Download Remote Computer Control - Best Software & Apps

  • TeamViewer

    13.2.14327

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Simple, fast and secure desktop sharing for free

    7
    3780 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Support for chat, voice and video, Record sessions, Transfer files, Free, Available for Mac, Android, iOS and Windows Phone as well
    • CONS: Free version has limitations, Your friends or relatives have to learn to use it on their end too!
  • Ammyy Admin

    3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Remote computer access without complications

    7
    2295 votes
    • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

      8.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

      7
      35 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

      2.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Connect To Another Computer Remotely

      9
      23 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
    • Alpemix

      2.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and Easy Remote Support and Presentation

      8
      23 votes
      • PROS: Useful for multiple purposes , Free and no membership needed
      • CONS: Not the only remote desktop tool in town, Could be buggy, at times
    • Supremo

      3.1.0.500

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Manage your PC from afar

      8
      46 votes
      • PROS: Lightweight, Easy to install, Integrated encryption, Allows file exchange
      • CONS: Few advanced options, Susceptible to interference, File exchange can be slow, Outdated interface
    • AeroAdmin

      3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      AeroAdmin: A Free Remote Desktop Client

      6
      27 votes
      • PROS: Supports clipboard synchronization, Supports file transfer, Remote logoff and reboot functions, Encrypted with AES / RSA
      • CONS: Can trigger anti-viruses, Remote printing not supported, Free subscription limits up-time, No options to chat
    • LogMeIn Rescue

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Remotely help friends and colleagues with their computer and phone problems

      7
      61 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
    • GoToMyPC

      5.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Access your PC from any computer in the world

      7
      93 votes
      • Remote Desktop Control

        1.8.0.81

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Displays a screen of another computer on your screen

        7
        36 votes
        • GBridge

          1.0.0.1130

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Share, sync and backup files securely online

          10
          9 votes
          • PROS: Very easy, no configuration required, Network settings for advanced users
          • CONS: Requires a Gmail account, Friends you share data with need to have GBridge installed as well
        • Multiplicity

          1.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Manage up to three PC's with one keyboard and mouse

          8
          24 votes
          • Mikogo

            5.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Share your desktop with up to 10 other users

            8
            26 votes
            • PROS: Free to use, Allows up to 10 different connections, Easy to switch from presenter to host, Fairly fast sharing
            • CONS: Not clear how to start audio conference calls
          • ThinVNC

            ThinVNC v3.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Remotely control a computer via your web browser

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

            6

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Monitor and control another computer

            8
            57 votes
            • PROS: Allows you to control remote PC's, Includes File Transfer options, Wizard for connecting to multiple PC's
            • CONS: Connection times can be slow
          • WallCooler

            2.1.300

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Access and control your home PC from another computer

            8
            31 votes
            • ThinVNC Access Point

              ThinVNC Access Point v2.0

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Remotely access any computer on a local area network

              9
              40 votes
              • PROS: Works with a web browser, Secure connections
              • CONS: Very confusing configuration
            • LogMeIn Ignition

              3.4.2523

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              iPhone

              Control your computer from your iPhone

              6
              64 votes
              • PROS: Very easy to set up, Supports remote access to multiple computers, Pop-up QWERTY keyboard, Enables high degree of control over your PC or Mac
              • CONS: Can slow down a bit sometimes
            • Wezarp Library Lite

              1.3.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Remote Control Library with A License Dedicated to one Computer

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: The free trial allows you to see the benefits before you buy, It allows you to work within your network and apply your own safety rules
              • CONS: It is mostly only aimed at Independent Software Vendors (ISV), Time saved by scientists and engineers is not as much as time saved by developers
            • AstroShare

              1.83

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              View computer activity on your PC from anywhere

              7
              6 votes
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