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What are the best Chrome Remote Desktop alternatives?

Chrome Remote Desktop is described as '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 basis for remote access to your applications' and is a very popular Remote Desktop tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Chrome Remote Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is TeamViewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Remmina or DWService. Other great apps like Chrome Remote Desktop are AnyDesk, mRemoteNG, RustDesk and TightVNC.

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

    TeamViewer

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    143 alternatives to TeamViewer 

    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.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsTeamViewer supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  Unattended AccessTeamViewer can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use TeamViewer to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Desktop SharingTeamViewer enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    5.  PortableTeamViewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Wi-Fi SharingTeamViewer can help you quickly share your Wi-Fi with your friends and colleagues.
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    TeamViewer vs Chrome Remote Desktop opinions
    Most users think TeamViewer is a great alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop.
  2. AnyDesk icon

    AnyDesk

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    134 alternatives to AnyDesk 

    AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers. With a bevy of features and lightweight design that works across multiple desktop and mobile platforms, it's powerful enough for enterprises but easy enough for personal and home office...

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    1.  Unattended AccessAnyDesk can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  LightweightAnyDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for AliasesAnyDesk supports aliases, so you can receive email without exposing your main email address
    4.  PortableAnyDesk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Screen SharingYou can use AnyDesk to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in AnyDesk simultaneously.
    7.  Two-factor AuthenticationAnyDesk supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in AnyDesk without registration.
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    AnyDesk vs Chrome Remote Desktop opinions
    Almost everyone thinks AnyDesk is a great alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop.


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    Remmina

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    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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    DWService

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    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
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    mRemoteNG

    73 alternatives to mRemoteNG 

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

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    RustDesk

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    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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    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).
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    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.
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    It's only Visual remote screen, but can't control the remote host

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    NoMachine

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    118 alternatives to 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 compression, session resilience and resource...

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    1.  Ad-freeNoMachine doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Desktop SharingNoMachine enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    3.  Controller SupportNoMachine supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in NoMachine without registration.
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    X2Go

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    41 alternatives to X2Go 

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

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