Alternatives to UltraVNC for all platforms with any license

  • TeamViewer icon

    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

    • Team Viewer requires installing a TeamViewer add on, but UltraVNC plays with whatever VNC server you have. Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Chrome Remote Desktop icon

    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

  • LogMeIn icon

    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 Android iPhone iPad Web / Cloud ... Android Tablet

  • 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 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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    Remmina

    Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    SSH
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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

  • mRemoteNG icon

    mRemoteNG

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

    Open Source Windows

    SSH
  • AnyDesk icon

    AnyDesk

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

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • TigerVNC icon

    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

  • NoMachine icon

    NoMachine

    NoMachine NX is an enterprise-class solution for secure remote access, desktop virtualization, and hosted desktop deployment built around the self-designed and self-developed NX suite of components. Thanks to its outstanding...

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

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    Radmin

    Radmin (Remote Administrator) is the popular, award winning secure remote control software which enables you to work on a remote computer in real time as if you were using its own keyboard and mouse. You can remotely access the same...

    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 system administrators, home users and helpdesks for remotely managing PCs in their corporate or home...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

  • Vinagre icon

    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

    SSH
  • 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

  • Guacamole icon

    Guacamole

    Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC and RDP. We call it clientless because no plugins or client software are required. Thanks to HTML5, once Guacamole is installed on a server...

    Open Source Linux

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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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    DameWare

    The DameWare NT Utilities software is an enterprise systems management application containing an integrated collection of Windows Administration Utilities incorporated within a centralized interface for remote management of Windows...

    Commercial Windows

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    rdesktop

    rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the users Windows desktop. Supported servers include Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Chicken of the VNC icon

    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

    • 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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    Screens

    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

  • GoToAssist icon

    GoToAssist

    Provides you with live-support capability. Easily view and control your customers computers online to quickly resolve their technical issues. Handle more support requests in less time Assist up to eight attended or unattended...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone iPad Web / Cloud Android Tablet

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    imPcRemote

    imPcRemote is a remote support tool that enables instant, secure, and trouble-free connections between remote computers over the web. This service is oriented not only towards large and medium sized businesses, but also towards the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

  • OnlineVNC icon

    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

  • 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. Monitor all sessions at once with Live Preview. Filter computers by keyword or connection details...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad Android Tablet

  • AMMYY Admin icon

    AMMYY Admin

    Ammyy Admin is a highly reliable and very friendly tool for remote computer access. You can provide remote assistance, remote administration or remote teaching for your clients, employees and friends regardless of their location. ...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.5, released 29-5-2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Thinfinity Remote Desktop Workstation

    Access any PC through any HTML5 compliant web browser. No plugin, add-on or setup needed on client side. Featuring Presentation Mode to securely invite people to see the whole desktop or selected applications. Thinfinity Remote...

    Free Personal Windows Web / Cloud

  • ScreenConnect icon

    ScreenConnect

    Use ScreenConnect Remote Support Software to quickly and securely access remote users' screens. With just a few clicks, anyone on any operating system is immediately connected. ScreenConnect is perfect for: * IT...

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

  • GoMeetNow icon

    GoMeetNow

    Web conferencing with flexible pricing. GUARANTEED ATTENDANCE. No download of any kind. Free audio conferencing. Started at $12.95/month. Everyone in a meeting can present his desktop, everyone in a meeting can control the...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone Web / Cloud Windows Mobile

  • Remotr icon

    Remotr

    Remotr is the best way to stream any computer games directly to your Android phone or tablet, anywhere, any time. With Remotr you can access and play your PC games on your Android mobile device for free, enjoying the same...

    Free Personal Windows Android iPhone Windows RT iPad Android Tablet

  • 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

    SSH
  • MultiDesk icon

    MultiDesk

    MultiDesk is a tabbed remote desktop client (terminal services client). Features Only ONE executable file, small, fast (written in C++), green! Portable and SSD/flash drive friendly New style: status bar and fit...

    Free Windows

  • ISL Light icon

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

  • ISL AlwaysOn icon

    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

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.
http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/

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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! ;)

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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.

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

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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?

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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.

http://www.ammyy.com/en/admin_features.html

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.

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