TightVNC Portable is a popular Open Source Portable VNC Viewer that can be stored and run from a USB flash drive. Virtual Network Computing or (VNC) enables a user to view the desktop of a remote machine and control it with a the mouse and keyboard from a local machine as if you were sitting right in front of the remote computer.
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In addition to being installable, it is also offered in a zip format which can easily be extracted to a folder on your USB device. This also makes the VNC Viewer Portable. The program can then be launched from your portable device on any computer.
Note: Tight VNC does save some of its changes back to the registry. So if you must avoid leaving any traces behind on the host PC, you will need to delete the following entries when you are finished using the tool:
TightVNC Viewer Features
- Remote Desktop Access: TightVNC enables users to remotely connect to and access another computer's desktop environment. This allows for remote administration, technical support, or accessing files and applications on a remote system.
- Cross-Platform Compatibility: It is available for multiple operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and various Linux distributions. This allows users to connect between different platforms seamlessly.
- Desktop Sharing: Users can share their desktops with others. This feature is useful for collaborative work, presentations, or training sessions, as it allows multiple users to view and interact with the same desktop simultaneously.
- File Transfer: The portable VNC viewer includes a file transfer feature, allowing users to transfer files between the local and remote systems during a remote session. This eliminates the need for separate file transfer methods or services.
- Encryption and Security: It offers encryption capabilities to secure the remote connection. It supports various encryption methods, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS), ensuring that data transmitted between the local and remote computers remains secure.
- Password Protection: To prevent unauthorized access, the VNC viewer allows users to set passwords for remote connections. Users need to provide the correct password to establish a connection and gain access to the remote system.
- Chat Functionality: Comes with a chat feature that enables users to communicate with each other during a remote session. This can be helpful for collaboration, providing instructions, or seeking assistance from the remote user.
- Customization Options: Provides various customization options to adjust the remote desktop experience. Users can configure display settings, resolution, and color depth to optimize the performance and appearance based on their needs.
- Remote Printing: Tight VNC also supports remote printing, allowing users to send print jobs from the remote system to a local printer. This feature eliminates the need to transfer files for printing or set up separate printing configurations.
Specifications and Download
- Authors Website: Project Page
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7
- License: Open Source
- Extracted Size: 1.4MB
- Download: Get the zipped version of this Portable VNC Viewer here: Download TightVNC