Alternatives to UltraVNC for all platforms with any license

  • TeamViewer icon


    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

    • Team Viewer requires installing a TeamViewer add on, but UltraVNC plays with whatever VNC server you have.
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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...

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

  • LogMeIn icon


    LogMeIn gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices. Premium features like file...

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

  • Remote Desktop Connection icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • TightVNC icon


    TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with...

    Open Source Windows Linux Windows RT

  • Remmina icon


    Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • RealVNC icon


    VNC is remote access and control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC...

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

  • icon is a quick, no registration required (for the free features) remote controlling / screen & file sharing program from the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

  • mRemoteNG icon


    mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    Open Source Windows

  • TigerVNC icon


    TigerVNC is an advanced VNC implementation. It is based on the fourth generation of VNC. TigerVNC also includes features from the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • AnyDesk icon


    AnyDesk is remote desktop software that is free for personal use. Business use requires a subscription.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • NoMachine icon


    NoMachine NX is an enterprise-class solution for secure remote access, desktop virtualization, and hosted desktop deployment built...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Radmin (Remote Administrator) is the popular, award winning secure remote control software which enables you to work on a remote...

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

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    The DameWare NT Utilities software is an enterprise systems management application containing an integrated collection of Windows...

    Commercial Windows

  • Apple Remote Desktop icon

    Apple Remote Desktop

    Apple Remote Desktop is basically the Apple version of Windows Remote Desktop. It's the way to use RDP host from a Mac.

    Commercial Mac

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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...

    Free Mac

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    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...

    Open Source Linux

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    rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Chicken of the VNC icon

    Chicken of the VNC Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Mac

  • GoToAssist icon


    Provides you with live-support capability. Easily view and control your customers computers online to quickly resolve their technical...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Guacamole icon


    Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC and RDP. We call it clientless because no...

    Open Source Linux

  • imPcRemote icon


    imPcRemote is a remote support tool that enables instant, secure, and trouble-free connections between remote computers over the web. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

  • Screens icon


    Screens is a VNC client for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X that allows you to remotely connect to your computer.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • AMMYY Admin icon

    AMMYY Admin Discontinued

    Ammyy Admin is a highly reliable and very friendly tool for remote computer access. You can provide remote assistance, remote...

    Free Personal Windows

  • OnlineVNC icon


    OnlineVNC is a program designed to help you control your desktop using your web-browser. Viewer for the server is written using...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Jump Desktop icon

    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....

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • ScreenConnect icon


    Use ScreenConnect Remote Support Software to quickly and securely access remote users' screens. With just a few clicks, anyone on...

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

  • Remotr icon


    Remotr is the best way to stream any computer games directly to your Android phone or tablet, anywhere, any time. With Remotr you...

    Free Personal Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • Ssvnc

    The Enhanced TightVNC Viewer, SSVNC, adds encryption security to VNC connections. The package provides a GUI for Windows, Mac OS X...

    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...

    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....

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

  • Xrdp icon


    An open source remote desktop protocol (rdp) server

    Open Source Linux

  • GoMeetNow icon


    Web conferencing with flexible pricing. GUARANTEED ATTENDANCE. No download of any kind. Free audio conferencing. Started at...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile iPhone

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UltraVNC Comments

IP Scanning Software -1 Helpful

Comment by GregGreg
about UltraVNC Dec 2015

Some Antivirus software does not like UltraVNC Scanner and simply removes the exe-file.
If that happens to you, I recommend you try the advanced-ip-scanner Network Scanner.


Works a lot better than RealVNC with Intel AMT

Positive Comment by alterkenji
about UltraVNC Apr 2015

RealVNC really should be the best VNC client for Intel AMT since they collaborated on the built-in VNC server, but I've found it to be very flaky - RealVNC often loses the connection, has all sorts of graphical problems, sometimes skips or refuses to listen to key presses, lags and so on.

So I finally decided to give UltraVNC a go, and to my great surprise it works a LOT better in every respect. Doesn't lose the connection, has no graphical problems, doesn't ignore key presses and also has a much snappier response (to both client and server actions). As a bonus, it also automatically scales the remote window according to the dpi setting I have in Windows (I have a 4K screen and use 150% dpi scaling). Sure, RealVNC can also scale, but its implementation sucks (it doesn't resize the window automatically, so I had to do it manually every god-forsaken time).

Before Remote Desktop became good (i.e. in Windows 7, although dpi scaling support was first included in 8.1 I believe), I used UltraVNC for a long time, so I don't know why I thought RealVNC would be better for Intel AMT. Silly me, should have gone with UltraVNC from the beginning! ;)


The download page for UltraVNC is terrible.

Negative Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about UltraVNC Oct 2011

This is what you get when you click the "Download" button on the UltraVNC website.


If you click "UltraVNC" on the top of the page, and then click through two more (seemingly unnecessary) webpages, you end up here.


Believe me, this was very confusing the first time I saw it-- the notification at the bottom is almost unnoticeable. The design of this page is more like the webpages of 4Shared or Hotfile, not of a website for legitimate software like UltraVNC. I ended up just downloading it through FileHippo... seriously UltraVNC website, Y U SO CONFUSING?


As far as I understand it's possible to use UVNC to connect ...

Comment by ViTaMiN
about UltraVNC Jun 2011

As far as I understand it's possible to use UVNC to connect Ammyy Admin server which significantly simplifies the initial first-session-run procedure as the latter is vnc and rdp compatible.

I've never tried that as i prefer Ammyy due to it's ease of use, but if you managed to do that please share your opinion.