TightVNC for Windows (32-bit) 2.8.8

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (70 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 12,082 downloads

TightVNC is a client/server software package allowing remote network access to graphical desktops. You may allow yourself to access your machine from everywhere provided that your machine is connected to the Internet. It is optimized to work over slow network connections such as low-speed modem links. Can work remotely almost in real time in most environments.

Reviews of TightVNC for Windows (32-bit)

  1. 3 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.6.4 (Dec 20, 2012)

    nice program but the simplicity of TeamViewer makes it the winner in my book.. Try to talk to a 80 year old person on the other end to run tightvnc is a joke.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 3 (May 4, 2010)

    I agree with some of the other reviewers. I have been using this for a long while, to help with family & friends computers. Some family lives over an hour away, and this has saved me many trips out to their homes. Remote desktop is nice, but it doesn't have the file copying features, that allow me to copy files between the 2 computers. The Beta version still has a few quirks (bugs), but that will hopefully be corrected once the final version comes out.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.10 (Mar 15, 2009)

    Reverb is right.

    I have been using this very good tiny piece of software for years. I have a server at home and it has saved running back and forth to see what was wrong and to maintain it every day seldom requiring me to go look. I tried a couple of others even paid ones that didn't have the speed and the same high quality of compressed graphics and missed some of the other features.

    I too have to linkup to friends computers to troubleshoot, update software in the middle if the night while they slept. I have also explained how something works without the need to drive across town and sit in the drivers seat. Instead we can talk on the phone as they watch the cursor move across the screen.

    The new improvements are are great. It seems that this software maintained annually which is better that some paid programs that only improve the gui when charging for a full upgrade. (Thanks Guys!!!)

    My only desire is to see an ftp type transfer system that we can request to download folders and subfolders and to move files and at a much faster rate. (Pretty Please!!!)...

  4. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.10 (Mar 10, 2009)

    Reverb you must have done extensive research to reach that conclusion.
    Or your excitement over this piece of software is greater than your sense of reality.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.10 (Mar 10, 2009)

    "Faster than Windows Remote Desktop" - well, that's simply a lie. The fastest remote connection tool is, unfortunately, Microsoft's one, followed by RemoteAnything, pcAnywhere and the rests of the VNC tools (Tight, Ultra, etc).
    somewhere in this list there is also Radmin.
    -- up to Vista, anyway, I'm not managing any Vista server so I cannot tell.

    I suggest to check your facts before posting such a claim, or upgrade to the latest version of MSTCS.

    For being freeware, easy to install, easy to access and, moreover, for doing a great job, I'll rate it 5.
    (I still prefer the UltraVNC among all the VNC flavors tough).

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