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5 Top Remote Desktop Sharing Applications – Comparison

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There are times when even an experienced computer users needs assistance too. Situation got even worse when nobody is around to help. But with an advent of technology, now users can share their desktop and can get instant help from their friends. With Remote Desktop Sharing Applications, user can not only help their friends in need, but also organize webinars, remote controls, file transfer and much more than you ever imagined.

5 Remote Desktop Sharing Applications

TeamViewer

team viewer

TeamViewer is renowned remote desktop sharing applications, available in both free and premium version it provides lots of features using which users can enjoy remote desktop sharing, file transfer. TeamViewer is free for non-commercial use, but requires investment if you are using it for commercial purpose. TeamViewer supports multiple platforms including Windows, Mac OS, Android, Linux. TeamViewer requires minimum installation and can be setup quickly, users just to have to exchange the port ID and password to share their desktops. Moreover, technical support is there to help for the installation and other queries for 12 months if you buy any of it’s premium plan.

Techinline Remote Desktop

techinline

Another great competitor in the list is, Techinline Remote Desktop, well known for it’s extensive feature and support system. It provides 2-way remote desktop sharing feature using which users can not only control others computer as well as theirs too via remote access. Remote reboot, browser based solution(remote connection using a web browser and an internet connection), similar to TeamViewer it also requires very less time for setup, but there are some other features which simply makes it stands away from the crowd. Instant messaging, auto-scroll, auto-scale, multi-monitor support are some it’s other features. Techinline Remote Desktop is also available in two variants free and premium, interested users can use the recommended tool depending upon their work class.

LogMeIn

logmein

LogMeIn is another product in the queue.  Remote Control in HD quality, file transfer, file-sharing, remote printing, remote management of severally connected desktops are some of it’s features. Not only that, users can even access and use LogMeIn on their mobile devices too, including their iOS devices and Android. It is also available for Windows and Mac OS too. Other exceptional features include wake-up on LAN(users can remotely start a computer on a LAN), can hear music, emails and other audio over the LAN, can get in-depth details of the PC connected remotely. Using LogMeIn, users can handle one to many connections too. LogMeIn is also available in two variants, free and pro, where the two also differs in products and features.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Tool

microsoft remote desktop sharing application

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Tool is pretty simple looking tool followed with pretty basic features using which users can only remotely connect with their friends to sort out the required tasks. Just few settings and features to stumble upon, Microsoft Remote Desktop features a simple intuitive user interface provides remote desktop sharing between two computer running on Windows OS, however, Mac OS users can separately download and try their hands on it. It’s free to use, comes as an in-built tool in Windows 7, while the lower versions have to download it separately.

showmypc

showmypcdotcom

Just like top 3 remote desktop sharing applications, it is also a versatile remote desktop sharing application.Showmypc is loaded with enormous features exceptionally including track lost/stolen PC, shared remote PC, reboot remote PC and much more similar features as that of above services. Though available for multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android, iOS devices, what’s putting off is that, it is a paid tool.

Now, you must be pretty confused as which one to choose and use. So here’s a bird eye view of their features, services they provide and what they cost. Choose the winner.

Services/Features

TeamViewer

Techinline

LogMeIn

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Showmypc

Remote Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

File Transfer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Desktop Sharing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supported Platforms

Windows OS, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android

Microsoft Windows 2000 and later

Windows OS, Mac OS,  iOS, Android

Windows 7, Windows XP and Mac OS(available as a separate download)

Windows OS, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android

Remote Printing

Yes(Available in Pro version)

Yes

Security

AES (256 Bit) session encoding

industry-standard 128-bit SSL encryption technology

256-bit SSL encryption

128-bit RC4 encryption

256-bit SSL encryption

Multi-Monitor Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wake On LAN

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Costs

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Free

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 So these are some Remote Desktop Sharing Applications. I personally prefer TeamViewer for my personal use. However, users can choose the one which suits there need by having a look at the table above which skims off the main details and difference amongst the different remote desktop sharing applications.

Do let us know if you are using any other tool to share your desktops with your colleague and friends.

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12 comments… add one
  • Graeme

    I use ControlByMail (vic2pc.com) for remote file access because it works via email, and therefore works in places where the 5 products in this comparison fail (due to network restrictions).

  • useful information for techies. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is cool, I haven’t even tried anyone out of the one you mentioned but am going to be doing that soon.
    thanks for sharing

  • Susan

    Another alternative is GoSupportNow. It supports multi-monitor support, remote printing, remote reboot, and also offers mini-web conferencing functions.

  • I have been using TeamViewer, but I will take a serious look on Techinline, which is new to me. According to the description, it must be very good!

  • i have been using teamviewer from last 5 years and it Rocks 🙂

  • Hi amitsharma,
    I have come back here to say thank you very much! I have tested Techinline and it is absolutely awesome! I will even purchase the pro version. Thanks!

  • Lyle

    Techinline is my favorite one! It’s very reliable and easy in use professional product. I’d suggest that professionals should take a look at subscription price. And there’s another type of per-session license which allows you to pay for the amount of times the service is used.

  • Thanks Man Nice Share…

  • Eugene

    This is also good.
    The software works well, Ammyy Admin doesn’t require installation or specific config, works behind gateways NAT as well as within one LAN.

  • Hey, there is one more very good alternative: RHUB remote support servers. It is easy to use and works from behind the firewall, hence, unprecedented security.

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