TeamViewer is now free for personal use.
For those of you who have not heard of TeamViewer before, it is a desktop sharing tool which lets you take control over a computer anywhere on the internet.
Earlier versions of TeamViewer were only free of charge for testing purposes and the duration of a session was limited to 30 minutes, which significantly restricted its use. These limitations are now completely removed; only the total duration of use is restricted to a maximum of 25 hours per month which is more than enough for most users.
The software is just 400KB, enables the remote control of any Windows computer from anywhere via the Internet. To do this, the program only needs to be started on both computers; installations or administrator rights are not necessary.
What makes TeamViewer special is that it also works through firewalls since the connection runs automatically via a dedicated TeamViewer router if no direct connection between the two partners is possible.
After the program starts, a unique partner ID is generated and transmitted to the partner by telephone or via an e-mail invitation. After entering the target partner’s ID, connection to the computer is immediately established automatically, so that it can be remotely controlled conveniently by mouse.
You can also share your files, switch the direction during a teamwork session, and a lot more.
At zero cost it is really a great piece of software.