Remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or Chromebook

Till now we have been using different applications to remotely access another computer. Some of these applications which are being widely used for Remote Desktop application include Teamviewer, Logmein, Go to your PC and few more. Some of these remote Desktop applications are free e.g o give TeamViewer. Looks like Google want to provide another way to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or Chromebook. Google has released a “Chrome Remote Desktop BETA” Extension /  App which can be used for the purpose.

Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is the first installment on a capability allowing users to remotely access another computer through the Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross-platform, so you can connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Chromebooks.

The concept looks great i.e. integrating the Remote Desktop Application right inside a browser giving a great flexibility in terms of cross platform operating systems. This application or extension is just few days old and hopefully it gets much better as the time passes by and Google keeps improving  it based on the user feedback.

One of the things which I did notice about this extension is the heavy file size. The  “Chrome Remote Desktop BETA” Extension filesize was whopping 19.1 MB even much more than the total installation size of conventional browser.

After installing it just click the Remote Desktop icon from the new tab page, and then click the “share this computer” button. This will generate a 12 digit access code which is needed for accessing it remotely from another computer.

This remote access lets you do almost everything that you can do with other remote access tools e.g clicking on browser links, opening applications and viewing the file system, using remote system in full screen and much more. As this tool is still in beta and under development, you should not expect it to work flawlessly. In fact many users complained about slow movement of cursors, problems with resolution of screen and other issues while working in full size.

Also, this tool still can not provide you access to your own computer from anywhere unless someone at that instant tells you the 12 digit code needed to access it. Google is said to be working on it too.

Download Chrome Remote Desktop BETA

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