5 Ways to Get the Most from TeamViewer Computers & Contacts

June 17, 2015
Archived, Productivity

Looking for a few quick tips to maximize your TeamViewer experience? Taken a look at what’s possible with your Computers & Contacts list yet? If not, no worries!

Let’s take a closer look at five powerful ways to use Computers & Contacts.

#1 – Adding computers to your list:

CandC1-1-small-textwrapYou can add any device that can run TeamViewer or TeamViewer QuickSupport to your Computers & Contacts list by entering its TeamViewer ID.

Once the device is in your list, double-clicking on it will automatically start a remote control session with the device.

If you right click on the device, you’ll have more options for connecting, including starting a presentation, regular chat, video chat and sending the computer a file.

#2 – Adding a contact to your list:

Rather than adding a specific device to your list, you can also add another TeamViewer contact.

Simply enter the email address they use as their TeamViewer account.

Now, you can use the same great connectivity options as you would with a specific device, but with the contact on any device they are logged in to.


#3 – Chat and video chat:

With TeamViewer 10, the chat feature within the Computers & Contacts List was greatly improved.

To access it, you’ll need to log in to the Computers & Contacts list and have devices or contacts added to your list.

Video chat was also added as a feature in TeamViewer 10, which can easily be started from your Computers & Contacts List.

#4 – Send files:

Another often-overlooked feature in TeamViewer is the ability to send and receive files.

Since TeamViewer works in virtually all network situations, so do your file transfers.

Ever find yourself having to send a file that’s too large to email?

Traditional methods like FTP servers or cloud storage do work, but require a certain amount of set up and know-how.

However, with TeamViewer, all that stress can be avoided, and the Computers and Contacts list makes it easy to find the partner you want to send files to.

Plus, since the connection is peer-to-peer after the initial connection is done through the TeamViewer servers, the transfers are as fast as possible.

#5 – View the status of your managed devices:

If you’re using ITbrain to remotely monitor and protect your devices against malware, the TeamViewer Computers & Contacts List will also show you the status of your devices.

Even without ITbrain, you can see the status of the free checks that are built into TeamViewer.


And so much more:

Not only does the Computers & Contacts list provide you with access to all of the great features just mentioned, there’s more.

You can “take your list with you”. It doesn’t matter if you’re logging in a different Windows desktop, Mac laptop, or mobile device, you’ll have access to your list, with all the same settings and organization that you have already set up.

You can even access your list through the cloud-based TeamViewer Management Console, meaning that you truly have access to your list from anywhere.

How to get started:

To get started, you’ll need to ensure that you have a TeamViewer account already set up.

If you don’t have one yet, this video will show you how to get started doing that.

Once you have a TeamViewer account, please watch the video below to learn how to get started using the full potential of your Computers & Contacts list:

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