Copilot is now free on weekends

Remember Fog Creek Copilot? The app that our 2005 interns built that lets you remote control someone’s computer over the Internet to help them with technical problems?

Well, recently we figured out that we’re paying for a lot of bandwidth over the weekends that we don’t need, so we decided to make Copilot absolutely free on weekends. Yep, that’s right… free as in zero dollars, free, no cost, no credit card, no email address, nothing.

How it works: You go to, enter your name, and get an invitation code. You then download and run a tiny piece of software. Tell your friend the invitation code, they go to and enter it, and they download a tiny piece of software. Now you’re controlling their computer. Works with Windows or Macintosh, through almost any firewall.

Details: Weekend = 8pm EST (GMT-5) Friday night to 2am EST Monday morning. Copilot subscribers can use Copilot free on weekends, too.

ALSO! The Copilot team is still hard at work; Copilot 3.0 is just starting to enter testing. Tyler and Ben want to hire a Summer intern in marketing for the Copilot team. If you’re a smart college student that’s more interested in marketing than software development, please apply by emailing your resume to

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.