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    Angry LogMeIn Free shutting down January 21st 2014

    That's January 21st as in today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Email
    As of January 21, 2014, LogMeIn Free is no longer available. To continue using remote access, you will need to purchase an account subscription of LogMeIn Pro.
    And from their blog post:
    After ten years, LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free, is going away. Starting in January, we will be unifying our portfolio of free and premium remote access products into a single offering. This product will be a paid-only offering
    We use(d) LogMeIn Free for the handful of users who needed remote access from home - i.e. me, bursar, couple of SMT. It worked well for what we wanted and at the price we needed. Given that it's no longer an option, then, does anyone knowa good alternative to let users connect to their workstation from home? From what I know of TeamViewer it needs someone client side to help set up the session, but I'd be delighted to be shown otherwise.

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    @#*& that what i use to remote into my home pc. Certainly not worth it for me to cough up grrrrrr wondered if there was any reason behind all the3 cheap upgrade deals they kept pushing

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    I switched to TeamViewer ages ago when they started restricting LogMeIn - had a feeling this was going to happen!

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    You can install teamviewer and it'll run all the time, so you can connect in whenever you want (similar to logmein).

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    LogMeIn....

    'As of January 21, 2014, LogMeIn Free is no longer available.'

    Anyone else get this?

    Kol.

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    TeamViewer is only free for home users. Schools have to pay.

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    can you use team viewer from a webpage like log me in to get to pcs or does it need client software at both ends?

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    Teamviewer also comes with Android/iPhone Apps so you can connect via your smartphone of choice, there is VPN and File Access

    Also, you can do meetings and send a "quick connect" link which you can email to someone to allow you to connect to their PC for support (once they've entered the relevant codes!)

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    Just logged into LogMeIn to verify and it turns out there is actually seven days' grace:
    LogMeIn Free shutting down January 21st 2014-logmeinfree.png

    Just found the TeamViewer host download so will look into that now cheers @ Dom_.

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    TeamViewer is only free for home users. Schools have to pay.
    @Arthur: argh! Spanner, meet works. Don't suppose they offer a decent education license? Otherwise the prices are pretty high.
    Last edited by sonofsanta; 21st January 2014 at 09:41 AM.

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    Urgh! Why oh why! Looks like I'm using join.me or TeamViewer then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    Urgh! Why oh why! Looks like I'm using join.me or TeamViewer then!
    +1 for teamviewer

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    can you use team viewer from a webpage like log me in to get to pcs or does it need client software at both ends?
    Just tested and there is a web client, worked in Firefox

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    I've been using chrome remote desktop for helping the family out, and remote desktop gateway to access work. Both are simple and reliable.

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    Argh! That's not good.
    Thanks for the heads up.

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