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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.


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.


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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3 stars

"Free version is outstanding Pay version not so much"

January 19, 2016  |  By Ottoyummi

2016-01-19 09:22:40  |  By Ottoyummi

 |  Version: TeamViewer 11.0.53254


Free version works great, fast, great file transfer, built in chat, talk and video.


You cannot log into a pay version and free version on the same computer.
Pay version is restricted compared to free version: limits concurrent device connections, limits concurrent accounts connections, cellphone app does not work with pay version, regardless of when you purchase the next version is full price.
Customer service is slow to respond and uncaring.


I love TeamViewer and used it for years to manage my own computers and my families as the families "free help desk". So naturally when the need arose at work I pushed for purchase of TeamViewer corporate. The cost was about $3k for 3 seats. What I didn't realize was the pay version is more restricted than the free version. I have two separate accounts, the one that has my grandma's laptop and the one that has the $10k servers for work. Because I use the same computer for both accounts I get those annoying "Commercial Use Suspected" warnings and eventually it goes into Restricted mode where I can only connect for a few minutes EVEN with the account I paid nearly $3k. TeamViewer support told me I should use two computers and that my use case is too unique to provide a solution. Overall they have been unsympathetic to my problem and slow to provide any kind of solution.

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5 stars

"Don't listen to these other people! Teamviewer is great"

January 12, 2016  |  By BoyWonder68

2016-01-12 06:48:25  |  By BoyWonder68

 |  Version: TeamViewer 11.0.53254


Ease of use
Speed (very quick response)
Security (point-to-point)
File transfers


The only issue that I have is that Teamviewer requires that both sending and receiving computers have the same version (definitely NOT a deal breaker). However, in the latest version it tells you if the versions are different and gives you the option to update the remote client.


In short, if you can't get it to work right or have connection issues, perhaps YOU did something wrong. Many companies block connections from out of country IP addresses. If you got a license error on the free version are you sure you installed it right. It's atrocious that people tend to blame the product when most of the time it's because they don't know what they are doing.

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1 stars

"Wish I never used it-total waste of time"

January 06, 2016  |  By nuhair2003

2016-01-06 01:59:03  |  By nuhair2003

 |  Version: TeamViewer 11.0.53254


All the pros is overshadowed by a major flaw


You can't use it when you need it. I set this so that I can remote into my office computer from overseas. It worked fine when I tested it from the same country but when I tried using it overseas it keeps coming up with errors and then apparently my "license" has expired--I was under the impression that I was using this as a free program if there was redtape involved I would have never bothered. What a total waste of my time. I wish it was never recommended to me and if anyone is thinking of using it the same way I am then don't!


I wish it was never recommended to me and if anyone is thinking of using it the same way I am then don't!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.0.53254
Version 11.0.53254 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site
Release Date December 15, 2015
Date Added December 15, 2015
Version 11.0.53254
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 10.64MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Total Downloads 55,978,481
Downloads Last Week 15,478
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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