Chrome Remote Desktop vs. GoToMyPC

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chrome Remote Desktop
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Chrome Remote Desktop from Google is a cross-platform remote administration and remote desktop tool that requires the Chrome browser and an extension.N/A
GoToMyPC
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
GoToMyPC is a remote administration offering from GoTo (formerly LogMeIn) with mobile deployment to work on files, programs, and networks from home or while traveling.N/A
Pricing
Chrome Remote DesktopGoToMyPC
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Chrome Remote DesktopGoToMyPC
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Chrome Remote DesktopGoToMyPC
Considered Both Products
Chrome Remote Desktop

No answer on this topic

GoToMyPC
Chose GoToMyPC
Connection is not the same. GoToMyPC has a stronger connection compared to Chrome remote. I feel that GoToMyPC is very reliable and secure. I can access remote desktops and share or sync files through the app’s web browser on any device, not sure about the competitor but, I …
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Features
Chrome Remote DesktopGoToMyPC
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.3
18 Ratings
12% below category average
GoToMyPC
9.4
91 Ratings
13% above category average
Screen sharing8.917 Ratings9.361 Ratings
File transfer7.110 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Instant message7.66 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication8.04 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers5.18 Ratings9.643 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.018 Ratings9.675 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile10.016 Ratings9.448 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations7.116 Ratings9.349 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management7.15 Ratings9.122 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard5.19 Ratings10.026 Ratings
Session record5.16 Ratings10.023 Ratings
Annotations8.05 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts8.05 Ratings9.318 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control5.713 Ratings9.123 Ratings
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User Ratings
Chrome Remote DesktopGoToMyPC
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(18 ratings)
9.4
(94 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.9
(3 ratings)
8.7
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
3.8
(7 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Chrome Remote DesktopGoToMyPC
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
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.
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
I think GoToMyPC is well-suited for any scenario I have encountered, although I only have experience using it in a small firm setting. Otherwise, for working from home and traveling or file retrieval, it has proved more than adequate. I have not encountered a scenario that I thought was less than appropriate.
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Pros
Google
  • 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.
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
  • I am able to easily access both of my home monitors on GoToMyPC by simply clicking on a slider bar.
  • I have access to all of my drives and programs as if I were sitting in my office.
  • GoToMyPC allows me to print to my office printers so I can complete paperwork and print it for my colleagues back in the office to use.
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Cons
Google
  • 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.
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
  • Transfer or copy files from the computer drive (c drive) to your active desktop file folders.
  • The ability to set your own "Time Out" too often I have to log back in if switching between computer screens.
  • Easier way to print documents to printers not connected to the computer being accessed.
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
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
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
I have been using GotomyPC for 20 years and it's gotten better with time. It's the best remote app that I've tried. The others were harder to use and not as functional. It allows us to work from anywhere just as if we were in the office. Even being able to print to my remote location is a wonderful way of doing work. I don't have to drag it to my remote device, It will just print without any hassle
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Usability
Google
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.
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
Really easy to use-even if you forget your password frequently like me. The reset password feature is not cumbersome and does not require phoning Customer Service. Just a few clicks and a bit of creativity to come up with a new password. I like this "easy button" approach. Definitely recommend.
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Reliability and Availability
Google
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
I've never had a problem unless the host computer itself is having an issue - such as being off line.
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Performance
Google
No answers on this topic
GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
Everything loads quickly. The only lag has been when our internet provider didn't fix our connection. Once that was resolved, no problems.
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Support Rating
Google
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.
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
I have never had to contact support. The product is so easy to use I have not needed help (yet). But if I had to contact them, I am sure they would be just as great to work with as the product itself is.
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Implementation Rating
Google
None, its quick and easy
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
It set up quickly and assigning log ins to various computers was simple. I don't think you need many insights into the product. It's easy to implement and easy to use. Since it's a work tool, it needs be that way. I wouldn't want the tool to have any learning curve when some of the people using it are not tech savvy. They are accessing their work computers for files or to work on apps that their remote devices might not have loaded.
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Alternatives Considered
Google
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.
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
I recently started having problems with Splashtop - slow response/freezes/drops, and after troubleshooting everything
internet and hardware related, decided to check out GoToMyPC as one step
in troubleshooting. GoToMyPC has better response
time and has been more reliable. So far I am pleased with the switch with just a couple of minor matters mentioned earlier in review.
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Scalability
Google
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
I can use it on all of my devices - even my Galaxy phone. Once you log into your device, you work on it as if you were physically in front of it. Not much complexity in that. If you can work on your own device, you can work on it through another device - even a phone.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • 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.
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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
  • Increased productivity since I can access remotely
  • Ability to use my laptop making my desktop a mobile workstation
  • Ability to provide answers at closed-door meetings about budgeting, expenses, invoices without needing to leave the room to look it up on my desktop.
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