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Top 5 apps 2018 to remotely access your Mac

The comparison will help you choose between such remote solutions as TeamViewer, AnyDesk, RemotePC, VNC Viewer and some others. These utilities will provide you with remote access to your Mac from any place and will grant you the possibility to keep control over your machine. Share files, use installed apps, block keyboard and screen of the remotely accessed computer, record your actions, compile a report of the session, work cooperatively on the files or print remotely located files on your local printer. You may be calm upon the safety of your connection as any of the utilities uses high-protection standards for connection establishing.

License type  
Trial period  
Price  
Remote printing  
Time-saving shortcuts  
Cooperative work  
Hardware and software integration  
Encryption type used  
Session report  
Remote reboot  
Remote keyboard blocking, monitor blackout  
Private network establishing  
Multiple monitor support  
Supported OS  
Free (personal), Shareware (business)
Unlimited
$29.00
256-bit AES
Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry
Free (personal), Shareware (business)
Unlimited
$79.00
TLS 1.2, RSA 2048
Mac, iOS, Android, Windows
Shareware
14 days
$349.99
TLS 1.2, 256-bit AES
Mac, Windows, iOS, Android
Shareware
7 days
$23.00/month
128-bit AES
Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Kindle
Free (personal), Shareware (business)
30 days
From $40.00
from 128-bit to 256-bit AES
Mac, Windows, Android, iOS
TeamViewer
TeamViewer
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Access and control your desktop remotely from any location and using any network (even 3G). It uses 256-Bit AES encryption and ISO27001 certified data centers. Provides Collaboration Companion to stay connected no matter the device used. Works under Mac OS, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, and Blackberry. It is free for personal use, but starts from $29.00 for business use.
Features
  • VoIP and Video conferencing.
  • Whiteboard.
  • Mobile device access.
Advantages
  • VPN alternative.
  • Secure unattended access.
  • Flexible file sharing options.
  • Remote printing.
  • 4K remote desktop access.
  • Time-saving shortcuts.
  • Channel groups.
  • Comprehensive reporting.
  • Hardware and software integration.
Disadvantages
  • Cannot send huge files.
  • Doesn't work through the proxy servers.
Official website:
teamviewer.com
AnyDesk
AnyDesk
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Connect to a computer remotely, taking the benefit of low latency, fast data transmissions, and low frame rates. Works under Mac OS, iOS, Android, and Windows. AnyDesk uses banking-standard TLS 1.2 technology to protect you from unauthorized access. Servers work on the Erlang telecommunication technology. Supports online collaboration and file transfers, and more. It is shareware, the pricing starts from $79.00, the trial period is endless but is aimed at personal use.
Features
  • Lightweight, customizable interface.
  • Efficient Bandwidth use.
  • Quickstart.
  • Whitelist trusted desks.
Advantages
  • Sessions recording for those whose computer is accessed.
  • Possibility to set up individual network.
  • Erlang telecommunication technology used.
  • Real-time collaboration.
  • Banking-standard TLS 1.2 technology used.
  • RSA 2048 assymetric key exchange encryption used.
  • Tranfer files between computers.
  • Detailed session reporting.
  • Online administration panel.
  • Remote reboot.
Disadvantages
  • Requires time to learn how to fully operate it.
Official website:
anydesk.com
LogMeIn
LogMeIn
1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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Provides access to your computers from any device. You can store, share and collaborate files, print remotely located files on local printers. Sessions are protected by TLS 1.2 transport security with AES-256-bit encryption. Works under Mac OS, Windows, iOS, Android. Trial version lasts for 14 days, you can buy its license for $349.99 minimum.
Features
  • Automate routine tasks.
  • Keep PC up and running.
  • Reliable performance.
Advantages
  • Store, share and collaborate on files.
  • Print remote documents on local printers.
  • Empower workers to stay productive from anywhere.
  • TLS 1.2 transport security with AES-256-bit encryption.
  • Multi-monitor display.
Disadvantages
  • Mac version lacks some features as compared to the Windows one.
  • Interface takes time to learn.
Official website:
secure.logmein.com
GoToMyPC
GoToMyPC
1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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Get remote access to your computer from any point of the world, work via 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi networks. Works under Mac OS, Windows, iOS, Android, Kindle. It is free to try for 7 days, the complete edition will cost $23.00 per month. It installs without restarting, supports file transfer and multiple monitors connected to your PC.
Features
  • Remote PC access from any device.
  • Easy installation.
  • Desktop shortcut.
Advantages
  • Copy and paste between the connected computers.
  • Supports multiple monitors.
  • Hear music or voicemail played on the PC you are accessing.
  • Transfer files between computers.
  • Uses 128-bit AES encryption, dual passwords, end-to-end authentication.
  • Lock remote keyboard.
  • Black remote PC screen.
  • Remote printing.
Disadvantages
  • May log out after 10 minutes of inactivity.
  • Time-out feature.
Official website:
citrix.com
VNC Viewer Pro
VNC Viewer Pro
1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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VNC Server technology is embedded onto the chipset of Intel Core vPro computers. It stays live while rebooting, providing you complete control over the process. Works under Mac OS, Windows, Android, iOS. It is free for non-commercial use. The professional-purpose edition trial period lasts for 30 days, after it goes out you can buy a license at the cost of $40.00 minimum.
Features
  • Remote access from PC and mobile devices.
  • Variable encryption depending on the version used - from 128-bit AES to 256-bit AES.
Advantages
  • Supports cloud connectivity for Internet-connected devices.
  • Supports team management.
  • Dedicated support channel.
  • Unlimited number of connected users.
  • Remote printing.
  • File transfer.
  • Multi-factor and system authentication.
  • Automatically resumes on rebot.
Disadvantages
  • Requires a pair-utility for work establishing.
Official website:
vnc.com

Conclusion

In our comparison, we have the firm leader - TeamViewer, which quickness and reliability are paired with hardware and software integration and it forms the most universal tool. Yet, the rest have peculiar features, which may be useful in this or that situation. Probably, your choice will be different from ours. Which one suits your needs better? Why did you make such a choice? Please share your opinion with us.

Comments

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MobileMan 3 months ago

TeamViewer rules!)

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