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TeamViewer

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.0.72365
  • Total Downloads:
    56,419,805
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,468
  • 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

"Better alternatives exist like anydesk, litemgr,etc"

December 21, 2016  |  By ring_finger

2016-12-21 17:24:48  |  By ring_finger

 |  Version: TeamViewer 12.0.71503

Pros

It's fast and connecting is reasonably easy to get connected.

Cons

If you use this more than a little you'll get 'Commercial Use Detected' warnings and they'll be trying to get you to pay astronomical fees for a license. Anydesk does the exact same thing and is free. VNC is free but slow. There are many other alternatives. Don't support this company and their insane licensing fees.

Summary

Go elsewhere. Anydesk, radmin, litemanager, chrome remote desktop, rdp.

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3 stars

"Very nice product, but read on...."

March 01, 2016  |  By Assin Ontivi

2016-03-01 09:33:15  |  By Assin Ontivi

 |  Version: TeamViewer 11.0.55321

Pros

Compact, installs quickly, seems quite secure. Easy to use, file transfer and other features very nice.

Cons

Pricing is astronomical!!!! Their plan is to pay just once, and its good forever, but how long is forever? You could pay them and they go out of business in a month or two, and what's your recourse?

Summary

Sorry to say, I would not pay into this "scheme". The free product is good for occasional installs of competing product, and you can leave it on there if you don't want to "play fair" in TeamViewer's language. I would favor a MUCH less expensive subscription plan over their very pricey plan ($ 3,500 for 3 concurrent users. wow!).

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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

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Summary

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

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Summary

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

Pros

All the pros is overshadowed by a major flaw

Cons

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!

Summary

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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1 stars

"CONTAINS SPYWARE do not download"

July 14, 2015  |  By invisiview

2015-07-14 08:06:09  |  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

2015-02-27 13:00:59  |  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 voilà! 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

2015-01-22 15:05:17  |  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

2015-01-18 08:50:05  |  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

2014-12-13 05:18:15  |  By litemanager

 |  Version: TeamViewer 10.0.36244

Pros

Very useful software

Cons

For business purpose i use LiteManager

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.0.72365
  • Fixed a bug where a black screen occurred when connecting to Windows Server, Windows 7 or Windows 10
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the file transfer from being able to leverage full transfer speeds
  • Fixed a bug where the reconnect information message box did not open after restarting the remote machine manually
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to reconnect when restarting the remote machine during a "session code"-based session to a custom QuickSupport module
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to assign a device to an account via the in session dashboard
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to chat with a single participant during a meeting
  • Improved scrolling behaviour in Computer & Contacts list using the new user interface
  • Fixed a bug where the session code was still editable after it was closed in the new user interface
  • Solved some other issues which caused crashes
  • Minor improvements and fixes
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date December 15, 2016
Date Added January 16, 2017
Version 12.0.72365
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 13.81MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,419,805
Downloads Last Week 13,468
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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