Out of the ones you listed: I would be cautious with sshfs as the underlying driver (Dokan) has not been updated for quite a while, and even though it supports Windows 7, it has known issues with Windows 8.x (and probably with Windows 10).
ExpanDrive works like a charm, and I don't see the need for a "slimmer solution", you can simply not use the protocols ...
Team viewer is a great remote desktop tool that works on mac windows and linux, it is also free for non-commercial use it is also very easy to set up just install it on both PCs and enter id and password of the PC you want to connect to. it also has a feature to connect to your pc that you are not near. you can also connect to a different platform then what ...
Most Microsoft Windows operating systems since Windows XP have included Remote Desktop functionality utilising the Remote Desktop Protocol. Depending on the version you have depends on how it is configured, but in general you will need to do the following in order to be able to connect to a computer running Windows in this way:
Enable remote desktop in ...
Team Viewer is a great remote desktop tool that works on Mac, Windows and Linux, it is also free for non-commercial use it is also very easy to set up just install it on both machines. Enter the id and password of the PC you want to connect to, and you up and going. It also has a feature to connect to your machine that you are not near (eg. on is at work and ...
Use Team Viewer. I'll recommend you to give the link for For the instant customer: TeamViewer QuickSupport to the other person. You will get this product link from Downloads -> All downloads from http://www.teamviewer.com, or (http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/index.aspx - All Download page). After downloading this, only thing left for them to do is open ...
From the Linux side, it is easy to run a Linux application on one machine and have it display on another machine. Linux's graphical interface is based on the X Window System (a.k.a. X11), which is network-transparent: applications send commands to the display subsystem, and these commands can be sent over the network.
The de facto standard for executing ...
Teamviewer also features remote control of your phone. You'll need Teamviewer Quicksupport on your phone and the ordinary Teamviewer application on your computer. It allows full control as well as direct access to various settings like WLan profile, app-manager, file exchange and more. Some won't like that it needs to contact a server hosted and owned by the ...
For years now, I have been happy with TightVNC.
It fully meets your requirements (FOSS, keyboard and mouse control and file transfer).
I am behind a company firewall at the moment, which won't let me access the homepage, but Wikipedia says
TightVNC is a cross-platform free and open-source remote desktop
software application that uses and extends the ...
the protocol you are looking for, would be VNC for a platform-independent solution.
for *nix-environments XoverSSH or X2Go may be a better choice and for a CLI only, SSH is the way to go.
maybe for windows RDP is also a better choice.
but VNC has a big advantage for your use-case:
it features a "reverse connection" to work around a port-...
The question asks for VNC client, but for connecting to Windows Server, an RDP client might be more appropriate. Your requirements:
Support touch, of course. Yes.
Be relatively fast to use Yes.
Work with computers running Server 2012 Yes.
Support multi-finger gestures Yes.
Free is always nice Yes.
Microsoft actually has their own RDP client for iOS, which ...
I have used RealVNC viewer. It's free and they are updating it relatively often - not that I have encountered too many bugs with it. In case of some connection hickups, it'll mess up the the graphics for some time, but any activity - moving window, for example - fixes that, so it's only a very minor annoyance. Your requirements:
Support touch, of course. ...
There are some forks of win-sshfs and the Dokan library, which seem to get it working much better.
https://github.com/tuiSSE/win-sshfs (with a very different GUI and more than 300 commits over the original win-sshfs; however, it is no longer being developed, it asked to be merged ...
Blame Google for not finding my site (but first make sure it really didn't :)
For a list of candidates, I might refer you to Full remote device management. Most likely candidates matching your request (which I have personally used) include:
This is probably the most famous candidate. It requires an app to be installed on your Android device. ...
So I'll recommend LastPass. It meets all of your needs:
Windows Compatible (7): Yes. Cross-platform (Windows, Mac & Linux) and cross-browser compatible (all 5 common browsers)!
Remotely accessible from my android device (HTC1): Premium version only AFAIK (haven't used it on any remote devices). (there are apps for all the major smart phone OSes)
I would suggest using rdesktop in command line.
sudo apt-get install rdesktop
You can also use different GUI clients for it like
sudo apt-get install tsclient
sudo apt-get install tsclient
BUT I prefer command line.
I use alias file (rdp_aliases.bash) similar to following.
Not Sure if this is off topic but...
There is a windows cmd wrapper called ConEmu that supports tabs and allows you to putty windows into those tabs:
Starting a putty instance with the -new_console argument hook
Putty GUI comes up, can be avoided with proper arguments passed on the first step.
Putty console is new a tab in the ConEmu Window (note the ...
I found that Teamviewer has a mobile app, known as TeamViewer QuickSupport. It looks like it meets your requirements.
EDIT: I gave it a try and this is what it does.
Requires Android 2.3.3+
The client is free. (The server is free for "Personal" use)
Server can be run from ...
To my knowledge, in order to run some VNC server or equivalent on Android, you must root it. As a free VNC server, you can use droid VNC server:
Free (and open-source)
Android 1.6 and up
Allow to see what user see on the device
Allow to take control of the device (Mouse & Kb emulation)
Client-side you just need ...
There are many options. VNC, TeamViewer, Logmein, JoinMe are just a few
I personally use VNC as it is available on so many platforms and OS's. It allows you to access your folks computer remotely as if you were sat there. Although you will have to set it up on their machine first (install a VNC server) and when you want to connect you'll need to get their ...
VNC or VNC Single Click (depending the need / both perfect for education purposes)
I assumed by default that you know VNC and maybe picked TeamViewer to take advantage of some benefits like nat-traverse, that's why my reply is focused on VNC Single Click.
For the full VNC I will let Wikipedia say more about the topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I needed this for a cross-platform project. And since none of the other answers precisely solved the problem for me, I went ahead and built it:
32-bit ssh.exe: https://github.com/cubiclesoft/ssh-win32
64-bit ssh.exe: https://github.com/cubiclesoft/ssh-win64
There is a ssh executable present in each git installation. The location may change by version, but it should be present. Note that the ssh executable will not be in your PATH by default after installing git, so it won't work from commandline just like that.
Instead of adding the folder to my PATH (that would add many executables, which I want to avoid), I ...
You might want to have a look at nomachine. It's been a while since I last used it, but back then it was a faster alternative to VNC or X11 forwarding, and as such worked pretty well. And they seem to have improved cross-OS support quite a bit recently.
I've had good luck with chrome remote desktop
Easy to set up - Install chrome, install the extension, let it install the CRD service Log in.
Secure - systems are protected by your chrome account login and a pin
Gratis - Yes
Ad free Yes
Able to work with different IPs Google handles the heavy lifting, so you don't even need to know your IP address
PC, Mac ...
It hasn't been updated in a while, and dosen't work with aero(and I suspect dwm composited desktops in general, so it won't work with 8), but that sounds a lot like zonescreen. Another alternative may be maxivista.
I do note neither of these lets you use a linux system as a host, though I suspect that you may be able to jerryrig one with clever abuse of X.
You can use Apple Remote Desktop 3:
Mac OS X
has a Curtain Mode:
For those times when you want your actions to be hidden from the end
user, there’s Curtain Mode. This allows you to block the view behind a
virtual curtain, while retaining full control of the screen. It’s
perfect for those working on public-facing systems.
Note that RealVNC ...
Androidscreencast allows you to see, and to a certain level control, your Android device.
View your Android device's screen
Use your mouse to "touch" the screen (rooted devices only)
Use your keyboard to type (rooted devices only)
It can be installed on any Java-capable platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc). You will need ADB for this to work. Help on that ...