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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

Remote Desktop Manager

If you have lots of servers to manage, lots of credentials, different protocols, documents, other files, and need a single tool to manage it, this is the tool. Active Directory integrated, user and groups permissions, audit everything, keep data in encrypted files or in a database, customize everything, even the installer,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

Chrome Remote Desktop
8.6
Remote Desktop Manager
8.7
Screen sharing
Chrome Remote Desktop
9.2
Remote Desktop Manager
8.4
File transfer
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.8
Remote Desktop Manager
9.3
Instant message
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.6
Remote Desktop Manager
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Chrome Remote Desktop
9.0
Remote Desktop Manager
8.4
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.8
Remote Desktop Manager
8.7
Over-the-Internet remote session
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.8
Remote Desktop Manager
7.6
Initiate remote control from mobile
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.8
Remote Desktop Manager
9.2
Remote management of servers & workstations
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.3
Remote Desktop Manager
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
Chrome Remote Desktop
9.3
Remote Desktop Manager
10.0
Centralized management dashboard
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.1
Remote Desktop Manager
9.3
Session record
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.5
Remote Desktop Manager
7.2
Annotations
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.3
Remote Desktop Manager
7.6
Monitoring and Alerts
Chrome Remote Desktop
9.2
Remote Desktop Manager
8.2
Multi-platform remote control
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.8
Remote Desktop Manager
9.9

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

Remote Desktop Manager

  • Customer service delivery, whereby you can connect to clients to assist and resolve an incident.
  • Working from home logging onto office based machine.
  • It helps to attend to a problem more quickly, thereby saving the cost of relocation and commuting to distant places.
  • Speed and cost elements are critical here.
Emeka Obinnwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • I like this software in general very much. The only problem is that there are times when the ram consumption of my computer increases too much, for a few seconds. This causes my computer and connection to freeze. It is not completely stable.
Isabella Houghton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

  • I would like to see advanced auditing in the Devolution's drive data source like there are in some of the others. But that's just something I'd like to see, it doesn't hinder my using the app.
  • I would love to see even more addons available from even more software and service developers, but again the addon manager is great already so it's not a hindrance what so ever.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I've been using RDM for about 10 years now. I started with the free version, which I used for a few years, and eventually switched to the Enterprise version. I can never go back now! I use this tool for everything and cannot see doing my job without it! Whenever we have someone new come in or bring in a vendor/contractor, they always ask me what RDP tool I'm using. Once I explain about it's features and all, they're usually instantly sold on it. :)
Ben Liebowitz | 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

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I use this tool for almost everything in my day to day job. I launch the VMware VI Client from RDM. I launch vSphere Web Client Sessions from RDM. I RDP from RDM. Access Dell iDRAC and HP iLO via RDM, as well as Cisco UCS Manager and iKVM. I have saved SSH Sessions to my VMware hosts. I have URLs saved to get to things like IPAM, etc
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 5.0
Based on 10 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

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 9.0
Based on 9 answers
I've never had to use support as I've never had an issue. That said, you can open a support ticket right from the UI. The user forums are active, and there are thousands of threads covering many topics. Very easy to get support if needed. This is an easy ten.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 10.0
Based on 1 answer
None, its quick and easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The implementation was completely successful. We had no issues!
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chrome Remote Desktop

I've used TeamViewer, AnyDesk, Go to My PC, and Microsoft Remote Desktop to access PCs remotely. Chrome Remote Desktop is one of the best remote desktop programs. The other programs are more expensive and provide fewer features than Chrome Remote Desktop. It is much easier to switch among multiple PCs using Chrome Remote Desktop than some of the other mentioned programs.
Allen Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager was the best product and most useful when compared to the others we used/tested. There are so many more features available within the product, as well as a low entry point from a cost perspective. None of the other products met our needs fully.
Chris Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • Chrome licensing is better priced than MS, so this is positive.
  • Utilizing multiple desktops to submit and monitor long-running batch jobs reduces the need for only 1 desktop to submit and admin job scheduling, this is also a positive.
  • Patching is a negative, it is too often and too time-consuming.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

  • We are using the free version so ROI is instant.
  • If we were to purchase it though, I would estimate ROI to be very quick as it allows me to jump on a server very quickly in response to customer needs
Charles Eichelberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Chrome Remote Desktop

Pricing Details

Chrome Remote Desktop

General

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

Chrome Remote Desktop Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Remote Desktop Manager

General

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

Remote Desktop Manager Editions & Modules

Edition
Single User Subscribtion199.991
Site4999.992
CountryContact Us3
GlobalContact Us4
  1. Per Named User
  2. Unlimited Users, Single Site
  3. Unlimited Users, Multiple Sites, Single Country
  4. Unlimited Users, Multiple Sites, Worldwide
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Chrome Remote Desktop
9.4
Remote Desktop Manager
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Chrome Remote Desktop
7.0
Remote Desktop Manager
9.1

Usability

Chrome Remote Desktop
9.9
Remote Desktop Manager
8.2

Support Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop
5.0
Remote Desktop Manager
9.0

Implementation Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop
10.0
Remote Desktop Manager
9.1

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