Free Remote Access Software GoToMyPC vs. LogMeIn Several FredMed members utilize GoToMyPC to access and use applications on their office PC from any computer with internet access. If you currently use GoToMyPC or are interested in remote access, there is now a similar free service that is worth your consideration. LogMeIn, like GoToMyPC, sells full featured products for remote access to your desktop PC. The good news is that there is a “lite” version of LogMeIn you can utilize for free. A comparison of the free version of LogMeIn versus the full featured GoToMyPC product is shown on the chart below. In general, if you only need access to your desktop PC LogMeIn GoToMyPC (the host) from a remote PC, and you will not need to Free transfer files or print at the remote location (most typically your house), LogMeIn Free should work for Personal Remote Access √ √ you. If you do need to print or transfer files, the full featured application, either GoToMyPC or LogMeIn Desktop Remote Control Remote control √ √ Pro, may work for you. FredMed staff prefers from any web-enabled GoToMyPC because it is easier to set up and has a guest device invite function. Third party testing results showed that File Transfer GoToMyPC is almost two times faster than LogMeIn at Move files quickly X √ running applications like Word or Excel remotely. between PCs Remote Printing You can access the LogMeIn site at: www.logmein.com. Automatically print X √ GoToMyPC can be accessed at: www.gotomypc.com. remote files locally “Always-on” Access You will need a valid email address and administrator Maintain and support √ √ rights on the PC to install LogMeIn Free. For either of systems without end user interaction the full featured products, you will also be required to enter a valid credit card to cover the subscription fees. The offerings from both GoToMyPC and LogMeIn are HIPAA compliant and work by creating a secure encrypted connection between the host and remote PCs. You have a choice of a monthly contract or an annual contract with either vendor. Currently the pricing for LogMeIn Pro and GoToMyPC is as follows: Monthly Contract Annual Contract LogMeIn Pro $12.95 $69.95 GoToMyPC $19.95 $179.40 Contact FredMed for assistance choosing and installing the right product for your needs.
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