AnyDesk vs Teamviewer Comparison 2021 | Pros and Cons

For those of you who are like us, and want a dedicated tool for desktop work, a dedicated desktop app can offer much more than a simple one-button panorama. Then stay with us till the end of this AnyDesk vs TeamViewer comparison.

Lets start with AnyDesk.

AnyDesk provides an extremely helpful feature for those users who have invested in multiple monitors. It uses the most powerful features of the Windows desktop, which means that users will have all the tools they need to work seamlessly.

But the downside to anydesk is that it cannot offer support for advanced features like adding custom layouts, windows snapping, or snap to orientation. Neither do they have a native chat client.

AnyDesk is feature-limited, and cannot go as far as TeamViewer in terms of additional functionality.

Not to mention, TeamViewer can easily be used as a standalone solution. So if you have a few extra dollars, and you feel that you need more features than AnyDesk can offer, then it would make more sense to go with TeamViewer, and support more features later.

It’s a trade-off, and it’s usually a trade-off that you will have to weigh up against your needs.

Despite what the Anydesk says about features, features always have their pros and cons.

They have pros and cons to support, pros and cons to support while working, and pros and cons to support while viewing their documents.

Unfortunately, without getting into too much detail, pros can be very subjective. You can often hear good comments about things like feature support, while on the other side, you can also hear about pros and cons of support.

AnyDesk Pros:

  • One of the most popular “desktop tools” that you can find in the Windows store.
  • Allows you to set up custom panoramas, to create your own unique experience.
  • Instead of a number ID you can choose an alias for your machine.
  • Allows you to set up a custom workspace, that reflects your desktop configuration.
  • Has support for both Snap and Window Snap to Orientation features.
  • Support for the Cortana voice assistant, and Windows Ink functionality.
  • Support for multiple screen resolutions, including support for external monitors with an HDMI port.
  • Built-in support for checking your email in the background while working.
  • Good support for changing the desktop background for better desktop readability.
  • Good support for locking the interface and the notification bar at the same time, allowing you to use the phone as a screen-shadow to lock the interface while still having the notification bar visible while using a specific application.
  • Probably the best support for Microsoft Works files, and supports over 300 GB of files.

AnyDesk Cons:

  • Requires an external hardware device, specifically an MSPowerSync hardware device (found in various commercial solutions)
  • P like media integration, multiple displays, and things like a remote display that you can use to see your desktop display remotely.
  • You have to make the trade-off between what you want, and what your needs are.
  • Support for virtual desktop sharing, without the convenience of personal network sharing, may not be ideal for people who are going to be using these virtual desktops for a virtual work environment.
  • This is basically where it all comes together. Support for virtual desktop sharing, and personal network sharing are both supported, but you will have to choose one or the other, and pay for the feature that you want, and then make the trade-off.
  • Support for cloud-based storage is also supported by AnyDesk, but it’s basically a personal cloud service. All you do is make the account setup (downloading the client), and all your files are stored locally on your computer. The real benefit here, is that you are not paying anything extra for cloud storage or cloud-based storage.
  • Depending on how many personal cloud storage services you are using, you may be able to have a decent cloud storage service, without having to spend extra money on something like AnyDesk.
  • If you don’t want to pay for cloud-based storage, then you can use the client for free, and then simply decide to buy cloud-based storage, after you have paid for cloud-based storage. You may only need some cloud storage for your photo library, and not need cloud storage for most of your storage, because that cloud-based storage may be provided for free, in the form of personal cloud-based storage, by your internet service provider.

Ultimately, this means you can essentially get all of the cloud storage features that you can get in any cloud-based solution (free or paid), and have access to them from virtually anywhere, anytime.

Whatever your position on virtual desktops, it is clear that virtual desktops and virtual environments are the future. The bigger the number of virtual desktops you can manage, the more productive you are going to be.

The fact that these virtual desktops and virtual environments are easy to manage, makes them a highly appealing technology.

Of course, virtual desktop solutions aren’t just for business, and not just for virtual desktop users. This technology has a wide range of other use cases. Many IT organizations are using virtual desktops for virtual training, or virtual labs.

