Remote Desktop Connection Alternatives

    Remote Desktop Connection is described as 'technology that allows you to sit at a computer (sometimes called the client computer) and connect to a remote computer (sometimes called the host computer) in a different location' and is a well-known app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is TeamViewer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or UltraVNC. Other great apps like Remote Desktop Connection are AnyDesk (Paid), DWService (Free, Open Source), TightVNC (Free, Open Source) and NoMachine (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think TeamViewer is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
    2. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
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      AnyDesk vs Remote Desktop Connection opinions
      Most users think AnyDesk is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
      arikalbukrek Very nice app you don't need to be a Champion in Computers. I have connected my mac to nuc+proxpox+windows 10
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Easier interface, or user friendly IMO. Once you get into the many options and settings though I can see it being overwhelming. What sold it for me was the Cross-Platform Unattended access option, allowing me to operate of control any device in my network. Only drawbacks for myself would be issues with connecting to a ChromeOS device (Chromebook), as well as increased lazyness.
      Positive comment 8 months ago


    3. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
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      Chrome Remote Desktop vs Remote Desktop Connection opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Chrome Remote Desktop is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
      It is dazzling fast, and super easy to setup, compared to any other alternative I've tried.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    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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      Almost everyone thinks UltraVNC is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
    5. DWService is an 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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      Very convenient on th ego remote access to any desktop
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      quick simple interface and relatively easy to set up best of all it's open source and free.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago


    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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    7. 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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • 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.
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    8. X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol. X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.
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    9. 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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