rdesktop Alternatives

    rdesktop is described as 'open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the users Windows desktop' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to rdesktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, 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 Remmina. Other great apps like rdesktop are UltraVNC (Free, Open Source), mRemoteNG (Free, Open Source), TightVNC (Free, Open Source) and VNC Connect (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 13, 2021

    1. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
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    2. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
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    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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      Full screen when rdesktop isn't.
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    4. 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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    5. 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.


    6. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Android
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      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
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      • 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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    7. 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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      • Mac
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      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
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      LogMeIn gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices. Premium features like file transfer, file sharing and remote printing help you stay connected and productive wherever you go.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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...
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