"Remote control and online meetings"
TeamViewer is an excellent cross-platform with very good screen-sharing and file transferring capabilities. A lot of new tools and innovations are provided by this new software product in the remote control field. If you want a remote control tool that’s easy to use and set up, TeamViewer is a very good choice. Let’s analyze its features in this review.
The installation process of TeamViewer is fast, smooth and in practically no time, you will see the product installed on your hard drive. The setup kit has a very small size – around 3MB – and you will quickly control that program on your PC. TeamViewer doesn’t come bundled with adware or other programs and regarding the specs you need in order to run it, it’s cool to know that every version of Windows from 98 onwards is supported.
The interface is a combination between a web based service and a software app. Initially, this is rather confusing but you will quickly get the hang of it and familiarize yourself with it. When TeamViewer is first started, a numeric ID and password are automatically generated. In order for you to share your desktop, your friend must know this information. The buttons are well placed and with them, you can close the connection with the big X while the Action buttons are used for switching who’s in control and more.
The main purpose of TeamViewer is, of course, the remote controlling of another computer. However, it also offers other useful features such as chat, desktop sharing, file transfer as well as VoIP and webcam viewing capabilities. Unlike other remote control tools, TeamViewer boasts a fast yet secured connection – thanks to SSL and AES 256-bit encoding. Moreover, clipboard syncing between the two computers and keyboard mapping for multi-monitor setups are also provided by TeamViewer. The latest version brings new features such as VoIP audio and video conferencing which work great. These features place TeamViewer a cut above the rest because firewall reconfiguration is not needed. File transfers are done with relative ease in TeamViewer. An additional window is opened and you can share with your friends any files you want. The chat function is particularly useful in this situation.
TeamViewer is a wonderful tool with delicious functions. However, a wake-on-Lan option would be pretty awesome.
Let’s take a look at some alternatives you can find for TeamViewer. There are a lot of tools in the remote control field such as LogMeIn Free/Pro, Remote Desktop Connection, UltraVNC, TightVNC, CrossLoop and many more. An advantage of TeamViewer over CrossLopp, for example, is that it uses fewer resources and if offers two way transfer and chat.
If you need to provide remote support to clients or even if you are just a home user, TeamViewer is a good product loaded with features to suit your needs. It presents itself as a very good deal and while the free version offers plenty of basic functionality, businessmen will usually orientate themselves to the Pro version. Be sure to try it out!
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