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TeamViewer launches a universal app for Windows 10

TeamViewer launches a universal app for Windows 10

by AshwinNovember 21, 2015

Earlier this month, we reported about the launch of the TeamViewer 11 Beta desktop app.

TeamViewer Windows 10 Universal App

The popular remote control app, now supports Windows 10.

TeamViewer 11 has been tweaked to be 15 times faster than its predecessor. It is also designed to use less data,  and also to render high quality images on faster connections.

TeamViewer has not released a change log for the update, now who does this remind me of? It was a Redmond Company wasn’t it? Jokes aside, the latest version of TeamViewer is v 11.100.51355. So what is special about this version? It is a Universal app, you know what that means, the app will offer the same experience across all Windows 10 devices, regardless of whether it is a computer, a phone or a tablet.

The TeamViewer Windows App and the regular TeamViewer  desktop 32-bit app aren’t very different, and offer a similar experience. Personally we tend to favour desktop apps, as they run better and we’re just more used to it.

Teamviewer 11 supports Windows, Mac and Linux machines, and uses 256 Bit AES Session Encoding and 2048 Bit RSA Key Exchange for security. The app lets you view your list of computers and contacts (as long as you are signed into your account). You can connect to devices easily with the quick access option, switch on computers remotely, and even reboot the systems remotely. This also applies to servers.

Another huge advantage of the app is that it supports multi monitors, with seamless screen switching.

The app’s UI is pretty much polished, although the uniform UI of Windows apps, does appear to be very identical.  There are four main buttons placed on the left sidebar of the TeamViewer 11 Windows app. There is a hamburger menu button on the top left corner, clicking on which expands the sidebar options.

TeamViewer 11 Windows 10 App

The buttons on the sidebar are for Connect, Computers and Contacts, Service Queue and Alerts. You can manage the settings of the app by clicking on the gear icon on the lower left corner, also on the sidebar. The i button displays your TeamViewer id, using which other users can connect to your PC.

Download TeamViewer 11.100.5135 from the Windows Store. Remember this app is intended to control computers, so don’t think you can control your mobile phone with it, because that function is not supported. You will most likely find yourself using it to remotely offer tech support for your computers belonging to your friends and family.