Alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop for all platforms with any license

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    TeamViewer

    TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows RT ... Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Chrome Kindle Fire

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    Chrome Remote Desktop

    Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome

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    LogMeIn

    LogMeIn gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices. Premium features like file transfer, file sharing and remote printing help you stay connected and productive wherever you...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Remote Desktop Connection

    Remote Desktop Connection is a technology that allows you to sit at a computer (sometimes called the client computer) and connect to a remote computer (sometimes called the host computer) in a different location.

    Free Windows

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    TightVNC

    TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer....

    Open Source Windows Linux Windows RT BSD

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    UltraVNC

    UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC...

    Open Source Windows

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    RealVNC

    VNC is remote access and control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC server") using a simple program (the "VNC viewer") on another computer desktop or mobile...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Raspberry Pi

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    TigerVNC

    TigerVNC is an advanced VNC implementation. It is based on the fourth generation of VNC. TigerVNC also includes features from the TightVNC and TurboVNC projects. This includes accelerated JPEG compression. TigerVNC supports the latest...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Remote Utilities

    Remote Utilities is a remote PC access program for connecting to a remote PC over LAN or via the Internet. The program is used by system administrators, home users and helpdesks for remotely managing PCs in their corporate or home...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

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    Screen Sharing

    Screen Sharing is a VNC client by Apple Inc. included as part of Mac OS X v10.5. It allows remote observance or control of any Macintosh machine on the local network that has Screen Sharing activated. It may also be used over the...

    Free Mac

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    Remote Desktop Manager

    Remote Desktop Manager lets you centralize all your remote connections, passwords and credentials into a unique platform that people love to work with. Connect any session types, such as: RDP, SSH, ARD, Web, VNC, Telnet, ICA/HDX...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Vinagre

    A VNC/SSH Client for the GNOME Desktop - You can connect to several machines at the same time with tabs - You can keep track of your most used connections with favorites - You can keep track of your recently used connections...

    Open Source Linux

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    BigBlueButton

    BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students. Our vision is that starting a web conference should be as easy as clicking a single metaphorical big blue button. As...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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    GoToMeeting

    Reliable, easy, effective web conferencing and online meetings. Work with anyone, anywhere. GoToMeeting allows you to host an online meeting with up to 15 people – so you can do more and travel less. Using our web conferencing...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Chicken of the VNC

    Chicken of the VNC is a VNC client for Mac OS X. A VNC client allows one to display and interact with a remote computer screen. In other words, you can use Chicken of the VNC to interact with a remote computer as though it's right...

    Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be abandoned. Last version, 2.2, released in November 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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    Screenleap

    Screen share instantly for free using Screenleap. Screenleap makes it really easy to share your computer screen. You can share your screen with as many people as you like with no downloads, account setup, or cost required. Friends...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Gmail

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    Viubo

    Remote Access and Screen Sharing service. Free and Super Simple. From Any Computer: You just need a browser. No applications, no plugins. Secure by Default: Use our one-time tickets to keep your connections under control. Do...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

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    Jump Desktop

    Jump Desktop is a remote desktop client that lets you securely connect to other computers. Connect to as many computers as you want. Monitor all sessions at once with Live Preview. Filter computers by keyword or connection details...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    OnlineVNC

    OnlineVNC is a program designed to help you control your desktop using your web-browser. Viewer for the server is written using Adobe Flash technology and requires no installation at all. You just to go to our website and pass...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Zoho Assist

    Zoho Assist provides a simple and straight-forward interface to gain control of a remote computer for remote support, assistance and troubleshooting.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Firefox

  • Ssvnc

    The Enhanced TightVNC Viewer, SSVNC, adds encryption security to VNC connections. The package provides a GUI for Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix that automatically starts up an STUNNEL SSL tunnel for SSL or ssh/plink for SSH...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    ISL Light

    ISL Light allows users to access and control any Windows, Mac or Linux computer in seconds from any computer or mobile device or to provide ad hoc technical support to mobile device users. .

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

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    ISL AlwaysOn

    ISL AlwaysOn provides a simple and secure remote access to an unattended computer over the Internet. Implementation is quick and easy. Once installed, you can securely access the remote computer by means of just 1 click and a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    UltraViewer

    Computer Remote Control/Access Support software. UltraViewer help you remote control your partner's computer to support them like you're next to their screen.

    Free Personal Windows

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    iTeleport VNC

    iTeleport is a magical app that lets you access your computer from anywhere in the world. Supports Mac, Windows, Linux and all VNC servers. See your computer screen and control its keyboard and mouse from wherever: a few feet...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

Apple Remote Desktop Comments

Hidden Gem

Positive Comment by gelefisk
about Apple Remote Desktop Mar 2014

This is a pretty well hidden feature of OSX: It's a VNC client shipped with the OS but not accessible from Spotlight or any shortcuts (AFAIK). To open it, you can either:

  • Open Safari and enter "vnc://192.168.0.10" in the address field (replace the IP-address)
  • Open the app directly (from Finder or Terminal) from it's location at /System/Library/CoreServices/Screen Sharing.app
  • From Finder, press cmd+K (Connect to Server) and enter the vnc-address.

When you have the app open, you can pin it to the Dock as with any app.

Thanks to DavidTheExpert for this great tip :)

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