Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04. AnyDesk is a secure and the most intuitive remote desktop software that provides a powerful Linux-based connectivity for smooth and seamless remote access to any computer.

Learn how to install AnyDesk on Fedora 30/29/CentOS 7 by following the link below;

Install AnyDesk on Fedora 30/29/CentOS 7

AnyDesk features high frame rates, low latency, and optimal bandwidth efficiency, . You can check a comprehensive list of features on AnyDesk features page.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04

Download AnyDesk Binary Installer

To install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04, navigate to the Linux AnyDesk installer downloads page and download the debian binary package for Ubuntu. You can simply use wget to get the binary.


Install AnyDesk

Once the download is done, run the command below to instal AnyDesk.

sudo apt install -y ./anydesk_5.1.0-1_amd64.deb

Once the installation is done, AnyDesk will run by default. You can check the status by executing the command below;

systemctl status anydesk.service 
● anydesk.service - AnyDesk
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/anydesk.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2019-06-11 20:46:50 EAT; 2s ago
 Main PID: 4386 (anydesk)
    Tasks: 12 (limit: 2336)
   CGroup: /system.slice/anydesk.service
           ├─4386 /usr/bin/anydesk --service
           └─4389 /usr/bin/anydesk --tray

Wax 11 20:46:50 systemd[1]: Started AnyDesk.

You can now launch you AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04 by navigating to Activities.

install anydesk on ubuntu 18.04

When you launch it, it should open as in below.


You have successfully installed AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04 desktop. You can now connect to your remote desktop smoothly and securely with AnyDesk. Enjoy.

You can also check our other related guides by following the links below;

How to Install and Use NoMachine Remote Desktop Tool on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install and Configure Guacamole on Fedora 29

How to Install and Setup Guacamole on Debian 9.8

How to Setup Guacamole Web-based Remote Desktop Access Tool on Ubuntu 18.04

Install and Use Webmin on Fedora 30

Install Ajenti on Debian 9.8


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