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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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.0.75813
  • Now the last used window size and tab is automatically used when opening the main window using the new user interface
  • Now there is a connection indicator added to the Computers & Contacts list using the new user interface
  • Now there is a link from the simplified user interface to the connection reports in the Management Console
  • Now the navigation in the new user interface is resizable
  • Fixed a bug that caused TeamViewer to crash after setting the video source in the properties to "No Video"
  • Fixed a bug that caused the session recording to freeze if the session was minimized
  • Fixed a bug where the title in the title bar during a session did not display the configured name correctly
  • Fixed a bug where TeamViewer 12.0.72365 crashed if the remote side closed the connection during a recorded session
  • Fixed a crash on the remote side that occurred in some special cases when closing the connection
  • Fixed a bug where the password could already be entered while the server connection was still established so that the password had to be entered again
  • Fixed a bug that caused the wallpaper to be displayed after fast user switch was performed even if the "Hide wallpaper" option was activated
  • Fixed a bug that caused a black remote control screen when performing fast user switch on a Windows Server 2016 machine
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes a crash occurred when the feedback button was clicked using the new user interface
  • Fixed a bug where no notification was displayed for incoming chat messages using the new user interface
  • Fixed a bug where the password was not displayed correctly using the new user interface
  • Fixed a bug where the player to view recorded sessions did not work properly
  • Fixed a bug where the microphone was activated when the client started a Voice over IP call
  • Fixed a bug where the microphone was activated when clicking the communication tab in the toolbar
  • Fixed a bug where the TeamViewer Panel of the remote computer was lost after a paused recorded session was resumed
  • Fixed a bug where the audio icon was missing within the TeamViewer Panel
  • Fixed a bug within the Computers & Contacts list where collapsing the "nearby" group led to clearance of the list
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on chat or service case notifications did not work
  • Fixed a bug where the displayed icon for service cases inside the Notification Center was not correct
  • Fixed a bug that caused a black remote control screen when setting the quality to grayscale
  • Solved some other issues which caused crashes
  • Minor improvements and fixes
Publisher TeamViewer
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Release Date March 21, 2017
Date Added March 21, 2017
Version 12.0.75813
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 14.04MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Total Downloads 56,603,416
Downloads Last Week 8,935
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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