advice you can use — short and to the point — every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 technology  research  practice

A Technology Tip

  • Technology

When you need to collaborate on a document displayed on your screen, it’s great to have a colleague from down the hall come into your office and look over your shoulder.

But what happens when that person is across the city or on the other side of the world?

You can use join.me – a ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly with up to 250 people. Use it for collaborating on a document, a training session, computer trouble-shooting and anything else that requires you to share a computer screen. You can also share files and chat with people you are sharing your screen with. And there are even viewers for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Amazing to get all this for FREE!

To start a join.me session, go to the join.me site and click on the Share link. It downloads a small browser add-on that allows you to control the sharing of your screen. You also get a unique 9 digit code (for that session). Tell the people that want to see your screen to go to join.me and enter this code in the Join box. In seconds they will see your desktop in a browser window on their desktop.

There is a pay version that adds additional features including presenter swap, a personal sharing link & custom background, a meeting scheduler, user management, international conference lines and other features. There is a 14 day free trial for pay version features.

Try join.me next time you want to collaborate across the Web.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *