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Open Source VNC Connect Alternatives

The best open source alternative to VNC Connect is Remmina. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VNC Connect and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to VNC Connect are DWService, TightVNC, UltraVNC and RustDesk.

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. 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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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeDWService doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightDWService consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationDWService supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    It allows you to fully control the remote system by displaying its screen and allowing cursor control and keyboard input
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    unlimited devices, no installation for viewer/client, free dispatcher

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    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTightVNC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in TightVNC without registration.
    ⚫︎ PortableTightVNC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationTightVNC supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Most users think TightVNC is a great alternative to VNC Connect.
  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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightUltraVNC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableUltraVNC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks UltraVNC is a great alternative to VNC Connect.

    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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    RustDesk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionRustDesk has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in RustDesk without registration.
    ⚫︎ LightweightRustDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    TigerVNC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    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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    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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    Easy to configure, fast, local and secure.

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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationMeshCentral supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use MeshCentral to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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  8. Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC and RDP. We call it clientless because no plugins or client software are required.

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    Remotely

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    • Self-Hosted

    Remotely is a free and open-source remote desktop, remote scripting, and rich auto-complete to maximize your IT support efficiency.

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    List of remote hosts that can be controlled (unattended or attended).
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    Dayon!

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Snap!

    Dayon! is a user friendly, open-source, cross-platform solution, that allows controlling of remote computers.

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