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Access my PC (Windows 7, 8.x, 10)
with my Windows (Phone, Tablet)

For a Windows phone trying to remotely access a Windows PC, we recommend Windows native apps that you can easily acquire. If you need more advanced features, TeamViewer is your best bet.

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TeamViewer
8.5
Splashtop

TeamViewer is the only remote software app that is completely free for home users. In a 2014 Lifehacker survey of 7,780 readers, TeamViewer was overwhelmingly named the best of all remote desktop applications with more than 60 percent of the vote. TeamViewer supports one of the widest audiences of all remote desktop products, including some platforms on which few remote desktop applications run. However, because all the apps reviewed here are so good, a few nits keep it from being our top pick.

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If you are willing to put up with less-than-stellar gaming performance at times and don't want to be tethered to your desk when playing games, you're likely to love Splashtop Remote. Its intuitive gesture-based controls make a tablet's touch interface feel completely natural during gaming. Splashtop also moves smoothly from the home to most business environments with its robust security, multi-user deployment and Active Directory support. With many remote desktop products failing to take Active Directory into account, Splashtop Remote is an exception that's surprisingly affordable. However, we did find some performance and user interface issues.

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Parallels Access vs. Splashtop: Microsoft Word Slapdown

Parallels Access vs. Splashtop: Microsoft Word Slapdown

December 17, 2014

Ultimately, both Splashtop and Parallels Access provide easy ways to access desktops remotely. However, Parallels Access is designed to optimize the remote viewing experience on mobile devices.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: Parallels Access vs. TeamViewer

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: Parallels Access vs. TeamViewer

November 23, 2014

Overall, if a game is setup to be run with the necessary preferences, Parallels Access far and away was the easier and faster way to run and view a game from a mobile location.

Parallels Access vs. TeamViewer: Excel Comparison

Parallels Access vs. TeamViewer: Excel Comparison

November 01, 2014

Although Parallels Access’ set up required a bit more work, the way it mimics native app behavior saves a lot of time and confusion when you’re actually working – it may not seem like a big deal, but when you’re busy and working on a small screen, it’s a real help.

Splashtop “Handy” for iPad and PC User

Splashtop “Handy” for iPad and PC User

October 16, 2014

I’m on the road constantly as a traveling regional sales manager and need a way to access my Asus PC at home.

Splashtop – When “Usually” Isn’t Good Enough

Splashtop – When “Usually” Isn’t Good Enough

October 08, 2014

As a payroll specialist, I usually have my Dell Inspiron with me at all times. But sometimes there’s an emergency when I only have my phone.

Teaching Student Gushes: TeamViewer “turns my iPad into my MacBook Pro”

October 06, 2014

I’m a teaching student and carry an iPad with me to my classes and when I teach.

iPad and iMac User Not Wowed by TeamViewer

October 02, 2014

I want to like TeamViewer, but I’m just not sure how I feel about it compared to other remote access programs I’ve tried.

TeamViewer Works “Well Enough” for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 User

TeamViewer Works “Well Enough” for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 User

October 01, 2014

As an accountant, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed to access the files on my Dell Inspiron when I’m at a client’s home.

iPhone User Likes TeamViewer’s Free Offering

iPhone User Likes TeamViewer’s Free Offering

September 22, 2014

I work as a trademark paralegal and do most of my intensive reading and research on my home PC.