TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.9947
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 07, 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

    4.6

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 835 votes

    • 5 star 614
    • 4 star 157
    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 21
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5 stars

"Awesome Program"

January 16, 2011  |  By tgreen

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

This program works seamlessly in the background, gives you instant access to another computer, as well as a chat option.

Cons

I have none

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4 stars

"The best so far for controling other computers"

January 15, 2011  |  By man55878

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

It has file transfer both ways, you can control everything on the other computer including settings, it's free, it has voice over so you can talk to the other person live, it has unattended access

Cons

WISHY WASHY PROGRAM. DOESN'T WORK ALL THE TIME, AND DOESN'T WORK THE SAME WAY ON ALL COMPUTERS.

Summary

WISHY WASHY PROGRAM. DOESN'T WORK ALL THE TIME. AN EXAMPLE THIS IS: ONE DAY YOU CAN CONNECT TO A COMPUTER ALL DAY LONG. THE NEXT DAY YOU CAN'T, EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PASSWORD AND ID. ANOTHER PROBLEM IS SOMETIMES YOU DON'T GET A PASSWORD PROMPT AT ALL. EVEN THOUGH THE PROGRAM SAYS YOURE CONNECTED, YOU GET NO SCREEN TO LOOK AT.

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5 stars

"Sweet little app that does what a lot of pay apps do!"

January 14, 2011  |  By rdooba

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

Farily easy to use the features- a couple of times I was confused but figured it out.

Cons

None that i could find, It does what it says it does. It's very much like PC anywhere.

Summary

I would highly recommend this tool before they decide it's too cool to give away.

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5 stars

"THIS IS THE GREATEST INVENTION SINCE SLICED BREAD"

January 14, 2011  |  By piledragon

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

the program works great and does exactly what is says it does

Cons

there are none

Summary

this is priceless,to be able to help someone on there computer as if you were right there. fantastic

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2 stars

"Not compatable with GMail"

January 11, 2011  |  By atog22

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

Easy to use and easy to install

Cons

Not compatable with GMail

Summary

I contacted the company asking for assistance with getting it to work with gmail, they responded that it does not work with gmail, and they have no intentions of making it work with email.... to bad.

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5 stars

"Remote control that works, even with vpn"

January 06, 2011  |  By Serious-Dark

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

Fast simple, clean interface, good control options

Cons

Will not connect every time you tell it to. Sometimes it requires multiple trys

Summary

This progy gives me complete control over a remote computer or server for free and with little hassle.

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4 stars

"A very good program"

January 05, 2011  |  By che1che

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

easy to use

Cons

Could not find anything

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4 stars

"SIMPLE REMOTE ACCESS SOFTWARE. FREE!"

January 05, 2011  |  By MrGoodguy69

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

Was recommended by Bullguard anti virus. They fixed my pc in a mater of minutes, using Teamviewer. This software is easy to install and use. Simple to set up.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Great free software.

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3 stars

"Did not work on my system"

January 05, 2011  |  By ny2nv

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

Nice interface.

Cons

Not really a review.
Did not work for me Win7 64bit to Win7 64bit
Installed 4 times

Summary

Not really a review.
Did not work for me Win7 64bit to Win7 64bit
Installed and reinstalled 4 times

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4 stars

"Excellent, No Problems."

January 04, 2011  |  By stevetidder

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.9947

Pros

Clean and simple to use,lots of extras.

Cons

Honestly, have not found anything I don`t like

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.9947
Version 6.0.9947 has fixed issues in which monitors go to standby again after a black screen was shown once and connections to dynamic partners are established with quick access by default.
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date December 07, 2010
Date Added December 07, 2010
Version 6.0.9947
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98
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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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