Remote Desktop Connection software allows individuals and computer technicians to access computers from a remote location through the internet. Computer technicians use these software to access computers of people who request them for help with their computers.
Using these software, you can access Windows Desktops & Laptops, Apple Macs, Blackberry, iPods, iPhones, Android devices and even Tablet PCs. Some are free, while others are not. Check out their website for more information. Many of them offer free versions for non-commercial use. Those companies who do not provide free versions, offer a free trial period so that you can use it fully and check out the various features.
Here is a list of a dozen popular remote desktop connection tools:
|1||http://www.ammyy.com||You can easily share a remote desktop or control a server over the Internet with Ammyy Admin. No matter where you are, Ammyy Admin makes it safe and easy to quickly access a remote desktop within a few seconds|
|2||http://www.anyplace-control.com||Anyplace Control is a secure and very easy to use remote access software that allows you to administer and control remote computers from anywhere.|
|3||http://www.bomgar.com||Bomgar enables support technicians to control remote computers over the internet or network. With Bomgar you can support remote desktops, backend servers, network devices, smartphones and systems outside the network – all from one screen! And Bomgar works on Windows, Mac, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and multiple Linux distros.|
|4||http://www.join.me||Free software for screen sharing and online meetings.|
|5||http://www.logmeinrescue.com||Remote Support Software for Windows PCs, Macs & Mobile devices. Used in service desks & call centers.|
|6||http://www.mikogo.com||Works from any browser, no downloads necessary. Works on Windows PCs, Mac, Linux, Mobile devices. Can initiate sessions from your website. Customization and branding is possible.|
|7||http://www.proxynetworks.com||Browser based web access to remote desktops and virtual desktops.|
|8||http://www.realvnc.com||VNC 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. For ultimate simplicity, there is even a Java viewer, so that any desktop can be controlled remotely from within a browser without having to install software. VNC is in widespread active use by many millions throughout industry, academia and privately. There are several versions to choose from, including a free version and some substantially enhanced commercial versions.|
|9||http://www.teamviewer.com||TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner’s PC as if you were sitting right in front of it. Works on Windows PCs, Macs, Linux, Androids, iPhones & iPads.|
|10||http://www.tightvnc.com||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. TightVNC is free for both personal and commercial usage.|
|11||http://www.uvnc.com||UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. 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.|
|12||Windows NetMeeting||This is available on Windows XP computers only. To use this, just click on the Start-button, select “Run” and type “conf” in the “Run” box and click “OK” and then follow the on-screen instructions.|