CrossLoop

CrossLoop

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 97 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.51
  • Total Downloads:
    273,193
  • Date Added:
    July 18, 2009
  • File Size:
    2.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    436
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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CrossLoop provides a quick, easy, and completely free way to give a colleague, a friend, or a relative access to your computer. After installation, your PC will be assigned a 12-digit access code each time you start the program. You then give that number to another user to virtually share your desktop. Once connected, that user will have full access to your machine.

The odd nature of sharing a desktop cursor and the inability to add multiple users makes CrossLoop illogical for proper business presentations. However, the complete system access and 128-bit encrypted connection combine to create a great solution for low-budget, long-distance tech support. Guests can use any app and save files on your computer, as if they were sitting in front of the machine. No router configuration is required--a big plus. File transfers are now supported, but the purpose here remains collaboration: CrossLoop doesn't work without explicit permission from the host.

Since simplicity is a key attraction, it lacks more advanced features, and the connection must be made in two minutes or it times out. While the interface and the features are simple, CrossLoop offers a secure and fast method for two users to collaborate on one PC.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Easiest VNC implementation."

July 05, 2010  |  By navneetgaur

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

1. Very easy to use.
2. Simple interface.
3. Works through routers and firewalls.
4. Does not require any knowledge about networking to connect two computers over the internet.
5. One computer user can troubleshoot another computer.

Cons

None from my user experience. However it is to be understood that a 256kb internet connection is desirable as the desktop image is relayed to another computer using the net.

Summary

A very useful and straightforward software. Saves lots of travel time.

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1 stars

"POOR RELIABILITY AS REMOTE DESKTOP"

November 25, 2009  |  By JKWHSU

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

I USED TO BE ABLE TO ASSESS MY WORK COMPUTER FROM HOME TO FINISH WORK AT HOME.

Cons

DISCONNECTS TOO OFTEN. I CALL MY WIFE FROM HOME & GIVE HER ACCESS CODE. SHE CONNECTS. BY THE TIME I GET HOME, IT DISCONNECTS & THERE IS NOBODY AT WORK TO RECONNECT ME. I'M LOOKING FOR A PROGRAM THAT WILL STAY CONNECTED.

Summary

GOOD IF YOU NEED REMOTE ACCESS FOR SHORT TIME LIKE TECH SUPPORT. BAD IF YOU WANT REMOTE ACCESS SO YOU CAN WORK AT HOME.

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5 stars

"It's free and it does a good job"

October 29, 2009  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

It allows you to control another's computer to help out with tech issues. Simple to set up. Uses changing keys to enhance security.

Cons

I had it disconnect several times over a connection that I didn't think was too slow. It also has an ad pop-up every time the connection ends.

Summary

Does the job well and is free.

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4 stars

"A great program to help friends"

October 21, 2009  |  By sellewe

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

This program has worked very well for me as I have been able to help several of my friends who were having computer problems.

Cons

Have not experienced any major problems

Summary

Crossloop gives the ability to talk your friend through a problem (the best way to help) as you can see what they are doing. It also enables the helper to actually control the desktop in the event of the lack of knowllege at the other end of the conversation. As a silver surfer I find my friends are delighted to have this kind of help.

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4 stars

"Invaluable aid to helping those with less IT knowledge"

October 01, 2009  |  By kemibond

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

For a free remote access program it is very good and reasonably quick even on basic broadband systems. It allows you to fix many problems for people and I have used it also for tuition purposes.

Cons

Better file transfer would be nice and automatic reconnection if a reboot is required, but that may be too much to expect from a free product.

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5 stars

"Great using it."

September 27, 2009  |  By sweeperdan1

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

Saves me from going to there homes. If they have internet can resolve most issues on line.

Cons

Connection problems. Can be in middle of doing something and be cut off. Either by program or slow internet.

Summary

I'll still use this product, because of friends all over the USA.

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5 stars

"Fast, intuitive, smooth, and elegant. And free!"

September 20, 2009  |  By PullSlice

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

Unbelievably easy to set up and get running, even for technophobic people like the guy who's machine I was accessing.

Easy registration, straightforward setup, REALLY fast response time from the access machine to the host machine. Almost no lag.

Cons

No complaints of any kind.

Summary

Granted, I've only used it on two different host machines, but I was simply floored by this software. I just cannot say enough good things about the elegance of its simplicity and how well it worked.

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1 stars

"For pay support lines."

September 12, 2009  |  By R. Proffitt

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

Free software. That's it.

Cons

While I applaud efforts to get support to the people, this software and it's intent is only revealed later after you download and hit its home page.

Summary

Not worth looking at.

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5 stars

"Great App for helping others"

September 01, 2009  |  By MLillis

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

I found it very easy to use and have recomment it to other. It will be my key element for helping my friends.

Cons

Would like to have voice added to the App.

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4 stars

"slick program to hide all the networking nonsense"

August 08, 2009  |  By mrnoonan

 |  Version: CrossLoop 2.51

Pros

easy to use and install

Cons

I hhave no dislikes

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher CrossLoop
Publisher web site http://www.crossloop.com/
Release Date July 18, 2009
Date Added July 18, 2009
Version 2.51
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Collaboration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.07MB
File Name CrossLoopSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 273,193
Downloads Last Week 436
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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