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Remote control (38 programs)

  1. AnyDesk

    6.6.0
    • 4
    • (312 votes)

    Safe, free remote desktop software

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Fast, Reliable, Good quality streaming, User-friendly and simple interface, Supports almost all uses, Works across devices and platforms, Free for personal use, Upgrades available
    CONS: Minimal configuration options, Can be a security risk if not used correctly, Can perform poorly at low internet speeds, CPU usage on older devices can be high, Paid-for upgrades
  2. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

    10.7.6
    • 3.7
    • (265 votes)

    Access Windows remote PCs in Mac device

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Remotely access your PC wherever you are, Set up with ease, A simple organization of your connections and user account, A highly-secured connection
    CONS: Unstable at times, Freezes during sharing session oft-times, Lacks certain features that Windows version contains
  3. TeamViewer

    15.29.4
    • 4.1
    • (817 votes)

    A powerful remote access application

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Available for free to non-commercial users, Supports unlimited number of cross-platform devices, Comes with in-built video conferencing tools, Powerful features and high-end security
    CONS: Commercial users have to pay for the tool, The software can detect commercial activity
  4. LogMeIn

    4.1.4141
    • 2.6
    • (19 votes)

    Remote access software for desktop

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy setup, Cross-platform, Split-view file manager, Wake on LAN
    CONS: Resource-intensive, No video conferencing feature
  5. Chicken of the VNC

    2.0
    • 2.7
    • (25 votes)

    Access another Mac remotely with this VNC client

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  6. AirDroid Desktop

    3.7.0.0
    • 2.9
    • (35 votes)

    Manage Android Devices with Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Provides a Remote Vision of Your Phone Screen, Allows You to Control Your Phone Using Your Desktop, Integrates Most of Your Android Applications and Functions, Offers Cable-Less File Transfer
    CONS: Constant Disconnection Windows, Sometimes Unable to Find Your Android Device, Not All Feature Is Available on the Desktop Client, Sometimes Freezes or Crashes
  7. Synergy

    4.5.2
    • 3.1
    • (6 votes)

    Control iTunes from your menu bar

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows easy access to iTunes via the Menu Bar, Floating Window displays album cover, Lightweight and easy to use
    CONS: Main benefit is only saving Dock space, Major updates require re-purchasing Synergy
  8. Chrome Remote Desktop

    1.9.1271.42
    • 3.1
    • (17 votes)

    Manage your remote machines or provide tech support

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    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
  9. JollysFastVNC

    1.38
    • 5
    • (3 votes)

    Ultra fast VNC client

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    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
  10. Simplify Media

    2.5.0.1810
    • 4.3
    • (2 votes)

    Share your music anytime, anywhere

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows sharing of music anywhere, Works across platforms and devices
    CONS: Doesn't work with all media players, Streaming can be slow sometimes
  11. FluidTunes

    1.0.2
    • 3.6
    • (24 votes)

    Control iTunes with your hands (or feet)

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Requires no mouse or keyboard, Allows you to control iTunes with simple hand movements
    CONS: Accuracy is very poor, Becomes frustrating to use after a while
  12. iTunes Remote Control

    1.4.1
    • 4
    • (1 vote)

    Control iTunes from any Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows you to control iTunes from any Mac on your network, Fast loading of playlists
    CONS: Doesn't offer album art , No links to iTunes store
  13. Timbuktu Pro

    8.5
    • 3.5
    • (2 votes)

    The standard for remote control on the Mac OS

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  14. iGet

    2.7
    • 4.8
    • (3 votes)

    Mac file transfer tool

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  15. Teleport

    1.1.1
    • 2.8
    • (24 votes)

    Control several Macs with one keyboard and mouse

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows you to drag and drop files between Macs, Automatically transfers to other Mac when cursor reaches edge of screen, Very easy to setup
    CONS: May be a brief delay in transferring
  16. TotalTunes Control

    2.5.9
    • 3.4
    • (5 votes)

    Remote control with hotkeys for iTunes

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Adds hotkeys to iTunes, Makes controlling iTunes much easier
    CONS: Hotkeys cannot be configured easily
  17. Podunes Shuffle

    2.0
    • 1.9
    • (4 votes)

    Control iTunes from your iPod Shuffle

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Handy for flipping through your iTunes collection, Customisable colours
    CONS: Limited functionality
  18. TuneConnect

    2.1
    • 4.4
    • (1 vote)

    Control iTunes over a local area network

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to setup and use, Shows track playing info, Supports Last.fm (with separate download)
    CONS: Only works over local networks, No possibility to edit albums or tracks, May be blocked by future iTunes updates
  19. netTunes

    2.3
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Control your music from anywhere

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  20. Bowtie

    1.4
    • 3.4
    • (4 votes)

    Control iTunes externally and scrobble to Last.fm

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows external control of iTunes, Includes an iTunes miniplayer, Allows you to search iTunes, Scrobbles music to Last.fm
    CONS: Limited support for Last.fm, Requires HTML/CSS knowledge to create themes, Limited number of default themes

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