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GoToAssist Vs TeamViewer: A Remote Desktop Software Comparison

Oliver Rieder Article author
GoToAssist Vs TeamViewer

This article is here to help make choosing between TeamViewer and GoToAssist easier. Below we compare and highlight the unique features and flaws in both of these software tools, giving the user the information they need to make the choice that’s best for them. We discuss their commonalities, and identify key differences between GoToAssist and TeamViewer, ensuring that readers can make their selection with confidence.


GoTo Resolve

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GoTo Resolve (formerly GoToAssist) is a cloud-based remote desktop solution that was developed specifically to help IT and customer support teams.

With GoTo Resolve (formerly GoToAssist), users can send connection codes to team members or customers in need of assistance. These codes are entered via a website or link to initiate the remote desktop support session.

By running installers on remote devices, GoTo Resolve enables full access to unmanned devices and servers. Additionally, it’s beloved for its screen sharing and mouse/keyboard control capabilities, allowing for more efficient customer service and troubleshooting.

GoTo Resolve can create a session via desktop application or internet browser and is used almost exclusively by Windows operators (most GoTo Resolve features work on Mac, as well.) Thanks to the app, RA also lets users connect via iOS and Android devices.


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While an excellent software for IT departments, enterprise, and corporate-level organizations, TeamViewer provides a feature-packed free (non-commercial use only) version, too.

Supporting an array of operating systems and device types, TeamViewer is rich with features, offering some of the best security measures on the market.

TeamViewer users enjoy:

  • • Full-time access to remote servers and computers ;
  • • Easy management over multiple systems simultaneously ;
  • • Easy file sharing;
  • • Online meeting tools for up to 25 guests;
  • • VPN alternative.


    GoTo Resolve

    GoTo Resolve allows IT and tech support teams to exceed their goals for efficiency and productivity. While tech support was once solely done over audio communication, GoTo Resolve enables support professionals to access customer machines and control the computer themselves.

    Eliminating client and tech frustration, and greatly expediting fixes and customer satisfaction.

    Moreover, if an issue arises that stretches beyond the current specialization of a support professional, they can invite additional specialists to assist or forward the issue to another technician entirely, without customers needing to wait in additional queue times, or call back.

    GoTo Resolve also allows a single technician to help up to 8 individual customers at the same time. Conveniently, these features are available on mobile devices, ensuring efficiency is always within arm’s reach.



    TeamViewer, even at its most fundamental level, provides some of the most high-quality screen sharing and remote access tools on the market- but it’s so much more than that.

    TeamViewer offers an array of features that enhance productivity and efficiency for remote-oriented organizations. It’s a reliable cross-platform software, allowing Windows users to access iOS or Mac OS devices, vice versa, and everything in between.

    And just like GoTo Resolve, TeamViewer also allows multiple users to join the same session simultaneously, expediting problem-solving and customer satisfaction.

    TeamViewer also provides user-friendly file-sharing capabilities. All users need to do is connect via “File Transfer” and follow the prompts!

    Combining these features with TeamViewer’s range of IoT and network compatibility, users experience flexible and simplified management over devices sharing the network.




    File Transferring

    Session Recording

    Audio Support Capabilities

    Session Transferring

    Remote Printing

    USB Sharing

    Real-Time Chat

    Mobile Access


    Interface Comparison

    We put GoTo Resolve and TeamViewer to a series of tests, and after a thorough examination, both options passed with flying colors. Both tools provide powerful remote server and mobile device connectivity, and offer exceptionally smooth image scaling (images being accessed remotely.)

    GoTo Resolve

    Operating System

    You can use both of these tools with all popular operating systems. Bomgar and TeamViewer support a wide variety of platforms for establishing remote access.

    GoTo Resolve and TeamViewer support all major operating systems, allowing for flexibility and efficiency for many support teams.

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    iOS & iPadOS

    Chrome OS


    Pros And Cons

    See below for an outline of GoTo Resolve and TeamViewer’s advantages and disadvantages. Use the info shared in this article to draw comparisons with competitors like GoToMyPC and LogMeIn.




    Free version (non-commercial-use only)

    Can’t view more than one remote system at a time

    Simple and easy interface

    Additional costs for mobile access

    Fast connection speeds

    Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, iOS and Blackberry OS support

    Features work on both Windows and Mac OS

    Powerful security measures (256-bit AES encryption and two-factor authentication)

    GoTo Resolve




    Outdated UI


    Safari and Firefox support is unreliable/troublesome

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Chrome OS support

    Reported connection failures

    Remote reboot capabilities

    File transferring

    Remote access and control

    Can switch between multiple screens


    GoTo Resolve and TeamViewer offer a variety of pricing options to accommodate many user needs, making it easy to compare their value against competitor costs (like Microsoft RDP and GoToMyPC).

