LogMeIn is a nifty little remote access application that allows you to log into a computer from afar.
That pretty much sums it up, but really there is so much more that I like about it…
First of all I was initially thrilled with it because it allowed me to be sitting at a PC and log into my Mac at home. Sweet! With LogMeIn you can work from PC to PC, from PC to Mac, or from Mac to PC – it all works.
Second, it’s free! Who wouldn’t love that? True, there are some paid packages that you could sign up for and use, and they sound like they have lots of super-cool features (like listening to the sound from the distant computer), but they are all extras and not necessary if you just need to access files from afar.
For the person who is on the move (like me!) and is trying to figure out the best way to sync all of the stuff they’re working on while they’re away, here is an excellent solution. Why get all confused with figuring out which file is the newest every time you come back home? If you have been working on the one and only file that is actually on your own computer the whole time, then there is no issue, right?
If you have a laptop, great! You can access your home computer from there. If you don’t have a laptop it’s still no problem as long as you can get to any computer, and have access to the Internet.
The only issue that I have had is that I find it difficult to work on graphics while I’m using LogMeIn. There is a wee bit of a delay when you move something with your mouse (when you’re logged to your computer from afar), and when it comes to graphics that can sometimes be an issue.
All in all I’d have to say that I love using LogMeIn and I would recommend it to anyone.