Alkit VNC

Alkit VNC is a modified version of the 'Virtual Network Computing' software developed by AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. The original VNC applications is, "in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. " The modifications by Alkit Communications are intended to make the software more useful for application sharing purposes in remote collaboration settings. This version makes it possible to share a single window instead of sharing the full desktop. In collaboration scenarios, one typically wants to share one application that is used collaboratively. It is still possible to share the full desktop if desired.

Alkit VNC is distributed freely under the GNU General Public License.

Download Alkit VNC

Source code

Alkit VNC viewer (executable for Windows)

Alkit VNC server (Windows)


To share a single window using the Alkit VNC server, right-click on the VNC-icon in the system tray and select 'share window' from the pop-up menu.

Then select the window to be shared from the list. All connected clients are disconnected if the window being shared is changed.

To share the full screen select 'Full screen' from the 'Share window'-list. Full screen sharing is the default when Alkit VNC starts.


Mathias Johanson