Five Apps: Android remote access tools

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There are times when you simply have to remote into a machine while you're on the go. That's all fine and good when you have a laptop available; but when all you have at your disposal is a smart phone or tablet, the tools you choose can really make your day much easier.

In some instances, of course, you're using a smart phone to manage the desktop and no matter what application you use, it's a challenge to navigate. Some apps, however, are better than others. I have compiled a list of five apps that work well for remote connections to desktops or servers. Each of these apps works on the Android platform (though some do offer an IOS version) and are free to use (with the exception of using TeamViewer for support purposes).

Let's dig in and see what these five apps have to offer. Credit: Images by Jack Wallen for TechRepublic

By Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic, The New Stack, and Linux New Media. He's covered a variety of topics for over twenty years and is an avid promoter of open source. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen....