When the time comes to take control over someone's machine (with their consent, of course) you're going to want an app that can get the job done reliably. TeamViewer is one such option. With it, you can control a massive Windows, Mac, or Linux machine from an itty-bitty Android device.

Today TeamViewer has announced that version 10 is available as a public beta, and the team has updated its Android app to play along nicely with the new features.

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The beta gives IT admins more control through the ability to enforce setting policies from the TeamViewer Management Console. On a different note, users can use the new Computers & Contacts API to integrate their, erm, computers and contacts with other applications. This way businesses can see which customers are online and manage contact information from whichever software they choose.

Several other inclusions center around communication. There's a one-click video chat option to get things going without first having to set up a screen-sharing session. People holding meetings can "lock the door," so to speak, giving them the power to decide who gets in or out. People opting to type out their messages can now benefit from having their full conversation history saved.

On the Android side of things, the app has received an updated icon. The zooming experience should be smoother, and for people running the 10 beta, the app can now handle streaming a 4K monitor.

What's new:

  • Improved zoom
  • Support for 4K monitors on remote side (remote side requires TeamViewer 10 too)
  • New app icon
  • Various other fixes and improvements

To get your hands on the beta, just head over to TeamViewer's site. It's free for personal use.

TeamViewer Announces Launch of TeamViewer 10 Beta

New 10th version of remote control and online meeting software features robust collaboration tools, deeper customization and online storage integration

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TeamViewer®, one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meetings software, today announced the 10th version of its software with the launch of TeamViewer 10 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. TeamViewer 10 boasts new features and improvements that make it easier for businesses of all sizes to provide a secure, customized and integrated user experience across devices, with new collaboration tools to facilitate information sharing. TeamViewer 10 provides enhanced control features, enabling IT Administrators to apply, distribute and enforce setting policies, all via the TeamViewer Management Console. Users can integrate their computers and contacts into other applications with a new Computers & Contacts API. This allows them to synchronize information, see when customers are online and access and manage contacts and assets within any software.

“TeamViewer is committed to addressing the needs of businesses of all sizes and making the lives of IT managers easier. With the release of TeamViewer 10, we’ve chosen the features they’ve asked for the most”

Additional new TeamViewer 10 features include:

  • One-Click Video Calls – Business partners and customers can now connect using video and VoIP in exceptional quality for both image and audio without having to first start a screen sharing session. It is possible to see and talk to multiple participants simultaneously in a single call and share the screen at any time. Just like regular screen sharing meetings, TeamViewer video calls are end-to-end encrypted.
  • Improved Messenger – Enhanced communication features include a complete chat history for all conversations, making it easy to locate a previous message across devices. Users can send offline messages or create persistent group chats. All chat conversations are entirely end-to-end encrypted, so discussions are always secure.
  • Master Whitelist – New whitelisting capabilities allow users to manage access to devices using just one whitelist via the Management Console without requiring granting users access on each specific device. It is also now possible to add entire companies to the whitelist at once instead of having to add each separate user.
  • Enhanced Control during Meetings – Meeting presenters can lock the door on online meetings to do last minute prep work or encourage participants to be on time. Participants can be let in or removed from a meeting.
  • Deeper Customization – Businesses can now customize their waiting rooms for online meetings and service cases to promote a constant corporate design. Additionally, users can personalize their online presence with their pictures for the first time. The profile pictures are displayed in the Computers & Contacts list, chat windows, request dialogues and similar locations where it helps to identify a user and add to a professional image.
  • Integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box – Users can share files during meetings or remote control sessions by using Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or Box. With data already in the cloud, they save time and bandwidth and can easily share files from wherever they are.
  • Expanded Support for Mobile Platforms – With TeamViewer 10, supporters now can use also Linux computers to provide support for the ever increasing number of mobile devices. Additionally, a new app allows users to remote control other devices from their Blackberry.
    TeamViewer 10 provides many more new features. A detailed description is available now on the TeamViewer 10 info page at http://www.teamviewer.com/version10, and images are available for download at http://www.teamviewer.com/en/press/teamviewer-announces-launch-of-teamviewer-10-beta.aspx. TeamViewer 10 product video is also available at http://youtu.be/dEKr0R2ka8c.

“TeamViewer is committed to addressing the needs of businesses of all sizes and making the lives of IT managers easier. With the release of TeamViewer 10, we’ve chosen the features they’ve asked for the most,” said Kornelius Brunner, Head of Product Management at TeamViewer. “TeamViewer 10 has more robust customization and collaboration features than ever before, so businesses can create the look and feel they want and facilitate collaboration while ensuring that company information is secure and that only authorized users ever have access to remote sessions.”

Additional news for Mac Users

Besides the above mentioned features, TeamViewer features a seamlessly integrated remote control toolbar specifically designed for Mac OS X Yosemite with TeamViewer 10. Mac users can now customize their TeamViewer QuickJoin and TeamViewer Host modules and use a full-featured whiteboard even during remote control sessions and select only what they want to reveal on their screen by using a highly intuitive application selection feature.

Availability

TeamViewer 10 beta is available immediately for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. The described feature set may vary depending on the operating system. Additional information and a download option are available at www.teamviewer.com/version10. For professional use, TeamViewer offers different licenses targeted at the needs of companies large and small. More information can be found at: www.teamviewer.com/licensing. As always, for personal use in a non-commercial environment, TeamViewer software is free of charge.