ShowMyPC 3055

Free, open-source PC sharing


  • Free and open-source
  • Very easy to use
  • Chat function
  • Share application feature


  • Very basic interface
  • Security concerns?

Very good

ShowMyPC is a free PC collaboration tool.

This free, open-source app will allow you to view and access another PC, screen or desktop – perfect when multiple users need to see the same thing or for providing remote assistance. ShowMyPC couldn’t be simpler to use – both users install the app on their respective PCs. The person who wants to share their PC hits "Show My PC Now", and the person who wants to view hits “View Remote PC”.

ShowMyPC will then generate a password that the other user will need to provide in order to access your PC. You can also choose to share just an application. The app lets you take screenshots and host and join scheduled meetings. ShowMyPC also has a Chat WhiteBoard feature, for in-sharing conversations.

On a technical level, you’ll be able to configure proxies and private servers, to boost security. You’ll also be able to modify the default server properties established by ShowMyPC by right clicking on the TightVNC Server icon that will appear in your system tray. In all, it is a free, easy-to-use application that makes sharing easy. Sure, ShowMyPC’s not a good-looking program, but it is very functional.

For free, uncomplicated desktop sharing, give ShowMyPC a go.

ShowMyPC combines VNC remote access technology with an open-source SSH forwarding client to provide you with the option to allow other users to view and control your desktop. The remote user needs to have the same ShowMyPC software and can access your computer with just a password (no IP address needed). The temporary session password is automatically generated when you start the viewing session and must be provided to the remote user by email, phone or other means. If you have access to your own SSH server, you can use it instead of the one provided, but notice than then you will need 3 separate machines to test it, SSH Server, desktop sharer, and a remote viewer.

Take a look at what ShowMyPC features:

  • No registration, no login, just download and start. Ideal for IT support/meetings
  • One shared desktop PC can have multiple remote viewers
  • ShowMyPC can access remote PCs across firewalls
  • Works through 99% of the firewalls, for now no proxy support
  • Based on Open plink SSH client and RealVNC
  • No Passwords are kept on any central SSH server



ShowMyPC 3055

User reviews about ShowMyPC

  • by Anonymous

    Lightning fast Simple to use Beautiful default interface Wo.
    Lightning fast Simple to us...   More

  • by Anonymous

    i often use show my pc for co-ordinating office work from my home,its very good software for tho...   More

  • by Anonymous

    thats a great program...
    i often use showmypc .. to teach something to my freinds. Brother of teamviewer.. i l...   More