TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.12313
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 14, 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

    4.9

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 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

"Super Product"

January 20, 2012  |  By graeme-willard

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

Transparent and straightforward mechanism for keeping your computers coordinated and perhaps helping out your co-users ...those who can't be bothered with all the details of maintenance and how things actually work.

Cons

1. You'll need to rtfm.
2. Some of the functionality is buried under less than obvious submenus (see #1.) but its ~all there.
3. Teamviewer uses resources that things like Shareaza try to claim so you'll have to make a choice or find a workaround.

Summary

A must-have for anyone with more than one machine.

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4 stars

"Extremely user-friendly and useful plus its for free"

January 19, 2012  |  By gabipeptine

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

The product works as advertised.

Cons

nothing I can say,I like it so much

Summary

free software,you can have a try,it will be a lot of fun

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5 stars

"Amazing!Have recommended it to a lot of friends."

January 15, 2012  |  By amantandon

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

Extremely user-friendly and useful plus its for free

Cons

A little apprehensive about my privacy. Would appreciate if I am educated more on how no one else could have an access to my system.

Summary

Every smart phone owner should have it.

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5 stars

"Helped me move files from old PC to new PC"

January 10, 2012  |  By CarefreeGG

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

Very easy to install and use

Cons

None that I can see

Summary

Fantastic tool to have in your arsenal

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5 stars

"The Best Way To Keep Family Computers Running"

January 09, 2012  |  By constrictor14

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

Easy To Use
Easy For Tech-Challenged To Use
Transferring Files Is Easy Between Computers
It Inspires Confidence In Those You Assist

Cons

Sometimes there are little connection hiccups where the IDs remain blank for a bit longer than usual, but that's all I've noticed.

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4 stars

"Quick, easy remote desktop option"

January 04, 2012  |  By ddmarti1

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

Extremely easy to use.

Cons

Can't transfer files from remote computer, only from yours.

Summary

Use it! It's Free!

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5 stars

"excelent peice of software."

January 04, 2012  |  By surance7

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

excelent peice of software.

Cons

excelent peice of software.

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5 stars

"so convenient"

January 03, 2012  |  By tinaexe

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

it will a good helper in your business,we can call it a controler,control computer in a remote distance,helpful

Cons

exists a few limitations, hope the new version will improve

Summary

worthy your reliance,easy and helpful

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5 stars

"Outstanding tool"

January 02, 2012  |  By ramonqc

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

swift operation

Cons

none whatsoever

Summary

Being able to provide tech aid to wife & sister from afar has proven priceless.

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5 stars

"Unbeliveable, It works great!"

December 31, 2011  |  By nownthen

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

Pros

I was looking for a program like this one for some years now. Most of these programs are unuser friendly. They usually cost an arm and a leg. Boy was I surprised. I stumbled across it while on ebay looking at a thin client that ran a magicjack. I tried it on two of my computer on my desk and wow. It does everything it claims to do and it's free.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

Summary

Great program to help others (like novices) with their computer problems.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date December 14, 2011
Date Added December 14, 2011
Version 7.0.12313
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2003
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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