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Free TeamViewer Alternatives

The best free alternative to TeamViewer is AnyDesk. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chrome Remote Desktop or UltraVNC. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to TeamViewer and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to TeamViewer are DWService, TightVNC, NoMachine and UltraViewer.

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightAnyDesk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableAnyDesk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in AnyDesk simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationAnyDesk supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in AnyDesk without registration.
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    Almost everyone thinks AnyDesk is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
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    mwildam

    Same uncomplicated and simply working remote desktop application as one day was TeamViewer. And at best: Newer versions can connect to older versions - which TeamViewer always enforced to enforce everybody to upgrade.

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    vonneuton

    The fact it seems to be running a native Linux binary is excellent, but it also runs in Fedora 25 (which Chrome Remote Desktop still doesn't support) and runs really well.

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    Orme

    No longer free, 14-day trial, nag screens, and a timer. The licence is still cheaper than TeamViewer though.

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    koinslot888

    The best app for remote easy to use

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    Less bloated, no installation necessary

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    mmv

    It not ask for subscription on every connect and not limiting session length.

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    alimtedaduae

    I am using both Anydesk & Teamviewer, I like AnyDesk which is mush faster and free to use.

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  2. Chrome Remote Desktop icon

    Chrome Remote Desktop

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

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Chrome Remote Desktop without registration.
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    Definitely an alternative with RDP features

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    ken_belanger

    It's the best alternative but lacks many of the features found in TeamViewer. If you're on a budget though, this will do in a pinch!

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    azvenigorskaya

    Easy to use when you want to work remotl? with your own computer.

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    yuriykaz

    I have been using this app/chrome extension for years now. It just works fine and it's FREE. No fancy tools, just remote single user support, but that's what I need. 100% recommended!

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    RemovedUser

    It even requires installation just go to remotedesktop.google.com and you can start giving/getting remote access

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    it is not bad. but start menu didn't refresh like teamviewer. Unlike what others said, I can set unattended access.

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    robinobermaier

    Open Source and by Google

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  3. 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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    Most users think UltraVNC is a great alternative to TeamViewer.

    Because it has a good user interface and does pretty much anything tv doess

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    Not even close to the topic. This is a remote desktop control program, not remote assistant kind of service.

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    TeamViewer is remote support, UltraVNC is remove desktop

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    It has too much options for an incompetent user to setup. Also, it does not tell the external IP address of the user, so I cannot connect.

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    Have to manually open ports/redirect firewall. Extra alternate software/hardware modification required.

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    This is the best alternative to TeamViewer for those on a budget. Does pretty much everything TeamViewer can, with the exception of needing to open ports in your firewall. Since you can specify ports, it's not as vulnerable as one would think, simply use non standard ports and a very strong password.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ 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
    DWService vs TeamViewer opinions
    Almost everyone thinks DWService is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
    alh8888

    Sounds great at first glance. But as always, there is a catch. Yes, the software is open source, but limited in bandwidth, if you want more speed you have to subscribe. And that can cost up to 100 € for 50 Mbps maximum bandwidth per month, 1200,- € or 1346,49 $ per year. Then better use a professional solution like Teamviewer or Anydesk.

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    tuqueque

    It's open source, free and more privacy respecting than the commercial counterparts.

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    DWService is much lighter, able to use even without installation, more options, web UI, also it is open source!

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    RemovedUser

    DWService requires an account whereas Teamviewer can be used on-the-go after the installation.

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  5. TightVNC icon

    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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    Some users think TightVNC is a great alternative to TeamViewer, some don't.
    ChaosDrop

    For users who know what they are doing TightVNC is a great way to control systems remotely.

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    Free and opensource, on all major platforms. can be used with VNC viewer on Android which is also is free what else one can ask for!

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    TightVNC requires server configuration and port forwarding. Too complicated for the average remote client who uses Team Viewer for remote support.

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    Have to manually open ports/redirect firewall. Extra alternate software/hardware modification required.

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    For average users, it's the best VNC server

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    makkasi

    It's not only alternative, it is the best, fastest, and most lightweight among all terminal configurable servers. Also can be used on arm processors where Team Viewer supports only host machine installation.

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    Does not offer easy to use access. Need to run server.. open ports, know IP addresses.

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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in NoMachine without registration.
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    Most users think NoMachine is a great alternative to TeamViewer.

    Respons is best even with GUI

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    Easy to use, install NoMachine on both computers. Connect to another computer via internet with external IP or services like dyndns, just need port forwarding. Very stable and many features.

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  7. Computer Remote Control/Access Support software. UltraViewer help you remote control your partner's computer to support them like you're next to their screen.

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    Most users think UltraViewer is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
    shendison

    It works just the same as TeamViewer, but the download is only 1.5 megs - and it's not $800 - it's totally free.

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    Like TeamViewer but no features except for chat and file transfer via chat window. If only remote control needed then this will be just fine. Does the basic job very well.

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

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    Most users think X2Go is a great alternative to TeamViewer.
    hansolo1988

    Very good if you're in Linux to Linux use cases.

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    elrey741

    Really awesome for Linux users to remotely connect to their computers through a secure connection. Allows for transmission of audio from the client, and works really well even with slow connections. To summarize: secure by default (because using ssh), good even in low latency, good for presentations, and best alternative to RDP for linux users.

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    Works remarkably good and it has sound as well.

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  9. Ammyy Admin is a highly reliable and very friendly tool for remote computer access. You can provide remote assistance, remote administration or remote teaching for your clients, employees and friends regardless of their location.

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    AMMYY Admin vs TeamViewer opinions
    Most users think AMMYY Admin is a great alternative to TeamViewer.

    The interface is similar! It has the same features expect it say when someone connect to your desktop. My favorite alternative.

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    Its Perfect! and very very Lightweight too

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    No limit on the number of computers you can control, unattended access available, encrypted, many languages, voice chat. Very small exe file, which runs without installation.

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  10. VNC Connect icon

    VNC Connect

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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.

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    free for home use and seems to have dns service. Last point is very important if you have to manage a PC of your grandparents

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    Does not offer easy to use access. Need to run server.. open ports, know IP addresses etc...

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