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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

    "Everything I expected and more!"

    March 19, 2010  |   By J0HN_GALT

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    Like the ability to launch using Windows ID credentials and reset computer remotely (while still being able to control it once the computer is back on)

    Cons

    The "Partner" computer concept and the associated login IDs are somewhat confusing; it's not immediately obvious when I need to type the Username/Password of the current computer or the one I'm trying to control remotely.

    Summary

    Likes
    1. Works very well
    2. Numerous bells/whistles (haven't used yet, however - e.g., VoIP, video)
    3. Free

    Dislikes:
    1. Don't understand VPN concept, but it seems like a good idea to set up most reliable connection; so I'm (needlessly?) going for a VPN connection and *then* for Remote Control. Guess what I'm trying to say is, for me, a more detailed, very accessible Help section would be nice
    2. Dislike my #1 dislike; mostly because I haven't tried very hard to go through the Help section; the #1 dislike, though it *may* be valid, is most likely pure laziness on my part. Everything else about the software is very intuitive and, oh yeah, it's free (for personal use, anyway)!

    Bottom line: Highly recommend download. It's been about 4 years ago, but I had a GoToMyPC subscription and paid quite a bit for it. This is free. I haven't compared other remote PC access programs, so can't say how it stacks up against them. However, I am certain Teamviewer will meet your needs.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Too sloooow"

    March 18, 2010  |   By alyking2

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    easy to connect

    Cons

    too slow Jaadu faster

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Pretty cool."

    March 17, 2010  |   By cmccarle2000

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    I have tried to do something like this before but, failed.

    Cons

    nothing yet.
    I still don't know what risks might be involved i.e. working on a friends computer that might be infected. So until I know, this will be for my other PC in another room.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great all-in-one remote access software"

    March 15, 2010  |   By pickOnePage

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    Easy, easy to learn and easy to use. Quick setup.

    Cons

    Not any so far.

    Summary

    Free and fully functional remote access software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best software for desktop sharing"

    March 13, 2010  |   By kwoxer

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    Fast and easy to configer

    Cons

    I don't have a licence

    Summary

    http://www.kwoxer.de/tutorials/teamviewer/
    There you find a good German Tutorial

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great program"

    March 13, 2010  |   By HADELN

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    Very useful not only when away from home, but to control a computer next door. Allows to run programs, copy files, call downloads... everything one does on one's own computer. Help service is prompt to answer and willing to help.

    Cons

    Had a few difficulties installing it. Realized too late that with Window XP pro one has first to activate "Remote Desktop" in Windows.

    Summary

    Just get it if you have more than one computer, but don't use it to spy on what your wife is doing at her computer. She will know you are watching !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I read the reviews, and was still surprised how good"

    March 10, 2010  |   By kehandley

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    Easy installation and setup; performance

    Cons

    Nothing so far.

    Summary

    1. It works. I've only used it for demonstration (that is, I haven't really needed it), but I did it with two different computers with two different ISPs, and the remote users were two different senior citizens. I installed it on the computers and showed them where the teamviewer icon is and then I later called them and had them start it up and tell me the numbers that are displayed, and I was connected and could do stuff on their computers remotely. Just like it's supposed to do. This should make things a lot easier when one of them calls with a problem suited for this sort of thing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "An excellent choice!"

    March 6, 2010  |   By GirieshG

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    It's fast, easy to use, and it's free!!! It also works with Windows 7.

    Cons

    Haven't noticed any, yet.

    Summary

    This is a good application for those of us who need to share screens, or need to assist someone halfway across the globe, without making any changes to the configuration/settings on our machines... Great product!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "love it it really is awesome works fine"

    March 5, 2010  |   By djdarkside57

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    its easy ans simple and the speed of it is great.

    Cons

    don't have any yet.

    Summary

    just read comments above.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent software"

    March 4, 2010  |   By biomike2010

    Version: TeamViewer 5.0.7904

    Pros

    excellent software

    Cons

    none to state

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