Free Vnc Client For Mac

Simple, secure, ready-to-use remote access software for professionals and enterprises. Toolkits and solutions for integrating secure, real-time remote access. VNC® Viewer Plus. Lights-out remote access for Intel Core vPro computers. The TightVNC Server and Viewer use special data encoding techniques designed to.

Multiple OS
19.7 MB

To get started, download RealVNC to the computer you want to control, install it, and choose a license. Then, download VNC Viewer to the computer you wish to exercise control from. Note if you are connecting over the Internet, you may also need to configure your network.

Cross-platform remote control

Enable connections to be established between computers running an unrivalled mix of Windows, Mac OS X, UNIX, and Linux operating systems.

VNC authentication

Prevent unauthorized access with a password specific to VNC. Note passwords are always encrypted, even if encryption is turned off or not supported.

128-bit AES encryption

Encrypt connections using 128-bit AES, for high performance encryption. This means that all data transmitted in either direction while connections are in progress—keystrokes and mouse movements made by users; screen captures sent back in order to display the desktop—are resistant to packet sniffing and tampering, man-in-the-middle attacks, and other malicious eavesdropping.

System authentication

Authorize users to connect using the already-familiar credentials of their own user accounts on a computer. Note passwords are always encrypted, even if encryption is turned off or not supported.

Optimized performance

Patented algorithms for encoding screen data enable the user experience to be as seamless as your network connection will allow.


Enable connected users to print files directly to printers connected to their own computers.

File transfer

Enable connected users to transfer files in either direction, and also share with other users connected at the same time.


Enable connected users to chat to other users connected at the same time, or with a host computer user.

Dedicated support channel

Get help when you need it, and in addition receive free upgrades for the duration of the contract. On expiry, you can renew for a competitive fee to continue receiving help and upgrades.

256-bit AES encryption

Encrypt connections using ultra-secure 256-bit AES, for ultra-high performance encryption. This means that all data transmitted in either direction while connections are in progress—keystrokes and mouse movements made by users; screen captures sent back in order to display the desktop—are resistant to packet sniffing and tampering, man-in-the-middle attacks, and other malicious eavesdropping.


Single sign-on authentication

Automatically authorize users to connect using the credentials they have already entered to log on to their own computers. Note all computers must be in a managed network environment, with (for example) a Kerberos authentication server.

Powerful deployment tool

Windows only (other platforms coming soon). Deploy, install, and license VNC on computers from a central location. Configure VNC from a management console (for example, to change authentication or encryption settings).

What's New:

Basic remote control for individual private use. Contains no session encryption and none of the premium features contained within Personal and Enterprise. Cross-platform remote control. VNC authentication.

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Remote Desktop clients/software lets you remotely view and control a computer from another. Distance is not a factor here. You can remotely control a computer in Seoul or Ankara from Kampala or anywhere else in the world and vice versa as if it were right in front of you. But for this wizardry can go down, you first need to install some software on both the Host (a computer you are remotely controlling) and the Client (you).

Most operating systems have a native Remote Desktop client already installed. Among these you will find Windows Remote Desktop on Windows machines, Remmina on Linux distros, and Mac’s Screen Sharing feature which is essentially just another Remote Desktop client.

Of these, only Windows Remote Desktop can claim to be multi-platform. It works just as well on Macs and is free to download from the iTunes store. It’s also one way to remotely connect a Mac to a Windows machine. Be sure to check these clients out before venturing further.

There is literally hundreds of Remote Desktop software out there, many free and just as many paid clients. The criteria we used to zero down these 5 Remote Desktop software boils down to which ones support all three operating systems at the same time. That’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. But we do love a challenge. This is what we have come up with:

Remote Desktop software for Windows, Mac & Linux


Teamviewer is hands down the most popular Remote Desktop client for remote support and remote management. No expert computer knowledge is required which makes it the perfect tool for most users. Setting up is as easy as ABC. All you need to do is download the app both ends, after which you log in using your partner’s ID and password. Teamviewer supports most platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Blackberry, name it.

They have a full version with a ton of features for power users such as file transfer, collaboration, online meetings, video and voice calls, chat, Wake-on-LAN and more. From our observations through the free home version is adequate for your old-fashioned Remote Desktop needs.


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NoMachine is another free Remote Desktop client which is a truly multi-platform built around NX technology, a proprietary compression protocol for remote computer access. Supported platforms include Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi, and even ARM. NoMachine has perhaps has the most beautiful user interface of all the Remote Desktop clients we have seen. Feature-wise, it goes head-to-head with Teamviewer that we are torn choosing which one we like more. NoMachine

NoMachine lets you securely troubleshoot problems, collaborate with others on projects, share files, and even record what you are doing. You can remotely access your software and also peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, flash drives and others and even print documents or do it on a local device.

Enterprise clients can make use of NoMachine’s Cloud and Terminal Servers to fast track productivity. Corporations, scientific and research organisations privately and securely store their sensitive data on the cloud with centralised remote access management.



AnyDesk follows the same script as NoMachine and Teamviewer down to the multi-platform-ness. The remote desktop client works on Linux, Windows, Mac OS, FreeBSD, Android and iOS. one, you can comfortably run a desktop app or even a portable version on a flash drive. You get the usual Banking-standard TLS 1.2 encryption technology, real-time collaboration, built-in file transfer, recording sessions and what not.

AnyDesk’s claim to fame is how lightweight it is and its data-saving features. The setup file is only 2MB, believe it or not. AnyDesk also uses its own proprietary software, DeskRT, that compresses images to reduce latency while transferring up to 60fps on any network. Moreover, AnyDesk claims excellent bandwidth efficiency. It would still work at about a bandwidth as low as 100 kbps.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop clients don’t get any easier than Chrome Remote Desktop. Google made it an extension you download from the Chrome Webstore that lets you remotely access any other computer running Google Chrome. It runs entirely within the browser and it’s fully multi-platform in case you were wondering. It just works.

On the downside, Chrome Remote Desktop doesn’t yet support file sharing or chatting like the other clients. The best you can do is remote support and management. If that’s what you wanted to do anyway, let’s no reason why you can’t use it. It beats having to install yet another software on your system.

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VNC Connect

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Last on our list is Real VNC’s VNC Connect (Client-side). As with the other Remote Desktops, a companion VNC Viewer (Host-side) has to be installed. Unlike the other Remote Desktop clients, Real VNC chose to split their software two ways. It can be a bit confusing. VNC Connect/Viewer supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX.


The home use version is limited to 5 remote computers and 3 users. VNC Connect doesn’t offer as many features as other Remote Desktop clients. The real magic starts happening when you go Pro and Enterprise. You get Team management capabilities and a dedicated support channel, Multi-factor and system authentication, printing, file transfer, chat and even more features once you go Enterprise.

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