Remote Desktop

 

One of the must haves if you need to work from home is access to you work computer.  Remote desktop tools and features have been around for years. Most such tools include features that were built with IT administrators in mind – they make it easy for IT support personnel to access connected computers via a ‘master’ computer.

Today, with the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, the average user can also take advantage of this technology to access their work computer from home or while on the go.

There are dozens of remote desktop tools that offer different features and would allow you to do so.

Here’s our list of such tools with a brief explanation of their features.

1.TeamViewer (https://teamviewer.com/)

Available in free (for personal use) and premium versions, TeamViewer is an impressive tool. It brings features like full-time access to the remote computers and servers, plus online meetings with support for up to 25 participants, and many other useful features. Also, the setup is incredibly easy and user friendly.

Available for PC, MAC, IOS and Android

2. Chrome remote desktop (https://remotedesktop.google.com/)

Google Chrome has an amazing, totally FREE extension for remote desktop. It allows you to set up your computer to secure remote access. This could be a great tool for your remote desktop as there is almost zero interruption during the connection. Setting it up can be a little tedious, but once you are done, it more than makes up for it through its abundance of features.

Available for PC, MAC, IOS and Android

3. Splashtop (https://splashtop.com/)

Splashtop is one of the best remote desktop tools. What makes this remote tool different from the rest is its amazing screen refresh rate and audio/video streaming capabilities. If you’re associated with the education industry, there is a special version that can bring your classroom alive, and there are other separate options for personal, business and enterprise use.  A free trial version is available.

Available for PC, MAC, IOS and Android

4. AnyDesk (https://anydesk.com/)

One of the newest remote desktop tolls.  It is packed with features and very simple to install and use.  It is free for personal and commercial use and offers Unlimited Endpoints, Remote Printing, File Transfer, Mobile to PC Remote Control, On-Screen-Whiteboard.

Available for PC, MAC, IOS and Android