Recently I was searching for a simple screen sharing option for a non-tech-savvy client — one that didn’t require them to have a gmail account, to download any software, or learn how to use a new piece of software.
Join.me provides instant screen sharing, meeting tools, and unlimited audio
It is easy to get started and easy to manage. I was up and running testing my first screenshare session in less than five minutes.
According to their website: millions of people, from universities, startups and Fortune 500 companies, use Join.me every month to simply and more effectively share their ideas and work, making join.me the fastest growing collaboration product in the world — and I can see why. I love this tool and I can host or join a meeting from a desktop, an iPad, or any mobile device.
To use Join.me, there are three options:
- Basic: Instant screen sharing with VoIP (FREE)
- Pro: Online meetings with unlimited audio conferencing (less than $15/user/mo)
- Enterprise: Premium meetings with advanced management capabilities ($19/user/mo)
While you as the primary user do have to download the Join.me software, no one else is required to. Once you have downloaded the software, hosting a meeting and sharing your screen is easy — and you can get started for free!
- You’ll simply share the 9-digit code to the other participants.
- All they have to do is go to Join.me, type it in, and click the big green button.
- Once you’re in the meeting, you just click the phone icon and choose call by Internet. All participants will be on the same line and hear everything in real time.
With the Pro Level, even more options are available, including a personal link for meetings to provide to participants, conference lines, presenter swap, annotation, recording, and more.
As I mentioned, I’m a big fan. I’ve used Join.me to host several “Design Review” sessions with clients and they love it too. I just open the app, invite my guests, choose my audio source (I use the computer/mic, clients tend to use the phone), and wait for them to join. I’m not kidding when I say it’s simple.
So, next time you need to share your screen with a client, a customer, or a small group, check out Join.me.