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1127 Ratings
125 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ConnectWise Control ranks higher in 1 feature set: Remote Administration

Remote Administration

8.0

Chrome Remote Desktop

80%
8.3

ConnectWise Control

83%
ConnectWise Control ranks higher in 8/14 features

Screen sharing

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
9.5
95%
584 Ratings

File transfer

7.5
75%
10 Ratings
8.4
84%
557 Ratings

Instant message

7.9
79%
6 Ratings
8.1
81%
491 Ratings

Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication

8.5
85%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
73 Ratings

Access to sleeping/powered-off computers

6.8
68%
8 Ratings
6.3
63%
303 Ratings

Over-the-Internet remote session

9.7
97%
18 Ratings
9.4
94%
590 Ratings

Initiate remote control from mobile

9.5
95%
16 Ratings
7.2
72%
381 Ratings

Remote management of servers & workstations

7.8
78%
16 Ratings
9.3
93%
506 Ratings

Remote Active Directory® management

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
167 Ratings

Centralized management dashboard

6.8
68%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
470 Ratings

Session record

6.8
68%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
309 Ratings

Annotations

8.4
84%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
258 Ratings

Monitoring and Alerts

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
6.8
68%
181 Ratings

Multi-platform remote control

6.6
66%
13 Ratings
8.8
88%
390 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Chrome Remote Desktop is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • ConnectWise Control is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • Chrome Remote Desktop and ConnectWise Control are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Chrome Remote Desktop

100%
18 Ratings
9.0

ConnectWise Control

90%
614 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

Chrome Remote Desktop

70%
2 Ratings
10.0

ConnectWise Control

100%
39 Ratings

Usability

9.9

Chrome Remote Desktop

99%
3 Ratings
9.3

ConnectWise Control

93%
43 Ratings

Availability

Chrome Remote Desktop

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

ConnectWise Control

100%
9 Ratings

Performance

Chrome Remote Desktop

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

ConnectWise Control

100%
17 Ratings

Support Rating

3.9

Chrome Remote Desktop

39%
14 Ratings
7.8

ConnectWise Control

78%
112 Ratings

Online Training

Chrome Remote Desktop

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

ConnectWise Control

75%
24 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Chrome Remote Desktop

100%
2 Ratings
10.0

ConnectWise Control

100%
40 Ratings

Product Scalability

Chrome Remote Desktop

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

ConnectWise Control

100%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Chrome Remote Desktop

It is well suited in cases where your company/organization is looking for a low/no cost remote desktop solution, or is looking for something that can be used by most anyone right away. Most organizations don't want things to be too complex, especially with a remote desktop solution, which is generally not very complex software to begin with. It would be less appropriate in cases where the company/organization has already purchased licensing for a commercial product, and/or has been heavily using a commercial product for some time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

We often need to create an ad-hoc session with a device that is not under our management. We find ourselves doing this more than ever in the COVID world. Many people are working from home on personal machines with their employer, our client's permission and we are facilitating more support for these personal machines. Connectwise Control [(formerly ScreenConnect)] gives us a robust resource to control the device, navigate anywhere we need, execute various commands, and engage in an on-screen chat with the client. The session is very simple to create and very user-friendly to initiate. We do not recommend it for Android, Apple, or Chromebook applications. There is little to no support for these platforms.
Eric Milles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • Unlike Microsoft's Remote Desktop, this program is the same across platforms, which is helpful for users.
  • This program also allows direct control over the desktop (like TeamViewer) and doesn't give you a simulated log on (like Remote Desktop). This is advantageous for seeing exactly what's on the screen but can make it a little laggy.
  • The interface is very nice and clear once it's set up. It's obvious which computer is which and it's just a couple of clicks from opening the program to a connection.
  • The mobile app is also really really well done.
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

  • The interface is easy to use and makes sense. It's easy to understand how to organize a large number of machines involving multiple clients. But, it's also applicable for smaller set of machines too.
  • The connection speed is very quick. I've used solutions in the past that take a variable amount of time to connect, or they just take a long time every time. Control is quick every time. It doesn't get in the way of being able to support the machines on the other end.
  • The connections are reliable. I haven't experienced random disconnects throughout hundreds of instances. It was a breath of fresh air coming from the previous solution we used. I consider Control a gold standard for what a great remote connection solution can be.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • The session can be seen on the screen of the workstation. Could be a privacy issue. It DOESN'T work like traditional RDP, much closer to a screen sharing support session.
  • There is no built in File Transfer. Its not a deal breaker, but definitely an annoyance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

