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Free alternatives[edit]

Users should know that there are free alternatives. I have added RealVNC in combination with BarracudaDrive as one possible alternative. I urge users to add other types of alternatives.

Hmmm ... much as I support FLOSS, I don't think 'free alternatives' belongs here.
  1. This page describes a company, not the remote control software market. I think a discussion of specific competitive threats to GoToMyPC's business would be relevant -- but I don't think we'll find any citation supporting the 'free alternatives' as threats to GoToMyPC's bottom line. Even a brief discussion of the remote control software marketplace and technologies, free and not-free, would be appropriate, if there's not already a pages covering that.
  2. It's original research.
  3. It looks like advocacy: Why limit it to Free alternatives? Why not other alternatives (e.g., Webex, etc.)? Why these in particular, when there are so many out there? I don't think we should list all remote control software in the GoToMyPC article.
There is already a "See Also" section and "Category: Remote Administration Software" where readers can find links to other products. Unless someones says something convincing, I am going to remove this section, moving any links to products to 'See Also'
Guanxi 16:16, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Receiving no response, I made the changes. Guanxi 01:49, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

It's heartbreaking to see people paying for this product that's probably already built into their computer (Windows XP or Vista). Nonetheless, I agree it smells too much like advocacy to simply list "free" alternatives. It's not the job of wikipedia to be an antidote for extremely pervasive marketing campaigns. Maybe a list of the competetition is the best that can be done. Someone please start or continue an appropriate list. 16:08, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Reorganization and revison[edit]

The article has been reorganized and revised to include a history of technology and business development, product editions, vendor claims for the 2006 release 5, and numerous references.

Craig Bolon 21:51, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Votes for deletion This article was nominated for deletion on April 7, 2006. The result of the discussion was keep, no consensus. An archived record of this discussion can be found here.

Merge proposal[edit]

There being notihng much to merge (the two were originally, I think, pretty much the same content), I have mage Gotomypc a redirect. Just zis Guy you know? 08:41, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

This is probably not of interest after reorganization of the article Craig Bolon 21:51, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

GoToMyPC uses VNC?[edit]

The first sentence says,

It provides remote desktop or Virtual Network Computing (VNC) access to Windows PCs.

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is an open source technology that is packaged into many products. It is not a generic term for remote access. Also, GoToMyPC does not use VNC as far as I know, and I was unable to find any evidence of it with quick research. Unless someone can cite something to back it up, I'll remove VNC from that sentence.Guanxi 16:50, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. Guanxi 14:06, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

requires 'already' knowing[edit]

no 'basic' info here; reader must already understand this; so someone wants to setup gotomypc meeting: are they wanting access to my computer, or me access theirs? if access to theirs, what do they know or need to know about mine? how does it compare to toll free phone numbers in that the number calling from shows?

Origins of GoToMyPC in context[edit]

The last paragraph in this section contains the string "used by hundreds of thousands of people across the world," which sounds like it isn't appropriate (marketing speak? Or just citation needed?)

Looks like nothing short of a blatant advertisement to me. Rsduhamel (talk) 21:12, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Also, the title of this section is confusing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:53, 3 December 2007 (UTC)


I see that somebody has made LogMeIn into a red link. There is currently no article about LogMeIn and the page is protected. It got deleted a couple of times due to failure to assert notability and promotional tone. The second deletion was rather harsh, in my view, and I have been working on an acceptable version at User:DanielRigal/LogMeIn but I have stalled a bit. If anybody wants to help out with that then please feel free. Once the article is up to scratch, I think it should be possible to get the protection removed and move the article into place. --DanielRigal (talk) 21:08, 28 December 2007 (UTC)


The "Origins of GoToMyPC in context" sounds like a giant ad to me. (talk) 23:01, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

So this is basically a fancy SSH client with a few extras[edit]

...and a hefty pricetag? - (talk) 22:43, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Based off pcAnywhere[edit]

Disclaimer: I'm an editor with Citrix. I'd like to remove the pcAnywhere reference in the first section, but I want to run this by the community first. As far as I could find, pcAnywhere has existed for close to 2 decades (meaning it probably inspired tons of remote access products), but neither Citrix nor Symantec have stated that GoToMyPC was actually modeled after it. Additionally, the citation for the claim links to an announcement for a new (now old) pcAnywhere feature that mentions nothing about GoToMyPC. Until this claim has some supporting evidence behind it, I think its unfounded and fit for removal.Niktrix (talk) 20:03, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Having received no reply, I've removed the reference. Niktrix (talk) 19:22, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Merged! There was surprisingly little to merge, as the majority of the contents were word-for-word duplicate. What was left was chiefly different only in wording.

