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Score 7.7 out of 100

TeamViewer

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

GoToMyPC

Great product, sleazy company.The product works well, and I consider it the best in class. I loved GoToMyPC in earlier iterations when they use to charge me $15.95/month per license, but then unannounced and for no apparent reason, they jacked the price up by 300 percent to $44.00/month per license. I did not notice for several months. When I went to cancel the product, I was unable to do this online - I was forced to call their call center to cancel. The billing critter refused to issue a refund for the cancellation, although they did offer to reduce my payments back down to $14 per month for 12 months, and said I could call up at the end of the twelve months to get the same deal indefinitely. With their attempt to screw small business owners out of their hard-earned money, I consider this to be one of the sleaziest companies I have ever deal with. I will never ever deal with them again.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

Teamviewer is best suited for any team who can afford their commercial licensing costs and have a good enough bandwidth to support its connection for a seamless work experience. It could be a bit pocket heavy for small team sizes where budget is stringent and if budget is a problem, then one should look at other cheaper options
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

GoToMyPC
7.5
TeamViewer
8.5
Screen sharing
GoToMyPC
8.5
TeamViewer
9.2
File transfer
GoToMyPC
7.5
TeamViewer
8.7
Instant message
GoToMyPC
9.0
TeamViewer
8.4
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
GoToMyPC
9.0
TeamViewer
8.4
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
GoToMyPC
5.2
TeamViewer
8.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
GoToMyPC
8.7
TeamViewer
9.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
GoToMyPC
7.0
TeamViewer
8.4
Remote management of servers & workstations
GoToMyPC
8.7
TeamViewer
9.0
Remote Active Directory® management
GoToMyPC
9.6
TeamViewer
8.6
Centralized management dashboard
GoToMyPC
5.8
TeamViewer
8.1
Session record
GoToMyPC
5.8
TeamViewer
8.5
Annotations
GoToMyPC
9.0
TeamViewer
8.4
Monitoring and Alerts
GoToMyPC
2.9
TeamViewer
8.1
Multi-platform remote control
GoToMyPC
7.8
TeamViewer
8.7

Pros

GoToMyPC

  • Printing files from the remote machine is never so easier which I feel is one of the biggest strength of GoToMyPC
  • Even a naive computer user can remotely connecting to another computer using this since no software is needed to be installed. Connection is established just by logging into an account and selecting from a list of desktops available.
  • There is a lag which I observe with other software when I connect to multiple computers but this is not the case with GoToMyPC since you can connect to multiple computers without any performance degradation.
  • Another superb features is guest access for temporary reasons, where we can invite others to directly access files on our desktop without wasting any time in signups .
  • I like the way GoToMyPC brings in transparency by allowing a user to see if another user is logged into a session or not.
  • Features like drag-and-drop transfer of files, multi-monitor support are trivial but saves lot of time & our team use that very frequently.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • Sharing a screen via TeamViewer is generally very responsive, even if the internet connection (on either the client or host side) isn't great. TeamViewer seems to use an adaptive compression algorithm, that will sacrifice some screen clarity for a more responsive and pleasurable experience.
  • TeamViewer includes a built-in file sharing mechanism that allows for the easy and secure transfer of files from host to client (or vice versa).
  • During the initial install of TeamViewer, you can set it up to "run-only." As in, it will not actually install itself on the computer but will allow for a one-time use remote session. This is ideal for a quick tech support session where the client doesn't want to, or can't, fully install TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is a very secure platform, providing multiple layers of security. First, the only way to connect to a client is by knowing the client's machine id - a 9 or 10 digit randomly generated number created on install. In addition, for one-time connection, a randomly generated pin is created on each use. This pin can be set as a simple 4 digit pin, up to a 10 digit strong password including uppercase, lowercase, number and non-alphanumeric characters. In addition, TeamViewer is initially set NOT to open upon login - meaning the computer is not accessible until TeamViewer is manually opened on the client computer.
  • TeamViewer can be used as both an on-demand screen sharing platform - wherein a client only opens TeamViewer when someone needs to get on remotely, and promptly closes it afterward - as well as an always-on screen sharing system. TeamViewer can be set to open automatically at login, and run in the background. A "personal password" can then be created for unattended access - this password can be as strong or as weak as you choose. One the password is set, you can connect to your computer remotely via TeamViewer at any time by knowing the machine ID and the personal password.
  • Initial setup of TeamViewer is a fairly simple procedure, especially useful when talking a client on how to install it over the phone.
  • While screen sharing is TeamViewer's bread and butter, it also includes a plethora of other features including file sharing as well as both video and audio sharing (great for remote tech support).
  • With a TeamViewer account, multiple computers can be logged in via the account and easily accessible within an instance of TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is truly cross-platform, with version for Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as for mobile OSs such as iOS and Android.
  • A personal license is free.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GoToMyPC

