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Open Source AnyDesk Alternatives

The best open source alternative to AnyDesk is DWService. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to AnyDesk and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to AnyDesk are RustDesk, TightVNC, UltraVNC and X2Go.

AnyDesk alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Web Conferencing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AnyDesk.
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  1. DWService icon

    DWService

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    107 alternatives to DWService 

    DWService is an half (only the client/agent) open source project which offers a service that allows access to remote systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry...) using a standard web browser - without any component required on the client side.

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    1.  Ad-freeDWService doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  LightweightDWService consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationDWService supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    It allows you to fully control the remote system by displaying its screen and allowing cursor control and keyboard input
    It allows you to fully access the file system of the remote system
    It allows you to monitor the status of the remote system
    DWService vs AnyDesk opinions
    Almost everyone thinks DWService is a great alternative to AnyDesk.
    Guest

    AnyDesk has started nagging for large sums of money. This is not quite as smooth as AnyDesk, but good enough for my needs.

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    Guest

    The client implementation is free software (as in freedom) and it has an excellent support service.

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  2. RustDesk icon

    RustDesk

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    111 alternatives to RustDesk 

    The open source alternative to TeamViewer and AnyDesk. Display and control your PC and Android devices from anywhere at anytime. Works out of the box, no configuration required. You have full control of your data, with no concerns about security.

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    1.  Unattended AccessRustDesk can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in RustDesk without registration.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionRustDesk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Screen SharingYou can use RustDesk to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    5.  LightweightRustDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    6.  Ad-freeRustDesk doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    7.  Desktop SharingRustDesk enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    8.  PortableRustDesk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Guest

    it's really free, can have self hosted backend for ultra security, it's lightweight, have excellent video and audio quality, no registrations, it's very easy to use and understand, it's ultra reliable, starts automatically in every OS, it can be unattended by simply changing the password, you can rename you remote sessions for easy management, you can have you own ID, runs everywhere...

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    Free, Open Source. Easy to run and use.

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    TightVNC

    99 alternatives to TightVNC 

    TightVNC is a free remote desktop application. 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.

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    1.  LightweightTightVNC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in TightVNC without registration.
    3.  PortableTightVNC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationTightVNC supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    Access Control
    Administration
    TightVNC vs AnyDesk opinions
    Most users think TightVNC is a great alternative to AnyDesk.
    Guest

    It's open-source while AnyDesk is not.

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  4. UltraVNC icon

    UltraVNC

    90 alternatives to UltraVNC 

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

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    1.  LightweightUltraVNC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableUltraVNC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Server Property Page
    File Transfer
    Remote Desktop
    UltraVNC vs AnyDesk opinions
    Most users think UltraVNC is a great alternative to AnyDesk.
    Guest

    It's free software (free as freedom).

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    X2Go

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    41 alternatives to X2Go 

    X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.

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    MeshCentral

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Node.JS
    • npm
    42 alternatives to MeshCentral 

    This is a full computer management web site. With MeshCentral, you can run your own web server to remotely manage and control computers on a local network or anywhere on the internet.

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    1.  Unattended AccessMeshCentral can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use MeshCentral to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    3.  Support for Multiple MonitorsMeshCentral supports the use of multiple displays.
    4.  Desktop SharingMeshCentral enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationMeshCentral supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    MeshCentral vs AnyDesk opinions
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    Guest

    This is a far more complete platform than any of the other remote applications out there, you can control every access, every part of it. It's an amazing software! Thanks to the Devs!

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  7. TigerVNC icon

    TigerVNC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    74 alternatives to 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 X.Org X server.

    Viewer Interface
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    Both AnyDesk and TigerVNC share the main function of connecting computers remotely via the Internet.

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  8. Remotely icon

    Remotely

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    114 alternatives to Remotely 

    Remotely is a free and open-source remote desktop, remote scripting, and rich auto-complete to maximize your IT support efficiency.

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    1.  Unattended AccessRemotely can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    List of remote hosts that can be controlled (unattended or attended).
    Remote control of terminal.
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    Dayon!

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Snap!
    50 alternatives to Dayon! 

    Dayon! is a user friendly, open-source, cross-platform solution, that allows controlling of remote computers. It can be used as free alternative to various commercial remote desktop and remote assistance products.

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    1.  Desktop SharingDayon! enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use Dayon! to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    Assistant connected
    Assisted access token
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    Xrdp

    85 alternatives to Xrdp 

    xrdp provides a graphical login to remote machines using Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). xrdp accepts connections from a variety of RDP clients:

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