Sunday, January 1, 2012

Webex/Livemeeting alternative Join.Me

I have always used screen sharing software like MS Office Communicator, MS Livemeeting or Webex in the places that I have worked so far. Screen sharing helps peer programming with remotely located colleagues, or mostly helps in getting a PC problem fixed with the support technician. I was wondering how nice would it would be to have something similar for free for home use. It would come in handy to help, say may parents, troubleshoot a problem they are facing with the PC. Until now I did not have a clue when I happened to see a tweet from my friend Saurabh listing 101 most useful websites, where I found Join.Me. Its very tiny, takes only seconds to download and install, and works amazingly well on slower internet connection also.

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