RemotePC review

Be more productive from any location using the power of RemotePC

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TechRadar Verdict

One of the best things about RemotePC is its affordability factor. You can tap into al of its power tools and enjoy the convenience of using a remote desktop arrangement, and all for little in the way of outlay. Despite that, RemotePC is still potent enough to meet the needs of most business users.

Pros

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    Keen pricing

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    Scalable packages

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    Easy to use

Cons

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    Less suitable for large corporates

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    Mobile options could be improved

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When it comes to the best remote desktop software (opens in new tab) you’ve got plenty of options at your disposal, including RemotePC (opens in new tab). This is a package that comes with affordable plans, which can be scaled up as needed. There are plenty of business-focused features, along with potent security too. RemotePC is, therefore, ideally suited to business needing to manage their remote desktop connections. 

While Remote covers a lot of bases, you’ll want to be sure that it’s a good fit for your business. So, read on down the page to discover what RemotePC has to offer, including its core features and functions. We’ve also taken a look at the latest deals on pricing too.

The default app interface for RemotePC

The default app interface for RemotePC (Image credit: Image credit: iDrive)

RemotePC review: Plans and pricing

RemotePC currently has five different plans to choose from, which means that there should be something for almost any kind of business user. Things actually kick off with a budget Consumer deal, which is just $19.50 a year and offers a one user license and access to one computer.

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Plans to fit every business size and budget. (Image credit: RemotePC)

Next up is another Consumer bundle, which costs $39.50 a year for one user license and access to two computers. The Soho package is $79.50 a year and offers unlimited user licences and access to ten computers. Get the Team bundle and you’ll pay $299.50 a year and that offers unlimited user licenses and access to fifty computers. 

The Enterprise package rounds it out with a $599.50 annual cost and delivers unlimited user licenses, plus access to 100 computers. RemotePC also runs regular deals on all these packages, so dip into the site and you’ll probably be able to make additional savings.

RemotePC review: Features and utilities

One thing RemotePC is known for is its ability to stay current thanks to regular updates, all of which make it easier to enjoy streamlined remote access. The other bonus is that RemotePC is universally accessible and can be run on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices too. That makes it a great one-stop solution if you’re looking to streamline workflow activities.

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View, manage, and control multiple workstations. (Image credit: RemotePC)

While RemotePC is keenly priced, it doesn't skimp on features and functions either. There are plenty of tools on-board and they're really easy to use too, which is always a boon for the less technically minded folk working within many businesses. 

You definitely get a very streamlined remote access experience. Inside the package there are plenty of communication tools that can be used as options for collaboration with your colleagues. These include the likes of a live chat box option and integrated whiteboard. There’s a Meeting tool too, which is RemotePC’s own video conferencing software.

Remote PC: Setup

Alongside the competitive pricing you’ll find that RemotePC is very straightforward to download and subsequently configure. Once you’ve done the download, you’ll need to enter login credentials. From there, RemotePC can be accessed from any device connected to the internet, using a simple-but-effective web dashboard.

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Set up multiple computers and users with advanced management tools. (Image credit: RemotePC)

Adding to the appeal is the way that you can add more computers as needed using always-on remote access. This is simple too, with users having to download the app on their chosen device and then adding basic configuration details. From there, the added devices can be accessed from the main computer or mobile device. There’s an attended access option too, which lets you log into machines that are only needed on an occasional basis.

RemotePC: Interface and performance

There’s a lot to like about the RemotePC interface. It's got a simple-but-effective feel about it that will appeal to anyone who’s not well-versed in using remote access software. Connected devices are displayed clearly while managers can take care of anyone on the network via a Users portal. This allows you to set things like permissions and general access settings in one fell swoop.

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Remote desktop on Windows 10. (Image credit: RemotePC)

Slightly less impressive is the app side of things. RemotePC does cater for a mobile arrangement and customers can access and view remote computers using their iOS or Android devices. These work slightly less effectively than the experience offered on Windows, Mac and Linux machines though, where performance is sprightly, stable and reassuringly dependable.

RemotePC: Security

Having been around for a good while now, RemotePC has already proven its worth to lots of customers. A lot of that is to do with its levels of security. Although adding any news users can be done as quickly and as easily as inviting them via an email, with multiple workers being added using CSV, security is always a priority. 

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Manage security settings for multiple users. (Image credit: RemotePC)

There’s 2FA multi-factor authentication helping to safeguard company and employee interests.

RemotePC: Support

If you’re signing up for RemotePC you’ll probably want the benefit of support and that’s certainly available across the board. However, this really comes into its own the farther up the product ladder you go, with HelpDesk software options offering plenty of assistance to more advanced, heavyweight users.

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Telephone during office hours; online chat any other time.   (Image credit: RemotePC)

Indeed, its this HelpDesk tool that proves to be really beneficial as it lets you raise and manage tickets, with lots of hands-on help if you’re signed up to the Team and Enterprise plans.

RemotePC: The competition

As mentioned at the top of the page, there are numerous other options when it comes to competitor products in the best remote desktop software space. Lookout for the likes of Zoho Assist (opens in new tab), Parallels Access (opens in new tab), LogMeIn Pro (opens in new tab), TeamViewer (opens in new tab)
or GoToMyPC (opens in new tab) as well as Anydesk (opens in new tab). All are great variations on the remote desktop software theme and some might even be better suited to your needs than RemotePC.

RemotePC: Final verdict

Business users looking for a very easy to use but powerful package will find RemotePC one of the best there is. Larger corporate customers may wish to go their own way, but there are plenty of features and functions here that will be useful to larger concerns looking for value. 

One of the best features has to be the HelpDesk aspect of the package, which is undeniably useful if you’ve got lots of workers tapping in to the software. The same goes for the collaborative tools, such as the video and audio conferencing aspects. Then, of course, the way that RemotePC can be used across any kind of platform is another plus, be it Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile devices. 

And, in terms of usability, the no-nonsense web interface is a real treat, especially for employees who might only need to dip into the world of remote working on an occasional basis.

Rob Clymo has been a tech journalist for more years than he can actually remember, having started out in the wacky world of print magazines before discovering the power of the internet. Since he's been all-digital he has run the Innovation channel during a few years at Microsoft as well as turning out regular news, reviews, features and other content for the likes of TechRadar, TechRadar Pro, Tom's Guide, Fit&Well, Gizmodo, Shortlist, Automotive Interiors World, Automotive Testing Technology International, Future of Transportation and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International. In the rare moments he's not working he's usually out and about on one of numerous e-bikes in his collection.