TeamViewer 12 is the latest version of the popular remote control software that is still available as a free and several commercial packages.
The list of changes is long and published on the official TeamViewer site. Not all features found their way into the free version however. This is indicated by version information listed underneath specific features.
One of the more interesting ones, called Remote QuickSteps, is only available to Premium and above customers. The new feature enables you to create one-click shortcuts for remote support actions. This allows you to save time when you want those actions performed as you just need to click once for that with Remote QuickSteps.
All TeamViewer customers benefit from a new sticky note feature. This allows you to leave a sticky note behind on the remote desktop.
Another important change makes file transfers up to 20 times faster according to TeamViewer. File transfer speeds of up to 200 MB/s are now supported by TeamViewer.
TeamViewer 12 supports high frame rate screen sharing with up to 60 fps. The change should improve the visual quality of the feed so that stuttering or lag are experienced less often than before.
The next new feature, Intelligent Connections Setup, improves connections further. It is an automated system that makes adjustment "based on your network conditions and system hardware" to achieve the best possible connection quality.
Last but not least, you may experience smoother remote sessions with TeamViewer 12. This means better feedback from touch, keyboard and mouse activities.
One interesting feature that TeamViewer 12 ships with is support for mobile to mobile remote connections. This is only available for premium accounts and above, but lets you remote control and screen share from Android, iOS or Windows Phone to another cross-platform.
TeamViewer 12 supports remote access to Windows Phone, but that is also only available to Premium and above accounts.
Here is a list of other features new to TeamViewer 12:
TeamViewer 12 introduces several interesting features. While new features are limited for free users, some like faster file transfers, or better connection quality are available to all.
The next couple of days or weeks will show how good the release really is.
Now You: Do you use TeamViewer 12 or another remote control software?
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