Today I want to talk about 10 free screen sharing softwares that are awesome and easy to use in 2017.
- Dead Simple Screen Sharing
- Google Hangouts
- GoToMeeting free
Dead Simple Screen Sharing :
Dead Simple screen sharing is the easiest and the best screen sharing solution available right now, To Share your screen just go to the deadsimplescreensharing.com and click on the
"Click here to get started button"
and voila you are on your way to screen sharing. There are many benefits that Dead Simple Screen Sharing has over other. Here are some of them
- HD quality screen sharing
- works on all mobile devices
- Free to use
- Works out of the browser (No need to install separate software)
- No signup login required
- Easy to use interface
- Many other features like audio/video conferencing, chat etc
- Active Speaker functionality
HD quality screen sharing:
DeadSimpleScreenSharing provides high definition screen sharing that runs smoothly with beautiful video quality that is sure to impress the most ardent to critics
The smooth rendering on screen with high color accuracy is sure to leave your audiences wowed/
Works on mobile devices:
Dead Simple Screen Sharing works on all iPhones and Android phones and tablets without the need to install an app. Now isn’t that awesome.
Free to use:
With Dead Simple Screen Sharing, you get unlimited free to use screen sharing with audio conferencing.
Works out of the browser
Dead Simple screen sharing works out of the browser so no need to install any software or plugin just go to the website and start sharing. As easy as that
No signup/ Account creation required:
You don’t need to create an account to share the screen with dead simple screen sharing just click on the start sharing button and the screen sharing session starts.
Easy to use interface:
The User interface of Dead Simple Screen Sharing is made through years of research in usability and ease of use. It has been made such that people from all walks of like can easily use and enjoy using Dead Simple Screen Sharing
Active Speaker Technology:
Active speaker technology focuses on who is talking right now and displays the current speaker’s video in the central active speaker window.
There are many other features in Dead Simple Screen Sharing Like:
- Audio Conferencing
- Video Conferencing
- Presenter switch
- Schedule meeting
- Invite participants via email
- Screen Sharing
Works with Android and iOS devices. Works out of the browser does not need apps.
Pricing: Freemium (Up to 10 participants free)
JoinMe is another good screen sharing solution. It is also quite easy to use. JoinMe provides free usage of up to 3 participants in a meeting. There are paid plans also available if you want to increase the number of participants plus ads.
JoinMe using java to do screen sharing and audio conference, which is quite an old technology and requires you to download its software which runs a Java applet in your system that slows down your computer over time.
Pricing: Freemium (Free for 3 participants with limited features)
One of the oldest and most used audio calling and video calling solutions of all time is the Skype. Launched in 2011 it is still widely used.
Skype has a vast variety of features for free users as well as business users including Screen Sharing, telephone integration, ability to send SMS and calling international numbers.
One of the weak points of Skype is that you need to install Skype in your system and your attendees also need to have Skype install and have a Skype account to be able to conduct and participate in meeting
that is only Skype account holders and conduct meetings over Skype.
It is not a problem if you are doing meetings with friends and family or internal team meetings. But if you are doing a sales call or presentation then it becomes quite cumbersome to ask potential customers to create a skype account to be able to have a meeting.
Skype also has apps for iOS and Android devices plus integrates with Xbox as well
Pricing: Freemium. (Max participants for audio calls is 25 for video is 10)
Google hangouts is the google answer to the audio and video conferencing problem. Google hangouts is awesome and also works out of the browser like Dead Simple Screen Sharing does. Only problem it only supports google chrome.
If you or your attendees are on any other browser, bad luck it does not work with other browsers plus you need to install plugins so as to do audio and video conferencing
Free plans are also limited to 10 participants per meetings and everyone is required to have a google account in order to participate in the meeting
If you are into google hangouts a much better alternative would be to just switch over to dead simple screen sharing. It has all the features plus more and works with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and some features even support Internet Explorer or Edge browser.
Google Hangouts have apps for iOS and Android devices.
Another good screen sharing solution, Mikogo is from Germany and is run by a small team. Mikogo offers much of the same features as other but also requires you to. download its software so as to conduct meetings
Mikogo also offers a free account with only one participant per session, as the paid plans go it is expensive than Dead Simple Screen Sharing but cheaper than some of the others.
Mikogo has apps for Android and iOS.
Screenleap is the screen-share only solution, it does not have a lot of features like the others it just concentrates of sharing your screen. It has a downloadable software which you need to download for screen sharing but screen leap also supports browser-based screen share.
Screenleap has a free plan which allows 1 hour per day screen sharing with up to 8 people and paid plans starts from $15 per month.
Screen leap also has apps for Android and iOS.
Zoom is a comprehensive suite of meeting solutions primarily aimed at the enterprise section of the marketplace. There are a lot of features in zoom focused on the large-scale enterprise clients. like zoom rooms and ability to connect SIP systems with zoom.
Zoom is primarily aimed at internal team meetings installation of zoom software is required to conduct meetings, in zoom, there is a limit of 40 minutes for free meetings but on paid plans, there are unlimited meetings available.
Zoom is also available in a variety of different flavors such as Zoom rooms, Video Webinars and business IM with plans starting from $14.99/per month per user max 100 participants to enterprise with $19.99 /month per user with max 200 participants and ability to increase participants with paid add ons
Apart from meetings, you can also host webinars. Pricing for webinars starts from $54.99 for 100 attendees.
Zoom also has apps for android and iOS devices
Any meeting is also a good alternative for group meetings and screen sharing. Any meeting is available in two flavours
- group meetings
Group meetings: Group meeting is for team meetings with plans starting at $18 per month and $180 per year. Any meeting is on the expensive side of the video calling spectrum.
In the Webinar offering you get webinar specific features like advice scheduling, upto six presenters, Audience reactions live polling audience Q&As etc.
Like others Any meetings also offer a free plan with upto 4 attendees and limited features like audio video conferencing and chat
Slack is a business chat application with advice features for audio and video conferencing. Slack is primarily for internal team meetings and offers free chat and one to one audio calls. But for feature like group audio, video and screen sharing there are paid plans available starting from $6 per month per team member
If you wish to conduct free screen sharing and audio video calls out of Slack there is an option available. Dead Simple Screen Sharing has a slack extension that you can get here: https://www.deadsimplescreensharing.com/slack-integrations.html
Just go to the site and install the extension and whenever you wish to screen share just type /screenshare on the chat box in Skype and start sharing.
The popular solution GotoMeeting also offers a free plan with Web Audio, Screen Sharing and one Click meetings that works out of the Chrome browser.
GotoMeeting also offers professional screen sharing and conferencing solutions starting at $19 per month paid yearly with features like HD video and audio and more or less the same as others
Cisco Webex is the enterprise-focused solution that offers a suite of solutions for web meeting
Cisco has a variety of different flavours such as
- WebEx meeting center
- WebEx Event center
- WebEx Training center
- WebEx Support center
- Webex assist services
Each is aimed at a different customer segments. For internal company meetings there is the webex meeting center. Which offers screen sharing and collaborative meeting rooms desktop integration, integrated audio and video conferencing, email invites and mobile apps to easily facilitate the meetings
So Here are the top 10 screen sharing software for 2017. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.