Citrix Receiver 5.8 for iOS

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Receiver 5.8 for iOS

What’s new

For the Reciver 5.8 release, Citrix have made the following improvements on Receiver for your users:

  • You can now directly interact with documents on your screen. You can scroll, pan, pinch, and zoom as you would in your host environments. You can also use application-specific gestures.This is available in Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 environments and Microsoft Windows 7.
  • You can use the new virtual mouse to perform left-click and right-click tasks, such as font and paragraph formatting and highlighting text in text editing applications. You can also zoom in and out of your entire screen by tapping the base of the mouse.
  • Your listening and viewing experience is improved with smoother playback of audio and video clips because of various multimedia enhancements, including the following features:
    • HDX Mediastream Windows Media Redirection – When Windows Media Redirection is enabled and you view multimedia videos on the virtual desktop on your iOS user device, the videos are smoother. This is because the files are actually running on your device, rather than on the server. As a result, you do not need as much device bandwidth. Enable this feature on the Settings screen on the device.
    • HDX H264 encoding support – Webcam data can now be encoded by H264, which is one of the high-definition codecs. You can now watch videos in formats such as .wmv that were not previously available on an iOS user device.
  • To use the features of the new HDX apps, you need to install Citrix Receiver on your device.


Download Citrix Receiver 5.8 for iOS here or on the AppleStore

Citrix Receiver 11.7.2 for Mac OSX

Citrix have released a new version of the Citrix Receiver 11.7.2. for Mac OSX.

What are some of the features address in 11.7.2:

  • Fixes an issue where Receiver fails to install if the users home directory is on an external drive.
  • Fixes an issue where Receiver either takes a long time to reconnect or fails to reconnect to a session when Session Reliability is enabled.
  • Fixes an issue where Receiver fails to remove the /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/ShareFile directory, causing data synchronization to fail when Receiver is reinstalled.
  • Fixes an issue where the desktop tool bar appears underneath the Apple menu bar when reconnecting to a desktop.
  • Fixes an issue where Receiver tries to run the initial configuration wizard, in error, when users attempt to configure their account by clicking on a URL created using the Setup URL Generator.
  • Fixes an issue where Receiver quits unexpectedly if the Computer Name: field in Sharing preferences is blank.
  • Fixes an issue where an error message is displayed if a user closes the logon dialog when launching applications or desktops.


Download Citrix Receiver here

Citrix ShareFile Sync 1.5 for Mac OSX

Citrix have released a new version of ShareFile Sync 1.5 for Mac OSX

What is Citrix ShareFile Sync for Mac OSX

ShareFile Sync for Mac is designed to provide ShareFile Enterprise customers with an easy way to access and synchronize personal folders from your ShareFile account to your local computer.

For MAC OS X 10.7 and 10.8

New Features include:

  • Auto-Update
  • Improved Context Menu
  • Performance and Quality Improvements
  • Enhanced Proxy Improvements

Auto-update feature

Starting in this version, Mac Sync will update itself when a new version is detected in This is a transparent process where a user will only be prompted for an administrator’s password when  certain files that require system changes are updated.

Auto-update FAQ’s

1) How often does it check for an update? Every day.

2) How do I disable this from my machine? This can only be as an account wide change done by an administrator.

3) How can an administrator disable this as a system wide setting for everyone in my company? 

Please contact the support team to disable this feature.

4) How do I manually trigger an update? Simply close ShareFile and open it again.

Enhanced Proxy Support

Mac Sync now supports additional proxy settings such as scripts and authentication requests.


Download Citrix ShareFile Sync 1.5 for Mac OSX here (Require MyCitrix ID)

Release Candidiate – Citrix @WorkMail & @WorkWeb for iOS

Citrix have released a Release Candidate of @WorkMail @WorkWeb for iOS that works with Citrix CloudGateway Enterprise 2.5.

Below is the blog post Citrix made 16th October 2012, that tells more about what WorkMail & WorkApp is and i have added the screenshots so you can see the apps.

More about @WorkMail & @WorkWeb

@WorkMail is an Exchange email client for the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets. This app is part of the larger Me@Work application suite that was announced at Synergy Barcelona.

Most of you are probably blasé to new email clients and have the notion that they seen it all. Let’s face it – email is so 1990’s way to communicate! Many of us probably use Facebook, WhatsApp or LinkedIn messaging as much as their regular email – I definitely do so. You might rightfully expect that building a new email client that adds innovative value to users is wishful thinking – akin to expecting sunshine in Seattle during winter!

