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pcAnywhere Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to pcAnywhere for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is TeamViewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try NoMachine or VNC Connect. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to pcAnywhere and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to pcAnywhere are AnyDesk, Zoho Assist, TigerVNC and Xrdp.

pcAnywhere alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Cloud Storage Services or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of pcAnywhere.
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  1. TeamViewer icon

    TeamViewer

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Raspberry Pi
    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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  2. AnyDesk icon

    AnyDesk

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Raspberry Pi
    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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    Settings - Security


  3. NoMachine icon

    NoMachine

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi
    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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  4. VNC Connect icon

    VNC Connect

    • Mac
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Raspberry Pi
    106 alternatives to VNC Connect 

    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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    Advanced options (Enterprise edition)
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    Zoho Assist

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Raspberry Pi
    96 alternatives to Zoho Assist 

    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.

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    1.  Unattended AccessZoho Assist can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  Wake on LANZoho Assist can switch on your offline remote computers through the local network from anywhere.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Zoho Assist to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    TigerVNC

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • BSD
    74 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.

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    Xrdp

    85 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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    Vinagre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Vinagre 

    A VNC/SSH Client for the GNOME Desktop

    • You can connect to several machines at the same time with tabs
    • You can keep track of your most used connections with favorites
    • You can keep track of your recently used connections through GtkRecent
    • You can browse your network f.
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    Vinagre connected to a windows machine
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    AeroAdmin

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Wine
    75 alternatives to AeroAdmin 

    FREE and EASY remote desktop software! Set up a remote desktop connection within a few seconds! No installation and configuration required.

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    1.  Unattended AccessAeroAdmin can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use AeroAdmin to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    3.  Desktop SharingAeroAdmin enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
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    AeroAdmin - Contact Book
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    rdesktop

    • Linux
    • BSD
    45 alternatives to rdesktop 

    rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the users Windows desktop. Supported servers include Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows...

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
    Discontinued

    In November of 2019, Pierre Ossman of Cendio AB announced that his company will no longer be maintaining this project. They are currently seeking maintainers.

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