Go To My PC – Top Review
- Access From Anywhere ★★★★★
- Easy to Use ★★★★★
- Easy to Join ★★★★
- Security ★★★★★
- Overall ★★★★1/2
Cost: Free 30 day trial and then:
- $9.95/mo for 1 computer
GoToMyPC is quite possibly the coolest and most useful application you will ever use. GoToMyPC is a software program from Citrix Online that allows you to remote access into your computer from anywhere in the world. The best part is that you can link in via your iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows or Mac computer.
GoToMyPC Technology Stands the Test of Time
I’ve been raving about GoToMyPC since my daughter started to walk and talk in 2001. While the technology has vastly improved since then, the concept was, and is, quite simple:
- Install the tiny GoToMyPC “footprint server” on your computer – this needs to always be on in the background for the application to work remotely. Also, make sure that your computer is always connected to the internet;
- Connect through an internet browser (on your computer) or specially installed app (on your smart phone or tablet);
- Work as you always do. Using the screen on the tablet, smart phone or computer as if you are still sitting in front of your computer.
That’s it, it’s that simple.
To sign on remotely you need two separate passwords and a user ID, so security is top priority.
Most Common uses for GoToMyPC
There are dozens of possible uses for Go To My PC, but the three most common are:
Saving Time – Imagine that you are running late and you have to make a choice, miss the train (and the morning meeting) but print out the report you worked on the night before, or make it to the meeting, but retype it when you get to work – neither choice is appealing. Now you have a third choice. Remotely access into your home computer using GoToMyPC and email the report to yourself. It’s then waiting for you when you arrive.
Being in Two Places at Once – The saying you can’t be in two places at once no longer applies when you have Go To My PC. You can in fact, be in two places at once. This means that when you are traveling, on vacation or just headed out for the weekend you can work on a project from wherever there is an internet connection.
Brain Freeze – This is quite possibly the most important of the three. Just when you think you’ve downloaded everything you needed onto your flash drive for your big business trip you suddenly realize, 2000 miles away, that you did not. Further, the missed document also just happens to be the single most important of the group that you have been working on for the last three days – now what do you do??? No problem, Go To My PC has got you covered. Simply remote access onto your computer, and email yourself the forgotten document.
30 Day Free Trial
To entice you into trying their product, Citrix Online has a full functionality, 30-day free trial. If you decide to continue after 30 days, there are different plans available depending on the number of administrators, number of PC’s etcetera. We of course like anything that is free, especially for 30 days; but if you don’t like GoToMyPC for whatever reason, it’s easy and free to cancel online.
To try Go To MyPC for free click here.