It is an all-around better way to do training. It doesn’t matter if the students in the classroom or the participants in the virtual labs, are working or not. The classroom participants can still be working and taking notes, and taking their notes on a mobile device or even a laptop, and the participants in the virtual labs can simply be standing, or sitting in front of a computer, and writing or taking notes while training. In both cases, the participants are actually doing what they need to do, instead of being simply sitting there doing nothing.

This can be a great way to train, without wasting time and wasting money. Sometimes, training is just necessary. For example, you may need to train someone in a job, and you are training them to work on a certain application, but that application needs to be monitored and handled.

If you are using virtual desktop solutions to manage that virtual environment and the application that you need to manage is cloud-based (such as AnyDesk Pro or Teamviewer), then you can have access to the virtual environment anywhere. For some businesses, that may be a huge advantage. You may only need a certain amount of cloud-based storage to have a basic cloud-based solution. That is a huge advantage, because some organizations may not have the space to host cloud-based storage systems.

The other potential advantage, and the benefit that is the primary reason for buying Virtual Desktop Solutions from AnyDesk Pro, is the ability to just pull the desktop images right from your server and install them on your virtual desktop. It’s a great way to manage virtual desktops. That may be helpful to some businesses, depending on the number of virtual desktop users. But again, it’s not just for that.

It is just a combination of all of the other features, that makes virtual desktops and virtual environments such a powerful and useful tool.

Now let’s talk about TeamViewer

TeamViewer pros

  • There is no doubt that TeamViewer’s security support is solid, including live chat with the customer support, and if you don’t speak the language, it is good that TeamViewer can translate its live chat to your own language. The following are some pro-tips that I’d recommend to keep in mind when getting started with TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is heavily configured, which is great, because many of us need lots of functionality and tons of features. However, as a result, the configuration could be confusing for beginners. If you are interested in getting the simplest setup, check out TeamViewer’s tutorials, which are well organized.
  • The TeamViewer APIs are extensively documented and are well documented. The developer guides are a great resource for getting started.
  • TeamViewer has a nice blog that has some helpful information about other tools and technologies that you can use to work with your TeamViewer settings.

As a result, TeamViewer has a good user base, and it is a good idea to join the forum (the first two digits of the URL of the blog are the user code of the forum). The forums have lots of tutorials on how to get started with TeamViewer (and some on other tools and technologies, which are also quite useful).

TeamViewer is a great tool, which I am quite sure that many of you will love. It has excellent support which is great. But as wise man said Nothing is perfect in this world. TeamViewer also has some downsides.

Let’s go through some of them.

TeamViewer cons:

  • The pricing is very competitive.
  • No user tracking.
  • Good User experience.
  • Monthly billing.
  • 7-day free trial


Overall, I really like the TeamViewer application. I’m especially fond of the ease of connecting with Mac. The ability to manage Macs from other computers in the same household is a major plus. TeamViewer is a premium solution.

There are plenty of free versions that are better suited to what I need. I’ve yet to find a free solution that can do nearly as much, however. TeamViewer is a decent solution for paying users, but it’s not the best free solution.

TeamViewer is a strong contender to Anydest, but it falls short of the top rank in my eyes. Regardless, it’s certainly a solid product, and if you’re looking for a professional-level offering that does everything it claims to do, TeamViewer is worth the money. The true power is in your hands.


Can anydesk work in ipv6?

Not yet. AnyDesk has no support for ipv6.

How to prevent hackers access from any desk?

Hackers can only access your AnyDesk when you unintetionally grant access to them. To avoid these mistakes follow this safety guide by anydesk.

How can I stop from being spy in AnyDesk app?

It’s simple. When you are using AnyDesk disable your screen by turning it black. To do This first set a password to avoid unintended entry in your security setting second tick the corresponding box to allow privacy mode.

Does After deleting anydesk someone can access my phone?

No. After Uninstalling the AnyDesk app nobody can access or track your phone. You just need to take one precautionary step don’t alow remote access to your phone.

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