Best Remote Desktop Apps for Android

Remote desktop apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to connect with a computer and control it remotely using their device. Types include simple, screen sharing, and business-oriented remote desktop apps. Remote desktop apps are great for those looking to access files and documents located on their computer from anywhere.

Last updated 08-23-2017

GoToMyPC (Remote Desktop)
1st

GoToMyPC (Remote Desktop)

Android

Seller: Citrix GetGo

40 4

Forgot to copy or send an important file to your PC? No worries! This app will help you open the same files and programs from your mobile device!

This app features instant network, program, and file access. It is a tool that does not require any special configuration to work because it functions smoothly with your existing firewalls. Also, there is a 300% zoom to see details and work without having to strain your eyes. Access your computer through your phone, how convenient is that?!

Android
GoToMyPC (Remote Desktop)

GoToMyPC (Remote Desktop)

Free

CuddlyTucan
3

December 16, 2016

Pretty good, works with most of my devices. Good for when I'm on the go and need to access my PC. Only thing is sometimes there's a delay, which makes trying to double click frustrating at times.

TeamViewer for Remote Control
2nd

TeamViewer for Remote Control

Android

Seller: TeamViewer

35 3.5

Sometimes, you are in a hurry that you forget to turn off or log off from your desktop or laptop. Once you realize it, you are already on the road. What would you do? Would you turn back or would rather just turn off your computers using your mobile device? This amazing app would enable you to do that and more.

This mobile program can remotely access your computers as if you are sitting right in front of them. You can even support your clients, colleagues and friends in troubleshooting their computers if they give you access. I.T. technicians, people who have many computer devices and people who need to access their computers remotely will find this app very useful.

▲ Register your devices and control them remotely with this program.

▲ You can instantly access and administrate your devices in a secured manner.

▲ Send and receive files or folders from your computer office or from your desktop in a fast and protected way.

▲ Sign up your computers and connect with your friends so you can both access each other's device remotely.

▲ Send files with 256 Bit AES Session Encoding security system for safety.

This program may sound complicated at first, but it is truly simple to use. The first thing that you should do is have the app in your mobile device and in your desktop at home or at the office. To remotely access registered devices whether it is a desktop, smartphone or a laptop, you must enter its TeamViewer ID and password. After that, you can now access the said devices even if you are miles away from it. This app is truly helpful not only in managing files while you are far away but also in helping your clients and friends who are in another place in troubleshooting their computers. Just tell them to give you the permission password. Turn off and secure your desktops while you are still on the road.

Android
TeamViewer for Remote Control

TeamViewer for Remote Control

Free

younity: Home Media Server
3rd

younity: Home Media Server

Android

Seller: Entangled Media Corp.

30 3

Owning more than one desktop or laptop can be advantageous for some situations. However, accessing multiple files from multiple sources can be tedious, which may delay work or productivity. Luckily, tools like this multimedia server can help – you only need to install it on all your computers and your mobile devices for you to access and sort through desktop-stored files.

Some of the features you can enjoy are the following – streaming videos, playlists, entire music collections to Chromecast or Bluetooth speakers, accessing photos stored in Apple Photos or Adobe Lightroom catalogs or posting them to directly to social media, and so much more. This tool works cross-platform, so you can connect to both PC and Mac computers. No need to upload or sync files for your access to work – you will only need a stable internet connection.

▲ Enjoy instant file organization when you open the app on your phone!

▲ Follow the connection instructions to start enjoying instant and unrestricted access.

Android
younity: Home Media Server

younity: Home Media Server

Free

Remote Mouse
4

Remote Mouse

Android

Seller: Remote Mouse

30 3

Are you complaining about your desktop mouse that keeps malfunctioning? Don't worry about wasting time and money to buy a new one or to have it checked. You can simply replace it with your own mobile phone and get back to what you were doing in a snap.

Navigating around your desktop PC, whether you are watching a movie or doing a presentation, has been made easier for you to control through your own mobile device. With your phone as a mouse, navigate and take control of your computer screen, without hauling around a physical one!

▲ Search for available networks first.

▲ Search and scan for devices nearby.

▲ Take control of the devices that are connected to your mobile phone.

Make sure your computer and mobile phone are both connected to the same internet network for it to work. Watch and control videos from where you are - no need to get up and take controls on the screen using your mouse! Simply launch your virtual mouse, and navigate!

This is a good tool for those people who are working in the corporate world, or for students that might be needing to perform presentations in front of the class. It might come in handy, and will give them the kind of convenience they need rather than having to walk towards the computer!

Android
Remote Mouse

Remote Mouse

Free

Coyotea
4

November 15, 2016

Was impressed! Was able to connect pretty quickly to my Lenovo and didn't experience much lag. Would think about purchasing the full version if it were possible to wake up the computer from sleep!

Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop
5

Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

Android

Seller: Splashtop

00 0.0

If you are a businessperson who needs to do a lot of work or a student who has projects due, this digital file transferring app will have you completing any task quickly and easily. Access your computer wherever you are through your mobile device.

Create an account using your email address and install the program on your desktop. Once you have set it up, access your computer from your smartphone. Anything you want to do on your desktop is now possible through your smartphone!

▲ Use your favorite desktop programs straight from your smartphone.

▲ Creating a lifetime account is easy!

▲ For first-time users, a guide on the home screen is available to walk you through the process.

No matter what you have to do on your computer — edit files, watch full-length videos, or play PC games — having this app on your phone will make it possible for you to do the same on your mobile device. Ideally, travelling businesspersons, students, and professionals can use this tool to access their desktop anywhere and quickly open, modify, and save files.

Android
Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

Free