Controlling your work computer from home, remotely supporting a frustrated user, collaborating on a project, and attending a virtual meeting are all commonplace today. In order to get that kind of work done people turn to a variety of screen sharing and remote control software.
The available products differ greatly in what they do and what they're good at. Here's a rundown of 10 of them.
First up is TeamViewer, one of the most well known free screen sharing programs available. There are TeamViewer clients available for most every operating system under the sun, and even a web interface for connecting to meetings without a download.
TeamViewer is flexible, allowing for both remote control sessions and hosted meetings. The interface is simple to use, and it's also secured by 2048 RSA and 256 bit AES encryption.
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