Apple Remote Desktop vs. Getscreen.me

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apple Remote Desktop
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Apple Remote Desktop (ARD), from Apple, is a remote administration tool for managing Apple computers running OS X across a network.N/A
Getscreen.me
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Getscreen.me is a cloud-based software for administration, technical support and remote work. Service provides remote desktop access from a browser, without any installation. It has permanent access and boasts quick support and instantaneous connection, with computers in the user's personal cabinet. The service works over the HTTPS protocol, which includes AES encryption.
$0
per user
Pricing
Apple Remote DesktopGetscreen.me
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
Standard
$5
per month per user
Advanced
$80
per year per user
Enterprise
$100
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apple Remote DesktopGetscreen.me
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details16% discount with an annual subscription
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Features
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Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
Apple Remote Desktop
8.0
25 Ratings
3% below category average
Getscreen.me
9.4
20 Ratings
13% above category average
Screen sharing8.925 Ratings9.720 Ratings
File transfer9.024 Ratings9.319 Ratings
Instant message9.320 Ratings9.716 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers7.219 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session9.019 Ratings9.719 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile7.06 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations8.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard8.516 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Session record7.39 Ratings9.516 Ratings
Annotations7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control6.37 Ratings9.815 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apple Remote DesktopGetscreen.me
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(25 ratings)
9.8
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apple Remote DesktopGetscreen.me
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
For a small deployment of macOS, I can see where Apple Remote Desktop could suffice. I can see where a company that is strapped for cash could benefit from a knowledgeable employee using it to automate some tasks. I am not comfortable giving an estimate number-wise. For a large deployment of macOS or iOS, this would be a very inappropriate tool. There are far too many obstacles for an app like Apple Remote Desktop to successfully manage a large fleet of macOS computers or really any number of iOS devices. You simply need an MDM solution in this day and age. This will become increasingly necessary, even in small numbers, but MDM providers have started to provide solutions for customers in these situations.
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Getscreen.me
As long as there is internet connectivity, Getscreen.me is useful for connecting to your desktop or a server in order to work remotely. An example would be a dedicated machine for rendering video. We use Getscreen.me to log in and start the render. Connecting to a client desktop to provide on system support. There is the ability to log and record activity when the application is used, this would be helpful for monitoring activity of a remote desktop tech support team. Reporting is basic but provides enough information to track interactions.
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Pros
Apple
  • Automator Actions: This is a very cool feature and cost saving as it reduces human effort by automating the workflow of tasks.
  • Curtain Mode: This lets you block your local user's view of the desktop while performing administrative tasks.
  • Spotlight Search: It can perform lightning fast searches on machines using the spotlight search feature of OS X and thus saves a lot of time.
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Getscreen.me
  • easy connection to new clients - both one time use and permanent
  • keep computers organized
  • support remote users from any device - even a cell phone with ease
  • multiple users with different subsets of computers
  • file sharing
  • block remote keyboard and mouse / monitor if needed
  • connection log
  • custom branding and personalized quick connection link
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Cons
Apple
  • I would like to see more included Unix scrips that can be pushed to clients.
  • Inclusion of a way to remote control or screen share with Windows machines would be useful, as I manage a handful of Windows machines. While this would be possible using VNC on the Windows machines, including the ability to connect using Windows terminal connections would be awesome, for me.
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Getscreen.me
  • Speed - the Getscreen.me solution is an all round winner - however I find that there is a slight lag when controlling a remote PC mouse - compared to the competitors products. If this can be improved on - the GETSCREEN.ME get a 10 out of 10 from us!
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Likelihood to Renew
Apple
We use it on a daily basis and works well in our environment and could see how other Apple owned organizations would benefit.
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Getscreen.me
Value for money - Getscreen.me stands above the rest!
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Usability
Apple
The user interface is amazing. You don't have to dig in to look for options. It's not overwhelming and yet a powerful utility.
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Getscreen.me
The app interface will be familiar to someone has used other remote desktop applications such as TeamViewer. The connection is smooth but performance will vary dependent on Internet bandwidth. Some of the problems we ran into were the white label options. Reading the instructions quickly resolved any setup problems we had. To note, the app (as of this review) does not allow white label branding of the internal dashboard.
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Support Rating
Apple
Apple support is great.
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Getscreen.me
When I did reach out at the early days of using Getscreen.me I got a pretty prompt response, and all of my questions were answered. Since then, I have never needed to contact support. This is a GOOD thing!
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Implementation Rating
Apple
Very quick and easy install with no real issues
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Getscreen.me
Easy, fast and worked every time to date!
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
I use TeamViewer with users who are having trouble connecting to the VPN. I think TeamViewer is a good alternative when ARD isn't working. However supporting the number of users we support, TeamViewer can come with a pretty hefty price tag.
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Getscreen.me
In my experience, Getscreen.me stacks up very well against other remote desktop software like TeamViewer and AnyDesk. One of the things I appreciate most about Getscreen.me is its competitive pricing. Compared to other remote control services like TeamViewer or AnyDesk, I find that Getscreen.me offers fantastic value for money.In terms of functionality, Getscreen.me has all the features I need, including cross-platform access, file transfer, and remote control. I also find the quick access function to be incredibly useful, as it allows me to connect to a remote computer in just two clicks.
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • Apple Remote Desktop has a positive return on investment because for the expense to the school, the value it brings to teachers is important. The return on improved student performance is very difficult to measure financially, but there is a definite return.
  • The overall objective of education is to increase student learning, ARD does that phenomenally. Parents see the tool used and are impressed at what the capabilities of the tool can do and how it impacts how active their students are as well as how well they can learn.
  • One negative impact is that teachers rely too much on this tool rather than on actually teaching sometimes.
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Getscreen.me
  • Cheap cost - I got it on Appsumo with no monthly fee.
  • The freedom to solve issues for transport companies given the high amount of data and control.
  • It works 100% of the time. There's never been any downtime from experience.
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