TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 834 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.9220
  • Total Downloads:
    55,373,394
  • Date Added:
    September 27, 2010
  • File Size:
    7.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,244
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.8

    out of 11 votes

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    • 4 star 2
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  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 834 votes

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    • 4 star 156
    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 14
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5 stars

"Great Software!!!"

October 07, 2010  |  By alfonsobong

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

Power tools like this can turn the world into some awsome technology

Cons

None of the above

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5 stars

"easy to install and simple to use but read the Instr'ns"

October 06, 2010  |  By thisoneaint

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

I tend to get calls from friends who have IT problems and trather than talk them through the solution which is often very straight forward I can show them

Cons

None spring to mind but the file transfer can get confusing

Summary

This question does'nt seem neccersary to me because the previous questions give the answer but overall I would say the system is good. PS why dont you state max characters of 55 in Q1 and not just the min, that is most annoying

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5 stars

"IT IS GREAT! SO EASY TO USE! THANKS!"

October 04, 2010  |  By penn5839

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

JUST DOWNLOADED BEFORE GOING ON VACATION. I DIDN'T WANT TO TRANSFER ALL MY FILES TO NEW PC. LOOKED AT OTHER PROGRAMS BUT THEY SEEMED TOO COMPLICATED. TEAMVIEWER IS SO EASY TO USE. JUST A CLICK OR TWO AND I AM BACK HOME AT MY DESK. THANKS.

Cons

THE ONLY SLIGHT INCONVENIENCE I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IS RESOLUTION AND APPEARANCE OF MY REMOTE DESKTOP. BUT...I HAVEN'T USED ANY TOOLS TO CORRECT.

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5 stars

"Super easy and fast. Amazing."

October 03, 2010  |  By evikem1

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

Everything about it.

Cons

No cons only positive remarks

Summary

I was a little hesitant at first but it became soooooo easy to use. I love it and am so grateful that I can transfer my files so quickly. Thanks for making it available for free!!!

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5 stars

"just ultimatum"

October 02, 2010  |  By hublisantosh

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

The facility to handle the remote computer

Cons

Nothing to comment on this product

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5 stars

"Wonderful product"

September 30, 2010  |  By niusteve

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

works flawlessly and quickly, even between Xp and Vista

Cons

nothing negative

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5 stars

"So easy to use - Intuitiv, and nothing to install"

September 29, 2010  |  By rasenmaeher

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

Secure, fast, easy to use, nothing to install

Cons

To be honest: Nothing

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5 stars

"File transfer...so simple"

September 29, 2010  |  By psgny17

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

No need to remember passwords. File transfer is a very easy, simple process and works fast.

Cons

Sometimes is seems a bit slow to refresh the remote screen

Summary

Could not fine a better free program. LogMeIn and PC Anywhere are also great, but you need to pay to get the file transfer ability.

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4 stars

"Powerful product"

September 29, 2010  |  By sdtorch1

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

It is very easy to install & use. In short, this is a good product.

Cons

nothing important

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5 stars

"Great software and works effortlessly-- and it's free!"

September 28, 2010  |  By sirzune

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9220

Pros

I like being able to transfer software to another computer that I'm working on so that I can do what the other person needs to fix their problem.

Cons

Dislike?? There's nothing I dislike about TeamViewer 5.

Summary

I've never had a problem with TV as it works flawlessly. Being able to choose how I will connect is a major plus.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.9220
Version 5.1.9220 has established connections to computers using 16 colors and displayed notification about closed RDP sessions correctly.
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date September 27, 2010
Date Added September 27, 2010
Version 5.1.9220
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.46MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 55,373,394
Downloads Last Week 10,244
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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