What’s screen sharing?
Screen sharing allows people to see content from one screen to another device or multiple devices. Instead of sending files to your coworker or customer, you can quickly and efficiently communicate with people through screen sharing. Screen sharing is very useful for teams to collaborate especially as hybrid working is here to stay. It enables IT support teams to check customers’ device issues. If sales need to demo products, screen sharing also can help.
Because there are several scenarios to apply screen sharing, we are going to introduce 5 software to let you share content for different purposes.
1.Zoom: Remove communication barriers for organizations
After the outbreak of Covid-19, Zoom became quite popular during the lockdown. People use it to chat with friends. Organizations use it to improve remote working workflow. Zoom is a robust video conferencing software. No matter if you use a laptop, iPhone or Android phone, you can join the Zoom meeting room and share your screen. What’s more, it has a whiteboard tool. If sharing slides and texting are not enough, you can draw and brainstorm with participants.
Zoom has many plans. You can choose the plan to help you host meetings or the plan that facilitates events and webinars. In a nutshell, Zoom is a powerful but easy screen sharing software. You can start free and test basic Zoom features first.
2.Google Meet: Integration with Google Workspace suite of tools and apps
Google Meet is the all time favorite for business people. It enables people to start screen sharing and discuss anytime, anywhere. You can use a laptop, iPhone or Android phone to join Google Meet. Google makes an effort to integrate all Google tools to give a seamless user experience. So if you want to share Google Slides or Google Sheets in the meeting, you can see there is a Google Meet screen sharing icon on the interface.
Google Meet doesn’t have a whiteboard tool. But its video and audio quality is good. You can easily invite people to join Google Meet and share your screen with others. If all you ask is a simple screen sharing software, you can consider using Google Meet.
3.Cisco Webex: Smarter and secure collaboration software for enterprises
Cisco Webex has many features which enable the moderator to run meetings smoothly. For moderators, you may need time to learn how to manage features and settings. As a participant, you can just join the meeting by clicking the invitation link. Webex allows people to use a laptop, iPhone or Android phone to join the meeting. If you are using a Windows laptop or a MacBook, you can join the meeting with your browser. But installing the Webex Meetings app can unlock more features.
Many companies use Cisco Webex as their collaboration solution, because it’s the most secure screen sharing software. When you share confidential files, you won’t want the data leak to happen. Cisco Webex can be the best choice. The interface of Webex and Zoom are quite alike. So you don’t need to worry if it’s difficult to use.
4.TeamViewer: Remote support software which solves your customer’s issues
TeamViewer is quite different from the software we just mentioned. You can use it to do screen sharing. You can also give someone remote access to your device. TeamViewer isn’t a spy program. On the other hand, it enables IT staff to quickly solve colleagues’ or customers’ technical issues. Sometimes you don’t know why your software crashes and the IT team isn’t around, the IT can remotely access your computer with TeamViewer to debug.
TeamViewer can be used on Windows laptop, Mac device, iPhone and Android phone by downloading TeamViewer QuickSupport App. If you cannot successfully install TeamViewer in your laptop, you can install TeamViewer Chrome extension. In a nutshell, you don’t need people to be on site to solve your problem if you both have TeamViewer.
5.ASTROS App: Smart collaboration tool for presentation at workplaces
ASTROS provides wireless presentation solutions that allow people to easily swap ideas in a meeting room. To use the ASTROS App to share the screen, you first need to install an ASTROS Station. We used to share the screen with a HDMI cable in the conference room, ASTROS lets you share content via Wi-Fi without the need of cables. And you can do more than screen sharing.
You can install ASTROS App on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS devices. If you sit far from the display, you can switch on “Remote View” to check the slides shared to the display in real-time. The interface of ASTROS App is intuitive and easy to use. It provides features to enable smooth meetings. If you are interested in ASTROS, welcome to Book A Demo with the Astrogate team.
How to choose the best screen sharing software?
Screen sharing becomes an important tool for collaboration in business. Every screen sharing software has different advantages. If you need a secure solution, you can choose Cisco Webex. If you want a fast screen sharing software, you can go for Zoom or Google Meet. ASTROS is for collaboration in meeting rooms. TeamViewer is mostly for IT to solve technical issues. You can try them all and decide which one you want to integrate in your workflow.