TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.12142
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 30, 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

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    out of 835 votes

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5 stars

"just what i needed!"

December 04, 2011  |  By aloysiuslow

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12142

Pros

able to use it behind firewall, as long as there's internet connection

Cons

none that i can think of, except machine needs to be powered on i.e. higher power bills

Summary

just get it. it beats window's remote desktop connection

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5 stars

"it works well"

December 03, 2011  |  By splint350

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12142

Pros

works well if you no who to contact they take over your computer and fix what ever needs done, with out you lifting a finger.

Cons

watch out dont get hacked into

Summary

awesome

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5 stars

"Nice, Works well"

December 03, 2011  |  By Reggmail

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12142

Pros

I can work on Moms PC in another state.

Cons

Nothing I can think of.

Summary

Nice, and it's free for home use.

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3 stars

"Software works well but terrible upgrade policy"

December 02, 2011  |  By OCTech1

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12142

Pros

Software works well

Cons

Buyer beware!!!
When you buy 1 year of "preferred support" it does not include upgrades to newer versions of the software. The corporate version of this product is very expensive, but the company tries to gouge you for everything they can with their ridiculous upgrade policy.

Summary

Software is good - pricing is very high and upgrade policy is unreasonable.

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5 stars

"Simple but useful"

November 30, 2011  |  By SilverStoneRiver

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12142

Pros

Simple and free

Cons

Not found any as yet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.12142
New features: Remote Control - Improved Drag & Drop feature - Multi-Monitor Support - Save connection settings per Computer - Integrated Screenshot feature - Movable TeamViewer Panel - Performance improvement New features: Meetings and Presentations - Start instant meetings - Schedule your meetings - Meetings with up to 25 Participants - Mobile Participation On The Road with TeamViewer Apps for iOS and Android - File Box (share files with your partners)
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date November 29, 2011
Date Added November 30, 2011
Version 7.0.12142
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT
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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