TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.9290
  • Total Downloads:
    55,373,394
  • Date Added:
    October 07, 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

    4.5

    out of 13 votes

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    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
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    4.6

    out of 834 votes

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    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 14
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3 stars

"Needs improvement"

October 20, 2010  |  By reustle

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Straight forward install or non install.
Can be deployed very quickly and without much hassle.

Cons

Noticed that with vista and win7 it tends to lockup requiring a reboot before it will work again.

Dose not work with some programs on the remotely access computer.
Zone alarm is the first I was able to verify that dose not work on remote access.

Summary

Great for home networks,
If the commercial version is the same thing as the free version, then do not use it in a work environment until the stability and compatibility issues are resolved.

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4 stars

"Good and useful for remote assistant."

October 20, 2010  |  By hajaklk

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Easy to connect and work and it saves a lot of time .

Cons

It displays annoying message like we should not use this free program for commercial purpose.

Summary

I recommend to any user for remote assisant .

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4 stars

"Works for me!!"

October 19, 2010  |  By ktmlbates

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Helpful when it is cold in the my shop and warm in the house! can work on books from the warmth of my bedroom! and not clog my laptop up w/all my files!! great to have them all on one computer instead of backing up and restoring all the time! THANKS!

Cons

cannot figure out to make the screen fill the whole window. thats it!

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5 stars

"easy to use and really works"

October 19, 2010  |  By Giova67ec

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

is very easy to use

Cons

no one for now

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4 stars

"Excellent Product"

October 16, 2010  |  By Greatlars

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Free Easy to use Does what you need Also can be used on my Iphone.

Cons

no problems

Summary

This works great.My brother occasionally has computer problems that used to take hours to fix over the phone, now i just connect to his computer and can fix it fast and easy.And this is all FREE.

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5 stars

"Great product"

October 15, 2010  |  By epchoi

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

This is very easy install and use. It helps me to support all my family member's PC running at home.

Cons

It would be nice if the display of the host system can be mapped over to the resolution of the guess.

Summary

I would highly recommend this to anyone that need to support system remotely!

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4 stars

"An excellent program"

October 14, 2010  |  By jeffwarren

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Easy to install and easy to use. Works very smoothly. Does the job with no fuss.

Cons

Some of the options need better explanation - it rather assumes you know what the terms mean and if you don't, you have problems. But for free, who can complain? Differing screen sizing can be frustrating.

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5 stars

"Great Program"

October 13, 2010  |  By Bob_Scherr

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Works extremely well and it is free for non-commerical use! Has chat video and file sharing.

Cons

none - it is better than any that I have tried. I really know what else you could ask from a remote control program.

Summary

If you have remote family members that need computer help from time to time have them download this program.

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4 stars

"Ottimo per lavorare contemporaneamente su più computer"

October 13, 2010  |  By ermejodetodo

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Che posso scegliere cosa fare sugli altri computer,anche trasferire file

Cons

parte subito con la schermata remota e non con la facciate del desktop oltre a visualizzare più immagini remote,la configurazione giusta bisogna farla dopo

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5 stars

"Great software"

October 12, 2010  |  By ej_eak

 |  Version: TeamViewer 5.1.9290

Pros

Great software, I use it everyday for customer support.

Cons

No,I have no idea.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.9290
Version 5.1.9290 added a new group when adding a new partner to the partner list, new button allows adding the TeamViewer ID to the partner list after a session more conveniently, and remote computer can be locked using the lock computer in actions menu.
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date October 07, 2010
Date Added October 07, 2010
Version 5.1.9290
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000
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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