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Can anyone recommend a Remote Desktop provider?

I know of Logmein.com, but there was a RD solution which was free for light users..

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By SThornton
06th Feb 2014 15:36

Depends on what OS you're using.

 

For Windows (7), I use Team Viewer.

 

For OS X (Mavericks), I use LogMeIn.

 

But then I like to access my computers from my phone, tablet, and other computers and I only use them for personal use (and therefore I'm not sure on the business licences).

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By paul.k2
06th Feb 2014 19:32

Try Teamviewer

As you have probably discovered there are as many of these as there are opnions.

I think TeamViewer is a good starting point if only to help you get an appreciation of how they work and what you need.

E.g. Do you want to be able to print at your printer?

Windows comes with Remote Desktop, but access must be enabled on the client PC. I dont know about WIn 7 or 8, but the user of the PC can't see what you are doing, they are logged out.

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By Old Greying Accountant
06th Feb 2014 20:11

My IT guy ...

... uses Team Viewer - seems to work OK

Depends what yu want to do with it, if it is to access the office from home then on a Windows machine the built in RDP does me, but if you want to assist some with problems etc them Team Viewer seems to do the job

 

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By SThornton
07th Feb 2014 12:44

With TeamViewer it depends what OS you are using (or at least that's what I found).

 

When I moved to OS X just after Christmas, I found TeamViewer to be wholly unreliable and was unable to connect to my Mac outside the local network. I switched to LogMeIn and it just worked.

 

I did contact TeamViewer directly but they were extremely slow with their replies and their "fixes" didn't work.

 

But on the flip side of that, I had no issues with TeamViewer on Windows 7.

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By chatman
10th Feb 2014 08:55

Logmein has a free version

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By Susan
14th Feb 2014 15:39

Not any more

chatman wrote:
Logmein has a free version

 

Not any more (unless they have singled me out!).  I have been using the free version for years but had to start paying a few weeks ago.  

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By chatman
14th Feb 2014 17:06

I stand corrected. Logmein is no longer free.

Susan wrote:

chatman wrote:
Logmein has a free version

Not any more (unless they have singled me out!).  I have been using the free version for years but had to start paying a few weeks ago.  

You are absolutely right Susan. I just logged in and was met with a big box saying "Soon LogMeIn Free will no longer be available"

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By Robjoy
14th Feb 2014 15:25

We've been using MyPCRemote for a couple of weeks (since CrossLoop went bust, boo hoo) - it's very straightforward to set up and seems good. Free trial, then $30 a year.

We also liked the look of Deskroll. Possibly faster, but $300 a year - so we'll try MyPCRemote first.

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By carnmores
17th Feb 2014 16:13

try GoToMyPC

which i used for years before switching to Logmein which i will continue to use as i also use Cubby.com which is great. i do have issues with logmeins billing process, they dont email you first they just take the money from your bank account which really pisses[***] me off then they tell you

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By kevinringer
19th Feb 2014 13:17

join.me
Is powered by LogMeIn and is still free. It requires someone on the server computer to run the software and quote a 9 digit access code to the client user. The server user can decide whether the client can have control. The server user can see what is going on and can terminate the connection. So far so good. The only problem is speed - I don't use it often but have noticed it getting very slow over recent months.

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By iandc6
19th Feb 2014 13:38

For screen sharing

I've recently been introduced to mikogo.com as an alternative to join.me - they offer similar functionality, although Mikogo does seem to offer a little more.

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By Robjoy
26th Feb 2014 11:24

ImPCRemote

We've been using ImPCRemote since the end of January, on a variety of clients' systems, and it's fine.

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By smia
16th Apr 2014 12:58

MyQuickCloud

Try the MyQuickCloud software, they provide the remote desktop application. Using this multiple users can work in their remote desktops, simultaneously from different locations. And its found to be quite reasonable when compared to other cloud providers.

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