Best screen sharing apps

Many CIOs are managing multiple teams, projects and workloads and rely on collaboration to meet important deadlines.

Whether you are holding a meeting, having a brainstorming session or working remotely, having access to a colleague’s computer or sharing your screen can offer much-needed support.

Screen sharing software allows you to share your screen display with anyone using the same software. Here we review the best tools for sharing data and instantly collaborating.

This list will be updated regularly so if you have a screen sharing tool you’d like to recommend, get in touch.

Join.me

Join.me

Join.meis a screen sharing and video conferencing app which helps you to manage meetings.

It is easy to set up a meeting through its one-click broadcast button. What’s more, it allows you to highlight content and make notes and will help keep you engaged.

The free app allows up to 50 screens while the pro version gives you the options of sharing a screen or a window.

Join.me has a one-click scheduling feature which lets you to set up a meeting directly in Outlook or Google Calendar as well as sending invitations.

Teamviewer

Teamviewer

TeamViewer's easy to use interface allows you to access and control devices, join meetings and offer support. Additionally, it has a privacy feature which lets you share the applications you want with team members.

Its instant messaging functionality includes group chats, chat history and end-to-end encryption. What’s more, it has offline messaging, great for those working on trips abroad and remote workers.

Screenleap

Screenleap

Screenleapallows you to share, review and update projects from your browser.

In addition, it lets you make conference calls for up to 15 people, vital for collaboration and building business relationships.

The free version is limited to eight screens but the pro version is also impressive offering up to 150 screens and unlimited sharing, ideal for bigger companies.

BeamYourScreen

BeamYourScreen

BeamyourScreenis a desktop sharing app which allows you to show content from your computer on multiple screens.

It has a chat feature which lets you send messages to individuals or groups and offers a colour coded system to help identify colleague contributions easier.

This free tool provides authentication and signature control features which protect businesses from the risk of malicious activity. It’s ‘One2Many’ feature lets up to 25 people screen share while it also allows you to record and playback a meeting.

Skype

Skype

Skypeis an ideal screen sharing tool for its video, calling and messaging capabilities. That can be seen through its immense popularity.

Skype’s screen sharing features allows you to collaborate on projects and tasks, great for ensuring deadlines are met.

It features group calls, instant chat and conversation histories which are great for holding conferences and conducting presentations. Additionally, it translates calls and messages to the user’s location.

Mikogo

Mikogo

Mikogois an all-in-one screen sharing, video conferencing and collaboration tool.

In terms of security, it has a privacy feature which lets you share specific documents. What’s more, presentations can be viewed, edited and shared without downloading the app.

This free version is limited to one computer but its paid version reaches 25 computers and costs £8 a month

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktopallows you to access computers through its browser.

Available on Android, iOS and Mac devices, it lets you view files from multiple locations, great for ensuring team members are up to date on tasks.

Chrome Remote Desktop is easy to set up and links to your Google account.

Furthermore, it offers remote assistance allowing you to share or take control of your screen, great for giving advice and offering support to team members.

Glance Screen Share

Glance Screen Share

Glance Screen Shareenables you to control and view multiple screens.

Its simple interface lets you host or view a screen with an information box notifying you how many guests and your screen availability.

The app, allows users to customise their homepage while also providing a personalised URL to Windows and Mac devices.

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