TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.11117
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2011
  • 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 35 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
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    out of 835 votes

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

"like this one"

November 04, 2011  |  By highlevelx

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

this is a wonderful application,you can have a try,you will like it so much

Cons

nothing I can say

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4 stars

"a very good program with nice"

November 01, 2011  |  By razvypp

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

a very good program with nice design

Cons

sometimes its very hard to use

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5 stars

"Very easy to use !!"

October 30, 2011  |  By robertglnr

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

Awesome program ,but you have to know before you use this program turn off all file shearing programs on your both PC-s or connection will be slow ,its really simple and working more than great !

Cons

just an amazing software and free !

Summary

I am using this program for some time and all is working just a great , you can make your own configuration , if you know what you doing and make it even better !

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4 stars

"Price is right (free for individuals);great feature-set"

October 28, 2011  |  By defiant_1

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

Pretty easy to use. Integrated contact list aides in supporting family, friends, etc. at a moment's notice. Security features, like adjustable, self-generated password complexity and new password generation after each session is very nice; encryption. Unattended access and VPN features a big plus. Remote access via web is another nice addition.

Cons

Support and documentation is lacking. Took e-mail support almost a week to acknowledge my issue and only provided very basic troubleshooting that didn't seem to be relevant to my issue.

Summary

For the casual family/friend tech support-provider, there's no comparison.

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5 stars

"Did exactly what I wanted"

October 27, 2011  |  By rrasmus911

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

Easy remote control of my computer when I am traveling

Cons

No problems

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4 stars

"Easy control peoples PC's without a worry"

October 26, 2011  |  By petert2005

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

Easy to use
Seems to work behind most firewalls (with users permissions)
Free for personal use

Cons

If your wanting to use it professionally the prices are expensive with a few different packages (although they are lifetime licenses). Most of these include preferred support but its only for a year.

Can obviously be used for mischievousness purposes (but the same goes to any remote program)

Can be slow (but that is usually down to a slow pc/internet connection(

Summary

If your wanting to help a friend out quickly then this program is really handy. I used to run a non profit (non commercial) online radio website and had problems with presenters setting up the broadcasting software. I tried a few different programs and even turning firewalls of wouldn't let them connect. TeamViewer however was able to work behind the firewalls with the users permission, meaning they didn't have to turn the firewall off (which is a lot safer). It can be quick depending on the state of both the users internet connection and computer and it offers some interesting features, such as accessing control alt delete, text and video chat, file transfers etc.

If your wanting to use it professionally though beware of a steep price.

Oh and for those who think this program is dodgy - A lot of programs like TeamViewer, LogMeIn etc. get classed as viruses and so on, but its a false misconception. They are programs that allow people to remotely control other people's computers so if put in the hands of a hacker/scammer they can obviously be used for dangerous purposes. However if you have a firewall/antivirus etc. set up correctly you can use it to prevent unauthorised access.

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5 stars

"Simple straightforward secure"

October 24, 2011  |  By kkobasa

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

Streamlined implementation with connecting computers.

Cons

Not able to switch between windows user accounts when remotely working on a computer. My work around is logging off one user account before accessing another one. Minor inconvenience for me.

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5 stars

"Great product"

October 23, 2011  |  By jahmoody1975

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

If you want to use this for business purposes you are going to have to purchase the full version

Cons

none.....quick simple and too the point

Summary

KUDOS

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1 stars

"This did not work for me"

October 21, 2011  |  By aisaobba

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

No PRO's since this did not work for me.

Cons

I tried to connect to my home PC from an outside one - No Success. Just kept getting and error message. I have uninstalled this app.

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5 stars

"Does EXACTLY what I wanted"

October 18, 2011  |  By ozvere

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11117

Pros

Easy to install and use (vs Logmein). Fast, efficient and no problems.

Cons

Haven't worked out how to automatically log in to my wife's computer.

Summary

We have a program (horse betting) where there is one licence but we both want to share it. By bringing it up on my wife's computer we can share it over the home network. Fantastic. Many thanks for the team at TeamViewer. Good product at an EXCELLENT price!!

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General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date September 07, 2011
Date Added September 07, 2011
Version 6.0.11117
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me
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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