TeamViewer is an awesome application that allows users to control any Mac or PC from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Perhaps best of all, it’s free for personal use! Check out some of TeamViewers’ features:
Both spontaneous support and remote access to unattended computers are possible
Convenient control via multi-touch gestures: left click, right click, drag & drop, scroll wheel, zoom, change monitor
Complete keyboard incl. special keys such as Ctrl, Alt, Windows
Reboot the remote computer and reconnect
Automatically decrease the screen resolution of the remote computer
Integrated partner list – see which computer or partner is online
Works Behind Firewalls
Trouble-free use behind firewalls and proxy servers
Highest security standards: 256 Bit AES Session Encoding, 1024 Bit RSA Key Exchange
Here’s a quick demonstration of TeamViewer:
So how is it useful? I find it great for checking in on the status of various uploads or downloads. Instead of sitting around by my computer or checking in every 10 minutes to see if a long download has completed, I can go work on something else and use my iPhone to see exactly what’s happening on my computer.
Perhaps you have an important paper that you’re working on, but you’re stuck in the waiting room of the doctor’s office. Fire up Team Viewer and keep working!
As the family tech support guy, it’s great when someone at home needs help on a computer and I can’t physically be there. If I’m out and about and they need a quick fix, I can fire up the app on my iPhone and control their computer to help them out.
The possibilities are quite endless. Here’s where you can get TeamViewer: