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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.1 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.
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VNC Connect

VNC Connect works really well on computers connected both within the same local area network and when located outside the office connected via the internet. With VNC Connect, you can remotely access a computer and perform all functions as if you're sitting right in front of it. It also can be used as a training tool to show the person sitting at the computer the steps to take to execute and perform a task. I would not use VNC Connect to remotely access a computer that has the screen left on to perform confidential tasks on it that I don't want others to visually see. Unfortunately, there isn't a method like when you are using Windows Remote Desktop Services where the screen is blanked out to prevent others from viewing your connection.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

Chrome Remote Desktop
7.9
VNC Connect
7.6
Screen sharing
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.9
VNC Connect
9.6
File transfer
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.2
VNC Connect
7.9
Instant message
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.3
VNC Connect
7.7
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.0
VNC Connect
8.9
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.2
VNC Connect
7.5
Over-the-Internet remote session
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.5
VNC Connect
9.2
Initiate remote control from mobile
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.3
VNC Connect
7.6
Remote management of servers & workstations
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.5
VNC Connect
4.7
Remote Active Directory® management
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.1
VNC Connect
Centralized management dashboard
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.9
VNC Connect
7.6
Session record
Chrome Remote Desktop
6.6
VNC Connect
7.0
Annotations
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.3
VNC Connect
5.5
Monitoring and Alerts
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.5
VNC Connect
7.0
Multi-platform remote control
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.2
VNC Connect
8.0

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.
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VNC Connect

  • Visually see their computer screens and the information needed to properly respond to their questions.
  • Transfer files that I might need to work on their financial statements and corporation income tax returns or other reports that they may require. Also to upload files from my computer to update their records.
  • Help train clients to use their own accounting software appropriately while having them see first hand on their screens the use of the software interface and how the data is entered and processed by their software.
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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.
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VNC Connect

  • Its a pretty straight forward product - I would like to see more tools with a "wow" factor.
  • Panel colors are blah - I would like more eye-catching colors.
  • A more consistent look with all platforms - like Mac & PC.
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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
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VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 8 answers
VNC is a solid product for the price. It simply works and its reliable across different platforms. Some products state they work well in the Mac environment but don't deliver. This one does what it says. Connections are reliable, but of course, this depends on internet connections. The product works well over wireless connections as well. It delivers on what a remote tool should deliver on. My technicians are happy with the product and customers appreciate the ease of use when letting us connect to their systems. Some also appreciate the remote support while they are multi-task.
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Usability

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 9.3
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.
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VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 3 answers
VNC Connect is a solid product and our techs are very confident that they can get the job done using it. Reliability is key for us since we have a small support team and many users to support. It also helps keep us in the background more allowing the end-users to multi-task. VNC supports our goal of providing quick and efficient services.
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Support

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 6.6
Based on 6 answers
While I haven't needed to contact Chrome Remote Desktop directly, I have googled the internet to find out how to perform certain tasks on Chrome Remote Desktop and easily found the info I was searching for as Chrome Remote Desktop is a very popular program used by many people and there is plenty of information out there.
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VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
VNC Connect is a reliable product that has been around for a long time. It is reasonably priced and works well in the Mac & PC environment. When you have a small team that supports many users we need tools that we can rely upon and that will get the job done on the first try. Many customers appreciate the quick assistance and can multi-task while our team works on their computer issues remotely. From a customer service point of view, this tool gives us transparency and efficient effectiveness.
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Online Training

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
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VNC Connect

VNC Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The training is very informative, quick and to the point. All of the details one would need are present so the user doesn't have to go searching for additional information just to use the application. The layout of the training was also neat and concise, some of the other training sessions for other companies I've done in the past were confusing and not well thought out, this one is much more superior
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Implementation

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 10.0
Based on 1 answer
None, its quick and easy
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VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No problem at all, love the product.
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Alternatives Considered

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is much more user-friendly that Symantec Endpoint Protection. Support is marginally better with Chrome as well.Symantec's solution is hard to set up and admin, it also uses a lot of memory that can only be freed with rebooting. The downside to memory usage I suppose can be offset by encryption gains.
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VNC Connect

If you do not have a working internet connection, you can rule LogMeIn out as it is not a viable solution! NetSupport is fairly more advanced and has many more capabilities that VNC does not support so this is not a fair comparison!
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Return on Investment

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • The biggest positive impact has been cost savings. There is no cost to install/use it
  • It is available across a wide range of devices, which in any organization, there are already a host of all kinds of different devices that people use, so most anyone can utilize it on the device that they have
  • It helps to save time from the IT department/technician point of view, since they really don't have to take the time to train users in how to use the software. It also saves the IT department time in not having to read through documentation to try and get the software to work
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VNC Connect

  • VNC Connect has had a positive impact/ROI on our business objectives. Without using VNC Connect, we would have had to hire additional technicians and network admins to keep up with the volume of work. It has been a real benefit to keeping costs down as we do our best to control costs being a public sector government agency.
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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

VNC Connect

General

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

VNC Connect Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$401
Enterprise$551
  1. per remote computer
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Chrome Remote Desktop
8.8
VNC Connect
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Chrome Remote Desktop
7.0
VNC Connect
8.0

Usability

Chrome Remote Desktop
9.3
VNC Connect
8.0

Support

Chrome Remote Desktop
6.6
VNC Connect
8.0

Online Training

Chrome Remote Desktop
VNC Connect
7.0

Implementation

Chrome Remote Desktop
10.0
VNC Connect
8.0

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