Best remote management/remote desktop software? Preferably free

Discussion in 'macOS' started by netdog, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I am running a headless Mac Mini off of my modem as an Internet gateway, DNS server, mail server, etc.

    I am just setting it up now, so I am wondering what is the best software (apart from the very expensive Apple Desktop Remote package) to run this Mini from another desktop? If it is also supported by iPad, that's a plus, but really not important as I find remote desktop software on the iPad to be pretty clunky in general.

    I'd prefer to use free software, but not if it means not opting to use something much better that costs a little money.
  2. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
  3. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2009
    Long Island
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    OS X has a free built into remote desktop (system pref -> sharing -> remote login I believe)

    I also use logmein free
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    LogMeIn works well and is free.

    Access is via your web browser.

    However, for better performance on the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, there is an app you can DL. I believe it's $30. Well worth it IMHO.
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    If you want to manage the mini from within the home network then the built-in screen sharing tools are enough. pick up the free screensharingmenulet as it makes thing even easier.

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