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Microsoft Remote Desktop Alternatives

Microsoft Remote Desktop is described as 'Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Android to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are' and is a Remote Desktop tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Remote Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is AnyDesk. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or DWService. Other great apps like Microsoft Remote Desktop are TightVNC, UltraVNC, NoMachine and X2Go.

This page was last updated May 12, 2022
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  1. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.

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



  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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.



  6. 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.

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

  8. VNC Connect

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    • 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.

  9. Zoho Assist

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    • Mac
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    • 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.

  10. GoTo

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    • 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.

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