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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Just had an email saying

    “We’re stopping the free logmein service as of, errrm, now.”

    So, what free/cheap web based RDP type services do people use for occasional remote access to other pc’s?

    Premier Icon somouk
    Subscriber

    We use Teamviewer commercially at work and I also use it at home.

    Works really well and I’ve never not been able to login. Home use is free.

    Jamie
    Member

    “We’re stopping the free logmein service as of, errrm, now.”

    Really?

    *checks emails*

    hammyuk
    Member

    Using that right now – haven’t heard a thing from them

    Our MacGuy uses TeamViewer anytime we need something sorted. He seems to like it. (I wouldn’t have a clue, myself though.)

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    http://blog.logmein.com/it-management/logmein-changes

    After ten years, LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free, is going away. Starting in January, we will be unifying our portfolio of free and premium remote access products into a single offering. This product will be a paid-only offering…

    Posted 21st January…

    Premier Icon dawson
    Subscriber

    I just came on to ask the same question – if you log in to Log Me in Free – there is a message saying it is ending

    sharkbait
    Member

    I use Teamviewer here and also started using Chrome Remote Desktop which is completely free and, frankly, rocks!

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    Oh, that’s an arse.

    There are others though. TeamViewer, GoToAssist / GoToMyPC. I use TV mostly these days.

    Jamie
    Member

    After ten years, LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free, is going away. Starting in January, we will be unifying our portfolio of free and premium remote access products into a single offering. This product will be a paid-only offering…

    Ah well. Looks like I will be removing Logmein then. Only had it installed to remotely sort my Dad’s macbook, so not worth paying for a sub.

    mrblobby
    Member

    Already moved away from LogMeIn to Chrome Remote Desktop.

    lodious
    Member

    We use Teamviewer at work, and it’s one of the few bits of software which always works, and has some really nice features, all which are easy to use (like the ability to run it on a memory stick without installing it).

    bigyinn
    Member

    God bless STW. I had the same e-mail today and was pondering posting on here asking for a recommended alternative.
    Team Viewer it is.

    Premier Icon Speeder
    Subscriber

    Jamie – Member
    Only had it installed to remotely sort my Dad’s macbook, so not worth paying for a sub.

    +1 – I only use it to help try and sort my Gran’s many OAP/IT interface issues. They can do one if they think I’d pay for it on anything but a PAYG basis.

    mrblobby
    Member

    Much the same here which is why Chrome RD is good. Free and cross platform.

    Premier Icon glenh
    Subscriber

    Why not just use mstsc/vnc that is already on your computer and costs nothing to use?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    It’s a lot easier to say to someone ‘go to this website and install this bit of code’ than trying to talk them through opening up their pc via Windows control panel.

    Premier Icon brassneck
    Subscriber

    TeamViewer. Very impressed with that.

    Why not just use mstsc/vnc that is already on your computer and costs nothing to use?

    Depends if your target is obscured somehow (proxy, NAT, whatever) plus what wwaswas said.

    cf
    Member

    Does TeamViewer need to have the software installed on both machines?

    I liked logmein as I could control my machine from any other machine through the web browser.

    clubber
    Member

    Chrome remote for me – works from my chromebook which means I can remote to either of my W7 media computers.

    clubber
    Member

    Teamviewer works on android too though FWIW. Saved me some trouble while I was in the US and had some problems on the computer at home which I managed to sort via my tablet.

    Jamie
    Member

    I’ve been using [a spammy link, presumably] for 2 years now. I can access all my computers and servers, as well as those of my customers from PCs, Macs, and iOS for a very low monthly price. I don’t mind paying for a high-quality, professional service. We migrated from LOGMEOFF because by paying nothing you are guaranteed nothing. Just my 2 cents.

    Welcome to the forum, Louis.

    Edit: Dammit, mods! Delete this post please 😀

    Liftman
    Member

    Splashtop, has a free and subs version

    Logmeoff lol
    Thanks for the sugestions! What about BeAnywhere. I found their website in a google search. So far looks like a keeper. And i’m getting kind of tired of looking and even talking about this…

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    I found their website in a google search.

    Next time you come on a forum telling lies, you might want to do it from somewhere other than the company whose products you’re promoting.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    I like your style Cougar 🙂

    SnS
    Member

    Got the same email
    Mines primarily used for the in laws PC ….which I’ve now just migrated to teamviewer ( actually, so far, it seems better than logmein).

    ….sceptic thought ……..
    Teamviewer execs sat thinking …..
    Hmmmmm, nice one ! …….let’s get the dispossessed logmein users on our books & we’ll also start charging. Mwahahaha !

    dh
    Member

    its a pain in the arse that innit. i suppose to be fair to them they must look at the numbers of folk running free and never upgrading and just think we’ll f’em.

    think i’d do the same tbh. 😉

    some alternatives mostly mentioned above here

    alternatives

    Premier Icon leffeboy
    Subscriber

    I like TeamViewer a lot and splashtop is looking good as well. I used to use LogMeIn for some private stuff helping some friends who run NGOs but the TeamViewer free licence explicitly prohibits that. SpashTop is 60$ a year which seems reasonable so I may end up there for the private stuff.

    cranberry
    Member

    Spam reported.

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    Oi, Cougar, there’s another one! 🙂

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