CrossLoop Pro & CrossLoop Home

Posted: March 12, 2010 in (App) Software review, Google
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By now you should know that I am a big fan of Crossloop “Everyone Helps”, software. Not only is it open source which tends to please the crowds, but it is extremely simple and reliable. Recently Crossloop introduced CrossLoop Pro, a paid version which sports a few more features for the “support professionals” @ $99.50 a year. It’s full features over the free version is:

  • Connect to unlimited computers with unattended access.
  • Reboot any unattended computer and log back in.
  • Add personalized branding on header & footer of the CrossLoop app.
    See example

    Pro Branding Screenshot
  • Transfer files between your computers.
  • Instantly connect to your customers.
  • Invite customers via e-mail.
The best feature included in Crossloop Pro is the ability to connect to unattended computers, and the reboot and log back in feature. While this does show appeal to me, you have to remember that there are other apps already existing that allow you to do this (albeit they are commonly NOT free or limited in ability). The rest of the features in Crossloop Pro are basic features you would expect to be delivered with VNC software tailored to a business professional that uses it to make money. Is it worth it? Not to me, but think of it this way, all you need to  cover your $99.50 is 2-3 paying clients and you’ve already paid for the Crossloop Pro upgrade. That’s more than fair in my mind.
Crossloop Home was released just a few short hours ago, and I would have to say that it actually is pretty powerful in functionality. Crossloop Home will set you back only $29.50 a year and sports some of the features that Crossloop Pro has, without the “sales pitch” aspect to it. Crossloop Home’s features are:
  • Connect to up to 5 remote computers using unattended access.
  • Experience screen sharing without advertising.
  • Transfer files between your computers.
  • Reboot any unattended computer and log back in.
Like I said, it’s just like Pro without the “sales pitch”. Well worth it at $29.95 a year, that’s not even the cost of a tank of gas, so the next time grandma calls and asks you to fix her AOL account, you don’t have to drive over the river and through the woods to dial her in (no pun intended, who the hell is on dial up these days?) . To justify the cost, as if I even needed to, I’m sure your mum or grandma would be more than willing to put $29.95 in your next bday card.
Coming from CrossLoop, I can assure you that the product will be easy to use, and very reliable. I’m still waiting for my free 2 year subscription to be offered, I’m thinking they may have forgotten me in all the excitement 😉 .
As always, if you need my assistance, you can click the “I CAN HELP” logo on the right hand side of the screen.
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Comments
  1. aditya says:

    David,

    Thank you for taking the time to review CrossLoop Pro and Home! We really feel excited whenever we see blog posts stating the value of upgrading to CrossLoop Pro! As we wanted to make Pro very simple, and tool to make it easy for the IT clients to reach them with the branding aspect. The focus of CrossLoop Home was to make it easier for the non IT professionals to have all the advantages of unattended remote access and file transfer at a price which is in fact cheaper than “filling up a tank of gas”. Thank you for your kind review, and we hope you continue to use CrossLoop and provide feedback so we can continue to evolve the product!

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