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Editors' Review

by   / September 16, 2014

TeamViewer is an app that allows you to remotely connect to multiple workstations. There are many apps that allow remote control of different systems, but TeamViewer is set up to be extremely accessible, while also being powerful. Whether managing an IT department or just helping your neighbor down the street fix their computer, it is an application worth installing on your system.

Pros

Passing control: With TeamViewer, all parties install the software and then connect to a session. Control of a computer can then be passed from person to person, instead of being a one-way street as is sometimes the case with this type of software.

Team sessions: The software gets its name for a reason, as you're able to include multiple parties in a connection. This is great when you're managing a team of employees as you can switch back and forth to wherever you're needed at any given time. The multiple connections are sorted into tabs, which makes it easy to stay organized and see where you're needed.

File transfer: A great feature is the ability to drag and drop files from one computer to another. That way, if you're helping someone solve a problem and they need a particular file, you don't need to waste time downloading it to their machine or emailing it over. If you already have the file, you can just copy it over with a few clicks.

Cons

Privacy: TeamViewer has monitoring software of some kind installed within its program to detect when "commercial use" is suspected, as it requires a license to be purchased for commercial use. This raises certain questions about the privacy of your activities, even if using the software legitimately.

Bottom Line

If you need a solution that will allow you to access your own computers remotely, or to connect with your friends' or family's machines, the free version of TeamViewer is a very good option. Even a non-technical person should have no problem establishing a connection.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.4.2669

  • New TeamViewer Pilot tab for more convenient session establishment
  • Integrated TFA into login flow (without the modal dialog)
  • Removal of the old user interface to allow improvements in performance and user experience.
  • servicecamp - Mobile responsive view
  • Fix for CVE-2019-11769 - Remove the possibility to provide TeamViewer the Windows Admin Account Credentials to update TeamViewer
  • Fixed a bug in the File transfer that resulted sometimes in a freeze of the File transfer window
  • Fixed a bug that prevented to read a chat message to a device without being logged in.
  • Solved some other issues which caused crashes
  • Minor improvements and fixes

General

Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date July 10, 2019
Date Added July 12, 2019
Version 14.4.2669

Category

Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 21.74MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 57,215,017
Downloads Last Week 780

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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