Picture this- Your mom has complained about a virus warning being displayed on her computer. You have the solution for it and you know it won’t take more than a minute for you to solve the issue if you have the infected machine infront of you.. The only problem is that you are in another city. What will you do?
Welcome LogMeIn – A simple and secure access to a computer from anywhere using a omnipresent web browser.
After a quick registration, you need to install the software ON the machine (target machine) that you want to control. [In the case above, provide your credentials to login to the site and ask your mom to click on the download link to install the software]. Installation is not required on the computer FROM which you want to control other machines.
Once software is installed on the target machine, simply log into LogMeIn.com. Click on the machine name and you will be connected to the target computer. Once connected to the Target PC, Click on Remote Sharing and start controlling your Mom’s PC.
This app comes in two flavors free version and pro version. The pro version comes with these additional features:
- Mini Meeting: Permit a remote third party to access your PC temporarily
- File Manager: Move files between computers and synchronize entire folders
- File Sharing: Share large files directly from your PC – eliminate email file-size limits
- Local Printing: Print files from a remote computer to your local printer
Though, I think the free-version should be sufficient for a normal home user.