    GoTo Resolve

    GoTo Resolve offers only two paid plans, called Basic and Standard. These two offer different benefits.


    The Basic plan is priced at $59 per month, and its inclusions are the same as those in the Free plan. It also comes with 25 devices, countless virtual sessions, configurable session recording, and screen blanking.

    Other than that, users will also get complete help desk functionality, mass deployment of device, and merger with Slack and Microsoft Teams.


    Meanwhile, the Standard plan is worth $203 per month and is packed with numerous features that most rivals only include in their Enterprise plan. Among them are session transfer, mass deployment, and remote IT automation.

    Aside from monthly billing, GoTo Resolve also offers annual pricing, whereas some competitors don’t.

    These two GoTo Resolve paid plans include certain numbers of agents (Basic has one and Standard has three). But adding extra agents during the billing process is possible, and it comes with an extra charge. The same goes for connected devices.

    Each plan also provides users access to paid extras for mobile support and camera share.

    Aside from its paid plans, GoTo Resolve offers a free trial that lasts 14 days. The best part is that you don’t have to provide credit card details, which sets it apart from others. They even have a limited free package that backs up to three devices, three agents, and three monthly remote-control sessions.

    The package is complete with many features, such as file transfer, limitless view-only remote access, session recording, comprehensive help desk functionality, remote reboot, background device management, and fusion with Slack and Microsoft Teams.

    Note: With the mobile accessory, it will be easy for technicians to view Android and iOS devices remotely and operate the Android ones remotely as well.



    TeamViewer provides a free version of its remote desktop software and a 14-day free trial, along with add-ons and third-party integrations

    TeamViewer pricing: plans for single users

    For single users, you can choose between the two single-license plans: TeamViewer Remote Access and TeamViewer Business.

    Available at $24.90 per month, TeamViewer Remote Access provides you with one license, one simultaneous connection/channel, and three monitored devices. Additionally, the number of devices you can connect to the system platform is limitless.

    On the other hand, TeamViewer Business — which is worth $50.90 per month — lets you use up to 200 managed devices. You can also add up to 10 people to meeting sessions and contact tech support by phone.

    TeamViewer pricing: plans for teams

    Teams are also given two options: TeamViewer Premium and TeamViewer Corporate.

    Priced at $112.90 per month, the TeamViewer Premium package includes one concurrent connection, an outgoing connection report, and 15 licenses. You can also use up to 300 monitored devices, plus the number of devices you can connect is unlimited.

    Meanwhile, TeamViewer Corporate — which costs $229.90 per month — will give you unlimited connections (from and to devices), 30 licenses, and 500 managed devices. You will also receive reports of ongoing and outgoing connections.

    TeamViewer pricing: plans for enterprises

    TeamViewer’s Enterprise plan has no confirmed rate. As mentioned above, you are required to reach out to the sales team to get a quote for your business. For this option, however, you can personalize the license, which comes with enterprise-level features.

    TeamViewer pricing: plans for customer engagement

    In addition to the five paid plans discussed above, TeamViewer also offers two additional plans for TeamViewer Engage.

    TeamViewer Engage is a customer engagement platform that assists businesses with their online sales, virtual customer service, and video appointments.

    There are two choices available: the Lite plan, worth $29.90 per month and the Pro plan costing $59.90 per month.

    Pricing plans


    GoTo Resolve

    Free Version



    Free Trial


    14-Day Free Trial

    Level 1



    Level 2



    Level 3



    Level 4



    Level 5

    Custom pricing



    Due to its scalable feature suite (including multi-session support), GoTo Resolve is preferred over TeamViewer by growing businesses.
    Conveniently, GoTo Resolve also offers support for:

    • • Content sharing;
    • • Slack integration;
    • • Chat functionality.

    All of which empowers organizations with the workflow and collaborative tools they need to maintain efficiency, productivity, and offer top-quality customer support.

    TeamViewer is definitely a fantastic software, having already established itself among the remote access software pantheon. It’s reliable, powerful, and beloved by many.

    But GoTo Resolve’s easy-to-use features (like session-transferring, and live-recording of support sessions), have turned it into a very popular option among IT and support-oriented organizations.