TechTip: 5 Remote Access Tools

Many users need to access their desktops when they are out in the field or on the road traveling. Some users may also need to lend remote support to another computer. Below are five easy to use tools that can help you stay connected to your desktops


1. GotomyPC



GotomyPC is one of the most popular remote access tools on the market today. A nice feature of Gotomy PC is its remote printing feature which allows you to print to either the remote or local computer. Citrix also provies free 24/7 support.


Mobile App: Yes


Pricing: Starts at 9.95 / month.


GotoMyPC Website

2. LogMein



LogMeIn Free offers free remote access to your computer so that you can stay connected while on the road. An advantage to using LogMeIn is that the software runs right within your web browser and only requires Javascript to run. This is helpful when you are using a public or work computer that may not allow you to install software on the computer.


Mobile App: Yes



LogMeIn Website

3. Crossloop



Crossloop is a remote access program that also allows users to share their screens with other users for support or collaboration purposes. Users can access their computers with one click allowing for quick access to your computer. Users can also reboot their computers remotely and the software will automatically reconnect.


Mobile App: Yes (Paid)


Pricing: Free – $5 /Month


Crossloop Website

4. Join.Me



Join.Me is a web based screensharing service from the folks at LogMEin. Join.Me is ideal for collaborating with othe users, conducting trainings or lending support. JoinME includes free audio calling and chat at no additional cost. In addition to screensharing , users can send files to other users. JoinMe is web based which means no additional software needs to be download in order for the service to work.


Mobile App: Yes (Paid Version)


Pricing: Free – $19.95 / month


Join.ME Website

5. Teamviewer



Teamviewer is an all in one solution for remote access and online meetings. Teamviewer works flawlessly behind most firewalls requiring no additional configuration. A great advantage of teamviewer is that it features a nice web interface which allows simple management of hosts. Teamviewer can also be used to host online meetings for collaboration and training.


Mobile App: Yes


Pricing: Free

TeamViewer Website