Desktop software Remote
Remote desktop software plays a pivotal role in enabling remote access and control of distant computers, serving various purposes such as providing technical support, accessing geographically distant computers containing crucial data, and facilitating remote education. While all these software solutions share the common function of offering remote control capabilities, each of them possesses unique features that set them apart. Let’s delve into some of the leading options:
GoToMyPC: To harness the power of GoToMyPC remote desktop software, the initial step involves downloading and configuring it on your PC or Mac computer. For setting up the host computer (the one you intend to access remotely), physical presence is required. Once the setup is complete, you can use a client computer (e.g., at home) to remotely control the host computer (e.g., at the office).
GoToMyPC boasts a multi-monitor support feature, allowing you to view both host monitors on a single screen at your remote location. For instance, if the host computer at the office has two monitors, you can preview both screens on your home monitor by pressing the Shift key and the Maximize icon.
Furthermore, GoToMyPC offers a mobile app available for download from the App Store, enabling you to connect to the preconfigured host computer online via your iPhone.
ConnectWise Control: Established in 2008, ConnectWise Control enables drag-and-drop file transfers between the host and client computers, making it feel as if they are on the same device. This software also supports screen recording for future reference, multiple monitors, and chat functionality.
ConnectWise Control has the capacity to create a remote workforce by installing the remote workforce extension from the Extensions marketplace. This extension assigns specific machines to individual users or employees.
For group sessions, it’s advisable, from a security standpoint, to create a session that includes machines allocated to you as the controller. This way, employees are limited to viewing and connecting only to the machines assigned to them.
BeyondTrust Remote Support: BeyondTrust Remote Support is tailored for organizations seeking secure access to devices worldwide. It offers compatibility with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, along with various connection methods for unattended systems. One common method for remote access involves deploying jump clients, which are agents installed on remote computers.
The company’s technical team provides support to employees in organizations globally, with support sessions being initiated by either the technician or the customer from their respective computers.
Mikogo: Mikogo operates as a Virtual Network Computer (VNC), enabling you to view other desktops from your own computer. This software proves invaluable when you need to access a computer located far away. For example, if you’re in Australia and need to access your home computer in California, Mikogo allows you to remotely control it, provided that your home computer is powered on. It also proves helpful for assisting friends with computer issues remotely from your own computer.
Mikogo is compatible with iOS, Android OS, and mobile phone browsers.
Ammyy: In addition to facilitating remote PC control, Ammyy offers built-in voice chat and File Manager features, along with the capability to administer unattended computers. For the software to function, it must be launched on both the operator’s and the client’s PCs.
Once the client accepts the connection from the operator, the operator gains access to the remote desktop window on their screen, enabling seamless interaction. The client retains the ability to terminate the session at any time by clicking the STOP button.
Ammyy provides an affordable solution suitable for both personal and corporate users.