TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 834 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.12541
  • Total Downloads:
    55,373,394
  • Date Added:
    January 20, 2012
  • File Size:
    7.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,244
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.8

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 3
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  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 834 votes

    • 5 star 614
    • 4 star 156
    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 21
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5 stars

"The connection is secure, fast and excellent!"

February 13, 2012  |  By mscripps

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

The connection is secure, fast and excellent!

Cons

The connection is secure, fast and excellent!

Summary

The connection is secure, fast and excellent!

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5 stars

"An Excellent choice to use, when helping others"

February 12, 2012  |  By vernerlancelot

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

An Excellent choice to use, when helping others

Cons

An Excellent choice to use, when helping others

Summary

An Excellent choice to use, when helping others

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5 stars

"Wonderful program, very simple to understand and use!"

February 11, 2012  |  By puppypaws1

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

Ease of remote access!

Cons

None, that I've found!

Summary

A very good program for helping friends and family with problems they do not understand on their computers.

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4 stars

"Awesome tool!"

February 10, 2012  |  By spencerr573

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

Easy to use and install
FREE!
Really fast

Cons

Nothing to say

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5 stars

"An Excellent choice to use, when helping others ."

February 09, 2012  |  By Markman065

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

Easy download and Install. Also downloaded it into my sons computer, and I was able to control his computer, and solve a lot is issues that were slowing his computer down .

Cons

None yet , I'll yet you know if I do.

Summary

I highly recommend it the program.

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5 stars

"Simple and easy to remote log in"

February 07, 2012  |  By samwgreen

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

Great way to fix simple stuff on friends and family PCs

Cons

None yet worried about security if someone else can see

Summary

Great way to fix simple stuff on friends and family PCs

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5 stars

"Very good and easy to use application"

February 01, 2012  |  By arichards52

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

Easy to understand,
Visually simple to read,
good value, it being free.

Cons

hard to know what features to choose during installation.

Summary

all together a very good application, well worth trying

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4 stars

"Works like it should"

January 29, 2012  |  By antiquescopes

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

Got it setup and working without having to resort to a manual. Easy to use. Biggest benefit is it works through our satellite system - other programs absolutely will not work without UPNP enabled, which WILL NOT HAPPEN with our satellite modem (router), no matter what you read elsewhere. (Verified after several phone calls and emails)

Cons

We use it to update files on our church computer and it always leaves a screen on the monitor there. Drag and drop does not work; you have to use the built-in file transfer. Also a little slower than I think it should be. Kind of like "nagware" - even though it is free for two or three computer use, every time I use it it wants me to buy the commercial version.

Summary

It could use a tiny bit of improvement, but even if they do not, it is a good program for people like me who need to access a distant computer. Setup is easy and intuitive.

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4 stars

"Excellent Remote Control Tool"

January 29, 2012  |  By NYC-HDL

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

Very easy to use, and does not require file installation if run from website.

Cons

None noted

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5 stars

"Fast, excellent connectivity!"

January 28, 2012  |  By peanuts1013

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12541

Pros

The connection is secure, fast and excellent!
FREE!

Cons

The screen is a smidge smaller on the remote machine. But for what I use it for: it is perfect!

Summary

I use this to support my Mom's PC in another state. I used to use other products and this is tops in my book.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.12541
Version 7.0.12541 added a context menu for the chat window, each remote support session gets its own chat widget on the supporter's side, and fixed scroll-bar behavior in full screen mode issue.
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date January 20, 2012
Date Added January 20, 2012
Version 7.0.12541
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.46MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 55,373,394
Downloads Last Week 10,244
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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