In the age of broadband, there aren't many reasons to not be able to smoothly control your primary PC from a remote computer. GoToMyPC fills that niche, with an automatic install and quick registration process, crossplatform functionality, handheld device and multiple monitor support, and AES 128-bit encryption.
But in the age of freeware, GoToMyPC only offers a free 30-day trial. After that, you're looking at $20 per month for one PC or $30 for two, with each additional PC an extra $15 per month and 25 percent discounts for yearly subscriptions. That's not cheap.
The app itself works well. We were able to control our home computer from the office, and vice versa, with no problems. You connect by going to the GoToMyPC Web site and logging in. A window then opens, bordered in Medusa-esque green, which emulates the screen of the remote PC. Programs on the remote all open within the green border, with some extra remote functions included in the border itself. You can restart the remote computer (and lose the connection), send and sync files, print, and adjust the remote window size, among other tasks.
Everything the program said it would do, it did. And that's a beautiful and rare thing. The cost is a deterrent, though, especially when the competition is offering up better deals.
Now you can hear what you've been missing with your remote access solution. The new GoToMyPC 6.0 now includes sound. Imagine being able to hear your music, voice mail, system sounds, any sound your PC makes from any computer. GoToMyPC 6.0 makes it. And sound is just the tip of the iceberg. GoToMyPC comes with lots more new and improved features, including no-setup Remote Printing and File Sync, which automatically synchronizes files and folders between computers. Plus GoToMyPC 6.0 is still loaded with the features, including government-standard encryption, drag-and-drop file transfer, and 24-bit color.
What's new in this version: