We are now offering a customized software package for our clients called Mac HelpMate that was created by a fellow developer-consultant.
It runs primarily on the Mac OS X Operating System with some PC capabilities. (See below for more options for PC and Mac OS9)
It allows us to offer you and your staff REMOTE Macintosh Support directly to a staffer's own DESKTOP COMPUTER either in the office or on location. This solution can help where no other solution could be used and extends such support to those who travel.
Note: For Remote Support of Servers, we now can use Mac HelpMate - FinePeter Edition, Netopia’s Timbuktu Pro or another non-proprietary solution so no user needs to be there at all hours to accomplish monitoring and access. This of course can apply to desktop machines as well.
It is Very Easy to Install and Set Up
It requires NO advance software purchase or any complicated installation and configuration. The software is FREE for you to download by from our site at any time.
As long as you have an Internet connection, we can help diagnose their computer problems from anywhere in the world! Of course if the machine won't boot up this won't help but if it is a setting or a configuration or operation problem, we can do diagnostics and change configurations remotely or even help install software and updates. In our testing we have been able to connect to 99% of our existing client’s networks.
It is Safe and Secure
The computer user can be there in front of their computer for this to work and they grant us access, which ensures there is no breach in security or doing anything behind their back. All information is sent back and forth in an encrypted format. We can also setup this kind of monitoring and control in advance so no user intervention is needed which is best suited to servers.
Mac HelpMate Software is Free - Service Has Nominal Cost
You don't have to buy special remote software for all of your computers so it will save you money on that initial purchase and it may save even more money and time by avoiding an emergency on site visits just to correct a minor setting or do a quick diagnostic session on a computer.
What About Your PC Windows Computers, Laptops or Even Older Macintosh Systems?
It is easy to extend such remote support to your Windows PC computers too although we might use different software or one that is installed as part of most installations by default. It is possible to do remote desktop or server support for the older Mac OS9 machines. Click for details about our PC Support.
Are You A Potential Client?
Another advantage for new clients is we can establish this kind of support quickly. You would need to request and complete our Service Form Agreement supplied to you in PDF form or faxed to you, you sign it and fax it back. You could pay for a number of remote sessions by credit card via our secure PayPal link. This makes it very affordable to become a new client of FinePeter Consulting Inc.
If you would like a demonstration of Mac HelpMate - FinePeter Edition, just let us know as this can be better than you might imagine.
Download Mac HelpMate - FinePeter Edition v3.3.0 - 04-27-12
For use with Mac OSX 10.7, 10.6, 10.5 and 10.4
EULA (End-User License Agreement) is the same as on the author’s site.
You may install, use, access, display and run any number of copies of this program (the "SOFTWARE") on any number of computers, such as workstations, terminals, or other devices. Having this software installed on all your computers ready for use will save you time in preparing for any remote support sessions and remember, the software costs you nothing.
You may store any number of copies of the SOFTWARE on a storage device, such as a network server or other backup mediums such as CD-ROM discs and external hard drives.You may NOT redistribute this software outside of your company or any component thereof via a public server of any kind, including but not limited to http (web) servers on the Internet.
Typical for most software, Mac HelpMate is provided "as is" with no warranties whatsoever, whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise, and Finepeter Consulting Inc. and Dean Shavit, the software’s author expressly disclaims any warranty of merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for any particular purpose, title, or any other warranty, no matter how such warranty is alleged to have arisen. Finepeter Consulting Inc. and Dean Shavit are not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or other damages (including without limitation lost profits, damages based on the loss of or damage to any records or data, or damages based on a third party claim) arising in connection with this software or source code, however caused and no matter the theory of liability, even if Finepeter Consulting Inc. or Dean Shavit has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Mac HelpMate - CLICK to DOWNLOAD: You Agree to the EULA.
If you are using Internet Explorer (no longer in development), you must OPTION click on the link to download the file since it does not know how to handle image files.
ZIRO version of our Mac HelpMate - This link downloads a file that not only installs the program but starts the sharing session!
CLICK to DOWNLOAD ZIRO version: You Agree to the EULA and want to automatically start screen sharing on launch.
You will need to click on "ALLOW" when asked after download, via dialogue box, as that is a Java security check.
LogMeIn - CLICK to DOWNLOAD & Check Box on Next Page - You Agree to the vendor terms.
Please ONLY use this product if specifically instructed to do so. - Feb 2014