TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.12979
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 29, 2012
  • 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 17 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 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

"It is a cool program."

June 29, 2012  |  By imaduddin9612

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

I can remotely access anyone's desktop.

Cons

Other user has to be online for this sharing to take place.

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5 stars

"Changed my life"

June 26, 2012  |  By igb-es

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

- Easy to use
- Fast
- Allows transmitting files
- Shared clipboard

Cons

- Incentives to buy when using free version

Summary

This software changed my life : it is the easiest desktop sharing tool i've ever used. It is really easy to set up, so I don't loose time anymore when I've to explain a customer how to start a desktop sharing session.
It has a lot of very good features, such as the shared clipboard (you can copy/paste from your computer to the remote desktop, and vice/versa) and file transfers (fast & secure).

Bottomline I just love this software.

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5 stars

"The absolute BEST remote connection tool on the market!"

June 22, 2012  |  By tomshark

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

- Very easy to install
- Very fast connection
- Very easy to train
- Very inexpensive
- Connects to Active Directory
- Makes IT life soooo much easier

Cons

- Irritating that not everyone in the world is using it

Summary

If your company has more than one computer, you NEED TeamViewer! Try it for a few days...you will NEVER go back to whatever it is you use now.

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4 stars

"Must have on any PC"

June 10, 2012  |  By trooper718

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

Easy to use and great for any college kids today

Cons

Must not interrupt full transfer for perfect results.

Summary

Excellent Job and Free.

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5 stars

"Actually does what it claims to do!"

June 10, 2012  |  By Drake_Master

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

Small, free, light, secure, packed with features, user friendly, accessible from web, multiple platform (windows, linux, mac, android, iphone) all of which can communicate with each other.
Oh, and it's one of those very rare programs that actually work!

Cons

Used it to LAN to a very old XP computer, worked great except that VOIP had a lag of about 5-10 seconds.

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4 stars

"Excellent and very useful."

May 28, 2012  |  By satyapriyananda

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

Easy to send files to different destination e-mail IDs.

Cons

Once sent we cannot send to further e-mail IDs without uploading again and going through the formalities.

Summary

There is always scope for improvement. That should be the right attitude. If a link is provided to the uploaded location as in 4share.com, then that link can be sent to other e-mail IDs also subsequently before the uploaded files are deleted from the server. Just a thought I share with you.

Updated on May 28, 2012

I am sorry. What I wrote was about wetransfer.com I wish to totally modify my rating to 5* and say that everything about teamviewer is excellent. It is a very good package and very useful also. Sorry for the confusion.

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5 stars

"Great for family tech support"

May 28, 2012  |  By tfaj

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

great tool for family tech support, easy for both parties, free and reliable

Cons

settings have posed some challenges

Summary

finding this tool to provide tech support to older family members (who never used a computer in the workplace) has been a great advantage - i have recommended TV to others.

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5 stars

"Simple tool"

May 17, 2012  |  By Michellellle

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

easy to use

Cons

it can satify me

Summary

hope more wonderful software

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5 stars

"Great tools!"

May 02, 2012  |  By adztarget

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

installed and it's ready to perform! only need the id to work!

Cons

NO-Its working and free!

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5 stars

"Easy to use, works with everything possible"

April 24, 2012  |  By drthomas21

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.12979

Pros

I can access my home PC from work, school, or my iPod by using my account. There is a two part security system, one that generates a randomly generated password and another that has one constant set password (helps when accessing my home PC when there is no one around to give me the password to the home PC)

Cons

Occasionally my connection will randomly disconnect, but I am assuming it was because I was being inactive for some time

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date March 29, 2012
Date Added March 29, 2012
Version 7.0.12979
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98, 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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