GoToMyPC

GoToMyPC

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,159,955
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try; Monthly subscription (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    117
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #26 in Remote Access

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 167 votes

    • 5 star 88
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 40
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3 stars

"works well, but support is bad"

June 02, 2009  |  By 2jss

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

connects more reliably than logmein
less hassle than remote desktop/dynamic dns

Cons

Customer supoprt is very poor:

Summary

The mobile version worked on my Treo 800w but not on my 850. Telephone support said "it's supposed to be compatible". End of story. A later email was unanswered.

With a previous email on another question it was apparent that the tech was unable to understand the question; probaly not very PC literate.

I let my work account with 3 pc's lapse and will try to get remote desktop working. For 20/month you should get some support.

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5 stars

"simple and affordable"

October 24, 2008  |  By danewiren

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

easy to use & fast. support for remote audio.

Cons

not many I can think of.

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4 stars

"Why no mobile client support, both LogmeIn and Gooer supported."

April 26, 2008  |  By bssoftcn

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

It's can't work on my nokia N95.

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1 stars

"Use GoToAssist Express Expert for FREE!!!!"

March 31, 2008  |  By FrustratedTech

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

To be totally honest---nothing at all

Cons

It's not free and you have to watch the charges on your CC. They seem to change and/or charge you for things you didn't know about. Did I mention I hate trials as they are crap-ola! I tried to connect to a remote PC and the app sat in limbo for---ever! I even emailed support about it and NEVER received a response back on the issue--hows that for support. I'm NOT going to buy something that support doesn't back up and manage. Seems like all they want is your money hastle free from th consumer who wishes to pay for it and rest assured, you'll pay for it.....very disappointed as I work in the support services field and there is NO excuse not to answer your mail and/or back your product up if an fact you stand by it 100%. AMEN!

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3 stars

"Good system, but overpriced and watch your credit card."

March 04, 2008  |  By IleyP

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

Service allows remote service to your PC. Was very helpful while I was in one state and my wife in the other, especially since she is not computer savvy.

Cons

I cancelled the service in October of 2007. I have several services that charge my credit card regularly and didn't notice that these guys are charging me $19.95 a month for service I cancelled. Only reason I found out, the credit card date expired and these people wanted me to change it so they could continue charging. BE CAREFUL.

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5 stars

"hebat rek"

January 09, 2008  |  By hariscakep

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

okelash

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2 stars

"Sounds Interesting"

December 15, 2007  |  By davosharpes

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

Im wondering if You can download files from Your (remote pc) to the pc You are accessing it from....ie can I install say my iTunes library onto the Hosting PC

Cons

Dunno bugger all about it Yet

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3 stars

"Hmmm... Sound's great!"

November 19, 2007  |  By Alles Booger

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

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2 stars

"There is better free stuff"

May 08, 2007  |  By Trigeek

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

Easy

Cons

Logmein is free

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3 stars

"haven't formed an opinon as of yet for i'm a new user"

April 27, 2007  |  By mygamelife

 |  Version: GoToMyPC 6

Pros

i like all the options an how they are exsplained.

Cons

no comment

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6
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General
Publisher Citrix Systems
Publisher web site http://www.citrix.com/
Release Date January 16, 2007
Date Added January 16, 2007
Version 6
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,159,955
Downloads Last Week 117
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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