Download Control Computer - Best Software & Apps

  • Chrome Remote Desktop

    35.0.1916.37

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Manage your remote machines or provide tech support

    6
    74 votes
    • PROS:Solid connection to remote computers, Ability to provide remote assistance, Secure connections with randomized pins, Support for multiple monitors
    • CONS:Set up takes a couple of installers, No advanced options for better control
  • SpeedFan

    4.49

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Monitor every aspect of your computer

    7
    379 votes
    • PROS:Allows you to control fan speed, Useful tool to troubleshoot problems, Helpful charts to monitor performance and health
    • CONS:Asks for admin rights at every launch, Can be intimidating for less tech savvy
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

    8.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

    5
    9 votes
    • PROS:Easy to setup and connect, Lots of configuration preferences, Slick new interface,
    • CONS:Not as functional as Windows version, Connections can be unstable,
  • RdClient

    2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Connect To Another Computer Remotely

    9
    8 votes
    • PROS:Connect computers with a tree view, Leave apps running on one computer and use them with another, Removes much of the work of remote connection,
    • CONS:Amateurs and novice users will not be able to set this up, You have to arrange your own network security, The developers have made the technical manual very tricky,
  • Vibosoft Android Mobile Manager (Windows 8/7/XP)

    2.4.168

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Vibosoft Android Mobile Manager (Windows 8/7/XP) - Easily Manage and Control Everything on Android from Computer

    7
    102 votes
    • LogMeIn Rescue

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Remotely help friends and colleagues with their computer and phone problems

      7
      55 votes
      • PROS:Simple, complete remote access, Asks for a lot of confirmation, Full trial lets you find out if it suits your needs
      • CONS:Slightly jittery cursor, I hope the person being helped knows how much control they are surrendering..., At points it is more complicated than is perhaps necessary for inexperienced users
    • USB Flash Block/Unblock

      1.2.7.75

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Control USB drive access to your computer

      7
      38 votes
      • PROS:No installation needed
      • CONS:Nothing of note
    • AirParrot

      1.0

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Share data without an adapter over Wireless

      5
      30 votes
      • PROS:Effortlessly share your screen contents to other users in the room via wireless connection, Use the mobile application on your smart phone to remotely control AirParrot running from your computer,
      • CONS:Requires wireless or bluetooth capability in order to operate correctly, This is not a free application requires a license to use,
    • VNC

      4.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Symbian

      Visualize the desktop of a remote computer

      6
      46 votes
      • Lock My PC

        4.7

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Keep your computer safe from unwanted users

        6
        24 votes
        • HomeGuard Activity Monitor

          2.6.1

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Powerful computer monitoring program

          9
          342 votes
          • PROS:Email notifications, Great control over every monitoring service, Email, chat, and hardware monitoring, Effective keywoard and site blocking, Keylogger
          • CONS:Trial only; no free version
        • Program Lock Pro

          2.2

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Password protect and lock any program on your computer

          6
          33 votes
          • GoToMyPC

            5.0

            License
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            Platform
            Windows
            Android

            Access your PC from any computer in the world

            7
            91 votes
            • Blink

              Pro 2.0

              License
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              Platform
              Windows

              Log on to the computer with your face

              5
              21 votes
              • PROS:Facial recognition technology for everyone, Easy to configure and use, Very accurante recognition
              • CONS:No support for Windows XP
            • Ultr@VNC

              1.0.9.6.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              VNC client/server pack for remote computer support

              5
              3 votes
              • ThinVNC

                ThinVNC v3.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Remotely control a computer via your web browser

                8
                9 votes
                • PROS:Works with a web browser, Easy to set up and run , Lets you transfer files, Secure connections
                • CONS:Not many configuration options
              • Prey

                1.3.6

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Find your stolen laptop

                6
                37 votes
                • PROS:Highly detailed reports, Control the computer via a web panel, Support for geolocation, Takes screen snapshots and webcam photos
                • CONS:Not very useful if your computer is formatted
              • SolarWinds Wake-On-LAN

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Wake-up your computer remotely

                4
                4 votes
                • PROS:Allows you to control your PCs power remotely, Great for managing networks of PCs
                • CONS:Requires network card
              • Auto Shutdown Manager

                Light 5.0.0.89

                License
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                Platform
                Windows

                Automatically control when your computer turns off, on or sleeps

                7
                24 votes
                • iOpus STARR

                  Pro 3.27

                  License
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                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Computer & Internet monitoring Software

                  10
                  4 votes
                  Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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                  12.6.13429.2Windows
                  22.4.1681026.9Windows
                  35.0916.7Windows, Android
                  44.493796.5Windows
                  535.0.1916.37746.4Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone