Alternatives to TeamViewer for all platforms with any license

  • AnyDesk

    AnyDesk is remote desktop software that is free for personal use. Business use requires a subscription.

    • The fact it seems to be running a native Linux binary is excellent, but it also runs in Fedora 25 (which Chrome Remote Desktop still doesn't support) and runs really well. vonneutonFeb 2017 • 15 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Same uncomplicated and simply working remote desktop application as one day was TeamViewer. And at best: Newer versions can connect to older versions - which TeamViewer always enforced to enforce everybody to upgrade. mwildamMar 2018 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • very nice! lightweight, fast, portable, free, and great quality. thats what i was looking for it. Guest • Dec 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Minimal installation required. Fast connection. Does not require to open ports Guest • Jan 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • AnyDesk is a great replacement for TeamViewer and while it does not have traditional address book at does store the computers you connect to and you can ever store the password for easy access. Overall it might be slightly less stable than TeamViewer but it improves with each minor version. I have used it over a year and find the speed better than TeamViewer. LelandWhitlockFeb 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it is the most similar to teamviewer and generally technically superior ryangreenApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Stable, and the portable version does not start a bunch of services every time the computer starts like team viewer. barrenowlOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The free version of AnyDesk does not allow you to store a list of remote computers that one regularly connects to. Also, there is a 15 hour per month limit on connect time. That's way too restrictive. Otherwise it seemed like it was going to be perfect. Guest • Oct 2017 • 6 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • An excellent alternative and great competitor in the Remote Desktop market. They have a pretty solid architecture that easily competes with strong competitors. It is still in beta and have come across some bugs, but nothing to stray me away. I am willing to bench test and provide excellent feedback. Guest • Aug 2016 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's completely free for personal use and cheaper than TeamViewer for professional use Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • speed, simplicity, free, all functionality included that Tmv can do; yet, has a minor glitch or two Guest • Nov 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best free remote desktop software on the market. Works exceptionally well with low bandwidth connections and supports the usual features, like file transfer, clipboard and reverse connections. nomMay 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The new version (4.1.x) is full of bugs (e.g. no list of computers, partially shown as online when not, keyboard does not cover all letters, etc.) Guest • Jun 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Chrome Remote Desktop

    Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis...

    • Definitely an alternative with RDP features Guest • Sep 2016 • 19 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's the best alternative but lacks many of the features found in TeamViewer. If you're on a budget though, this will do in a pinch! ken_belangerJan 2017 • 14 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • TeamViewer is much more than just a remote desktop connection, unattended access for example. Guest • Nov 2015 • 29 agrees and 28 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It uses VP8 to stream your desktop which makes it more responsive and improves quality. 914ian914Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • If you are looking for a FOSS alternative to Team Viewer this is not actually FOSS Guest • 5 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Chrome Remote Desktop is a good alternative to windows RDP but is not an alternative to TeamViewer as it is lacking in features as well as the unattended access TeamViewer has. Guest • Jan 2017 • 7 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome

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  • UltraVNC

    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...

    • This is the best alternative to TeamViewer for those on a budget. Does pretty much everything TeamViewer can, with the exception of needing to open ports in your firewall. Since you can specify ports, it's not as vulnerable as one would think, simply use non standard ports and a very strong password. Guest • Apr 2017 • 12 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Remote Desktop Connection

    Remote Desktop Connection is a technology that allows you to sit at a computer (sometimes called the client computer) and connect to a remote computer (sometimes called...

    • fastest and best native tool, except of NAT. TristisOrisAug 2017 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't allow remote access across the WAN without a lot of work. davidshqOct 2017 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple and comes with the OS. No need to maintain. wiredbladeJul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Works only to Windows computers, legit alternative but it's more complicated to setup with firewalls and stuff. Guest • Jan 2016 • 7 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Only windows support. Only a single user can use it once a time and it is slow Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Both Teamviewer and RDP do the same thing which is to connect from one computer to another. However, Teamviewer is more powerful in terms of more features. Guest • Jan 2016 • 2 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • TightVNC

    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...

