IDrive and RemotePC Honored as one of the Best of the Best in PCWorld’s roundup of the best PC Hardware and Software of 2023/2024

Towards the end of each year PCWorld compiles a list of the best hardware and software in various categories from the previous year to help consumers determine which products will be beneficial going forward.

Here at IDrive we’re always striving to give our users the most feature packed solutions at the best possible price, and this year we’re thrilled to announce that IDrive was recognized by PCWorld editors as the best online backup service for 2023-2024, while RemotePC made the cut as the best remote desktop software. 

What made IDrive stand out amongst plenty of high quality backup service providers? PCWorld points out that when looking for an online backup service, it’s important to find one that is comprehensive and versatile, and out of all the services they tested, “none are more complete or feature-rich than IDrive Online Cloud Backup.”

Some features that make IDrive the best choice?

  • Continuous Data Protection (CDP) – automatically backs up changes made to files
  • Support for Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, and various NAS devices and local drives 
  • Snapshots – restore data to a specific point in time
  • IDrive Express – a two-way physical shipment service for faster backups and restores
  • Sync – IDrive links all of your devices so whenever a file is updated, it is available on all linked devices
  • Share files with anyone

PCWorld also points out that IDrive has a simple and easy to use interface that allows for backing up without a hassle, leading them to determine that, “besides being well-rounded, IDrive is an exceedingly simple client to use, making it an obvious recommendation.”

As far as remote desktop services go, the need for a reliable remote desktop access solution is widespread these days, especially for businesses that give their employees the option to work from home. This requires a solution that is affordable, feature-packed, and reliable, and according to PCWorld, RemotePC is the best available.

When it comes to the basics of remote access, RemotePC more than has you covered. PCWorld deems it a premium service that is a great choice for businesses, especially ones that have mixed operating systems, supporting Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

Feature-wise, RemotePC is clearly among the best, including features that PCWorld found to be extremely helpful such as:

  • Multi-monitor support with mapping to local displays
  • Drag-and-drop file transfer between the local and remote computers
  • Screen recording
  • Remote sound and printing
  • Whiteboard (drawing on display)
  • Chat
  • Screen capture of remote sessions

Overall, PCWorld determined that, “There are of course free remote solutions, but RemotePC offers so much additional functionality (free and pay), and performs so well, that I’d recommend it for even the average user if the free stuff has proven frustrating. It should of course be on the short list for any IT department.”