TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.11656
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 04, 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

    4.7

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 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

"wow,great one"

November 29, 2011  |  By SringPool

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

Of all, I like its effects best. So interesting, so special! All in all, use a lot & enjoy a lot

Cons

hope more features

Summary

good reputation,so useful

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5 stars

"useful software"

November 23, 2011  |  By chairle-moon

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

it is useful,I have been using this software for a long time,I think it a must for home or office in remote control

Cons

hope more convenience

Summary

it is free software,but it is really useful

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4 stars

"Good app for remote PC control"

November 21, 2011  |  By Justin199

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

Sophisticated features list.
Quite convienient in use.
Good for webinars.

Cons

Not speedy enough in connection via Internet.

Summary

TV is a well known app which is very popular though there are a few apps like Ammyy Admin

http://download.cnet.com/Ammyy-Admin/3000-7240_4-75599137.html?tag=mncol;1

or Mikogohttp://download.cnet.com/Mikogo/3000-2654_4-10697957.html?tag=mncol

that offer the same features for free and with better performance.

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5 stars

"Just Great!"

November 20, 2011  |  By rennaes

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

This program is so easy to use. Simple to understand, works great. I say this is one of the best pc to pc programs out. I use it to work on family and friends computers all the time. Love It.

Cons

Haven't found any.

Summary

Simple for anyone to use.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Support Tool"

November 17, 2011  |  By chrisandreae

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

Absolutely hands down the easiest remote desktop solution on the market today. A blessing for small businesses (paid version) and helpful individuals (free version) in helping those with pesky computer problems from afar.

Cons

The commercial version is extremely expensive for small businesses like mine. Hopefully the return on investment is worth it.

Summary

With a feature-filled set of solution tools and an interface anyone can use, this program wins my vote as king of the remote desktop solutions.

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5 stars

"Great Desktop Sharing Program and Its Free !!!"

November 14, 2011  |  By racnrose

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

Well it was very easy to use. Simple Graphical interface. Easily switch between who has control of the shared view. Easily transfer files between connected computers. Feature so new password is generated each time.

Cons

It took a little while to setup but it was not to bad.

Summary

All in all if you need to help someone on there computer or you need help on yours and you are not on the same network (ie. over the internet) then this is a must have program.

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5 stars

"Fantastic & Free Remote Program"

November 14, 2011  |  By Nick00Nick00

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

Fantastic program overall.
1. Remote Control - Allows me to remote in to my parent's computer whenever they have computer problems assuming they are connected. Saves a huge load of time in doing it myself instead of trying to walk them through over the phone. There is a feature that lets you automatically connect and have the same password.
2. File Transfer - this program also allows you to transfer files to and fro either computer. I've not had any issue with it but have never tried large files (eg movies), only pictures and
documents.
3. Text Instant Messaging - good overall feature to let someone know what you are doing or to communicate.
4. Audio/Video Stream - I have not figured out a way to do both audio and video at the same time. It's a useful feature nonetheless to communicate by talking or by watching what the other person is doing.

Cons

1. The only issue I've had is that sometimes it disconnects for whatever reason if I leave it unattended for a long period of time. I am unsure if that is due to issues with the connection on either side.

Summary

Amazing program. There are very few programs I say that about.

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5 stars

"Excellent Remote Control"

November 13, 2011  |  By madmock

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

Simple installation, simple to operate, provides complete access to and control of a remote PC, and it's free for private use. Teamviewer allows me to connect with friends and family members who may be experiencing issues that require some technical experience to rectify. A notable feature is the ability to transfer large files from one PC to another, files which are often too large to send via email.

Cons

None found.

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5 stars

"Speedy, simple reliable effective"

November 12, 2011  |  By CliffordPWS

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

Problem free

Cons

Not found any as yet.

Summary

A must if you want to link twp PC's and it is free.

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3 stars

"For me it never worked as I thought it would"

November 12, 2011  |  By theshonk

 |  Version: TeamViewer 6.0.11656

Pros

For professionals only is my view

Cons

Professionals only is my view, no good for the average LAN user

Summary

This is ok for a VPN but not for the average user

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date November 04, 2011
Date Added November 04, 2011
Version 6.0.11656
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
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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