To access your PC from a remote location is far easy than you think. Moreover, the best part is that all the major software and apps that do this are all free.
So, if you need anything from your PC at home, you do not need to ask anybody to send it over. Alternatively, maybe you need to collaborate with someone in another part of the world. You may also provide a paid support to people just by sitting at your home, another gem of a way to earn money from home.
All of the tools below provide free remote desktop support via a software or an app; you just need to choose the one that can be the best for you. So the next time if your friend got stuck with his presentation and needed your advice, tell him you can do it via remote desktop software and no need to be present at his location.
TeamViewer is a proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
TeamViewer can be used without charge by non-commercial users, and Business, Premium and Corporate versions are available.
Versions are available for the Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry operating systems. It is also possible to access a machine running TeamViewer with a web browser.
With Remote Desktop Connection, you can connect to a computer running Windows from another computer running Windows that’s connected to the same network or to the Internet. For example, you can use all of your work computer’s programs, files, and network resources from your home computer, and it’s just like you’re sitting in front of your computer at work.
To connect to a remote computer, that computer must be turned on, it must have a network connection, Remote Desktop must be enabled, you must have network access to the remote computer (this could be through the Internet), and you must have permission to connect. For permission to connect, you must be on the list of users. Before you start a connection, it’s a good idea to look up the name of the computer you’re connecting to and to make sure Remote Desktop connections are allowed through its firewall.
If you’re user account doesn’t require a password to sign in, you’ll need to add a password before you’re allowed to start a connection with a remote computer.
VNC enables you to remotely access and control your devices wherever you are in the world, whenever you need to. VNC has a widespread user base — from individuals to the world’s largest multi-national companies — utilizing the technology for a range of applications.
A drop-dead simple online meeting and screen sharing service from LogMeIn, join.me is used by millions of people and hundreds of thousands of businesses for everything from online meetings, to ad hoc show-and-tell collaboration.
join.me to be intuitive, so anyone can click the “start” button to start a meeting or click the “join” button to attend one. It’s as simple as that. The pro version gives people additional functionality, like the ability to choose the window being shared, to swap presenters for tag-team meetings, and to personalize their online meeting space, to name just a few. Mobile and desktop apps are also available to let people get together quickly and easily, wherever they are.
Stay connected to important meetings, wherever you are. With Cisco WebEx Meetings, you can join any conference from your Apple iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch.
Cisco WebEx Meetings is a universal app for iPad iPhone, and Apple Watch. It services WebEx Meeting Center, WebEx Meetings, WebEx Training Center, WebEx Event Center and WebEx Meetings Server.
Let me know, if you have some other software or tool for remote desktop support and we can share it here.