What are the best Chrome Remote Desktop alternatives in 2021?

    Chrome Remote Desktop is described as 'allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook' and is a well-known app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Chrome Remote Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. 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 (Free Personal), UltraVNC (Free, Open Source), mRemoteNG (Free, Open Source) and TightVNC (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 19, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think TeamViewer is a great alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop.
    2. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
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      Almost everyone thinks AnyDesk is a great alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop.


    3. 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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    4. DWService is an 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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    5. 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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      It's only Visual remote screen, but can't control the remote host
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    6. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. It allows you to view all of your remote connections in a simple yet powerful tabbed interface.
    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol. X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.
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      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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