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    Apple Screen Sharing Alternatives

    Apple Screen Sharing is described as 'Screen Sharing is a VNC client by Apple Inc. included as part of Mac OS X v10.5. It allows remote observance or control of any Macintosh machine on the local network that has Screen Sharing activated. It may also be used over the Internet via iChat' and is a Remote Desktop tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Apple Screen Sharing for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is AnyDesk. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or Remmina. Other great apps like Apple Screen Sharing are DWService, mRemoteNG, UltraVNC and TightVNC.

    This page was last updated May 12, 2022
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    Screen Sharing is a VNC client by Apple Inc. included as part of Mac OS X v10.5. It allows remote observance or control of...
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    1. AnyDesk offers a fast, intuitive and security-focused way to connect to remote computers.
    2. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.


    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.


    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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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      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.
    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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