Friday, January 18, 2013

Program of the Week #1 TeamViewer

Do you have a family member or friend that needs help with their computer?  Well TeamViewer may be of use.  TeamViewer is a remote control application.  Best of all it is free for personal use.

TeamViewer is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Mobile platforms.  With TeamViewer you will be able to access devices remotely through the Internet.  I stumbled across this application about a year ago and have been using it ever since.

TeamViewer is very simple to use.  All you have to do is download and install the application.  If you prefer not to install the application there is a instant support option.

After the application is installed or downloaded you just open it up. If the computer you are using is connected to the Internet, you will be prompted with a information window.  This windows has two parts  Allow Remote control and Control Remote computer.   The Allow Remote control portion provides the information needed to remote into your computer.  This information needs to be given to the user you want to allow remote control access.

TeamViewer has lots of features built in that I am still discovering. It definitely makes supporting family and friends much easier.  So if you are like me and need to see what is happening on the screen to repair it, check TeamViewer out.  They also have an app available on Android, IPhone, and IPad.  So you can lend a helping hand on the go or access your computer from the road.

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  1. Ammyy Admin is quite useful if you are looking for a remote control program very easy to use and do not give you any annoyance to the configuration of ports, firewalls and more.

  2. TeamViewer is good, but I am fed up of its monthly payments. I prefer a onetime payment option, hence I have switched over to RHUB remote support servers. You pay once, and own the server for lifetime.