Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Access your PCs from afar with Google's free, simple Chrome Remote Desktop software

PCWorld - Thanks to cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive it's pretty easy to access your files from anywhere. Even so, there are still times when you need remote access to your desktop while on the go.
That's where Google's handy Remote Desktop browser extension for Chrome comes in. With Chrome Remote Desktop installed and enabled, you can access your PC from any other PC that has Chrome installed, or from your Android device. (An iOS app is planned for later this year.)
Chrome Remote Desktop is both free and dead-simple to use, unlike most other remote desktop options. Here's how use it.

Preparing your remote desktop

For this tool to work, you'll need to have the Chrome browser and Google's Chrome Remote Desktop extension installed on all PCs that you plan to access, or access another PC from.
Once the extension is installed, click on the Apps button on Chrome's bookmarks bar. Then select Chrome Remote Desktop in the tab that opens.   Read More