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Samsung DeX Alternatives

Samsung DeX is described as '("Desktop eXperience") is an accessory sold first with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices that extends the functionality to allow desktop-like functionality by connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Samsung DeX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is scrcpy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Samsung DeX are AirDroid, Vysor, Wormhole - Control Phone from PC and Mirroid.

Samsung DeX alternatives are mainly Screen Mirroring Apps but may also be Mobile Remote Control Tools or Screen Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Samsung DeX.
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  1. scrcpy icon

    scrcpy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    15 alternatives to scrcpy 

    This application provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB and WiFi. It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOS.

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    1.  Lightweightscrcpy consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Command line interfacescrcpy either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use scrcpy to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Ad-freescrcpy doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in scrcpy without registration.
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    Scrcpy may be a great app for what it does, however, what it does not do is produce a desktop like interface when you plug your phone directly into a screen, which is what Dex does. Scrcpy is not like Dex

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    Guest

    Not even remotely what DeX does. This is just an alternative to having the display and input handled by another device. DeX is about using the phone as a replacement for a computer to provide a full desktop experience by itself. This is a remote desktop like server, but has nothing to do with DeX.

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    Guest

    it just mirrors the screen

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    Awesome free app. The best of the best!

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    AirDroid

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    68 alternatives to AirDroid 

    AirDroid is an intelligent device management platform for remote control, files transfer, managing documents, receiving and sending text, receiving notifications, and even screen mirroring on the computer.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use AirDroid to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  AirPlay SupportAirDroid can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within AirDroid using IFTTT.
    5.  Unattended AccessAirDroid can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    File transfer & management
    Remote control
    Easy connection
    AirDroid vs Samsung DeX opinions
    This alternative is disputed. AirDroid is still a legitimate alternative to Samsung DeX, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    This does not reproduce even a single feature of Samsung dex. It is a completely unrelated category of app.

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    With dex you don't need any other PC. That is not the case with AirDroid

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    DEX turns your phone into a desktop. This requires a desktop...

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    Vysor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    22 alternatives to Vysor 

    Vysor lets you view and controls your Android on your computer.

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    1.  Works OfflineVysor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    It does not create a desktop like dx does

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    Wormhole - Control Phone from PC

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • iPad
    14 alternatives to Wormhole - Control Phone from PC 

    Control phone from computer with Wormhole. Support PC and Mac, iPhone and Android. Muliti-connection is supported.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Wormhole - Control Phone from PC to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  Desktop SharingWormhole - Control Phone from PC enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    3.  Support for Multiple MonitorsWormhole - Control Phone from PC supports the use of multiple displays.
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      Mirroid

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      8 alternatives to Mirroid 

      Mirroid is a phone mirroring and control software allows users to mirror their phones on the computer and control the phone with computer. It can be used in a working scenario and play mobile games on the computer.

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      ApowerMirror

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      25 alternatives to ApowerMirror 

      ApowerMirror is a wireless screen mirroring app that allows fluent streaming of your Android or iOS devices to any Mac or Windows computer. It can also control Android devices from PC with mouse and keyboard.

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      1.  AirPlay SupportApowerMirror can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
      2.  Screen SharingYou can use ApowerMirror to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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      Andronix

      4 alternatives to Andronix 

      Linux on android without root; Kali, Parrot, KDE etc.

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      Guest

      This is the only alternative that creates an desktop environment within the phone

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      Most progressive and developed application till now in the whole world

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      TeamViewer QuickSupport

      • Android
      • iPhone
      21 alternatives to TeamViewer QuickSupport 

      Provide technical remote support to mobile devices from any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer! Whether it’s a single tablet or a deployed fleet of smartphones, TeamViewer mobile device support lets you connect to Android and iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch) mobile devices through the...

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      Wondershare MirrorGo

      • Windows
      21 alternatives to Wondershare MirrorGo 

      Wondershare MirrorGo is a useful tool that could mirror your android phone screen to the computer. You can get all the notifications from the phones with the PC. You could use it to record phone screen, play phone games with mouse and transfer files.

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      Motorla Ready For

      • Android
      1 alternatives to Motorla Ready For 

      Ready For unleashes the full potential of your Motorola smartphone. Enjoy one-step connection to your PC, remote phone control, seamless file transfers, 5G connectivity, and AI camera access in any Windows app.

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