After ten years, LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free is being closed by the company, requiring that users wishing to still use the LogMeIn service upgrade to a subscription plan that start from $49 a year.
LogMeIn’s free remote access users will be notified via email, together with in-product messages over the next few weeks. Informing them that they have 7 days to make a decision about upgrading to the LogMeIn Pro service. LogMeIn state the 7-day grace period starts when you next login to the LogMeIn service.
LogMeIn explained in their press release today:
“Starting in January, we will gradually migrate users of LogMeIn-branded remote access offerings and Ignition-branded remote access offerings to a single, premium access product. Please note that once you log into your account there is a seven day window to upgrade.
Subscriptions will include LogMeIn’s signature remote access to two or more computers, premium mobile apps for Android and iOS, and native Mac and Windows desktop apps.
Additionally, all users who purchase a subscription to LogMeIn Pro will be upgraded to a premium remote access experience, with capabilities that include integration with popular cloud sync and share products like Cubby, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and SkyDrive, the ability to manage and transfer cloud and local files, remote printing and more.”
For owners of LogMeIn Ignition for iPad/iPhone and LogMeIn Ignition for Android
“While customers who purchased these apps are impacted by this change, we have taken steps to be especially attentive to these customers. LogMeIn Ignition for iPad/iPhone and Android app purchasers will receive significant discounts, as well as generous terms to ease the transition. Details of these offers are being sent to Ignition mobile users this week, both via email and in-product notifications.”
For more information on the new closer of the LogMeIn free service jump over to the LogMeIn Blog website for details.