Free, open-source PC sharing
- Free and open-source
- Very easy to use
- Chat function
- Share application feature
- Very basic interface
- Security concerns?
ShowMyPC is a free PC collaboration tool.
This free, open-source app will allow you to view and access another PC, screen or desktop – perfect when multiple users need to see the same thing or for providing remote assistance. ShowMyPC couldn’t be simpler to use – both users install the app on their respective PCs. The person who wants to share their PC hits "Show My PC Now", and the person who wants to view hits “View Remote PC”.
ShowMyPC will then generate a password that the other user will need to provide in order to access your PC. You can also choose to share just an application. The app lets you take screenshots and host and join scheduled meetings. ShowMyPC also has a Chat WhiteBoard feature, for in-sharing conversations.
On a technical level, you’ll be able to configure proxies and private servers, to boost security. You’ll also be able to modify the default server properties established by ShowMyPC by right clicking on the TightVNC Server icon that will appear in your system tray. In all, it is a free, easy-to-use application that makes sharing easy. Sure, ShowMyPC’s not a good-looking program, but it is very functional.
For free, uncomplicated desktop sharing, give ShowMyPC a go.