Best Remote Desktop Access Software That are Free
There was a time when I (and perhaps you) struggled with Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop software on a Windows PC, so that anyone else could access the computer remotely.
It was a terrible experience and never worked for me because it contained a number of network settings and protocols – which I still do not understand much.
And there were some free and premium remote desktop connection managers like LogMeIn, GoToMyPC etc. But I was less interested in trying out those remote desktop connection managers because this was no use for me.
Then, with the advent of the smartphone era, I tried the Remote Desktop app for slashtop, pocketcloud, logmine, joinmate and team weaver etc.
And almost everyone failed to impress me. It was not just productivity apps I wanted or even cared about.
My imprint changed completely when Microsoft and Google introduced their remote desktop apps web and mobile two years ago.
The good thing is that … both work right and free of no restriction.
So here’s a quick review (plus comparison) of 3 (and only 3) best remote desktop access software that’s free.
1.Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop is a Google Chrome app that lets you access all your computers from any other computer or from your mobile device (devices).
It can be used for different purposes such as using your computer from a remote location or Providing remote support or accessing your files or software applications securely from your mobile device to your computer Received similar.
What I like about Chrome Remote Desktop is linked to your Google Account. There is no such thing as additional user id or special code to access your computer from any other device on your computer.
And installation and setup is very easy. All you need to do is install Chrome Remote Desktop app on all your devices (computer, tablet, mobile) and you’re good to go.
When you open the app for the first time, you will be asked to authorize it and this is a one-time process.
And then you will see two functions: “Remote Assistance” and “My Computer” “Remote Assistance” as you’ve already thought, lets you share your computer to get remote support with someone else. “My Computer” lets you connect all of your computers (Windows, Mac, Chrome OS and Ubuntu Linux) and access it from your other device (computer and smartphone).
If you want to use “My Computer” then you need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on all your computers and enable Remote Connection. You will then be asked to set a pin of at least 6 digits and it will be required when you connect to another device or location.
When PIN code is set and remote connection is enabled, you can see a list of all your computers added to Chrome Remote Desktop while opening the app.
Now if you have an iOS or Android device, then you can install the official Chrome Remote Desktop app for iPhones, iPads and Android and access any of your authorized computers from your mobile devices.
Note: When you access a computer from a mobile device or another computer, you have the option to choose “Do not ask again when connecting to this host from this device” so that you do not have to login.
His PIN code again But for Mac OS X, every time you want to access it, you will have to enter the PIN code (whether it is from another computer or mobile device).
Again, if you want to share your screen with someone else’s remote support or something else, then you can use the Chrome Remote Desktop’s “Remote Assistance” feature.
Just “get started” and you can share and share a unique “access code” to your computer with another user. And you can control another user’s computer by entering that “access code” generated by that user. Access codes are for one time use only.
One more thing … when you enable remote connections, it will automatically download and install the Chrome Remote Host service (except for Chrome Remote Desktop app).
This is a service that runs in the background so there is no need to open Google Chrome on a remote computer. In fact, you can use Chrome Remote Desktop to access your PC which is already logged out or locked.
- It is 100% free without any restrictions.
- It’s super fast
- It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux And mobile app for iOS and Android is available
- It gives quick access to all your computers – as long as it is turned on
- It can be used to access your computer or your friend’s computer.
- This is tied to your Google Account, so there is no need to create another account or make a one-time code (unless you’re sharing a screen with anyone else).
- It runs sound from the remote computer
- It can not be used to transfer files from one device to another (tell me if you have figured in a way) but you can copy-paste the text.
- It does not give you options other than window resizing and print screen options when you access a remote computer.
- It does not give you the option to turn off the audio.
- It does not support audio, video or instant messaging. It is not the best remote desktop software for commercial use Download: Chrome | IOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad).
2.Team Viewer –
Team Viewer is probably the most popular Remote Desktop software for personal and commercial use.
It’s a lightweight application that is simple, fast and intuitive – and that’s why it’s the best thing for network engineers to “can not live without it” tool type?
This is 100% free for personal use. In fact, this team is the Weaver, which shows the real potential of a simple remote desktop client.
But I’m a bit disappointed with my free version because it does not work perfectly for my personal use.
Because I could not connect to my computer for a few hours too. Of course he mentioned on his website that this is free for all non-commercial users and this is true.
The problem is that … those sessions will automatically disconnect if they think you are using it for business purposes.
For example, try connecting to another computer and keep the connection alive for one or two hours.
They will automatically disconnect the session by saying that it detects commercial use.
- It is free for personal use but with usage restriction
- It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. And the mobile app is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry.
- It is also available as a web app (you need a team weaver account).
- It can be used to transfer from one computer to another. Setup “unattended access” so that you can access your computer from any other location.
- It can send files to your contacts without establishing remote contacts (Team Weaver account is required).
- It also works in your work, even if you do not have a team weaver account. It has a built-in messaging feature which also supports audio and video.
- It can play sound and music from a remote computer.
- It can establish several remote connections at the same time.
- It gives you a lot of extra options, for example, you can remove the wallpaper or sound of a remote computer, adjust the bandwidth, share a single window, and record a session too.
- It is perfect for both personal and commercial use. Concepts
- If used commercially, it will disconnect your session (even if you do not use it commercially).
- It requires a teamwire account and the application must always run in the background to reach our computer from another location or device.
3.Microsoft Remote Desktop –
Microsoft introduced its Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android a few years ago, but it is good to access your Windows computers.
(Home variants are not supported unless you install a third party software to support it).
For testing, if it comes your primary computer with Windows 8.1 Pro, you can access it without a mobile device (iOS and Android), Mac, or additional setup or software from other Windows PCs. And it’s totally free of no usage restriction.
Unlike Chrome Remote Desktop, the setup process is a bit complicated when you first do it. Microsoft Remote Desktop Apps are also available for mobile devices.
You can use Microsoft Remote Desktop on your mobile device (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) and computer (Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac) to remotely access Windows PCs.
Must have to install. Once you install the application, you can enter all your PC by entering your details.
You can only use a computer on your home network, but you can follow this tutorial to enable remote desktop connections outside of your home network. For additional help, see this documentation.
- It is used fast and easy after initial setup.
- It is completely free of any restriction.
- It gives quick access to your Windows PC – if they are all turned on.
- It works best if your primary computer is Windows but mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone is available.
- To connect it to your PC, any one time code or authorization will be done.
- It can not be used or used to receive remote support / support.
You have already imagined that this is a list of free remote desktop managers – which is primarily for personal use, this is another PC Or to access your computer from another location using a mobile device.
Or, to obtain or provide remote assistance. You should definitely consider options – such as Tim Weaver Pro, JoinMare.
For professional / commercial use – MAM, Emmy Admin, Slashtop, GotompP, Real VNC, etc. For me, Chrome Remote Desktop works best because this platform is free I can use my computer (Windows or Mac) from almost any other device – without any limit.
For example, now I can check the status of a download or I can exit or open an app from a remote location using my mobile or tablet or any other computer And the best part is that … I do not have to install and keep a third-party desktop client to use my computer.
Also, I can use it as Team Weaver option as it also supports “Remote Assistance”. So, what is your favorite remote desktop software and why?