Coming to us today from the “Let’s-Kill-Off-Our-Brand” department, we bring you horrible, sad news about what was once a killer product.
LogMeIn Free is being turned into a paid-for-only product. LogMeIn is a service that lets you remote access into machines from a central location.
I guess if you think you’re the only game in town, then this is a great idea.
But since you’re not due to these wonderful things (a short list of LogMeIn Alternatives):
- TeamViewer (Free for Personal Use)
- Microsoft Remote Desktop (Free for any use on any machine with Windows Professional or Higher)
- Mikogo (free for Personal Use)
- imPcRemote (free for Personal and Business Use, Based on # of machines)
So I guess the question is, why the hell would you do this to yourself?
I love the answers to the FAQ though, typical corporate speak.
1. Q: Why are you making this change?
A: In order to address the evolving needs of our customers, we will be unifying our portfolio of free and premium remote access products into a paid-only offering. We believe this offering to be the best premium desktop, cloud and mobile access experience available in the market today
The real answer: because we can. Some of you will pay, and some of you will go. We don’t care. The bottom line is now, as it always was: Money.
Good grief. $50 a year for 2 computers when it was free for as many computers as you wanted.
Guess I’m nuking my account.
Time to research the alternates.