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Remote Desktop Software has been there for a long time. And the global shift of remotely working has increased the demand for such software. Most of this software is designed with IT administrators and managers in mind, thus the features they have further – facilitate the ease of accessing your device remotely.
Most of such software is free and provides amazing features that blur the boundary between two devices. So, I decided to try some of these and see which ones are the best in the category. And here are some of the top picks.
Anydesk is one of the easiest options out there. It provides collaboration and communication with ease. You can have your meetings and presentations online with screen sharing, or you can work on the same document from anywhere in the world. For data transfer you simply have to copy files in your device and paste them into the remote device you’re connected to, it’s seamless.
AnyDesk comes with so many built-in security techs. The presence of TLS 1.2 technology ensures protection against unauthorized access and you have RSA 2048 asymmetric encryption for verifying all the connections. AnyDesk gives you a safe and secure environment to work in. It can be used in all devices, from smartphones to computers to even Raspberry Pi.
TeamViewer is one of the most popular remote desktop software today and for good reasons. It is one of the safest, easy to use, and supports multiple platforms. But what makes it different from its competitors is that it hardly confuses any resources. Due to that, it has minimal impact on the PC performance and thus can be used even when high resource-consuming software is opened in the background.
It also has advanced features like monitoring various aspects of your devices, patching outdated software, and collecting valuable information in one central location. It allows you to securely connect and monitor desktop to desktop, desktop to mobile, mobile to mobile, or unattended devices such as servers and IoT devices from anywhere. Overall, it’s a really great tool.
3. Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to remotely connect to other computers. So, you don’t need to install any third-party software on it, which is the main selling point here. It is quick, easy to access, and provides all the basic functions. You can use it simply for screen sharing or use it to remotely access files stored on the PC. The connection is seamless.
This can be used in almost any device which has a chrome browser installed. You simply have to install the extension, create and pin and share it with the people who want to connect to your PC. But again, it’s quite basic and has its own limitations. But if you’re looking for exactly that then Chrome Remote Desktop is a good option.
4. Microsoft Remote Desktop
The old trusty Microsoft also has a remote desktop software called Microsoft Remote Desktop. It only offers the basic features, just like the Chrome Remote Desktop. So, it might not be suitable for everyone. But what everyone will love is its interface. It’s quite fast and easy to use, making it an ideal choice for people looking for a basic tool. You can use it on Windows PCs, Mac, and mobile devices.
However, the limitation here is that you can’t access a Mac from Windows, which may be a deal-breaker. There are other limitations as well like no option for file sharing. So this might not be suitable for IT assistance. But overall the software is really well designed and gives you the trust of safe and secure software.
Getscreen.me is a really good option for anyone looking for browser-based remote desktop software. Its unique feature is that you can make anonymous connections with the host, the person connecting to you just needs a browser. Just download and run the program without any installation steps, give your access link to anyone and they’ll be able to connect to you anonymously.
The features you get are file manager, text chats, audio calling, clipboard sharing, and many more. It can be really helpful for quick technical assistance or file sharing. The interface isn’t very difficult to learn and hence a decent option for beginners. Overall, this software is really powerful and gives you a lot of features for free.
Is Microsoft Remote Desktop free?
Yes. Microsoft Remote Desktop is completely free to use.
Is Remote PC better than TeamViewer?
No. I still think TeamViewer has better features and is more user-friendly than Remote PC.
How can I use TeamViewer without the other person knowing?
TeamViewer has really good security features so I don’t think you would be able to use TeamViewer without the other person knowing.