Download Control Computer - Best Software & Apps

  • SpeedFan

    4.49

    License
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    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
  • Chrome Remote Desktop

    35.0.1916.37

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    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
  • 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
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

    8.0.0

    License
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    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
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    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,
  • 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
  • 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,
  • Prey

    1.3.6

    License
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    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
  • CrazyLittleFingers

    0.0.0.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Let your baby interact with your computer safely

    0
    1 vote
    • PROS: Lets young children interact with keyboards, Easy to add your own photos and images
    • CONS: Limited keys are enabled, No exit password
  • 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