Control & Access Your Computer Remotely with LogMeIn

Even though I have my essential on-the-go files on DropBox and have access to it all the time no matter where I am, there are times I need to get to my home computer when I am away.

Also, this is a great way to remote control and help a friend/family computer.

I have tried many other remote access software but one that has stuck with me for months is the LogMeIn free version.

LogMeIn
stands out from the rest as it doesn’t need a remote access client to access your computer running LogMeIn software. It just runs straight out of a browser.

And you don’t have to lift a finger to configure your firewall or proxy configuration to access it either. It just works.

LogMeIn Free Features

  • Provides remote access from any browser
  • Access from a wireless PDA
  • You can remote control and view your desktop
  • You can chat with the person on the remote computer
  • Reboot and reconnect. You can even restart in safe mode.
  • Multiple user access
  • Noe firewall or proxy configuration
  • An iPhone App to access your computer from your iPhone ($29.99)
  • Completely encrypted connection
  • Multi-level permission based access

LogMeIn Free comes with a great set of features that should fit perfectly for a home user.

LogMeIn Free Remote Access

Download LogMeIn Free

If you are a small business or an IT Pro, LogMeIn Pro could offer you a more robust feature set. Some of the extras you get in Pro are

  • Drag and drop files to your remote computer
  • Remote-to-local printing
  • Remote sound
  • File Transfer
  • Mini Meeting
  • Drive Mapping

LogMeIn is running a special right now where they are offering 5 PC support for $19.95/month.

LogMeIn iPhone App

LogMeIn stands out from the rest of the alternatives by offering an awesome iPhone app – LogMeIn Ignition. You can totally remote control your desktop from anywhere right from your iPhone. Think of the possibilities this opens up for you.

LogMeIn Hacks

If you are keeping up with the tech, you might already have some of these installed in your computer. Tim at Daily Cup of Tech how you can roll your own LogMeIn Pro with some free software available.

He shows you how you can combine LogMeInFree with

  • Dropbox
  • CutePDF
  • Yuuguu

to get File Sharing, Remote Printing and Desktop Sharing features available in the Pro version.

My $0.02

LogMeIn is an excellent remote access software and I highly recommend it. I have tried the VNC option before and still use it on some Linux machines but the simplicity of accessing your computer via a browser could make a huge selling point for you.

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17 Responses to “Control & Access Your Computer Remotely with LogMeIn”

  1. Anthony April 8, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    I thnk the easiest remote access tool out there is Techinline (http://www.techinline.com) It’s probably the easiest connection process available, and requires absolutely no installations or downloads (fully browser based). I’ve been using it for a while and before had an account with GoToAssist.

  2. BurnThat April 12, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Just windows or for Os x also?

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  3. kurye April 27, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    Best Remote Access For Your Computer – LogMeIn Free | ShanKri-la great article thank you.

  4. Raffaell June 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    Very good info, thanks a lot!

  5. Luc J August 11, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    Great tip. I’ve been using ShowMyPC to support relative and was quite happy with that. But I didn’t have a good solution to access my own home PC.
    I’m just a bit worried that this might leave the door open for a relatively easy entry by someone who’s trying to hack it. I’m not a security specialist, so i”m going to read a bit more about that part before setting it up.
    .-= Luc J´s last blog ..ShowMyPC – Free Remote PC Support For Your Relatives =-.

  6. ted December 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    I actually really appreciated the support and interface of LogMeIn’s remote access software but I have since started using another service, Proxy Networks. I know you can try many versions of remote software, like TechInLine, LogMeIn, Hamanchi and Proxy Networks, for free. Many even have free versions. I like Proxy because of the security layers and the interface. It also doesn’t weigh heavy on my laptop and the installation was a snap. But like I said- I would play around and try a few before committing to one.

  7. Ufoman December 14, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    LogMeIn is cool but the price is too high.

  8. Karl December 16, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    Radmin is cheap and works brill. I appreciated this software several years ago for first of all for its speed and stable work. I still like it more than other products.

  9. David February 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    This is the first remote desktop application that i came to know.It looked like a miracle to me when i saw it first.I was able to access my home computer from office, i even never thought about such a thing.Everything is possible with in the world of internet.
    Great Tool.

  10. Jeremy Mcdougal April 11, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    A buddy of mine swears by LogMeIn’s Ignition app. I’m tempted to wonder if his high opinion of it is not due to cognitive dissonance in some way. I’m no stranger to paying for software, as I use proxy networks <a href="http://www.proxynetworks.com">http://www.proxynetworks.com</a> for by business remote access, but nearly $30 for an app seems steep.

  11. Victoria Wegner June 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Thanks for the information on LogMeIn. It can be difficult to select the remote control software that suits to you best. To see a comparison of many of the programs available today, both for free and at a low cost, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_remote_desktop_software.

  12. Victoria Wegner June 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Thanks for the information on LogMeIn. It can be difficult to select the u00a0remote control software that suits to you best. To see a comparison of many of the programs available today, both for free and at a low cost, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_remote_desktop_software.

  13. Anonymous November 17, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    Here is an alternative to LogMeIn –GoSupportNow (http://www.gosupportnow.com/)

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