Having a Remote Desktop tool is a terrific bonus. For a few years I’ve used Teamviewer to remote control the computers of my kids and family members. As an IT Consultant, I’m the goto person for fixing any computer problems and/or helping with online homework, answering weird questions about why some piece of software works (or doesn’t!).
But for the last few months Teamviewer has decided that something about the way I frequently help my
technology challenged Uncle in Spain makes it a commercial transaction. It’s not commercial, I am just helping a family member…. A lot 🙂
Unfortunately once Teamviewer decides you are doing these remote sessions as a job, it restricts the sessions to a minute. 🙁
I’ve asked Teamviewer and pleaded to remove this restriction but no joy.
“I would pay for the Teamviewer Pro version, but at $600 a year for their cheapest subscription model its ridiculously overpriced.”Me. Watching my pennies.
So, reluctantly I tried many different remote desktop tools. All were clunky, complicated or just not as smooth and easy to use as Teamviewer. Hashtag sad face.
But suddenly… a new contender enters the ring:
Cloudberry Remote Assistant
Cloudberry is Free and it’s rather bloody good!
CloudBerry Remote Assistant uses RSA algorithm based encrypted sessions and all connections are secured by SSL encryption. on a technical note this means your connections are nice and secure. This is great to know for us propeller heads.
For the non-propeller heads (like my Uncle Dave) they just know that its super easy to use and its safe.
Unk knows that he can simply click a menu option and let me see his computer screen, and I can then request control and take over his mouse and keyboard to help him with whatever computer questions he has. 🙂
Want to watch a video of Cloudberry in action?