Share Your Desktop With Others

You’re on the phone with a friend of family member explaining how to use a piece of software. Frustrated, you think about how much easier it would be if they could look over your shoulder and see how to do it.

Remote access solutions like NetMeeting, Remote Desktop and VNC work, but they require firewall changes, a static IP address and software installation (or configuration) on both sides. In short, they’re too much hassle for simple needs. The time it would take to set them up can usually be spent describing what’s on your screen.

Yuuguu still requires software on your side, but once it’s installed anyone can view your desktop with a web browser. You just give them your password protected Yuuguu URL and voila, they see your desktop. No software for them to install and no messing with the firewall.

In addition to desktop sharing there’s a chat window and a phone conference number. This is useful if you want to have multiple people dial in for a demonstration.

It’s great to see such a simple solution for sharing your desktop.


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  1. Hi Dan,
    I think you might be interested to try Mikogo – the free online meeting tool
    With Mikogo you can share your screen with up to ten participants. Switch presenter, remote control, file transfer, top-notch 256 AES end-to-end encryption security, application selection are all included for free.
    Installation required by the host, but not the participants. They just run a file and join the screen sharing session from the website. No configurations nor network/firewall changes. Don’t need to know each other’s IP address – it isn’t required.
    Voice – if you have Skype, then the extra is perfect. Screen sharing, remote support and talking all for free:

    Btw, i just read your 100+ random facts – good idea for an “about me” page. Don’t worry, I won’t fill this comment with 100 facts on me, but in regards to your 17th point – I write with my right hand and throw with my left. Actually I throw everything with my left hand, except a frisbee…. strange.

    Check out Mikogo when you have a moment. Quick and easy to use – enjoy.

    Feel free to email me if you have any questions.


    The Mikogo Team
    [email protected]

    Comment by Andrew Donnelly on June 6, 2008 @ 1:10 am
  2. Andrew: Thanks for the pointer to Mikogo, I’ll take a look at it. That is pretty odd about your switch on hand dominance, especially the frisbee :)

    Comment by Dan on June 6, 2008 @ 8:38 am
  3. Good to hear Dan. Like I said, you’re welcome to drop me a line if you have any questions about Mikogo.
    About the hand thing, I’d like to say that it is a unique and special quality. However unfortunately i am yet to find any use for this “talent”. Sigh….

    Comment by Andrew Donnelly on June 9, 2008 @ 12:50 am

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