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Free VNC Connect Alternatives

The best free alternative to VNC Connect is AnyDesk. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or Remmina. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VNC Connect and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to VNC Connect are DWService, RustDesk, UltraVNC and TightVNC.

VNC Connect alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Web Conferencing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VNC Connect.
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  1. 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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    Lacks NAT-to-NAT connections that VNC Connect (RealVNC) provides. If both sides are behind NAT, it will not perform NAT traversal.

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  2. Chrome Remote Desktop icon

    Chrome Remote Desktop

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    • Google Chrome
    92 alternatives to Chrome Remote Desktop 

    Chrome Remote Desktop 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...

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    Chrome Remote Desktop vs VNC Connect opinions
    Most users think Chrome Remote Desktop is a great alternative to VNC Connect.


  3. Remmina icon

    Remmina

    • Linux
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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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    • Raspberry Pi
    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
    It allows you to monitor the status of the remote system
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    unlimited devices, no installation for viewer/client, free dispatcher

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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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  6. UltraVNC icon

    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.
    Server Property Page
    File Transfer
    Remote Desktop
    UltraVNC vs VNC Connect opinions
    Almost everyone thinks UltraVNC is a great alternative to VNC Connect.
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    I've used it for around 10 years now and haven't found anything more powerful or useful. I'm always keeping my eyes opened for new things, but so far this has worked for me extremely well.

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  7. TightVNC icon

    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).
    Access Control
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    TightVNC vs VNC Connect opinions
    Most users think TightVNC is a great alternative to VNC Connect.
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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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  9. TigerVNC icon

    TigerVNC

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    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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    TigerVNC vs VNC Connect opinions
    Most users think TigerVNC is a great alternative to VNC Connect.
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    It has all the features of tightvnc, a good license, it comes with windows 64 binaries, it appears to be an active project with security fixes, and it works well.

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    Guest

    Easy to configure, fast, local and secure.

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    MeshCentral

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    • Node.JS
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    42 alternatives to MeshCentral 

    This is a full computer management web site. With MeshCentral, you can run your own web server to remotely manage and control computers on a local network or anywhere on the internet.

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    1.  Unattended AccessMeshCentral can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use MeshCentral to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    3.  Support for Multiple MonitorsMeshCentral supports the use of multiple displays.
    4.  Desktop SharingMeshCentral enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationMeshCentral supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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