    • TightVNC requires server configuration and port forwarding. Too complicated for the average remote client who uses Team Viewer for remote support. Guest • Oct 2016 • 21 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • For users who know what they are doing TightVNC is a great way to control systems remotely. ChaosDropApr 2017 • 10 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free and opensource, on all major platforms. can be used with VNC viewer on Android which is also is free what else one can ask for! Guest • Oct 2016 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not offer easy to use access. Need to run server.. open ports, know IP addresses. Guest • Sep 2016 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not only alternative, it is the best, fastest, and most lightweight among all terminal configurable servers. Also can be used on arm processors where Team Viewer supports only host machine installation. makkasiAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • For average users, it's the best VNC server Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • LogMeIn

    LogMeIn gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices. Premium features like file transfer, file sharing and...

    • It is easy to connect to virtual computers MosrodOct 2017 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Remmina

    Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front...

    • it is easy to connect to virtual computers very nice Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Remmina is a great RDP or VNC client. These are already listed as remote desktop technologies. Let's be clear the main advantage of TeamViewer (and LogMeIn) is that the remote computer only needs an Internet connection. No port forwarding required. Guest • Jun 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • NoMachine

    NoMachine NX is an enterprise-class solution for secure remote access, desktop virtualization, and hosted desktop deployment built around the self-designed and...

    • It's completely free - no strings attached. Fast, well-designed GUI. Just purchased their new Enterprise Desktop (single) which is really good value for money, cheap and with tech assistance.

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  • DWService

    DWService offers a service that allows access to remote systems using a standard web browser.

    • DWService is much lighter, able to use even without installation, more options, web UI, also it is open source! Guest • Dec 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The best open source alternative! Easy to use! All features! All operating systems! davidgarcialojayahoocomDec 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • VNC Connect

    VNC is remote access and control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC Connect") using a simple program (the...

    • free for home use and seems to have dns service. Last point is very important if you have to manage a PC of your grandparents Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not offer easy to use access. Need to run server.. open ports, know IP addresses etc... Guest • Jul 2015 • 8 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • X2Go

    X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol. X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is...

    • Very good if you're in Linux to Linux use cases. hansolo1988May 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works remarkably good and it has sound as well. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Remote Utilities

    Remote Utilities is a remote PC access program for connecting to a remote PC over LAN or via the Internet. The program is used by system administrators, home users and...

    • Same functionalities and even more. Free license up to 10 computers. ace971Jul 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Unattended access, free for up to 10 connections, no time limit, personal or business use. These guys get it! Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free License up to 10 computers, easy setup, has mobile app. Truly generous program! Guest • 10 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Great feature set, Android client & 10 free seats. What more do you need? Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree

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    Easy to start, easy to join and with no downloads for viewers, connecting for external presentations, sales demos, and ad hoc get-togethers means you get work done and...

    • It didn't get hacked, fairly smooth. Little lag here and there. It's free! Guest • Jul 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very limited (almost no) features as in Teamviewer, mostly made for meetings. Guest • Nov 2015 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • TigerVNC

    TigerVNC is an advanced VNC implementation. It is based on the fourth generation of VNC. TigerVNC also includes features from the TightVNC and TurboVNC projects. This...

    • Unlike TeamViewer, it's not a centralized solution, dependant on servers owned by some company that might go out of business eventually, and contrary to what some people say, setting up VNC connections isn't complicated at all (inside the same subnet it's trivial, across NAT-ted subnets it only requires some port forwarding, voila, done). TeamViewer-like software should be taken into consideration only by computer-newbies in my opinion. AtoshiDec 2016 • 7 agrees and 19 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Comment by Anamon
about TeamViewer · 13 days ago · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

TeamViewer is free for personal use only, and it uses certain rules to try and determine if someone is violating those terms. If they suspect your use is not personal, you will get a message saying that they suspect, or even think they're sure, that you're using TeamViewer commercially. From that moment on, the software will be severely restricted by closing every session after about 10 seconds.

After years of using TeamViewer to access my home desktop while I'm ouf of the house, I somehow managed to trigger this. Factors that people suggest can lead to the commercial use suspicion are running the program on a Server edition of Windows, in an Active Directory domain, or regularly opening a lot of sessions to many different computers. None of this was the case for me. What I suspect triggered it in my case, was a high number of reconnections. I had an issue with my computer which I couldn't wait to get home to try and figure out. I needed to reboot the system often to do that, every time closing and re-opening the TeamViewer session. The day after, my account was locked.

