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TeamViewer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 839 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.45862
  • Total Downloads:
    55,765,205
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,058
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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TeamViewer is an app that allows you to remotely connect to multiple workstations. There are many apps that allow remote control of different systems, but TeamViewer is set up to be extremely accessible, while also being powerful. Whether managing an IT department or just helping your neighbor down the street fix their computer, it is an application worth installing on your system.

Pros

Passing control: With TeamViewer, all parties install the software and then connect to a session. Control of a computer can then be passed from person to person, instead of being a one-way street as is sometimes the case with this type of software.

Team sessions: The software gets its name for a reason, as you're able to include multiple parties in a connection. This is great when you're managing a team of employees as you can switch back and forth to wherever you're needed at any given time. The multiple connections are sorted into tabs, which makes it easy to stay organized and see where you're needed.

File transfer: A great feature is the ability to drag and drop files from one computer to another. That way, if you're helping someone solve a problem and they need a particular file, you don't need to waste time downloading it to their machine or emailing it over. If you already have the file, you can just copy it over with a few clicks.

Cons

Privacy: TeamViewer has monitoring software of some kind installed within its program to detect when "commercial use" is suspected, as it requires a license to be purchased for commercial use. This raises certain questions about the privacy of your activities, even if using the software legitimately.

Bottom Line

If you need a solution that will allow you to access your own computers remotely, or to connect with your friends' or family's machines, the free version of TeamViewer is a very good option. Even a non-technical person should have no problem establishing a connection.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"CONTAINS SPYWARE do not download"

July 14, 2015  |  By invisiview

 |  Version: TeamViewer 10.0.43879

Pros

Works well if you do not care about your privacy.

Cons

Software monitors your use and reports to their server to try detect commercial use. Reports false positives.

Summary

I have no need for functionality on my computer that compromises my privacy.

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5 stars

"Easy to use, easy to install, and free!"

February 27, 2015  |  By ememkai

 |  Version: TeamViewer 10.0.39052

Pros

Beats other methods of remote access (e.g. Pogo Plug)
Has worked for me without problems every time
No advertising, no nag screens
Free!

Cons

Instructions could be a bit more explicit; however, they have improved a bit in the later versions.

Summary

TeamViewer has replaced my Pogo Plug and Seagate NAS -- none of which really worked -- for remote access. Any files that I need, I simply use TeamViewer to copy to my Dropbox and voilĂ ! it's available at the remote location.

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1 stars

"Will not organize files by "date modified.""

January 22, 2015  |  By donholive

 |  Version: TeamViewer 10.0.36897

Pros

Worked smoothly through v. 9.0

Cons

Ver. 10 is absolutely unusable for those of us who use it primarily for file transfers.

Summary

Did the editors of the new program not check out this feature?

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2 stars

"Cuts me off while helping my mom with her computer"

January 18, 2015  |  By egmtbski

 |  Version: TeamViewer 10.0.36897

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Cuts me off in the middle of helping my elderly mother with her computer

Summary

Many times over the past 2 years it cuts me off while I'm in the middle of helping my elderly mother with her computer issues. I leave her in a worse state than when she called me as I'm in the middle of trying things to get her mail working or access to the internet, etc.
I cannot imagine that anything I'm doing qualifies as "commercial" use. Just trying to help an elderly person with her computer.

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4 stars

"simply it's not Free for Business"

December 13, 2014  |  By litemanager

 |  Version: TeamViewer 10.0.36244

Pros

Very useful software

Cons

For business purpose i use LiteManager

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5 stars

"The program you just don't like it, You Love IT"

October 28, 2014  |  By ahmedjawad99

 |  Version: TeamViewer 9.0.32494

Pros

I tried so many application for remote access, this is one of the best. Words really don't mean anything. try it if you like it then buy. and on top of that I would like to pass this coupon will save you 3% on any purchase you make :) smile
64987-46-222609

Cons

works well with anywhere you want with any device and speed

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5 stars

"Makes short work out of fixing my families computers"

October 24, 2014  |  By JKNOKE83

 |  Version: TeamViewer 9.0.32494

Pros

Fast and easy to use. My family always has computer issues and with this tool it makes it easy to fix there issues, even from 300+ miles away

Cons

after you sign out it asks if you want to buy.

Summary

Great option for anyone needing remote access.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly."

October 21, 2014  |  By SaverySoohoo

 |  Version: TeamViewer 9.0.32494

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

It doesn't have any cons.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.45862
Version 10.0.45862 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date August 10, 2015
Date Added August 10, 2015
Version 10.0.45862
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.01MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 55,765,205
Downloads Last Week 7,058
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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