  • Sometimes the consistency in the connection might lag and create some errors.
  • Some issues might be beyond our knowledge, therefore a technician or expert might be needed (rare case)
  • If connecting from home, it will take a lot of your data and might slow other devices connections
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • - A difficulty that we have experienced in the company and that has been detected with each stumble that has been had, is the fact that the different versions are not compatible with each other, so if some user accidentally updates his version (very normal fact ), compatibility problems are generated that have caused our support department to have to communicate with each user who is under that condition to ask him to delete the new version, and then reinstall the correct version.
  • Although it really does not have to be a limitation, the software does not have the functionality to work through proxy servers, which could become a limiting factor of some relevance for those who want to take care of "their presence" when working in an open network.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

GoToMyPC

GoToMyPC 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Plain and simple, GoToMyPC offers one of the best remote PC access software in the market. The main reason we choose this software is because it's easy to install and use, and it has a full suite of tools for telecommuting and collaboration.The total access that is controlled from a web browser interface. It incorporates strong security that you can modify.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.1
Based on 40 answers
As long as I continue to provide remote support for my clients, it's a no brainier. For what I pay out, I probably make it back tenfold in the ability to provide remote support from wherever and whenever. Not to mention the saved gas money for a fix that only takes 5 minutes but it takes you 20 minutes to get there. As my business continues to grow, and I support more and more clients, my need for TeamViewer will only grow.
Justin Kuhlman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GoToMyPC

GoToMyPC 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As mentioned before, GoToMyPC cares about making a understandable interface to their users. Given the natural purpose of the company, this might be complicated for people who don't manage well a remote system, but I have seen those type of people managing and performing task in this software without any trouble
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.4
Based on 17 answers
TeamViewer is a system that is very easy to understand and grasp the concept of which is a very nice thing because users that don't have much technology and computer background can use the system easily. While being easy to understand for the average user, it doesn't lose the functionality and features that IT people love to see with software that makes it easier for us to do our jobs.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

GoToMyPC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It's usually without problem, but we have had connectivity issues on occasion.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

GoToMyPC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The application is built on VNC which is a very stable technology.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GoToMyPC

GoToMyPC 5.7
Based on 4 answers
Because this software allows me to access my documents anywhere accessing documents remotely and being able to use bulky programs remotely is ideal as you can't simply access a program like that from your smart phone and have the full capabilities. Also, there is no OS requirement since it works with both Mac OS and Windows.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.5
Based on 26 answers
As I said earlier, TeamViewer is safe, has a lightweight, beautiful, and easy-to-use graphical user interface for all our employees. Remote access is easy to do and always solves any open problem in so-called technicians. A grade of 10 is for all of that. It is a tool that we recommend for anyone who wants to use something reliable and functional.
João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

GoToMyPC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I have never used the online training either. I have watched a few informational videos that were helpful when learning how to do a specific procedure within TeamViewer and get the most out of the software by utilizing one of the many features that are available with the software. Again, 5 if for neutral.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

GoToMyPC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.9
Based on 6 answers
Well I don't have any key insights regarding implementation of TeamViewer.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GoToMyPC

The other products aren't as easy to use and intuitive. They're more geared towards a technical background which our employees didn't have. The features GoToMyPC has and the ability to execute them well are really the main reason why it excels as our top choice for a work-at-home remote solution.
Seth Arnoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer was the best option for remote control and with the ability for participants to point on the screen during presentations. It was the fastest/smoothest experience for remote control, and allowed logging into the computer before logging in after a reboot. It was also the only one with a concurrent user licensing model, which was a huge selling point.
Kristopher Kauth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

GoToMyPC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've rarely had problems with the product.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GoToMyPC

  • Students get a seamless experience that allows trainers or support to manage a remote machine.
  • Students don't have to have the software on their machine to participate in a class.
  • Trainer setup requires physical contact with a machine, so it takes a bit of time for us to setup the machines to use.
Denis Rudd II, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • TeamViewer has saved my company a great deal of time, my team members and I are able to deploy our solutions to our overseas customers without having to travel there.
  • TeamViewer has also saved my company good amount of finances, other PC sharing software are mostly premium and require payment to take advantage of all the features, TeamViewer is free yet has excellent service delivery.
  • TeamViewer has generally improved our organization's relationship with our clients.
Majute shivugu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GoToMyPC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TeamViewer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

GoToMyPC
7.1
TeamViewer
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

GoToMyPC
10.0
TeamViewer
9.1

Usability

GoToMyPC
10.0
TeamViewer
9.4

Reliability and Availability

GoToMyPC
TeamViewer
8.0

Performance

GoToMyPC
TeamViewer
9.0

Support Rating

GoToMyPC
5.7
TeamViewer
8.5

In-Person Training

GoToMyPC
TeamViewer
5.0

Online Training

GoToMyPC
TeamViewer
8.9

Implementation Rating

GoToMyPC
TeamViewer
9.9

Scalability

GoToMyPC
TeamViewer
10.0

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