One of the most popular applications that you can find in the office space (except for the office suite) is TeamViewer. Well, it probably is not. Yet it should be, because having colleagues come at your desk (or vice versa) can be a tiring thing. Whether you need assistance or want to make a presentation, using a program that shares what your monitor is displaying is not only comfortable... it is productive. I'm not saying it will make you work harder, just that it will keep your colleague's prying eye off your physical desktop.
TeamViewer offers remote control over another computer and different communication possibilities. Connecting to another computer requires that you input that computer's TeamViewer ID and password. Confirmation is not required, but the host will not lose control over the mouse and keyboard and can terminate the connection whenever he or she wants. That's because once connection is made, TeamViewer opens a control window where from you can control the session.
You can also set up meeting and conferences. You can host presentations where multiple computers can connect to yours and monitor your screen activity. You can also initiate audio calls as well as video calls where multiple people can join in.All you need to do is send an invite link to each guest.
Communication is easy during a TeamViewer operation. Both the guest and the host can chat using a dedicated chat window.
As for design, the blue color scheme is of a cool blue reminiscent of Facebook. The text is clear and the buttons are big enough for a quick disconnect if need be.
- Static password - to safely access your own computer
- No installation required - if not used frequently
- Remote meetings - Presentations with video calls or audio calls
- Remote guest commands (restart, key combinations etc.)
- File transfers
- VPN connection
- Compatible with remote office work
- democratic use of the host computer (both the guest and the host may input commands)
- I haven't tested it enough to find one.
TeamViewer is an elegant solution to a busy work environment but also for special situations when you just need a bit more control. Just, don't access very sensitive data while using it. Data is routed through a server, you know...