Remote control software that lets you access your computer from anywhere in the world and run programs and access files is nothing new and in that genre GoToMyPC is certainly one of the best. I even had a CS rep access my computer remotely and fix my corrupted PST Outlook file and save me untold headache. The problem that I have with GoToMyPC is the cost- $180 for a year. This is too expensive for me considering how much I would actually use the service. Recently I came across a software/ service combo that is just as good and totally free for accessing up to five computers.
The Freeware of the Moment today is MyWebEx PC which provides fully featured remote control of any computer by another. MyWebEx PC lets you access your home or office computer while on the road from any computer that has the software installed and is connected to the web. You can conduct complete computing sessions including accessing your email on the remote computer. I have been using MyWebEx PC for a few weeks and it is rock solid and very fast. There is only a slight lag when I am running the remote computer and its desktop is displayed on my local computer in all its glory. I routinely use my Sony U and its 5" screen to access my office computer which is running at 1650×1024. Displaying and scrolling is very fast and I can work with programs and data on the base computer from anywhere. If you don’t like scrolling the screen MyWebEx PC lets you remotely change the resolution of the system you are accessing to the screen resolution of the device you are running the session with. It switches back automatically when you disconnect the session.
Remote control software can be used for many different things and when it is well implemented can provide a lot of benefits for the user. Throw in the fact that it is free and MyWebEx PC makes the Freeware of the Moment here on jkOnTheRun. Note that there is a Pro version of MyWebEx PC that adds some additional capabilities such as Application Level Access Control and remote phone authentication.