What is TightVNC?
TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can
see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard,
just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer. TightVNC is:
- free for both personal and commercial usage, with full source code available,
- useful in administration, tech support, education, and for many other purposes,
- cross-platform, available for Windows and Unix, with Java client included,
- compatible with standard VNC software, conforming to RFB protocol specifications.
With TightVNC, you can:
- cut your expenses and save your time on traveling,
- help your friends and family to solve problems with their computers remotely,
- make sure nothing wrong is happening on your computers when you are away.
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April 19, 2020 – Remote Core SDK 2020.1.1 for iOS, iPadOS and macOS Released
New version includes a bunch of improvements and fixes, including improvement of zoom and
scrolling, and ability to control large displays from older devices. Remote Core SDK allows
developers to integrate TightVNC Viewer components in their own software. See more information here.
October 23, 2019 – TightVNC for Windows 2.8.27 Released
This version includes another bunch of bugfixes and minor improvements. Still no new features,
as all major changes go to the development branch (upcoming version 3.0). Anyway, it's
recommended to upgrade to this new release. Download it here,
and don't forget to see what's new.
February 9, 2016 – Introducing Remote Ripple for iPhone and iPad
First version of Remote Ripple for iOS has been published today. Remote Ripple is our new VNC
Viewer for Android and iOS, the perfect mobile companion to TightVNC.
Get it in the App Store!
March 25, 2015 – Remote Core SDK: .NET Viewer
We are glad to introduce our newest addition to the TightVNC product family: Remote Core SDK.
It's a Software Development Kit, a set of libraries that implements TightVNC
connectivity, and hides all the complexity of TightVNC protocol behind a simple and
The first component we are offering today is the .NET Viewer SDK. It allows you to
easily add TightVNC Viewer functionality to your .NET-based software. If you are interested,
please see information here.
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