Apple has announced a new version of its Apple Remote Desktop 3 application that allows users to manage their desktop remotely.

Predictably the new version now offers support for the companies new range of Intel-based machines as well as being updated to also support new features in its latest Operating System - Tiger 10.4

"Great new features such as remote Spotlight searching and customized Automator actions take advantage of innovations in Tiger and make Apple Remote Desktop 3 a valuable tool for anyone managing more than one Mac."

Other new features in Apple Remote Desktop 3 include, System Status Indicators that let administrators quickly check the overall health of multiple systems at a glance; the ability to Power Copy files up to 11 times faster than with Apple Remote Desktop, and easier ability to track application Usage and User History Reports to monitor the use of unauthorized applications.

Apple Remote Desktop 3 is available immediately and costs £199 for managing up to 10 systems and £349.