TeamViewer is without doubt one of the most popular remote access and support applications. Part of the software's success stems from the fact that it is free for personal use and portable if needed. Nothing beats installing TeamViewer on family or friend computer systems to save time fixing computer problems.
TeamViewer 7 is now available for Windows, Mac and mobile operating systems such as Android or Apple's iOS. The Linux download page lists version 6 as the latest.
The developers have added a lot of new features to the remote access software. It is a long list divided into the two core areas Remote Control and Meeting.
All users benefit from performance optimizations. Especially direct connections, file transfers and working with TeamViewer Manager have seen performance improvements. The new media features, e.g. screenshot creation during remote control sessions or the AVI converter make life easier in specific situations. The option to display multi-remote screens on a 1:1 scale may be interesting as well to some TeamViewer users.
Meetings and Presentations
Please note that TeamViewer 7's meeting feature is only compatible with other TeamViewer clients, it is not backwards compatible.
Several useful new features have been integrated, from recording presentations and converting them directly to avi video files over participants who join the meeting on mobile devices to options to start meetings before participants are added which is ideal for testing and preparing.
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