The Paperspace native app can be downloaded to your local device for an easy, seamless way to interact with your Paperspace account and resources.
Download it here:
Why use the app?
The native app allows us to move faster than internet browser technology and overcome some of the limitations of browser windows, such as multimonitor and hotkeys. Features include:
- Dual monitor support for Windows VM users.
- Faster speed and responsiveness, better image quality
- USB redirection -- audio input, game controllers, 3-D mouse, and more are now supported. See a full list of supported devices here (PC & Mac users only)
What Kind of Streaming Protocols does Paperspace Use
TCP/IP - TCP/IP guarantees that a package will reach its destination but that comes with a cost. If network conditions are not perfect or the network capacity is not 100% sufficient some low-level packets will be lost. The TCP/IP protocol ensures that the packet loss is detected and the missing data gets retransmitted. Those cases come with a big latency spike because it causes several forward/backward communication between the app and the VM.
🆕 UDP - UDP is mostly more responsive and is a good and preferable connection type to TCP/IP WebSockets. When a packet is lost UDP will not send it again as the missing data is no longer needed in the stream. For example, if part of the stream is lost when moving your mouse you don't need the stream of the mouse movement you didn't see. If you want to use UDP streaming make sure to not block UDP port 6121 in your firewall and the rest of your network setup.
To enable/disable UDP in the native app click on the Paperspace menu button and then Settings. You should then see a box where you can enable UDP.
What devices and platforms support the native app?
The native app is available for Windows 10+, Mac, and Linux. Touchscreen support is coming soon.
Note: The Paperspace native app runs on 64-bit systems only.
How do I update the app?
When we make updates to the native app, they will take place automatically. Occasionally, you may experience a short delay upon opening the app as it updates. Once it's complete your app will run normally again.
How do I uninstall the app?
Go to Add or Remove Programs and choose Uninstall for the Paperspace app.
Go to your Applications folder and drag the Paperspace icon to the Trash.
Go to your Terminal and run chmod +x Downloads/PaperspaceInstaller-220.127.116.11 to make it executable and then double-click on it.