May 16, 2011

TeamViewer - Best FREE Utility on Windows to operate remote machine connected to Internet!

If you are like me, who has to support friends and relatives every now and then, You’d love to have TeamViewer in your toolbox!

TeamViewer connects to any machine 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. Detailed feature list on its website here.

Best part about TeamViewer is its speed. I’ve used numerous applications that lets you connect to your machines remotely but they’re either slow or have frequent disconnection/hang issues. With teamviewer, I’ve always found the experience smooth, even on machines with flaky internet! All you need to do is, install TeamViewer on all the machines that you want to manage remotely (enable password protected automatic remote access and add it to your partner list) and that’s about it. Next time you wish to connect to the machine, you just double click the machine from Partner list and provide the password, boom!

I personally love it so much that its one of the first utilities I install on any paved machine.

TeamViewer window in action! Download it here.


NOTE: Free license is only provided with the condition you will use it only for Non-Commercial use. If you plan to use it for business/work purpose, you have to buy it. Also, it does not allow personal use on Server Operating Systems (e.g. Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008!)