TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 835 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.8703
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,038
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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TeamViewer is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to set and use a VPN connection; a Virtual Private Network that lets you take complete control of another PC from your own computer, whether they're separated by a soda can or a continent (and as long as both machines are running TeamViewer). It enables two-way connections in which users can flip control back and forth. TeamViewer also lets you hold virtual meetings with multiple participants (again, they all must have TeamViewer installed). With a name like TeamViewer, you'd expect it to be an enterprise-ready tool, and you'd be right: TeamViewer's robust simplicity is what happens when multiple users of vastly different skills need to use software. After a while, the bugs get squashed pretty firmly. But TeamViewer is free to non-commercial users. That means you can use it to access your work and home PCs remotely, of course. But you can also install it on your mom's PC (for example) and provide tech support from home.

We installed and opened TeamViewer on two Windows 7 PCs; one a 64-bit desktop, the other a 32-bit netbook. TeamViewer provides a user name and password for each machine. You simply need to enter each machine's numbers in the other to create a connection. The host PC's screen displays the remote PC's desktop in a window, and the host machine's mouse and keyboard control the remote PC's counterparts. We could open folders, files, and programs; run processes; and change settings: anything we could do with the remote machine's own controls, we could do from our main PC's controls, too, with TeamViewer. We tried the Meeting tool, too, but since we had TeamViewer installed on just two PCs, our pool of invitees was a bit small. TeamViewer offers some useful options; for instance, you can limit it to file transfers if you don't need total control.

TeamViewer is simply the easiest tool of its type we've used, and a far cry from the VPN apps of not so long ago. And it can cut down on the phone tag when friends and family need tech support!

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
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    4.6

    out of 835 votes

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    • 4 star 157
    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 21
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5 stars

"AMAZINGLY-Satisfying is the Juice."

September 12, 2010  |  By rahul_does

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

Near-instant client that works even before the Windows logon screen comes up.
Tasks're a breeze even at 128 kbps. File-Transfers take the cake! I got an abnormal 300 kbps while moving a Movie file from my home to a friend's place, 900 Kms away.

Cons

Switching between various modes is a pain! File Transfer, Desktop Control etc all are separate tasks requiring a log-off before switching Small annoyance, but present!

Summary

All travelers/multi-PC-users *MUST have* this one installed on their Home PC. Even if there is a Total-Computer-Illiterate person at home, you can still work on your home PC without removing the Windows Password. Just the power needs to be switched on. Either you carry all the Home content on to your Laptop and / External Hard Drive or use TV. I am totally satisfied with this one.

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5 stars

"Completely amazing."

September 06, 2010  |  By Undertkr

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

Works exactly as expected with no surprises or hick-ups. Free for private use (on the honor system). Options to run via thumb drive without install, U3 drive, or website based in addition to installed software makes it ultra accessible on the road.

Cons

I haven't found anything to dislike. It's perfectly executed.

Summary

This is PERFECT for the geek who wants access to his home system while on the go. You can run their software from a thumb drive or U3 drive, run it within your internet browser from their website, or run it from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. I am very savvy and use this to repair relatives computers when they goof it up. As long as they can get connected to the net, I can log-in to help fix it. Even people that don't live very far away, much more convenient to troubleshoot from my bedroom in my PJs then drive over and waste an afternoon in someone elses house.

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5 stars

"East and Effective"

September 03, 2010  |  By danielnino

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

Unbelievably easy to set up for the PC Illiterate. Mom was able to just get my invite via email and install presto fasto.

Cons

Nothing at the moment.

Summary

I still cant believe it is free. I hope those who use it for business are "playing fair". You can easily remotely log in and access what you need to. An essential.

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4 stars

"I bet it's most pop"

September 01, 2010  |  By randystansberry9

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

I have been using it for 2 months, and it never fails me.

Cons

best wishes

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4 stars

"best one!!"

August 29, 2010  |  By sandra_quilter

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

well done. efficient

Cons

keep on pls

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4 stars

"splendid app"

August 25, 2010  |  By cole_licious

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

recommend to all

Cons

none till now

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4 stars

"great one!"

August 24, 2010  |  By soaringphoenix69

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

yeah, it's ok

Cons

good work! hang on

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5 stars

"Excellent, best free remote program"

August 23, 2010  |  By RyanPN

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

Simple. Works well. Great features. Free. Secure and safe.

Cons

Although I could not get sound to transfer, I assume that may be due to driver issues since my microphone doesn't work either.

Summary

Does NOT remove your firewall like some other reviews seem to say(it uses outbound connections to avoid it, like FireFox/InternetExplorer/Chrome does.) Nor does it infect you with viruses. Best program out there for this that is free.

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5 stars

"Works great"

August 23, 2010  |  By zinziber

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

Easy to use and works well with Windows 7, consistant and no crashes.

Cons

Slower than Log Me In.

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5 stars

"It works with my Ubuntu + Windows setup!"

August 20, 2010  |  By rdelfin

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.0.8703

Pros

Works instantly;; free; cross-platform compatibility.

Cons

None really

Summary

Af first I thought that if my Windows machine had Remote Desktop active, that this would be enough to receive my request with team viewer on my client PC (Ubuntu Linux), and that was my wrong. This software needs to be installed on both ends (the client and the server; I know this sounds stupid, I just didn't think of it). Once you do that, it works beautifully.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.8703
Version 5.0.8703 activates recovering Windows from standby or hibernate.
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date July 08, 2010
Date Added July 08, 2010
Version 5.0.8703
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.57MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 55,461,871
Downloads Last Week 9,038
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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