Softworld editor's review
Teamviewer is an application which offers remote access to another computer. In this way you can easily connect from your home computer to office computer or the other way around. World wide they have more than 100 million users.
Top notch remote control software
The installation process of this application does not takes long as the total size of the installer is just 3MB. When compared to other remote access softwares definitely that Teamviewer is very easy to use.
The first time when the program is started the things that you see are an automatically generated password and numeric ID. In order to share your desktop all that is required to be done is to inform your target viewer.
Because this application uses 128 bit encryption your remote access sessions are always extremely secure. The application also woks behind a firewall. Although teamviewer is offered in different versions there is also available the free one.
This has some really cool features such as access to all the files and applications on the target computer, easy file transfer and folder copy, option to set the speed and quality of display, simple user interface, Windows or Mac compatible and others.
Without a doubt that teamviewer is a great piece of software whether you decide to use it for business or entertainment purposes.
As a home user the free version will be more than enough but if you plan to use it for your company then the paid one will certainly offer you all the features that you need from a remote access software.
Editor's rating: 5 / 5
Version 6.0.10722 reviewed on: 22 Jun 2011
Pros:- simple setup and connection
- cross-platform support
- support for chat
Cons:- the freeware edition has several limitations
With TeamViewer you can remotely control any computer as if you were sitting right in front of it - even through firewalls. All your partner has to do is start a small application, which does not even require installation or administrative rights.
TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.
Teamwork, presentations and sales talks - a picture says more than a thousand words.
TeamViewer enables you to share your desktop with other people over the internet, even through firewalls - the ideal solution for online collaboration.
Access all your computers and servers remotely around the clock. Need access to your computers on the road? Need access to your customers unattended servers? No problem with TeamViewer all host installations are free.
New features: Meetings and Presentations
-With just one click, you can start your meeting even before adding any participants - ideal for preparation and testing. Invite your colleagues, business partners or clients on the fly.
-Schedule your meetings and send invitations directly from your email client. Use the new "My Meetings" functionality in your TeamViewer account to maintain the perfect overview of all your planned meetings. Transfer your appointments automatically to your Outlook calendar.
Up To 25 Participants
-Invite up to 25 participants to your meeting. From marketing presentations with potential new clients in a personal 1:1 scale, to large international meetings, anything is possible.
Mobile Participation On The Road
-With the new TeamViewer Apps for iPhone, iPad (coming soon) and Android, participation in meetings is possible at any time from the road. That way, you and your colleagues will never again miss important discussions.
Presenter - Organizer - Participant
-Assign different rights to your participants during a meeting. Name one participant the organizer. This person will have expanded rights in order to support you during the meeting. Alternatively you can give another participant the presenter role so that this person can share their screen.
-Now all participants can see and hear each other. During a meeting, they are connected via Voice over IP and Webcam. Additional tools, such as chat, whiteboard or telephone conferences, support the acoustic and visual exchange of ideas. Choose from a variety of communication tools for lively meetings and presentations.
-Would you like to make files available for download during a meeting? Simply copy the desired documents into the shared file box via Drag & Drop and easily and quickly exchange them at will.
-Record your screen presentations and convert your video into the AVI format. This way, you can edit your videos at will.
Movable TeamViewer Panel
-When presenting your entire screen, just drag your TeamViewer Panel to each desired position - even, for example, to a second monitor, to have a complete view of all the important screen areas.
Changes on the new version:
*Improved installer user experience
*Improved user experience with adding new computers and contacts
*It’s now possible to use find as you type in all Computers & Contacts list dialogs
*The TeamViewer meeting panel can be docked to the left/right side of the screen. This will also optimize the presented screen.
*Optimized usability within the chat
*Other minor improvements and fixes