LogMeIn Free not free any longer

LogMeIn

 

I know a LOT of people are not going to be happy with this. From their blog:

After ten years, LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free, is going away.  We will be unifying our portfolio of free and premium remote access products into a single offering.  This product will be a paid-only offering, and it will offer what we believe to be the best premium desktop, cloud and mobile access experience available on the market today. We will be notifying those impacted by the change in the coming days and weeks.

You have 7 days from the next time you log into LogMeIn to either upgrade to a paid version or lose all of your free computers on your account.

Notification period

Impacted users will be notified via email and in-product messages.  While messaging started today, users will be given 7 days to make a purchase decision about LogMeIn Pro.  To be clear, the 7-day grace period starts when you next login to the LogMeIn service.

I have been using LogMeIn for years as it is quite handy to have and very simple to use. I only use it when absolutely necessary for connecting either from work to my home computer or vice versa. At one time I probably did abuse the free service a little as I put a bunch of computers in my list but even then only used it sparingly. It’s a great service to have available but the price they want even for just two computers is high in my opinion.

  • Pro for Individuals (access up to 2 PCs): $99/year
  • Pro for Power Users (access up to 5 PCs): $249/year
  • Pro for Small Businesses (access up to 10 PCs): $449/year

They don’t have a monthly plan which is a shame and I think the pricing structure is too high, but what do I know! I suppose there are people using it on a daily basis and on several machines but they should really have one more plan for those of us that only use it once a month or so.

Here’s the link to their blog: http://blog.logmein.com/it-management/logmein-changes

Let me know your thoughts on this and how often you use their service in the comments.

 

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