Comparison of professional remote desktop software

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2019-04-11 17:08:19

Remote desktop software are dedicated software or builtin OS features, which allows to run graphical applications remotely. It is useful to access your PC at work from your Smartphone, tablet or home computer. It can also be used to do remote administration. Some software also allow to broadcast a screen to several client computers to make remote formation or web conferencing easier.

Remote desktop is usually split in two parts:

  • one side to share the screen: the server
  • the side which receive the screen and can optionnaly control it: the client

The server could be your computer at work, and the client might be your smartphone, your tablet or your home computer. If you want to control your computer from a tablet or smartphone, you need to check if the software you are looking for support checking the "Client platforms" section.

Goverlan ReachLogMeInTeamViewerNetviewer GoToAssistScreenconnectNoMachine NXDameWare Mini Remote ControlBomgarThinfinity Remote Desktop Server
Pricingfrom - $15 /per operator/per month or - $ 300 one-time fee per operator
  • $149/year
$809 Lifetime License; Annual Upgrade Fees 40%+$69/month $660/yearFrom $300From $794.50 (unlimited users)From $80From $49/monthConcurrent users. $45 annual license $80 permanent license
Server platforms
Mac OSNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Client platforms
Windows as clientYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Mac OS as clientYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Linux as clientYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYes
iOS clientNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYes
Android clientNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYes
File transferYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
File/Folder SyncingYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
Audio supportYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYes
Text chatYesYesYesYes
Voice Chat / VoIPYesYes In Lens video support toolNoYes
Multiple sessionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Seamless windowYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNo
Remote AssistanceYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Access Permission RequestYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Built-in EncryptionYes AES-256Yes SSL, AES-256, TS 1.2Yes AES-256Yes AES-128Yes AES-256Yes SSHYes SSL, AES-256Yes SSL, AES-256Yes
Client/server/listeningClient and ServerClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & ServerClient & Server
NAT PassthroughYesYesYes client, serverYesYesNo
IPv6 supportYesYesYesNo
Maximum simultaneous connectionsUnlimitedUnlimited2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Open APIsNoYesNoNo
  • 2012-03-15 15:14:35
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  • Remote desktop
  • Compare AetherPal vs Ammyy Admin vs Apple Remote Desktop vs Bomgar vs Cendio ThinLinc vs Citrix XenApp vs Crossloop vs DameWare Mini Remote Control vs DualDesk vs Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect vs Ericom Blaze vs Fog Creek Copilot vs GO-Global vs Go...
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  • DameWare
    Posted 2017-07-06 15:46:00 by TV
  • suggested on DameWare Mini Remote Control to set Viewer to unlisted
    Posted 2017-07-06 15:45:35 by TV
  • suggested on DameWare Mini Remote Control to set Name to DameWare
    Posted 2017-07-06 15:45:24 by TV
  • suggested on DameWare Mini Remote Control to set Name to DameWare
    Posted 2017-07-06 15:41:53 by TV
  • voted for Goverlan Reach (Like)
    Posted 2017-05-09 21:41:29 by Goverlan
  • Posted 2017-05-09 21:41:22 by Goverlan
  • These prices are out of date. We use RemoteToPC: A lot like LogMeIn Central, but without the ever rising prices.
    Posted 2016-07-12 23:08:25 by N2Tech
  • suggested on Netviewer GoToAssist to set Name to GoToAssist
    Posted 2016-02-04 19:09:37 by nathansnaps
  • suggested on Netviewer GoToAssist to set Name to GoToAssist
    Posted 2016-02-04 19:08:54 by nathansnaps
  • i like use litemanager for free remote control
    Posted 2016-01-25 08:57:54 by Nick Rostov
  • Ammyy Admin is definitely on of the best.
    Posted 2014-10-30 23:05:47 by Mik MBD
  • You can also try free remote desktop software AeroAdmin No monthly fees, free for commercial use. It might be a good alternative though!
    Posted 2013-12-04 10:15:32 by Lena Madlena
  • You should add NoMachine ( to your list. Wikipedia is out-of-date if you are using that as the basis of your comparison. NoMachine ticks all those boxes, except for the Android/iOS client which is coming in December 2013.
    Posted 2013-11-25 11:55:09 by Bob Brown
  • Any plans to add NetSupport Manager to the list?
    Posted 2013-11-11 07:50:17 by jch02140
  • When I was investigating remote access and support options, I made a similar (but much less impressive) chart like yours... And I found that RHUB's appliance was what I had been looking for... It's got everything I need in one device, and it's only a one-time cost.
    Posted 2013-11-01 14:45:41 by Aliasgar Babat
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2013-10-22 10:48:25 by Dickoz
  • Very useful comparison! Some or may be Bomgar only, require additional hardware on the server side. May I suggest to include a row like implementation: software, hardware? And chance to include TightVNC?
    Posted 2013-10-22 10:44:58 by Dickoz
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    near complete, nice
    Posted 2013-03-05 08:39:23 by Pascal Kotté
  • AetherPal was deleted by me. Could someone restore the same, My bad.
    Posted 2012-10-15 12:21:52 by arebellion
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2012-03-15 23:22:32 by A l'anis

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