.
All platforms.


Thincast Client is available as Snap or Flatpak on Linux. Get Thincast Client from Flathub Store or Snap Store.

Need help getting started?
Installation instruction for Linux

MacOS  • 87.27MB

Download Thincast Client for macOS here. macOS 10.13 or later is supported.

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Installation instruction for macOS

Windows • 36.12MB

Download Thincast Client for Windows here. Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 or later is supported.

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Installation instruction for Windows




Thincast Client supports x64 environments.

Memory and storage

Thincast Client requires between 100 MB and 300 MB of RAM and around 50 MB of hard disk space.

Graphics card

Hardware drawing and video decoding are supported with the following graphics cards:

  • Nvidia Geforce 8 Series or higher
  • AMD HD 2000 Series or higher
  • Intel HD Graphics Sandy Bridge generation or higher

Operating systems


  • Windows 7 or later
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later


macOS 10.13 or later


  • Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic) / 19.10 (eoan) / 20.04 (focal)
  • OpenSUSE Leap 15.1
  • Fedora 30 / 31

Get Thincast Client from Flathub Store or Snap Store.


  • Are ARM based devices supported?

    64-bit ARM based devices like Apple M or Rapberry Pi are supported.

  • Is the client free to use?

    Yes, for private usage our client application can be downloaded and used for free on every platform.

  • Am I allowed to (re)distribute Thincast Client?

    The standard Thincast Client license agreement does not allow commercial (re)distribution and doing so would require a individual agreement with Thincast Technologies GmbH. In case you are a manufacturer and would like to (re)distribute or integrate our client application, please contact us in advance.

  • I'd like to roll out Thincast Client in our university. Where is the GPDR documentation?

    Thincast privacy policy
    Our general privacy policy can be found here.
    This privacy policy applies to all applications and services of Thincast Technologies GmbH and describes what personal information we collect, process and use.

    Crash reports
    In some situations our support requires you to upload a Thincast support request package. We can use a support request package to reproduce and find problems in situations where we require additional information or when crashes happen. Depending on the product the TSRP can contain different types of data. Further details can be found in our privacy policy under Thincast Support Request Package (TSRP).

    RDP Security
    RDP Security depends on server configuration - Ask your network Administrator for further details.

  • How do I contact Thincast support?

    Should you experience any issues with Thincast Client or have other support questions, please use our contact form.

  • What is a TSRP?

    In certain cases, Thincast Support might request a TSRP (Thincast Support Request Package) from you to analyze your problem.
    In these cases please follow the instructions from our Thincast Support engineers.

  • Thincast Beta program

    The Thincast Beta program gives you early access to our preview releases! You can download and install Thincast Beta versions for free!

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