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Go To My PC is a high performance, easy-use system for being able to access computers remotely. It works on a wide range of devices (PC, Mac, iPhones, Kindle Fires and more), and offers an array of useful features.
This product is simple enough for beginners to get to grips with, but offers a few additional tools for more confident users. On the most basic levels, it allows you to take control of a computer remotely. You can even do this through your phone or Kindle Fire, which makes it really useful for when you’re travelling (be it for meetings or on vacation). There’s a downloadable app to support all of this, and the system works well.
As well as being able to swap files between machines, you can also take control of a device and access its programs. This is really handy if you need to edit a document but don’t have the software on your current device.
Data is very well secured, so you don’t need to worry about lost or leaked data. Everything is encrypted and double password protected. Of course, allowing someone else to access and control you machine is risky if you don’t trust that person, but those risks are up to you.
You can log in through a web browser, but there’s also a shortcut you can set up so that the regular log-in can be bypassed. This is really handy if you’re constantly switching between machines and don’t want to have to keep going through security. For example, you might regularly check your office-based machine for work, using your home computer. Setting up a recognized bypass will save time and effort in the long run.
Although remote PC access can be a complex matter, the set-up for GoToMyPC is pretty simple and you merely need to follow a basic installation wizard. All the complicated bits are done for you, so you don’t need an IT expert to set everything up, even if you’re using the software across a number of machines and departments.
Noteworthy features include the ability to invite a guest to view your desktop. This means you can talk someone through a document, website (or, essentially, whatever is on your screen) without them having to sign up and pay for the service. GoToMyPC.com also offers 30 day free trials, and no credit card is needed to register. This is a brilliant way to try out all the features without incurring any cost (and no risk of being inadvertently billed for full membership when the trial runs out).
Go To My PC is a top notch remote access site. It has all the essential features you’ll need, plus a few extra. Whilst it’s not a cheap package, the 30 day free trial offers you the opportunity to weight up the pros and cons against those of other systems.
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