What is Citrix Receiver?

Citrix Receiver (also known as Citrix Workspace app) is a free and easy to install client software that enables remote clients safe access to virtual applications, data, files and desktops hosted on Citrix servers.

Citrix Receiver is a component of XenApp and XenDesktop, not a separate product.

This utility enables clients to connect to Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop resources, such as applications and desktops, through a variety of client devices from anywhere, any device.

Citrix Receiver can be used on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, iPhone, iPad, Android and more.

What is it for?

Citrix Receiver is mainly used to connect users to XenApp, XenDesktop and Citrix Cloud applications, as well as to provide secure remote desktop access to specific cloud servers. It may, however, be used to transfer applications, documents and links to websites.

A Citrix Cloud login is required to access one or more Citrix Cloud services for securely delivering your applications and data.

What are the benefits of using Citrix Receiver?

Citrix Receiver is praised for its reasonably fast loading time and its flexibility for remote desktop access, owing to the fact that it is compatible with a wide range of operating systems and devices.

SaaS app support - provided by an embedded browser, Citrix Receiver supports numerous SaaS (Software as a Service) applications, including Office 365, to prevent data loss and improve productivity.

Secure digital perimeter - provides protection to users, applications and data.

Enhanced flexibility and choice - users are able to login to their XenApp virtual desktop from any device with a network connection. Citrix Receiver and XenApp allow users to use the natural device features of a tablet while accessing a Windows desktop from devices that lack keyboards and right-click mouse buttons.

Citrix analytics - the service collects data from Citrix, providing users with a view of user behaviour across the environment.

Content collaboration - users are able to find and access all their documents directly through Citrix Receiver, regardless of where the files are located or stored, giving users more flexibility and time saved.

Mobile support - allows users to enrol, install and access mobile applications within a mobile workspace, such as iPhone, Android phones and Blackberry.

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