Changes to LogMeIn Free

Changes to LogMeIn Free.

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.


    1. Hi George,
      I’ve never heard of RHUB Remote Support Server before today, but in my brief glance it appears to be another product that you’d have to pay for. For someone like me using it to support myself and my family for their IT needs, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.

      In general though, the product does seem to be pretty good though!

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