Hello! I'd like to propose merging the GoToMyPC Pro with this article. The Pro article contains nearly identical information to this one and there isn't sufficient coverage of the Pro version to rewrite the article. I think it would make sense to discuss the Pro edition in this article's Editions and features section. I drafted a few sentences for editors to consider adding, which can be reviewed below.

As a disclosure, I am being paid by Citrix Systems (as part of my work with Beutler Ink) to make suggestions that improve Citrix-related articles here on Wikipedia. I will not make changes myself and I am simply making these recommendations for other editors to discuss and decide. I'm interested to hear what others think about this idea. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 18:19, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Seems reasonable, especially since the GoToMyPC Pro article is currently unreferenced. I'm willing to do the merging myself in a couple days if there are no objections. FallingGravity (talk) 17:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

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Article update[edit]

Hello! Back in January, I suggested merging the contents of the GoToMyPC Pro article with this entry. I'm now back to address the flags on this article. I've written a new draft, which I hope will both demonstrate GoToMyPC's notability and remedy any issues with promotional language. Editors can view that draft here.

To summarize my changes: I've restructured the article, added citations and rewritten material as needed, and added more information about the software. Based on the products' extensive coverage and past feedback encouraging me to add reviews to product articles, I also included a Reception section with product reviews from industry publications and other sources.

As noted here and elsewhere, I am being paid by Citrix Systems as part of my work with Beutler Ink to suggest improvements to Citrix-related Wikipedia articles. Because of this COI, I will not be making any edits myself. I'll be keeping an eye out for any feedback and/or changes others may have after they've reviewed my draft. Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 20:44, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

  • @Heatherer: Per the page linked above, The proposed edit must comply with Neutral point of view, and in particular Due and undue weight, a section of our neutrality policy. I believe your "Reception" section gives undue weight, as it is by far the longest section and heaps a lot of praise on the product. While this is fine to some extent, having five long paragraphs makes the latter half of the article look like an advertisement. Perhaps you could trim this down and reduce the number of quotes.
  • Besides that, you might consider adding a screenshot of the software in the body of the article. The sourcing and other basic elements look fine, so undue weight is your main concern at this point. Tonystewart14 (talk) 23:59, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
@Tonystewart14: Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm happy to take another pass at the Reception section—as mentioned above, I specifically added it because it had been a point of feedback to include such a section in software articles I've written in the past. Is there anything in particular you would cut or keep in the section? I'll also see what I can do about screenshots. Thanks again! Heatherer (talk) 17:40, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
@Heatherer: I looked over it again and noticed that the reviews were not quite 100% positive, so that helps with NPOV. I think it gives undue weight as the section is nearly half the length of the overall article. Perhaps you could expand the rest of the article rather than trim the Reception section. The other sections are comparatively sparse, so that might be your best bet. Ultimately, it might simply take making the article live to get someone else to edit it or discuss it in the talk page to make the article more neutral, but that would be a start. Tonystewart14 (talk) 04:20, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
@Tonystewart14: I've cut down the material in the proposed Reception section—it's now about the same length as the other article sections. Mind taking a look? It's here. If this seems OK do you want to take the draft live? I'm happy to discuss it further if other editors want to continue to work on it. I've also uploaded a few screenshots for you to take a look at. They are here and here. Thanks again for all your help with this! Heatherer (talk) 22:18, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
@Heatherer: I looked at the article "under the hood" and realized that the infobox doesn't have the information for the latest release, such as the version number and release date. For the screenshots, the mobile one looks good, and the other one is fine except for the logo on the bottom right, which makes it look like an advertisement. If you like, you could go ahead and add that information to the infobox and the mobile screenshot to the article and I can make it live. Tonystewart14 (talk) 09:18, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
@Tonystewart14: Sorry for the delay—I went out of town for a few days. I've updated the infobox in my draft, including the screenshot. Let me know if you think it needs anything else. Thank you! Heatherer (talk) 20:36, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Heatherer: I went ahead and copied it into the main GoToMyPC article. I'll follow up if anyone has any concerns regarding neutrality or anything else with the article. Good work writing it! Tonystewart14 (talk) 21:18, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

@Tonystewart14: Awesome! Thanks so much for working through this with me. Everything looks good, though I realized I left out a reference for the version number/release date in the infobox. It's this [1] if you need it. Thanks again! Heatherer (talk) 14:13, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
@Heatherer: You're welcome! I went ahead and added the ref in. Tonystewart14 (talk) 16:09, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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