Team Viewer is designed to allow two devices connect in what is called remote desktop. It is designed for IT departments to provide support, allow employee teamviewer_logocollaboration or as a way to work from home when you can’t get to the office. It requires very little setup and is very user friendly. There is a admin and a host computer. Where the host is usually the IT professional you need help from and the client is the user’s computer.

Another way to get free help! The program is free to use to anyone and there is also a commercial use version that is available. Once the program is installed on both host and client the program automatically generates a passcode which needs to be shared with the other computer to gain remote access. This can go both ways, from client to host or host to client.  This feature has been called switching sides. This feature can be handy if the person receiving help for the IT department needs to see the desktop of the other computer. The IT pro can simply switch sides and the user will then be allowed access to the host computer.

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Team Viewer can be also used to share files. It uses a simple drag and drop sync-filesinterface. There is also a copy feature so you can easily move only copiedparts of a file to the connected computer. Transferring files if quick and painless with this feature of Team Viewer. Maintaining a database on multiple computers can be difficult unless you use a great program like this one to make the process simple.

There is also a mobile app that Team Viewer has to help make tech help that much easier. It is identical to the design on the PC/Mac program. Functions available to the mobile app include but are not limited to the control panel, chat feature, remote control, remote view and much more. This is a full feature app and provides the best solution for a remote desktop available, free or commercial.

Recently TeamViewer has added additional security features to its remote apps to prevent anyone from accessing your account. One of these features is called “trusted device” which enables you to create a more secure link to the computers that you know and trust while excluding the ones that have not made any previous authorized connection. This feature was an extremely needed feature in today’s word. The programs now uses a 256 bit encryption which is higher encryption then most online banks use. Team Viewer also watches from unusual behavior and notifies you of this kind of activity.


computer-protectionTeam Viewer is a solid solution many IT professionals use day to day. There are other choices out there but most are more difficult to use and there features are limited or complicated. Team Viewer has a easy to use interface that anyone can become familiar with quickly and connects very simply. The mobile apps make this a no brainer for anyone wanting to use a remote desktop connection program.