Editor's Review for TeamViewer
TeamViewer is a remote software program. This means that it allows you to share your computer with other people remotely including giving them the ability to see everything that is happening on your screen in real time. This is useful in a variety of different contexts. For example, you can use it to give tech support for your friends and family. This way, you can see exactly what’s happening on their side of the computer without having to be there physically. It’s often hard to diagnose what exactly a problem is unless you can see it yourself, after all. Some problems just aren’t easy to communicate over a telephone.
TeamViewer is also useful for those who want to do this as a commercial practice, selling hours of time to fix people’s computer problems remotely. This type of software is also useful for making it so that you can give business presentations to other people on your team. By sharing your computer desktop with them, you can get a lot more flexibility in terms of what you can show them from a distance easily than you’d be able to otherwise. One of the special abilities of TeamViewer is the fact that it can allow for multiple connections in different tabs simultaneously. So you could be connected to a few different computers all at the same time in order to exchange information and solve problems back and forth.
One of the best things about TeamViewer is that the software is entirely free to use as long as you aren’t using it for commercial purposes. So if you’re just using it internally or to help out friends, it’s free. If you’re using it to run a commercial business, then TeamViewer asks for you to buy the full version of the software.