There comes a times when we all need to remotely access our computers, whether at work or at home.
There are a number of software that allow you to get this access, allowing you to transfer files, perform data entry, engage in troubleshooting processes, and so on.
Two popular remote access programs that many persons use are TeamViewer and AnyDesk.
My personal preference is AnyDesk. This because I do not usually have any connection issues with it and I have never been prevented from using it based on what may be considered commercial use.
I do not use either software for commercial use, only for personal use, and there is no making of money involved when I use the them.
I, on the other hand, do not like TeamViewer because I have been prevented from using it on several occasions on the “suspicion” that I am using it for commercial purposes.
Now, I do understand what commercial use means, and as stated earlier I only use the remote access programs for personal use.
In most cases, I am at home or in the office and access my PC to copy files from one to the other or to perform some other task.
TeamViewer has “flagged” what I do as “commercial use” more than once. And even though I write them stating that is not the case and they give me back access, as soon as I log in and try to do something I get logged out for the same foolish reason again.
My guess is that they want me to pay money to use their software, which is only for those who plan to use it commercially. I have no such plans, so I no longer use TeamViewer.
There are other persons who have faced the same dilemma as I have and who have also burned out TeamViewer.
I would not recommend using TeamViewer unless you plan on paying to use it, even for non-commercial purposes.
This takes me back to AnyDesk. Once the software has been installed on both machines and you get the connection process and accept the connection request on the receiving end, you are good to go.
AnyDesk has an easy-on-the-eye interface that you can make full screen if you want.
If you do lose connection, which is normally due to some fluctuation in the Internet service, reconnecting is hassle-free.
I have been using AnyDesk successfully for a few years now, non-commercially of course, and have not had any major issues.
I must “big up” the AnyDesk team for recognizing personal use from commercial use. Kudos to them. Keep up the great work.
So, I would recommend using AnyDesk when you want software that allows remote computer access.
Just so you know, there are no affiliate links in this post as I am writing how I truly feel about AnyDesk. In fact, you can click here to go straight to their website where you can download it onto your computer.
Believe me, it is a no-brainer to choose AnyDesk over TeamViewer.
You will see for yourself when you start using it.
This is my final post for 2022.
See you all in 2023 and stay safe.