desktop screen sharing app now available for iOS is a dead simple scree sharing utility that lets you share your Windows or Mac desktop with other users. Just download and run a 1MB file and the app will give you a code that you can share with anyone. They can visit the web site and enter the code to see your desktop, chat with you, call in to a conference line, or view a list of participants.

The service comes from the folks at LogMeIn, who have been cranking out excellent remote desktop software for the past few years. What makes different from other LogMeIn apps is the ease of setup (it literally just takes a few seconds), and the fact that while you can show other participants your desktop, they can’t control your PC. This makes a great tool for providing software demos or PowerPoint presentations, but it’s not going to let you login to your grandmother’s computer to fix problems.

There is a “share control” button in the desktop interface but it didn’t work for me. I’m not sure if this is because the only participant in my test was on an iPod touch, or if you need a pro account to share control. The service is available for free, although you can also sign up for a pro account with user management, meeting tools, and other goodies.

Now LogMeIn has launched a app for iOS. While you can’t use it to share your iOS desktop, you can use it to login to a session on any desktop computer. Just enter the appropriate code and you should see the desktop within seconds. You can zoom in and out or hit the on-screen controls to bring up a chat window, view participants, or call-in details. for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store, and supports the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. An Android version is also in development.

via GigaOm

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Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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2 Responses to “ desktop screen sharing app now available for iOS”

  • Aliasgar Babat:

    Yeah, I have even used screen sharing with one of my friends and it works fine. You can also try RHUB web conferencing severs for desktop screen sharing. It is FortKnox.

  • Lily Rose:

    I have not tried out the app, but it looks awful, to say the truth. The design is mediocre if not worse. It seems that the folks at LogMeIn have not heard of recent trends in mobile design. By the way, i tis not even clear whether this is a desktop app or a mobile app. You speak of PC users in your post but the screens suggest that it is run on iPhone. Can you explain it?
    Nevertheless, PcMag gave it 4 out of 5 stars, not bad. Probably, I should try it out to share screens within my team. We really need such technologies but have not found the one that suit us best. We have tried a couple form this list but it hasnever worked out.

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