However there is no denying that corporate email is the original ‘killer app’ for mobile device and arguably it’s ‘killer’ status remains today – we should remember that RIM made a fortune via Blackberry secure messaging.  As we listened to our customers we found that there is still lots of work to be done for securely delivering enterprise email in BYOD environment that has a great user experience. This is particularly so for our customers who are in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, industry and finance where the costs and liability of information leakage via email are huge. The IT groups at these customers bear the onerous responsibility of ensuring that there is no email data leakage and any mobile device lost at a random bar does not result in sensitive information being divulged. Typically, IT reacts to this responsibility by clamping down and ensuring that no mobile devices have access to corporate email.

Of course, this situation is not tenable and there is a strong demand for secure messaging with usability to match the typical employee’s expectation of a mobile user experience.

Keeping in mind the above context for secure messaging, we targeted the following goals as we designed our email app:

 Build a beautiful and delightful user experience – On mobile devices, users have high expectations of user experience. Enterprise users are the same mainstream customers who have soaked up consumer app user experiences – they expect the same polish and delight in enterprise apps (whether they articulate this or not is a different matter). We have taken this expectation quite seriously and worked hard in creating an integrated design for Mail, Calendar and Contacts.

Work well with Microsoft Exchange and ActiveSync – Exchange is the big boy of enterprise messaging and is the definitely the thought leader. Exchange pretty much dominates the enterprise email and with their Office 365 offering they might dominate the SMB segment as well. We have ensured that Exchange and ActiveSync push messaging protocol works well with our app.

Integrate well with other mobile apps in the Citrix Me@Work Suite – Along with @WorkMail, we launched @WorkWeb – a secure browser app.  We designed from ground-up for our email app to work seamlessly with other apps in the Me@Work suite including the browser app. As a user comes across an intranet link in his email message, he can click on that link to launch @WorkWeb to the intranet site without any further authentication check.  MDX Interapp technology ensures that Single-Sign On and app communications happen in a transparent manner to the user.

Conversely, if you click on a mailto link on the page you are browsing in @WorkWeb it seamlessly opens in @WorkMail email compose form. We have worked hard to ensure that the app to app scenarios work in a secure and great user experience.

Data integration – We have also enabled close integration with the ShareFile space using MDX Interapp technology. We have designed a user experience to easily download document attachments in his email to his ShareFile space – as this space can be managed by IT, it is more secure and goes a long way in addressing DLP.  Using @WorkMail a user can’t download documents to unsecured locations on his device that are outside the purview of IT.

In addition to above features, we have also added bunch of other features such as calendar integration with GoToMeeting for scheduling meetings, showing Free/Busy times and of course encryption, policy and security aspects of MDX Vault.



blog post from Citrix “Citrix delivers email to your mobile device… securely!”

Download technology preview of Citrix @WorkMail & @WorkWeb for iOS here (Require MyCitrix ID)
* HINT look under @Applications on the webpage to find them.

Citrix Receiver 5.7 for iOS

Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Receiver 5.7 for iOS

What’s New in Version 5.7

In addition to general usability and performance improvements, this release adds these features:

· On iOS 6 operating systems, support for the Bluetooth keyboard, as well as fixes for rotation issues and Access Gateway timeout issues.

· On iPhone 5 devices, support for the new screen size.

· First-time use updates, including support for Access Gateway URL input.

· Improved performance when logging on, including reduced time for enumeration of applications.

· Support for multiple stores. Log into multiple accounts at one time, including both a PNA or Web Interface account and a StoreFront account with App Controller running simultaneously within Receiver. A new icon enables you to switch between accounts.

· SAN SSL certificate support.

· Enhanced client-side logging. Enable “Advanced Logs” in the Advanced Settings to help troubleshoot problems.

· New options for sending feedback, including the option to request for help from Support and to send feature requests to Citrix.

· Enhancements in the extended keyboard ribbon. Add and view extended keys more easily, including “sticky” keys for multi-key combinations.

· Support for Citrix @WorkMail™ and @WorkWeb™ for iOS-based devices that let users easily access their email, calendar, and contacts, as well as intranet web sites. You upload the mobile apps to AppController and users subscribe to these two apps from Receiver.

· Support for CloudGateway AppController 2.5, including:

· Policies for MDX-enabled mobile apps. Enable policies while wrapping apps, including policies that support device security, networks, and the ways apps interact with documents and web sites. You can also limit or block device functions, such as copy and paste, the camera, and GPS location services. These policies provide support for iOS apps, including @WorkWeb and @WorkMail.

· Ability to manage the your device inventory, including locking user devices, erasing application data and documents from user devices, and removing devices from the inventory list in AppController.

· Ability to configure workflows, including multiple workflows before you add applications. When you configure applications, you can select the appropriate workflow.

· Policies for Web and SaaS apps, including policies that support blocking of compromised devices, wireless network settings, the requirement for users to connect to an internal network to access apps, and the ability for users to have network access.


Download Citrix on your AppStore or this link