Sunday, November 4, 2007

Logmein

I've been fooling around with remote access using LogMeIn.com's service (free version). One use I discovered is an alternate way to network your own computers in the same house. Along with remotely using your own computer I can transfer files via email and download them on the client PC. Steps are:
1. Go to your email program(Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook etc..) attach file to email and send to yourself.
2. Using LogMeIn access your second PC(or laptop). Download attachment and do what you want from there. You can print or edit from the second computer from there.

I think it's pretty cool. It's a nice alternative use for the program.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

But don't forget using password protected archives in order to sed all types of files, taht gmail/yahoo and etc. can reject.

rjplumer said...

Forgive me for saying this. I'm a bit confused by your comment. I understand the archiving password protecting your file, but I don't understand last part about Gmail or Yahoo mail rejecting it. I'm not sure of the need to password protect something your sending to yourself.