When comparing Remote Desktop Connection vs Join.me, the Slant community recommends Join.me for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to share your screen with others?” Join.me is ranked 4th while Remote Desktop Connection is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Join.me is:
To join you need only enter a 9-digit code on the [join.me website](http://join.me), that you get from the person sharing.
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Pro Part of Windows
If you're on Windows XP or later, Remote Desktop Connection is already installed on your machine.
Works on Windows, OS X, iOS and Android.
Pro Joining a meeting is straightforward
To join you need only enter a 9-digit code on the join.me website, that you get from the person sharing.
Pro Easy to set up
To start sharing, download and run a file from join.me. You'll be given a 9-digit code to share with anyone you wan't to be able to access your screen.
You can give others the ability to control your screen.
Pro Up to 10 participants
10 people can view your screen.
Pro File sharing
Join.me allows for easy file transfers among participants.
Pro Mobile support
Join.me supports iOS, Android and Kindle.
Pro Multi-monitor support
Works well with multiple monitors.
Con Not available in the Home edition (only as clients)
Con It's not for screen sharing, but for remote management
Microsoft Remote Desktop is developed for mostly enterprise users for remote control, not to share the screen with a friend. It lacks firewall support, and is much more complicated to setup properly than some other apps, designed for fast and easy sharing.
Con No Linux support
Only available on Windows and OSX.
Con Bought out by Logmein
Logmein is notorious for buying out small companies and disregarding the wants and needs of the customer base of the newly bought-out company.