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Open Source Apple Remote Desktop Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Apple Remote Desktop is Remmina. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop are DWService, mRemoteNG, RustDesk and TightVNC.

Apple Remote Desktop 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 Apple Remote Desktop.
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  1. Remmina icon

    Remmina

    • Linux
    • BSD
    130 alternatives to Remmina 

    Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+. Remmina primarily targets system administrators and travelers that need to work with computers remotely in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks.

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  2. DWService icon

    DWService

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    108 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


  3. mRemoteNG icon

    mRemoteNG

    74 alternatives to mRemoteNG 

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

    Config Connections
  4. RustDesk icon

    RustDesk

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    112 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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  5. TightVNC icon

    TightVNC

    100 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


  6. UltraVNC icon

    UltraVNC

    91 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
  7. TigerVNC icon

    TigerVNC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    75 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
  8. Remotely icon

    Remotely

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    115 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
  10. Xrdp icon

    Xrdp

    86 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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