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July 28, 2011

Join.me is a free service from @logmein that allows you to connect to other peoples computers to see and control there computer screen as well as share your own screen. This is a great way to do an impromptu webinar or help out a friend or family member with computer issues. I have used this countless times to get remote access to others computers. You can walk your users through how to get them connected over the phone and be able to help them. They also have an Ipad app!

Here is an excerpt from there site:

Get your people together, without actually getting them together. Just instantly share your screen so every body’s on the same page. No need for a plane, a projector or a sandwich platter. Just gather at join.me

So what is join.me exactly? It’s an impromptu meeting space that happens wherever, whenever. It’s getting a second or third pair of eyes on your presentation from across the hall or across the continent. It’s sharing your screen instantly with anyone or everyone to get stuff done, quickly.

It’s join.me, the last two words in an invitation to collaborate, meet, train, demo or show-off.”

Just like all of @logmein ‘s other products, join.me has the fit and finish of a well built app. The software works with mac as well as PC. It is very easy to use, you navigate to Join.me, click either share your screen or join someone else’s screen. If you click share it launches a download that installs the software on the machine and your off. All you have to do is send the code to your co-workers and you will be in business.

There are 2 different versions of the software, the free version and the pro version.

Free Version:

  • Screen sharing
  • Chat
  • File transfer
  • Remote control
  • Up to 250 Viewers

Pro Version:

All of the features of the free version plus:

  • Personal link
  • Meeting scheduler
  • User management
  • Meeting lock

Join.me also has an iPad/iPhone app and an Android app that allows you to view meetings and screen sharing sessions.

I cannot stress how easy this app is to use. People of any skill level can use this app!

This service is going to help me tremendously when trying to show users how to do something fast or to show a demo of some new software. Major props to Logmein for hitting another one out of the park.

How could you use this in your classroom?