There is no shortage of remote desktop tools, but they are certainly not all on an equal footing. While TeamViewer is a popular and reliable solution, Supremo has created a more affordable alternative. How do the features stack up? This is what I wanted to find out by testing both Supremo and TeamViewer in a one-on-one exam.
Let’s start by taking a look at the product overviews of the two remote desktop tools to see what each promises. I will check to see if the products deliver on these promises later in this review.
Presentation of Supremo:
Supremo is a remote desktop tool that allows easy access to servers, computers and mobile devices. It is compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Linux. Thanks to strategically placed servers around the world, it’s easier to connect to any machine from anywhere.
Ease of use is one of the main features of Supremo. Several elements differentiate it from the competition:
- Portability – No installation required and can be used on a USB stick
- Security, including random generation of passwords
- Unlimited installations on unlimited computers
Without complex configuration, Supremo already stands out among most remote desktop tools.
Presentation of TeamViewer:
TeamViewer provides remote access, remote assistance and remote control tools for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. In addition to connecting to computers and mobile devices, you can connect to commercial grade servers, IoT devices and machines no matter where you are in the world.
The tool is supposed to be easy to use while providing secure connections. According to TeamViewer, three elements distinguish it from other remote desktop tools:
- Cross-platform compatibility
- Superior performance, including file transfer speeds, image quality and overall usability
In an independent test via Qualitest, the tool was compared to several major competitors, but Supremo was not included. So I’m going to see for myself how performance compares.
Next, let’s look at the main features of the two. Already, I am impressed by the portability of Supremo. You don’t need to install the software on the local machine if you don’t want to. Although both are remote desktop tools, let’s look at the functionality beyond just basic remote access.
When it comes to features, Supremo’s promise of ease of use does not seem to affect the functionality of the tool at all. In fact, it has impressive features, such as:
- Simple installation – You don’t have to configure firewalls or routers.
- Unattended access to devices: install it on a remote device to access it at any time, even if no one is using it.
- Integrated file transfer – Drag and drop files between two devices as easily as transferring files between folders on one device.
- Online Address Book – Add unlimited Supremo contacts and quickly see if they’re online or not. You can also share your address book for remote collaboration.
- Online Reports – Monitor all connections, including those of other members of your organization and remote collaborators.
- Live Chat – Speak by accessing another device.
- Customizable – Mark the tool for your business or organization.
- Cross-platform – Works with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Linux.
- Encryption – New passwords are generated for each connection and connections are encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption.
- Tutorials – Personally, I like any software that comes with detailed tutorials on how to use it.
Features of TeamViewer:
TeamViewer offers many features to allow you to connect to almost any device in the world. Some of the main features include:
- Cross-platform access – Works with Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
- Remote collaboration – Multiple users can connect to the same session.
- File Transfer – Transfer files between devices using several secure file transfer methods.
- Unattended access – Access any remote device, even unattended. You can also wake up devices remotely.
- Alternative VPN – Secure and encrypted connections make the software an affordable VPN alternative to purchasing a VPN and remote desktop tool.
- Security – 256-bit AES encryption for connections.
- Personalized branding – Personalize according to your business or organization.
- Create shortcuts – Personalize your experience with shortcuts to access the features and connections you need most often.
- Tutorials – Get started quickly with a variety of tutorials.
Overall, the features are comparable. However, Supremo offers a few extras. But which one to choose? Often, it comes down to pricing. And that’s where Supremo really starts to move forward as a TeamViewer alternative.
Supremo also offers a free version for personal use. Try the business plans for free for 21 days without registration. That alone is impressive.
As you can see, TeamViewer is more expensive. In fact, Supremo starts at as little as $ 201 per year compared to $ 49 per month for TeamViewer.
Tools in action
Now for the fun part: testing each tool. I started with Supremo. The “installation” was completed in less than 30 seconds. It may have taken an additional five seconds to activate the commercial license. Then I was ready to start connecting.
From here, you can connect to other devices as long as you have their IDs. Search for identifiers in the “Your identifier” field.
Accessing more advanced tools is as simple as clicking Tools.
I tested both tools with the help of a friend who lives about 200 miles away. I use a Windows 10 PC and it uses Ubuntu Linux. Within a minute, I could see his screen as if it were mine.
We then tested the file transfer process. All I had to do was resize Supremo’s remote desktop screen and drag a file from my desktop to his. I transferred a 60 MB image. The transfer was completed in less than three minutes.
Overall, Supremo delivered speed and ease of use.
Now it’s time to see how TeamViewer did with the same tests.
An immediate difference is the installation process. Not only is there a larger file to download, but you have to go through a traditional installation process, which took a few minutes.
Once installed, the dashboard is user-friendly.
Establishing a connection was as fast as Supremo. We had no problems. We then tried a file transfer using the same file as before. He used his Windows PC for this test because you can only drag and drop files between Windows PCs. You can also use the “File transfer” option under the partner ID when connecting to a machine. You can also send files directly to “Computers and Contacts”. The speed was comparable to Supremo.
Overall, Teamviewer keeps its promises. However, users must install the software.
To answer the question you’ve all been waiting for, yes, Supremo is definitely a more affordable alternative to TeamViewer. It offers all the features that individuals and businesses would need without the high price. In addition, it is easy to take everywhere and requires no installation.
You can try Supremo yourself by downloading or purchasing directly from SupremoControl.
This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Nanosystems. The actual content and opinions are the only views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when an article is sponsored.
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