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Teamviewer Beta Released

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  1. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member
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    Finally a teamviewer client for Android
    TeamViewer GmbH News

    Teamviewer is similar to logmein. It allows you to operate a remote machine over the internet.

    Both the host program and the remote app are free for personal use.

    I'll be testing it out shortly.
     

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  2. Pancake

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    WOW, Works awesome and suports tranparency etc
     
  3. Tre Lawrence

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    Interesting. Will definitely check this out.
     
  4. gabbott

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    I've been waiting for this, teamviewer is great!
     
  5. Rokcet Scientist

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    Teamviewer today released their free-for-personal-use Teamviewer App for Android (Beta; click "Mobile" to download).

    Install it on your Android phone, and the appropriate server software on your PC or Mac (or anybody else's PC or Mac; click "Windows", "Mac", or "Linux" to download), start up both, exchange ID and password, and you can remotely operate that PC or Mac, from your Android phone.

    Ideal for 24/7 access to (the power and the storage of) your own computer at home, wherever you are (not necessarily via Wi-Fi!), without having to schlep around a laptop or a tablet. Or to help someone else with computer problems: you can instantly take over their desktop, while they can see what is happening on their own screen.

    Of course it isn't very fast, depending on your connections. And the screen real estate on a phone sucks. So you won't suddenly be doing any heavy desktop work on your phone. But it's an ideal backstop, imo.

    Try it out, and let the forum members know how (if) you like it, and if it's at all useful to you.
     
  6. Rokcet Scientist

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    And it is totally secure, because it builds a unique and encrypted VPN tunnel for the contact. So data cannot be intercepted.
     
  7. Nodders

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    Excellent news. Use the desktop client all the time to help out my family with their PC issues so looking forward to this.
     
  8. NZtechfreak

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    Anybody tried this out? I've tried pretty much all the others, and just found them not particularly usable. Does this support BT keyboard/mouse? Pinch Zooming?
     
  9. Rokcet Scientist

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    I'm not sure what BT is supposed to mean, but Teamviewer does support "keyboard/mouse" and "Pinch Zooming". Yes, I tried it out, with my Nexus One and iMac at home, and it does work! Fast on Wi-Fi, slower on 3G, and like molasses on 1G. But it does work!

    But why don't you try it out for yourself? It's free for personal use.
     
  10. NZtechfreak

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    BT= bluetooth. If it were compatible then with TV Out my phone becomes quite a usable remote PC.

    I just tried it out, it kind works, but you still need to use the onscreen cursor for the BT mouse to control the cursor that Teamviewer uses. Would obviously be more useful if it didn't need to do that. Still, its more accurate than using your finger, makes it relatively usable (if I had some reasonably urgent purpose for using this functionality its good enough as is).
     
  11. Rokcet Scientist

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    Like I said, you won't suddenly be doing any heavy desktop work on your phone. But it's a functional backstop measure for 'emergencies'. And saves you schlepping a laptop around some of the time.
     
  12. blackvyper

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    I tried out the latest version yesterday. It lagged so bad when I used it that I just gave up and uninstalled both the desktop & Android app versions. It was so slow that molasses in January runs faster. It is still in beta though.
     
  13. Bob Denny

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    Blackvyper - It's possible that your net connection was just slow. I installed it this morning, and tried it with several remote astronomy observatories I support, all around the world. Some are on rather slow connections. The Android TeamViewer client worked fine, though on the slow/satellite connections it was laggy, but that's clearly NOT a TeamViewer issue. The sites that are on landline/faster connections, though, were very usable.

    This is a great addition to a fantastic product line. I happily paid for the Business license, as well as the discounted V5->V6 upgrade today. These people have done the computing world a great service. Nothing else compares.

    I am not affiliated with TeamViewer, I am just a happy customer.
     
  14. Roze

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    BT is usually Bluetooth
     
  15. shadowy

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    Has anyone compared it with PhoneMyPC?
     
  16. Rokcet Scientist

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    Or British Telecom...
     
  17. Thefoodman52

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    I like it so far. Can be a little laggy if your connection is bad on your phone, but when I have at least 3 bars, it's more than smooth enough for what it is.
     
  18. Rokcet Scientist

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    Indeed: only your connection speed can throw a spanner in the works. Obviously that is not a Teamviewer issue. Teamviewer just works!
     
  19. jimdroid

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    +1; love it....thanks to the OP!
     
  20. dictap

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    im new to android, how do i install it to my htc desire ?
     
  21. Crodley

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    I paid 10 bucks for PhonemyPC and it's lag was getting me down so I tried out Teamviewer and it's MUCH faster for me.
     
  22. kidhudi

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    is anyone having an issue with connection? i am trying to use it to remoely connect to my desktop and i can connect once or maybe 2 times but after the " play fair" nag shows i am unable to log onto my computer until i reboot.
     
  23. Until you reboot your computer or your phone?
    And maybe you should add some info like what device or PC you have, what OS it's running, what messages you get, etc.
     

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