Download Remote Client - Best Software & Apps

  • BitTorrent

    7.10.3 Build 44429

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    7821 votes
    • PROS: Takes up very little resources, RSS, apps, and remote control, Official client, Lots of customization options, Ability to rate individual torrents, Completely free
    • CONS: Nothing of note
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    771 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • gedit

    2.30.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Default GNOME client for Windows

    7
    312 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Supports a huge range of languages, Supports remote editing, Plugins extend functionality
    • CONS: Doesn't allow inserting of multimedia content, May seem limited without plugins
  • FileZilla

    3.36.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Awesome free FTP client

    8
    1153 votes
    • PROS: Fast and efficient, Handles large transfers, Secure, Remote file search, Filters
    • CONS: Can't schedule transfers
  • SonicWALL Global VPN Client

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Keep your computer safe from anywhere

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: License never expires, Easy remote access
    • CONS: Not compatible with all platforms, One-time purchase required for use
  • QQ for Mac

    International 1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    6
    62 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!, No video chat feature
  • Beyond Remote Client and Server

    2.2.3.310

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Monitor, boot, and access computers remotely

    7
    5 votes
    • UltraVNC

      1.2.1.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      VNC Client/Server (remote desktop)

      8
      218 votes
      • PROS: Very fast and lightweight, Allows file transfers and text chats
      • CONS: Can be tricky to configure for first time screen sharers
    • Remote Desktop Client

      1.0.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Connect your Mac to a PC and share files

      2
      7 votes
      • AbsoluteTelnet

        10.16

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Telnet client with built in SFTP client

        8
        10 votes
        • PROS: Allows you to customise interface, Includes built in SFTP client
        • CONS: Nothing particularly advanced compared to similar clients
      • Chicken of the VNC

        b4 2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Access another Mac remotely with this VNC client

        6
        24 votes
        • JollysFastVNC

          1.38

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Ultra fast VNC client

          10
          3 votes
          • PROS: Fast and lightweight, Secure SSH tunneling, SSL, SOCKS support inbuilt
          • CONS: Tricky to configure and understand for beginners, Relatively expensive for what is only a VNC client
        • Super Network Tunnel Server

          4.5.0.0

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A safe tunnel for data and remote access

          9
          7 votes
          • PROS: A safe two way tunnel, Comprehensive configuration options, Includes both Server and Client programs
          • CONS: Interface looks old, Help section poorly written and explained
        • YuuGuu

          Beta build 793

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          An IM client to share and control remote desktops

          9
          14 votes
          • PROS: Easy remote control application, No extra hardware or configuration needed
          • CONS: Very slow, IM client too simple
        • Remote Ripple: Fast VNC Client

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          A free business & productivity app for Android, by GlavSoft LLC

          -
          No votes yet
          • CrushFTP

            5.5.0

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Comprehensive FTP client with remote access

            10
            2 votes
            • PROS: Supports wide range of secure protocols, Web client functionality
            • CONS: Java based interface can be slow to respond sometimes
          • Wise FTP

            9.0.2

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Complete FTP client with interesting features

            9
            33 votes
            • PROS: User-friendly, intuitive interface, Support for drag-and-drop and folder syncing, Scheduler to automate transfers, Built-in editor to work on remote files
            • CONS: No outstanding connection advantages compared to other clients
          • Takemote Lite

            1.30

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Try A Remote Control Desktop with Multi Client Options

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Setting up the foundation software is easy at both ends, Control and monitor your desktop with your PC your tablet or your Smartphone
            • CONS: It takes a lot of configuring if you do not gain remote access right away, You may only select one application at a time with the Lite version
          • EchoVNC

            2.40

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            The next evolution for UltraVNC

            6
            15 votes
            • PROS: Takes the pain out of router configuration for UltraVNC, New viewing options and chat client
            • CONS: Only saves screen activity in FLV format
          • Pulseway

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            Web Apps

            A free program for android

            -
            No votes yet
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