TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 831 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.0.32494
File Size:
7.46MB
Date Added:
September 15, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
55,338,080
Downloads Last Week:
9,104
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

TeamViewer is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to set and use a VPN connection; a Virtual Private Network that lets you take complete control of another PC from your own computer, whether they're separated by a soda can or a continent (and as long as both machines are running TeamViewer). It enables two-way connections in which users can flip control back and forth. TeamViewer also lets you hold virtual meetings with multiple participants (again, they all must have TeamViewer installed). With a name like TeamViewer, you'd expect it to be an enterprise-ready tool, and you'd be right: TeamViewer's robust simplicity is what happens when multiple users of vastly different skills need to use software. After a while, the bugs get squashed pretty firmly. But TeamViewer is free to non-commercial users. That means you can use it to access your work and home PCs remotely, of course. But you can also install it on your mom's PC (for example) and provide tech support from home.

We installed and opened TeamViewer on two Windows 7 PCs; one a 64-bit desktop, the other a 32-bit netbook. TeamViewer provides a user name and password for each machine. You simply need to enter each machine's numbers in the other to create a connection. The host PC's screen displays the remote PC's desktop in a window, and the host machine's mouse and keyboard control the remote PC's counterparts. We could open folders, files, and programs; run processes; and change settings: anything we could do with the remote machine's own controls, we could do from our main PC's controls, too, with TeamViewer. We tried the Meeting tool, too, but since we had TeamViewer installed on just two PCs, our pool of invitees was a bit small. TeamViewer offers some useful options; for instance, you can limit it to file transfers if you don't need total control.

TeamViewer is simply the easiest tool of its type we've used, and a far cry from the VPN apps of not so long ago. And it can cut down on the phone tag when friends and family need tech support!

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    4.6

    out of 831 votes

    • 5 star: 611
    • 4 star: 156
    • 3 star: 29
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 21
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  • 1 stars

    "If free version expires, 1 star. Otherwise 5 stars!"

    April 21, 2014   |   By SwanDiver

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.27614

    Pros

    Love it, easy to use. My first dial-in software. Don't feel the need to find another one.

    Cons

    Looks like the free version expires. Any suggestions? How do I get past those prompts so that the software remains free and I don't keep getting badgered?

    Summary

    Just looking for an answer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works like a charm!"

    April 17, 2014   |   By jimmy6p

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.27614

    Pros

    Three quick clicks and I'm into a computer that's 125 miles away.

    Cons

    TeamViewer is deceptively easy to use, but I don't really think that's a bad thing. Everything about it is plus +++....++++

    Summary

    My 90 yr old Mother has mild dementia. I use TeamViewer to connect to her laptop and help her with reading and writing e-mail. I help her find movies to watch on Netflix and clips from YouTube which are all things she simply can't do for herself anymore. It's almost like TeamViewer was custom made for me. Fantastic program. For people who are away from their main computer a lot this would be like having a free assistant on call 24/7. Absolutely fantastic program!

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  • 4 stars

    "Great Program Thanks TeamViewer"

    April 16, 2014   |   By framersbk

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.27614

    Pros

    Works as advertised and connects me from my Laptop to my PC so I don't have to be anywhere I don't want to be. Helps me find files I need on my major PC and access them seamlessly.
    I use the Web Based version in my Laptop and it works really well!

    Cons

    Have had an occasion where I could not Login for 4 hours and finally gave up but the next morning all was well again!

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  • 5 stars

    "is it really free?"

    March 18, 2014   |   By 122319fs

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.26297

    Pros

    it does work great .. about the best i've seen

    Cons

    i dont think its free ... after a couple of weeks i was required to purchase .. am i missing something?

    Summary

    is it really free

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  • 5 stars

    "simply the best free PC remote control ap"

    March 01, 2014   |   By tlnh

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.26297

    Pros

    enables EASY remote control of any PC from anywhere with internet access.

    Cons

    none, works well with Windows xp, 7 & 8

    Summary

    simply the best free PC remote control ap. use it to support families PCs from California to MA to Florida!

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  • 4 stars

    "Just downloaded it and already I'm enthusiastic!!"

    February 19, 2014   |   By MzMck

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.26297

    Pros

    Setup was so much easier than Logmein and transmission time between my two computers is faster. I tried Gbridge and couldn't install on my office computer. I'm an old lady; I don't want the challenge of trying to problem-solve applications that are supposed to make my life easier. Even if I am looking for a challenge, I don't have the time to waste on computers.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet. If I do, I'll return and update this review.

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  • 4 stars

    "A simple program that works great"

    February 10, 2014   |   By avner182

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.25942

    Pros

    Small, simple to use, covers all basics, secure.

    Cons

    needs a relatively high Internet bandwidth to perform well.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does everything I need it to"

    January 28, 2014   |   By kimmer13

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.24951

    Pros

    Remote Printing
    Remote Sound
    Fast
    Meeting capabilities

    Cons

    Can't assign a computer to more than one account - would be nice if the family members could each have their own accounts but each have the home pc listed on their login screen.

    Summary

    Although getting TeamViewer was a knee-jerk reaction to the bonehead move LogMeIn made when it pulled the plug on its free version with only 7 days notice, now I'm glad. I had never taken the time to even look at alternatives. LMI forced me to, and now I have a better free remote control application than before.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's crazy good! OMG!"

    January 24, 2014   |   By mrpepelepeu

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.24951

    Pros

    It lets you copy/paste from your computer to the remote desktop!

    Cons

    If any, It's a little hard to find the chatting window on the administrator end, the first few times.

    Summary

    Excellent well rounded piece of software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Its a great tool"

    December 16, 2013   |   By josegacappe

    Version: TeamViewer 9.0.24482

    Pros

    Its great for login behind rouuters.

    Cons

    none .....

    Summary

    its great because now i can help my wife even she is at work :)

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