There are several ways using which you can take control of your computer remotely. Let the reason be to troubleshoot system remotely or operate home computer from work, we show you some of the free but only the best remote desktop softwares and tools which helps you access and control your system over the Internet and computers in a network. As a result, this article will only feature very few remote desktop and screen sharing softwares but whichever software we mention here are very easy to use and loaded with features.
TeamViewer – This one is our favorite remote desktop and collaboration softwares. Reason being it’s free for non-commercial use and offers all the features free of cost. In comparison with other similar tools, we find this one to have an edge in almost all aspects. You should certainly give this one a try and I am sure you won’t need a replacement. Some features of this tool which we like are the ability to drag and drop files to and from remote system, multiple monitors support, screen sharing recorder, host online meetings and presentations. It’s compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac, Linux, Android (app), iPhone (app) and iPad (app) too.
CrossLoop – One of the best screen sharing softwares which offers both free and pro version. This tool features ability to remotely reboot and connection option. Available for both Windows and Mac platforms, needs only 2 MB space on your system and 128 MB RAM.
RealVNC – The free and personal edition offer strong security, integrated file transfer, printing & chat for home users. The software comes in client and server editions which you can install on any computer at your home.
LogMeIn – The free edition of this software lets you access your computers (both Windows and Mac) remotely via another system or your iPhone/iPad devices. LogMeIn also features Wake on Lan which lets you wake up your sleeping home computer when you are in your office. This helps you save energy by not requiring to run your system all the day while you are away.