Top 7 Best Alternatives of TeamViewer – Easily Remote Control Your Partner’s PC

(Last Updated On: February 15, 2018)

TeamViewer (Team Viewer) is great computer software that let’s you build a connection between your computer and with your partner/friends or family computer. TeamViewer let’s you remote control others’ PCs just like a TV remote. All you need to do is to seek the password and user ID of your partners/friends or family installed computer that TeamViewer provides after signing up and installing the software in the computer. New features such as VoIP, webcam and application selection will give you an even better, easier and faster desktop sharing experience.

People have been asking for best alternatives of TeamViewer, so I decided to compile a list of teamviewer alternatives in 2018.

Best Alternatives of TeamViewer in 2018

Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Connection provides you remote access to the desktop of your computer, from a computer that is actually placed at another location far from you let’s say that using remote desktop connection you can remote control your partner/family or friend computer while sitting on your own computer. Using Remote Desktop you can, for example, connect to your office computer from home and access all your applications, files, and network resources as though you were in front of your computer at the office.

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LogMeIn

LogMeIn Free computer software gives you remote control of up to 10 of your PCs or Macs from any other computer with an Internet connection. Everything will be done within 2-minute set-up & 100% free. For file transfer, sound, and printing, you need LogMeIn Pro². It provides full remote access, so you can transfer files between computers, print documents from your remote computer to a local printer & share files with other participants.

UltraVNC

With UltraVNC software you can view your partner/friend computer screen on your own computer screen via an Internet connection. UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location.

TightVNC

TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is an extension of Google chrome browser that allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

join.me

Join.me is a quick, no-registration-required (for the free features) remote controlling / screen & file sharing program from the makers of LogMeIn.

RealVNC

RealVNC is remote control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the “VNC server”) using a simple program (the “VNC viewer”) on another computer desktop anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don’t even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view a Windows Vista desktop at the office on a Linux or Mac computer at home.

16 comments

  1. These articles always miss the point. You can’t mix and match apps that require you to know the remote IP with those that don’t. Or apps that require the remote host to open certain ports in the router/firewall, with those that don’t.

    In this article, the only alternatives to Teamviewer are LogMeIn and Join.me. The rest don’t even get close to replace any of these and will become a nightmare for any ordinary user.

    1. I completely agree with ‘sicofante’, and want to point out that the real alternatives to teamviewer are AnyDesk and Ammyy remote desktop. Both are great and comfortable similar to teamviewer.

      1. I also agree with sicofante… However, with regards to your recommendation for AnyDesk and Ammyy, they are useless for any serious IT person because they as yet don’t support Mac OS or Linux, only MS Windows. For me that’s a deal breaker! I have to use all three Systems. Team viewer so far is the best, but it’s ridiculously expensive for commercial use. I am still searching LOL

        1. I can recommend to you ImPcRemote. VNC oriented.
          Support Windows, MAC, Android.
          Web: http://remote-control-desktop.com/
          You can use
          1. ImPcRemote Manager for add and control your users
          2. ImPcRemote Instant for one time use (FREE)
          3. Yearly licence is really small
          I use it over 3 years. Can be more stable but it is very useful

    2. Agreed. Some of the software mentioned is also for 1 time remote access situations, and others are for unattended remote access. UltraVnc requires that you open a port on the router, and software like LogMeIn punches through on it’s own. As an IT Company we use RemoteToPC https://remotetopc.com It’s cheaper than LogMeIn, and has remote mornitoring and alerts built in.

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