Remote Mac desktop solution Desktop Transporter has been updated, with the addition of new features and bug fixes.

Similar to Apple Remote Desktop, Desktop Transporter is a remote desktop solution that allows users to use other Macs on either the local network or the internet without physically accessing them.

Transporter shows the screen of the remote Mac either in a window or in full screen and allows the user to interact with the other computer as if it were the local one.

Developer Devon Technologies has introduced a range of features in response to user requests, including a new Bookmarks feature which lets users connect to remote Macs that are not connected on a local area network (LAN).

This feature also lets users wake sleeping Macs over the network or over the internet as long as they are physically connected to the local network. Administrators managing a whole network full of Macs can scale the thumbnail pictures in the Bonjour browser for a better overview, and get new AppleScript support allowing them to control Desktop Transporter from within their workflow.

Desktop Transporter 2.5 supports NAT-PMP for automatically configuring port forwarding in order to build an outside connection that the external Mac uses to get access to the to-be-controlled Mac inside the network. NAT-PMP is currently available in all Apple Airport base stations as well as in a number of other routers.

The update also allows sharing desktops right away at boot time or when users log in. It also addresses a common problem with Parallels Desktop 3.0 and the additional virtual network connections it installs.

Desktop Transporter 2.5 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 later and a fast LAN and/or internet connection. It's available now as a free four week trial version, and costs $29.95.