  • I'd like to see the ability to selectively log off the remote machine via a button on the toolbar. Currently it's a setting to always lock on disconnect, or never lock on disconnect, requiring the tech to manually lock the machine if called for at the end of a session. Its a small time save that would add up!
  • The chat feature could be expanded to be a lot more useful. Allowing clients to start conversations, and have conversations ping an email address if no one is monitoring the dashboard would be extremely valuable.
  • Some clarity on licensing when providing host-passes to guest technicians would be a boon, especially for one-off support sessions with vendors.
Andrew Haskell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Chrome Remote Desktop

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

ConnectWise Control

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 7.0
Based on 2 answers
A very easy lightweight tool that is completely scalable and deployed via google admin platform. The tool is free to use and works extremely well with the chrome devices we currently have deployed. Any organization using chrome or google suites should look into this tool as it's much easier to use then other remote software in the market
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 10.0
Based on 39 answers
I would recommend this product for both internal remote control of end user workstations and remote access to other clients over the internet. It provides a secure and feature rich product that allows me to complete any necessary tasks without ever leaving the office. I will continue to renew as I'm eager to see what they do next. I would however wish the cloud service had a better API to work in conjunction with team collaboration or chat services to make it easier to connect with end users who use multiple workstations. (Slack or Stride provide this functionality)
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 9.9
Based on 3 answers
I would rarely give a 10 for usability to any tool, but Chrome Remote Desktop doesn't deserves 9 either :) I find all options easy to understand. I don't have to work my brain to understand how things work when using Chrome Remote Desktop.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 9.3
Based on 43 answers
On the whole SC is a very powerful tool that is a vital part of the IT service arsenal. On-site visits are an "emergency" only type of scenario. Just "showing your face" is not winning any browny points for me. If my client sees my face, it's usually just to upgrade hardware or to deal other aspects of business. SC provides me and my client the bulk of the info I need to get projects done.
Sam Segura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 10.0
Based on 9 answers
In my 5 years of using the product, I am only aware of one time when the service was down and is was due to a backbone outage upstream.
Eric Milles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 10.0
Based on 17 answers
It performs well. It also has full control over windows security and does not get hung up like GoToMeeting when trying to install remote software at the prompt to install as admin / override. I have used TeamViewer, WebEx, LogMeIn and GoToMeeting. This is by far the best at spontaneous, remote control. It is also very easy to get a novice user connected to the session.
Tresha Ivey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 3.9
Based on 14 answers
The only support I ever accessed were help files and web tutorials. I never tried to access personal support, mostly because I don't believe much of it is available. As a free service, my expectations for support are pretty low; that said, Chrome Remote Desktop is easy enough to configure and troubleshoot even with limited technical knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.8
Based on 112 answers
There have been two times when something has went wrong and I needed immediate assistance in order to be able to use Screenconnect to be able to help clients and response has not been immediate. The response time has been within 24 hours. Both times if there had been easier to navigate self help I would have been able to help myself. With better self help and a speedier response it would definitely be a 10 as they always respond and help. Just a little more difficult or slow than it should be at times
Bradley Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.5
Based on 24 answers
I find ScreenConnect to be very simple and effective overall, with the main problem being that a number of my clients can't download the app due to existing firewalls and so on. Otherwise it does its job well, and I'm happy with it.
Michael Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 10.0
Based on 2 answers
None, its quick and easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 10.0
Based on 40 answers
ConnectWise has done everything they could to help us in any situation. Great support team and their new updates are always providing features that we need. Its a simple solution that works the way we need it to. Their legacy pricing model is still much better than their subscription based model however it is still fair pricing
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop seems to be a an easy to use and efficient program. Such as TeamViewer, however TeamViewer offers more program features such as able to control a device's function (shutting down, restarting, audio input, cmd etc). With those added program features I believe Chrome Remote Desktop can almost be up to par with TeamViewer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

I have worked with Citrix, AnyDesk, LogMeIn, VNC Connect, and many others.I ultimately installed ConnectWise as a self-hosted solution, based on the incredible list of features and capabilities, and the pricing at the time. I continue to use the product as it is still one of the best solutions out there and is certainly capable of growing and expanding to meet the needs of my business.
Jonathan Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 10.0
Based on 17 answers
This is a great product and works whether you have 5 devices or you have 1000 devices. I love the extra features like being able to restart and get back on the remote computer. It also very easy to use and is very secure. I would recommend this to anyone doing remote support.
Riccardo Francese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • Using Chrome Remote Desktop, we've saved money on remote desktop software.
  • Using Chrome Remote Desktop, we've saved money by not needing to purchase additional hardware (monitors).
  • Using Chrome Remote Desktop has improved the productivity of my organization by allowing employees to work from anywhere.
Allen Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Control

  • Instead of waiting 30+ seconds to initiate sessions, they initiate and display a desktop in two or three seconds. The amount of frustration this avoids is immeasurable.
  • Once installed it doesn't need more handholding, i.e., having the remote enter a username/password. It is always just there.
Mike Vaughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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