I use TeamViewer, which is free for personal use and works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. You can talk them through the setup on their end and be connected to them in less than a minute. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently. Also, TeamViewer doesn't affect audio settings on OS X, as many have reported that LogMeIn does.I just got this email from logmein saying that in 7 days the program will not be free anymore
What's another free alternative program like logmein ?
and they allow teamviewer?I'd say Teamviewer is your only free option at this point. I've long stopped using Logmein, mostly because my company blocked them because of security concerns (I don't have the details on why they think it was a security problem).
TeamViewer has been free for personal use for the 7-8 years I've been using it, so while anything is possible, I don't expect it to change in that regard. I've used it extensively, including days when I'm on it for 5+ hours a day, sometimes connecting to a dozen different computers, including 2 at a time, and I've never received any notice about commercial use.I like TeamViewer, but is anyone else concerned about how long their free service will last? I've also read about people getting "Commercial use detected" during a TeamViewer session.
i havent used it but there are quite a few extensions that require all your browser data but could the computer data be needed because it supports file transfer?
I figured out how to hide/block/remove all the popups and icons that teamviewer forces on you. Only one on the web! Who is the man? lol. You are right it is not as fluid as logmein. But it is the best free alternative to logmein. Anyone else notice when you tap the mouse moves slightly? That bugs. I can't post links to my own **** on how to remove the popups. My link in my sig below > Forum > Apple section > Mac/OS X category > remove teamviewer popups and etc. All the answers revealed.Ok I installed teamviewer today
A few things I don't like
Doesn't seem to be as fluid as logmein , I don't know logmein just looks better
After you use the program you get a popup on the screen every time, but beggars can't choosers , hey is free
I want to keep teamviewer running in the background but having the icon in my dock annoys me , one icon in the menubar is enough
Is there a way to hide the dock icon ?
I don't see it in preference
Yes, they can launch it when needed. There is no need to leave it running, unless you want unattended access.1) Do I need to have it running continuously... or can I have the person receiving tech support launch it on demand when they request support from me.
Each computer has Teamviewer installed, with a unique ID. The Teamviewer website gives simple instructions for setting up a connection.2) If I am providing tech support for someone, do we need to be using the same Teamviewer account? If not... what is the procedure to connect.
They can launch it on demand. two different accounts. They provide you with their id.I have been a logmein user for a while... mostly for tech support for friends and family. I also used it for remote control of my iMac... but that is a feature that I really do not need anymore.
I suspect that I'll switch to TeamViewer. I have a couple of questions (reply from GGJ would be great).
1) Do I need to have it running continuously... or can I have the person receiving tech support launch it on demand when they request support from me.
2) If I am providing tech support for someone, do we need to be using the same Teamviewer account? If not... what is the procedure to connect.