TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.15723
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 25, 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

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5 stars

"GREAT for the price"

November 06, 2012  |  By tlnh

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.15723

Pros

I am able to fully support my parents & children's PCs remotly!

Cons

none that I noted thus far

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4 stars

"Excellent Remote Control Software"

November 04, 2012  |  By brupub

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.15723

Pros

Very Easy to use for you and your clients.
Very easy to set up, too.
Connects easily

Cons

Speed is very dependent upon internet speed and is slower on older OS's
Pro version is priced in line with LogMeIn pro

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5 stars

"Awesome!!!!!!"

November 03, 2012  |  By jrheidkamp

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.15723

Pros

Awesome!!!!!!!!

Cons

None so far

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4 stars

"Easy to keep tab on my team"

October 30, 2012  |  By fabheniques

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.15723

Pros

Very easy to monitor work of my offshore team. Connects easily.

Cons

While taking the access it makes the system slow.

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5 stars

"Easiest Remote Control Program!"

October 28, 2012  |  By petert2005

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.15723

Pros

Easy to to use - installation, setup and usage wise
Free for personal use
Works easily behind firewalls

Cons

Can sometimes go down (but like most remote control programs)
Will keep telling you its the free version (but its worth it)

Summary

TeamViewer is a great free program (for personal use). I have tried lots of other remote control type programs in the past and most I found where difficult for me and those I was wanting to help to set up. TeamViewer however always seems to work, they just seem to instal it give me their details and its a simple as that.

It can be slow but like all remote control programs it depends on both users computer specs and also on both users internet connection. Sometimes it does have problems with rebooting but lately they've improved it so there's more of a chance of being able to remote and log back in remotely. Downtime is rare obviously as long as your internet connection is stable.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.15723
Version 7.0.15723 updates are installed automatically.
General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date October 24, 2012
Date Added October 25, 2012
Version 7.0.15723
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows
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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