VNC Connect is a remote access tool that allows you to securely access and control your PC over the internet.

There are plenty of free ways to do this - including this VNC Connect Home Edition - but the Professional Edition includes many additional features that you may think are worth the purchase price.

One-Port HTTP & VNC delivers easier setup, for instance, by allowing Java and VNC sessions to run through a single TCP port.

File transfer is a particularly valuable extra. One major reason for logging in to your home PC in the first place is that you need access to some important file, and VNC Connect Home Edition allows this without having to figure out some additional workaround.

There's also printing: in just a few clicks you can access a document on your home PC, and send it to a local printer for a quick copy.

Enhanced security features include VNC server authentication, with 2048-bit RSA keys used to verify your identity, and up to 256-bit AES encryption for each VNC session.

And if you need to access multiple PCs remotely then you'll appreciate the integrated VNC address book , which stores the shortcuts for all your VNC servers in one convenient location.

Note that Real VNC Connect Home is free for personal-use only, limited to 5 devices and 3 users.

What's new in 6.0.2?

- NEW: VNC Connect is available for Raspberry Pi. It is included with Raspbian, and pre-licensed to offer both cloud anddirect connectivity to Home subscribers.
- NEW: VNC Viewer has a medium setting for the picture quality of a remote desktop, to complement high and low. By default, the picture quality is automatically adjusted to suit the speed of the network.
- VNC Connect is available in French, German, and Spanish again. The appropriate language for the desktop of each user is automatically selected. This can be changed (if required) using the Locale parameter.

Verdict

A powerful remote access tool with many time-saving features