TeamViewer

TeamViewer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.18051
  • Total Downloads:
    55,461,871
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 24, 2013
  • 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

    3.8

    out of 6 votes

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

"Best tools for Remote Control PC"

May 31, 2013  |  By Richal-danny

 |  Version: TeamViewer 8.0.18051

Pros

Easily access to the PC desktop with all of its documents and installed applications and easily transfer the files between the Phone and PC.Also, it is free.

Cons

Require a VNC server.

Summary

TeamViewer is a very great free software for remote controlling PC.

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3 stars

"Password system for login has problems"

May 30, 2013  |  By reggjoo

 |  Version: TeamViewer 8.0.18051

Pros

When it connects to your account, it works good.

Cons

You'll get frustrated trying to login, even after you reset your login. Used this app for over a year, had major problems logging in. Took it off, when I contacted them, and they said I was doing something wrong. I was using the cellphone app to connect to my pc at home, while I was at work, pc software worked mostly correct, but their phone app needs work.

Summary

Could be good if company listens to the people that use it.

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1 stars

"Buyer beware"

May 28, 2013  |  By jrouss28

 |  Version: TeamViewer 8.0.18051

Pros

Software is good

Cons

The business practices are very poor!!! They will screw you without a second thought

Summary

I bought a corporate license for 2680.00 and decided to update this year to the latest version for close to 1000 dollars. My company paid the update fee late. They disabled all my accounts. I got it so, I decided to go back to my older version until they got a check for the new version. Apparently when you upgrade they completely disable your old license so, the prior version is also disabled. When I called for help they refused to help and told me it was my problem and that the only way to rectify this issue and once again get access is to pay for the upgrade. This is completely unacceptable to disable all my access when I already payed a large sum for the software. They saw no problem denying me all access. All I have to say is wow, buyer beware.

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5 stars

"Great Remote Program"

May 25, 2013  |  By Ambrogi

 |  Version: TeamViewer 8.0.18051

Pros

Free
Reliable
Works as advertised
Safe
Helpful
Used Remotely

Cons

Currently, none.

Summary

This is a great tool for the computer illiterate who knows someone with knowledge of computers. It's the same techniques used by Customer Support from computer companies but without the sales pitch or hassles. My Dell support in India took control of my computer, used a bogus scan, and told me that my computer was infected. They wanted $196 to fix it. I said no and asked my friend to help through TeamViewer. There was NO virus and all that was needed was a small adjustment. BOTTOM LINE: Trust your friends and not Customer Support in India.

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5 stars

"Best Communications program ever for helping others"

May 03, 2013

 |  Version: TeamViewer 8.0.18051

Pros

Easy to use. Everything good (Great). Can access my computer from
other sites.

Cons

None that I can find.

Summary

If you like neat programs, this is one of them.

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5 stars

"Great Program"

May 02, 2013  |  By puppypaws1

 |  Version: TeamViewer 8.0.18051

Pros

Very easy to instruct someone with less computer knowledge on program download enabling a remote takeover.

Cons

Little slow in some communication instances, but don't feel this is attributed to program.

Summary

I would highly recommend this program, I especially like the ease of remote takeover to clean up a friend or family members cluttered computer.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date April 24, 2013
Date Added April 24, 2013
Version 8.0.18051
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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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