RemotePC vs. ShowMyPC

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
RemotePC
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
RemotePC is a remote access solution that allows consumers, businesses and IT professionals to access and control their PCs & Macs remotely from any device including iOS/Android. Connect to remote computers to work from home or anywhere. RemotePC lets the user access remote computers directly via the web, with no software installation required. Includes plans for consumers, small businesses, and large enterprises. IT Technicians can take advantage of RemotePC HelpDesk to connect…
$39.50
per year 1 License, 2 Computers
ShowMyPC
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
ShowMyPC is a web conferencing and remote administration and help / support tool from the small company of the same name in San Francisco, California.
$14
per month
Pricing
RemotePCShowMyPC
Editions & Modules
Consumer
$39.50
per year 2 computers
SOHO
$59.50
per year 5 computers
SOHO
$79.50
per year 10 computers
HelpDesk
$99.50
per year unlimited computers
Team
$299.50
per year 50 computers
Enterprise
$599.50
per year 100 computers
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RemotePCShowMyPC
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsRemotePC offers regular first year discounts for all plans.
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Community Pulse
RemotePCShowMyPC
Top Pros

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Features
RemotePCShowMyPC
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
RemotePC
9.4
20 Ratings
13% above category average
ShowMyPC
7.4
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Screen sharing9.620 Ratings10.02 Ratings
File transfer9.616 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Instant message9.510 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session9.720 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile9.213 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations9.714 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management8.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard9.19 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Session record9.610 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Annotations9.46 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control9.613 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
mRemoteNG
mRemoteNG
Score 9.3 out of 10
mRemoteNG
mRemoteNG
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Desktop Services
Score 9.0 out of 10
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Desktop Services
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
RemotePCShowMyPC
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(21 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
RemotePCShowMyPC
Likelihood to Recommend
IDrive
RemotePC is very well suited for remote administration and remote access to own PC's. Larger scale implementations might require integration and gateway server. Mobile access best requires a tablet however without a mouse navigation can be cumbersome. Multiple connections on one PC seems currently not supported so a one on one link for the time being
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ShowMyPc.com
If you need unattended remote access, you will need one of the paid plans, so for a quick always on remote support option, [ShowMyPC] may not be the best suited. If security is an issue and your client's compliance rules won't allow always on remote access, then ShowMyPC is probably the best on-[the]-fly remote access on the market. On demand access is always free and can be done via browser or via a very small client download.
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Pros
IDrive
  • It installs well using common sense (which is not common)
  • It is easy to use
  • It is easy to setup unique encryption keys for maximum security for each system in your dashboard
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ShowMyPc.com
  • Easy access to help with software issues.
  • Technical support
  • Access to Remote desktop control
  • Recording sessions for paper trails
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Cons
IDrive
  • It would be good if the software can display the status of the remote computer, such as whether it is in an active session, in the login screen.
  • No disable for RemotePC Host without knowing the password.
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ShowMyPc.com
  • Free level should have automatic reconnect on reboot
  • Being a remote access only software pricing plans could be better
  • Branding should be allowed on lower plans
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Likelihood to Renew
IDrive
I still find value in this tool. If I needed to increase computers supported, I would need to revaluate pricing concerns.
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ShowMyPc.com
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Usability
IDrive
Pretty easy to setup and use. Get up and running and support users.
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ShowMyPc.com
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Alternatives Considered
IDrive
Although TeamViewer stands as the top product for remote support, the same goes for its pricing. A small business like ours wouldn't be able to afford software like TeamViewer and we would never be using most of its features. On the other end, Splashtop is an affordable option, but its deployment is a little too complicated. RemotePC was our choice, with an easy deployment process and a pricing program that's easy to understand and within our budget.
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ShowMyPc.com
ShowMyPC lags behind its competition when it comes to usability and smoothness in operations, its UI on the web is complicated and seems out of place. The high point of this product is its customer service provided through chat support for any issues which is instant. The product also lacks integration with rd party CSPs for file sharing and it does not have a MAC client which works against it.
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Return on Investment
IDrive
  • reduced downtime with quick integration
  • ability to quickly access a remote computer, even when you don't have ready access to your own system. Any computer will work in a pinch :)
  • multi platform support simplifies interaction between various operating systems.
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ShowMyPc.com
  • The on-demand access is free - can't get a better ROI than that
  • Plans are relatively inexpensive - as long as you are not managing large amounts of devices
  • Having a go to remote access solution that enables clients to control access is priceless
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