Saturday, August 29, 2009
It's not possible for me to get very far on this blog without mentioning one of the best FREE products I know of. LogMeIn FREE.
Have you even been at a store or a friend's house, and wanted to get something off of your computer at home, or look something up? Or maybe you're an advanced user and realize your computer at home isn't behaving as it should, and you need it to be performing some task for you while you're out! Or, maybe you're the tech guru for your circle of friends and family, and you need access to their computers from time to time.
This is where LogMeIn comes in. Create a FREE account on the Web site, and then install the client software on your PCs or Macs.
Now, merely log into the Web site, and within a few clicks, you can be working on your home computer, no matter where you are! All you need is Web browser, and good internet access.
Control your remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it. And it's secure, safe, and totally easy to use.
Also, if you need to force your remote machine to restart, options that are just as effective as pushing the "reset" or power button on the front of your machine are available.
And, it's free for as many computers as you like! 1, or 100, it's all good. Organize your machines into groups, or invite other people to use your machines.
Upgrades are available that give you remote sound, file sharing, and printing capabilities. But, I find that I don't need those options 99% of the time, so the product is perfect for me in its FREE version.
LogMeIn FREE is one of my very favorite freebies!
(NOTE: GuyOnTheAir does not condone the use of software like this for spying on others, or their computer use, and frankly, doesn't think this product is much good for that purpose anyway. Unless you really know what you're doing, LogMeIn is far from stealth...)
GuyOnTheAir's FREE Stuff Rating: 5 of 5
Offer Type: FREE
Supported by: Ads for upgrades to more features
Restrictions: No sound, printing, or remote file sharing support.
Offer Expiration: None