The Top 10 Alternatives to LogMeIn

After LogMeIn started charging users, multiple people have been searching for free alternatives. (Getty)

After LogMeIn started charging users, multiple people have been searching for free alternatives. (Getty)

LogMeIn’s decision today to start charging users, the twittersphere has been going crazy with users who are used to free services searching for a new software to use in place of what used to be known as the most popular free remote desktop service on the web. We’ve gone ahead and tried out these 10 web applications and software that are still free … for now.

1. NoMachine

Price: Free
NoMachine is the newest of the remote desktop softwares and has the ability to access PCs from your Mac and vice versa.

2. TeamViewer

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Price: Free for private use
Probably the second mpost used software next to LogMeIn, TeamViewer has been a user favorite for PC users for years. Though for businesses the price can get a bit steep, about $749 too steep. The price goes up from there for premium users.

3. Mikogo

Price: Free for private use
Mikogo is a cross-platform software that is free for private users, but just like TeamViewer, begins to charge high prices for businesses.

4. RemotePC

Price: Free
Remote PC allows you to access your PC and Mac from anywhere including your mobile device and can support multiple remote computers in real-time.

5. Splashtop

Price: Free for 6 months, $1.99 per month after that
Rated on the AppleStore and Google Play as #1 for both downloads and remote access viewers, Splashtop allows you to access your desktop through your mobile device and multiple computers.

6. AmmyAdmin

Price: Free
AmmyAdmin is primarily used for system administration, webinars and instant remote desktop connection .

7. CrossLoop

Price: Free
CrossLoop has advanced technical support teams that they hail as the best in the business. They offer free remote desktop service and screen sharing, but require monthly payment for their Pro service bundle.

8. imPcRemote

Price: Free
imPcRemote enables instant, secure, and trouble-free connections between remote computers free for personal AND businesses, but only for a few computers. Using it on multiple computers or trying to customize it and you will have to buy it.

9. Real VNC

Price: Free
Interaction is limited for free RealVNC users, but it’s good for just the basics. You can access your PC or MAc desktop from mobile devices and up to 2 computers.

10. Chrome Remote Desktop

Crome Remote (free) copy
Price: Free
A Google app that is great, simply because it involves no hard drive space. Managed through the Chrome App Store, the service is easy to use and cross-platform friendly.

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  1. Thanks!
    I’d draw your attention to TV and it’s free alternative
    AERO admin (which is by the way free for business as well).

  2. I want to admit Ammyy Admin. It is the fastest way to establish connection. I can even connect to remote computers even if they don’t have real IP. The soft is transparent for all Firewalls. Also there is no need to make additional adjustments to ports or NAT settings. It is really the easiest app.