TeamViewer offer a way to ask them to look at your case in person, and determine if you've been falsely flagged. It says it will take around a week. After I did that, I got back an e-mail telling me that looking at my usage data, they were unable to determine that my usage was non-commercial. Which, given my usage pattern, can only mean that it's a standard reply and they didn't really look at it. It did, however, include a form for me to fill out and sign to attest my personal use. That's been about three weeks ago and I haven't heard back.

I'm writing this just to inform people about this possibility of being locked down, and the process involved. It's not meant as a complaint towards TeamViewer. They do offer a service for free, and the fact that they even offer an appeal process is very commendable. And I understand that they can't spend too many resources on handling those requests, since they are from people who are not likely to become paying customers in the near future.

I will add, though, that I might have considered paying for a license even if my use is strictly non-commercial, just because I enjoy the service and I would be fine with supporting it financially. However, even their most basic license is so expensive that it's clearly aimed at professionals who use remote access for customer service. It's not reasonable to pay more than $400 a year for an individual just wanting to remotely control their computer.

In the meantime, I have switched to the alternative AnyDesk software, which is also free for personal use. They don't seem to have such an automated suspicion system, and work more by offering licensed users additonal features that are helpful for professional use. Their basic license is also less than a fifth of the price of TeamViewer's reaching a price range that might be justifiable even for personal use.



Comment by Taigar2073
about TeamViewer · Sep 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Ever since the breach to TeamViewer's security, and how long it took them to acknowledge the problem, and how they even handled the problem once they finally did acknowledge it, I've been trying to find an alternative.

I may just bite the bullet and pay LogMeIn for a personal account.
VNC is super insecure as is RDP.
I've used NoMachine in the past on my Linux boxes and it works smoothly once configured - but I've never ran it on my Windows PC's.
The other problem is if I am on the road and my wife tells me there is a problem, remoting in isn't so easy without opening a bunch of ports on your router/firewalls.


Try Ultravnc with NoIP. (Wife-friendly & much more Secure than any other commercial-junk on the market which say: "Secure&FreeJust4UbelieveUsWeDoCareYourPrivacy&ItsEz")

  • A bit harder to setup than a commercial-junk software BUT if you do care security look no forward, worth it. If it still too hard 4U, just throw your money out of the window for these kind of junk-software, it is your problem.
  • For Linux: SSVNC what i recommend (also works on windows but i prefer UltraVNC for that).

not so good

Comment by alexstocksdale07
about TeamViewer · Mar 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

i have used this several times and the only thing that i don't like is that is really slow sometimes. That should be improved



Comment by denisyahnovec
about TeamViewer and LiteManager · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Free alternative to TeamViewer. Configure private ID server for corporate using.

Comment by thermotemp
about TeamViewer · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

its is very good for team especially for VA

Comment by martin_collins
about TeamViewer · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

it allows me to fix issues on my friends pc from home or office in a snap


for the little things

Comment by philroberto10
about TeamViewer · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i think this works fine as long as you just need little things, i have used it for fixing some issues in other computers but just very quick stuff



Comment by marycosme4
about TeamViewer · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i think this is very useful, specially when you are trying to help someone out of reach.


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Comment by louisbeckler784
about TeamViewer · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i think it is worth it, is very simple and allows you to help anyone without having to even touch their computer.



Comment by cesarmoreno11234
about TeamViewer · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i use this all the time and works fine for me, very helpful



Comment by sebastiandowny
about TeamViewer · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i haven't got a problem with it, i use it all the time and works fine.


i think they are taking advantage of the users

Comment by markcarandini
about TeamViewer · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

now they are basically forcing you to pay, i don't like it anymore, i'll start looking for a good alternative that has a free version. I think they are taking advantage of the users and the fact that it has some many right now.


really helpfull

Comment by eddieyang
about TeamViewer · Mar 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i have used this for work many times and has always been helpfull and really easy to use


it's fine

Comment by alisonblak
about TeamViewer · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

it helps a lot at work, works just fine, sometimes it takes longer to load but besides that it works just fine.