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Apple Remote Desktop Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is TeamViewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or DWService. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Apple Remote Desktop are AnyDesk, NoMachine, RustDesk and VNC Connect.

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. TeamViewer icon

    TeamViewer

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Raspberry Pi

    TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use TeamViewer to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ PortableTeamViewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAnyDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableAnyDesk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use AnyDesk to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in AnyDesk simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationAnyDesk supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in AnyDesk without registration.
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  3. Chrome Remote Desktop icon

    Chrome Remote Desktop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome

    Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Chrome Remote Desktop without registration.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeDWService doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightDWService consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationDWService supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    It allows you to fully control the remote system by displaying its screen and allowing cursor control and keyboard input
  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeNoMachine doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in NoMachine without registration.
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  6. RustDesk icon

    RustDesk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionRustDesk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in RustDesk without registration.
    ⚫︎ LightweightRustDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. VNC Connect icon

    VNC Connect

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi

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

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    Zoho Assist

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Raspberry Pi

    Support customers on a remote computer easily through web-based, on-demand remote support sessions. Set up unattended remote access and manage remote PCs, laptops, mobile devices, and servers effortlessly.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Zoho Assist to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    TigerVNC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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  10. GoTo icon

    GoTo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    GoTo gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices.

    ⚫︎ PortableGoTo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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