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Free Remote Desktop Connection Alternatives

The best free alternative to Remote Desktop Connection is TeamViewer. 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 Remote Desktop Connection and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Remote Desktop Connection are AnyDesk, mRemoteNG, DWService and UltraVNC.

Remote Desktop Connection alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Web Conferencing Tools or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Remote Desktop Connection.
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    TeamViewer

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    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.

    You're not opening a session with teamviewer

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  2. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.

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    Most users think AnyDesk is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.

    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.

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    Very nice app you don't need to be a Champion in Computers. I have connected my mac to nuc+proxpox+windows 10

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  3. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

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    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.

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  4. 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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    Almost everyone thinks Remmina is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.
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    I like Remmina as an alternative to Remote Desktop Connection because it's free software and have all the features what I need

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    I've been using Remote Desktop Connection (Manager) for years as a Windows user. Remmina seems like the most popular alternative for Linux, and honestly, it works. The interface isn't quite as simple as it seems to support a lot more, but I had it up and running in a couple of minutes.

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    #1 FREE! I use it in Linux to connect to Windows servers for a couple reasons. I also have the commercial version of TeamViewer. (But TV only see one person/user/login) Remmina I can login as another remote user, SET MY SCREEN RES!!! That is the most important thing when logging in on a small high res screen. Windows removed scaling. :(

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    I use Remmina on Linux to remote into a WIndows PC. Works great.

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  5. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

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    Almost everyone thinks mRemoteNG is a great alternative to Remote Desktop Connection.


  6. 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.

    It allows you to fully control the remote system by displaying its screen and allowing cursor control and keyboard input
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    Very convenient on th ego remote access to any desktop

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    quick simple interface and relatively easy to set up best of all it's open source and free.

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  7. 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.
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.

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