The main purpose of Remote Control Software tools is to obviously give you remote access to a PC's desktop. There are plenty of software solutions that let you do this and most of them do it quite well. The quality of PC remote access software is not a main issue in the market today, as vendors have perfected the technology to make it work almost flawlessly. The main issue is flexibility. In order to make remote access tools work, one will have to install the software on the server computer – which is the one that is going to be accessed from the remote location. This is expected and there is nothing wrong with that. However, the problem that many people have is that you would also be required to install a client application on the client PC – the local computer you are using, which connects to the remote one.
This is sometimes not desirable and in some cases can be impossible. For example, you are not allowed to install applications on the computers in certain internet cafes – this is done with the intention of preventing viruses and other malware from spreading. The response to that from Remote Desktop Software vendors is to release tools that allow you to connect to your desktop using only a common web browser. There is no software to install, which makes everything more convenient and will also eliminate many compatibility issues (not all remote desktop software clients support all operating systems).
In this case, the Remote Access Software client makes use of various web based platforms to show the desktop and allow you to control it.
While there are now only a few PC remote access applications which make use of HTML5 clients, their numbers are expected to grow in the next years according to IT experts. It is still a new technology and thus is not perfect. It has, however, shown great reliability and usefulness during demonstrations. Certain software vendors also provide users with a demo version of their HTML5 remote desktop clients, so that users can see for themselves how it works.