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JoinMe vs AnyDesk vs Chrome Remote Desktop vs Windows RDP vs UltraVNC vs Remote Utilities vs WaykNow vs TeamViewer (Personal Use) vs ScreenConnect vs LiteManager
In the same way there is an abundance of Password Manager software and 2 Factor-Authentication methods to choose from, finding the perfect remote connection software for you or your company can be as hard as finding the perfect date on Tinder. But don’t worry, we’ve worked hard and done the background search so you won’t have too. After much in-house debate and research, the following are our 10 favorites free remote connections: join.me, AnyDesk, Chrome Remote Desktop, Windows Remote Desktop Connection, UltraVNC, Remote Utilities, WaykNow, TeamViewer(Personal Use), ConnectWise Control and LiteManager.
Remote desktop connection software help users work on a computer through another computer. These programs are a must for technical support staff, as they enable IT pros to help when physical access is impossible. Remote desktop connection software also allows anyone to start or attend a meeting, collaborate on projects, and discuss business, even when they are nowhere near their desktops.
So let the comparing begin!
join.me is a cloud-based application that is part of the LogMeIn family. It is a simple screen with an easy-to-use sharing tool for meetings on the fly.
AnyDesk is a fast remote access program that doesn’t require any installation and works without having to configure a router.
Chrome Remote Desktop is a remote desktop program from Google that runs on the Chrome web browser.
Remote Desktop Connection is Windows tool to access and control a computer from a remote location.
Ultra VNC is a free remote access software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen.
Remote Utilities is a free remote access program. You can connect to as many as 10 computers for free from a mobile device or desktop program.
Wayk Now is a cross-platform remote desktop and remote assistance software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is a flexible, easy-to-use and lightweight remote desktop access solution that reduces implementation time and increases security.
TeamViewer is a computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
ConnectWise Control is a remote computer access software that offers high performance and outstanding security.
LiteManager Free is a secure remote access and support tool.
Here is a table for a quick overview of some advanced options supported by the different Remote Connection software.
*** **Only available with the paid version. **** **Presently working on that feature. ***** **Windows 7 and later doesn’t support file transfer but Windows XP and Vista does support file transfer. ****** **Only in 32-bit not currently supported in 64-bit.
(1)** Screen sharing**: Share everything that is on your desktop with coworkers as if they were there looking over your shoulder. (2)** Audio support: The remote control software transfers audio signals across the network and plays the audio through the speakers attached to the local computer. (3) Unattended access**: Setting up unattended access on a customer’s computer or server allows you to access their computer when the customer is not sitting in front of it, enabling you to provide unattended technical support at any time. (4) Portable version: A portable version means that it is not installed and can therefore be started from any data carrier (such as a USB stick or a CD) (5)** Clipboard synchronization**: If the option is enabled, any text copied to the clipboard will automatically be available on the other side.
After taking your time in choosing and doing some careful comparison-shopping, all there is left to do, is to pick out the right one for you!
Have fun shopping!