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TeamViewer

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TeamViewer is an excellent screen-sharing and file-transfer app that can be used to facilitate business collaborations as well as helping distraught relatives diagnose and cure computer problems. Along with being free for noncorporate use, it gives users precisely the tools they need to share screens securely, send files with a minimum of hassle, control access rights, and even flip which user has control.

The options available while you're in control work smoothly. You can maximize the pane that the other computer's screen is visible in, as well as utilize several smart options from a drop-down toolbar in the center of the window. A big X lets you close the connection, while the Actions button lets you switch whose in control, disable remote input, and reboot remotely. The View menu hides options to adjust the screen resolution, the optimization toward speed or quality, and control multiple-monitor displays.

When you log in, you're given an access code and a password. Sharing those allows your computer to be controlled by the level you set it to: remote support, presentation, file transfer, or VPN. The TeamViewer servers remember which computers you've connected to, so reconnecting to previously shared computers happens faster. TeamViewer also has a Web-based version, for remote connecting to home from public computer. Even the installation process is impressive. Users can toggle admin rights, can opt out of running at startup, and can opt into installing the TeamViewer VPN driver for more secure screensharing. Overall, TeamViewer makes screensharing and file-sharing as fluid and unobtrusive as it should be.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "greatest help i have ever had"

    September 29, 2009  |   By brian121140

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    so easy to use

    Cons

    there is nothing i dont like

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  • 5.0 stars

    "GOODBYE GOTOMYPC!!!"

    September 28, 2009  |   By Jules49ers

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    Love it!
    Love the price!!
    Need I say more???

    Cons

    none to date :)

    Summary

    Quick logon and logoff, file sharing is fantastic, and once you set your preferences it's better than G2PC. For non-com use, I absolutely recommend TeamViewer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great tool"

    September 27, 2009  |   By rgwilkinson

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    Great tool to help others with problems

    Cons

    NO cons so far

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Put simply, "A great, free, program that really works!""

    September 26, 2009  |   By bgerlt

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    Easy to install , set up, and use.
    It works the first and every time thereafter.

    Cons

    No cons with this product.

    Summary

    Excellent product, once you are set up, a few clicks of the mouse and you are connected.
    Thanks TeamViewer!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is one one great too to help friends and family!"

    September 23, 2009  |   By norjeolo

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    It is really easy to use personally and for the remote users as well, that are less tech savy. Very simple interface, yet powerful which allows you to view their computer as is, without color alteration. Has Chat capability and remote reboot options.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it since i have been using it. I have been using it for months now and i couldnt be any happier to have found this product on Cnet.com

    Summary

    This is just a must have for any user that is always running around helping friends and family. Saves you on a lot of time and money. Users can work with it very easily and does not take much space nor resources on your computer, when in use. It has a decent small foor print for what is can accomplish. Very useful to have. I really recommend it. its a nice competition for now paying GoToAssist, which was free for a while or the other free product, CrossLoop (which people still use since is free).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic for remote support"

    September 23, 2009  |   By Backspace23

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    Zero configuration on the "server" side, Quick connect function, free for individuals, easy to setup and use, can manage a contact list, Faster better screen drawing than VNC, portable version available, can run LAN only.

    Cons

    Very pricey for business use, I find the interface a little chunky.

    Summary

    Teamviewer is my #1 choice for remote administration / help with family or friends computers. No need to worry about firewall configuration. You can direct them to the quick connect program, and get them to read the ID to you over the phone. Much easier helping someone if you can see / control their screen. You can also install it and preset a password, so I can start a session without any work on the user's part. Computer IDs and passwords can be stored in a partner list, for easy managing of several computers. You can set it up to allow LAN connections, in case your machines are islanded from the net, or if you're uncomfortable with using the central server. I use this to access other machines from within my own house.

    Features include file transfer and text chat.

    I find Teamviewer much faster (CPU and network wise) than VNC, and I find it captures the screen better, so I prefer it to VNC for remote access of my own machines if I can't use Remote Desktop.

    There is a portable version available, which is great if you want to start a spontaneous session.

    It is free for personal use, but business licenses are very expensive, however it looks like a fantastic tool if you're supporting a lot of computers in a large organization.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A GREAT PRODUCT TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS HAVING A PROBLEM"

    September 19, 2009  |   By Laurence Dube

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    I LIKE IT'S EASY ACCESS AND USE

    Cons

    AT THIS TIME I LIKE EVERYTHING.

    Summary

    A GOOD PRODUCT IF YOU NEED TO HELP SOMEONE OR TEACH SOMEONE.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It is a good product that their marketing kill it."

    September 12, 2009  |   By udi.xpertbilling

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    The big advantage over the others, is that the host PC does not need to install anything! only to execute the QuickSupport prog. (that does not install anything).
    The rest is the same as anyother product.

    Cons

    1. MS Remote Access is faster !
    2. The marketing, license of this program is very restrict. They link it to the PC on which you install the remote program.
    3. It is certainly NOT a FREE software!

    Summary

    If I knew that they link the license to the PC - I would never buy it.
    You can "move" the license 9 times (after first installation).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best free remote access program out there!"

    September 12, 2009  |   By mikegurule

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    Easy access to "Partner" computers and great control. Can even add people to list for easy one-click access to their computer. I also love the web acces for getting into my personal computer when away from home.

    Cons

    I haven't found really any yet...

    Summary

    I love this program especially since I have multiple desktops and I access them from my laptop. I would vote for this remote access program over any other free one out there.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Can't live without this easy and fast remote utility"

    September 11, 2009  |   By stimpy2

    Version: TeamViewer 4.1.6597

    Pros

    So quick and easy, you might kiss the ground when your techie friend fixes an unsolvable issue that you are having and think the end is near.

    Cons

    What cons?

    Summary

    If you don't have this uttility icon on your desktop and you are not a computer wizard, you should download it now.

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