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Get a year of RemotePC for $3.48 (save 95%)

Remotely access up to 100 computers for mere pennies.

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Once connected to a remote PC, it's like you're sitting at a faraway keyboard.

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Remote access is one of those things: either you need it or you don't. For example, if you have an office desktop that houses files and apps you need while traveling or working from home, a remote-access system can be invaluable.

Here's one: For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get a one-year RemotePC subscription for just $3.48. It's normally $69.50, and it normally limits you to accessing 10 PCs. With this deal, you can access 100.

RemotePC ticks all the boxes. It's cross-platform compatible (Windows and Mac). It supports file transfers, remote printing, real-time chat and session recording. It also allows for guest access, in case you want to invite someone to collaborate -- or help.

Indeed, something like this could work as a remote-support solution, like for helping a far-away relative solve computer problems.

I haven't used RemotePC myself, but a spot check of the interwebs shows a handful of reviews, all of them positive. If remote access is something you think (or know) you need, this is a pretty sweet deal -- for the first year, anyway.

Are there free alternatives? There are, but they'll come with little or no support and likely a more limited feature set.

Note: Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new sale prices and/or availability.


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