The Best TeamViewer Alternatives [July 2019]
When someone says remote access software, the first thing that comes to mind is TeamViewer. It has been around for over a decade and most people got used to turning to it when in need of remote control access to their desktop.
TeamViewer works not only on macOS, Linux, and Windows but on other systems as well. These include Android, iOS, Blackberry OS, and web browsers. Lately, TeamViewer has been at the center of some controversies which have motivated users to start looking for alternative software. Namely, there were serious security breaches in the past several years.
TeamViewer is free for personal use and is very handy, but companies should really reconsider if it is the right choice for their business.
Top 5 TeamViewer Alternatives
For the longest time, people would not even consider switching to another remote access program. As if the security issues were not enough, TeamViewer users also reported random lag spikes and difficulties using the software. Network usage can also be through the roof at times without any reasonable explanation.
Rest assured there are many free TeamViewer alternatives, as well as some which are paid but affordable. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best options listed below.
LogMeIn is a great alternative to TeamViewer, especially for those who need it for personal use. It is a particularly great choice for people who work remotely. You can use it on Mac, iOS. Android, and Windows devices.
The main options that LogMeIn brings to the table are easy-to-use remote access across multiple devices and a whopping 1TB of cloud storage which allows for reliable, fast, and free file transfer. This program also comes with audio streaming from your desktop, option for printing remotely, as well as mobile apps for handy remote access to your desktop at any time and from any place.
If you are looking for practical software with excellent file transfer options, session recording, and Whiteboard features, LogMeIn is the right choice for you. The only downside to it is the monthly subscription fee after the free trial.
Supremo is relatively new remote access software, which is easy to use and lightweight, but it packs quite a punch. You can start using it right away; there is no installation and no updates. It is good for meetings because it has a customizable interface, so you can add the logo of your company, which is not something TeamViewer allows you to do.
The best part of Supremo is the AES 256-bit encryption, which is very secure, so you don’t have to worry about security breaches. You can connect with others in a matter of seconds because of the data transfer protocol that bypasses firewalls and router blocks.
Supremo works on Windows, iOS, and Android. Unfortunately, macOS is not supported yet. Its UI is very robust, there is an address book integration, and, most of all, it is great for meetings. There is a three week trial period, after which you can use it for free on local networks. However, if you need remote access from any other location, you will need to pay the subscription.
3. Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop is an excellent free alternative to TeamViewer. What it lacks in power and additional features it makes up for in simplicity and accessibility. It works on any platform; you just need a Chrome browser to start remote access to your devices.
In conclusion, Chrome Remote Desktop is better for personal use, especially for people who don’t need extensive features besides remote access to their devices. It is versatile, easy to use and, above all, totally free.
Splashtop is another excellent TeamViewer alternative. It is very affordable, easy to set up, and secure. It works on macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux. Splashtop puts a lot of effort into security. Every remote session is encrypted with AES 256-bit encryption and TLS (Transport Layer Security). Additionally, there is two-step verification, authentication of devices, and more password choices,
No installation is required; you can connect with just a code. Splashtop is mostly intended to be used by companies that provide support. The company can connect to its client’s device when they give them the code.
Splashtop is free for local network use, but if you want to use its features worldwide, there is a small yearly fee. This is perhaps the best TeamViewer alternative you can get for your money. You can start your free trial right away and check it out.
Last but not least, NoMachine works across all major platforms and is available for free. Thanks to the NX technology it uses, the greatest feature NoMachine has to offer is the top quality and speed of remote access.
Besides remote access, it supports video and audio streaming from remote computers, file transfer, and recording options. If you are an enterprise, you will have to pay a subscription, but for personal use, all the above mentioned features are totally free.
These are some of the best TeamViewer alternatives. They are mostly free for personal use, but if you want remote access software for your company, you will probably need to subscribe.
Which of these is your favorite? Do you use some other TeamViewer alternative you’d like to share with the TechJunkie community? Let us know in the comments below!