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The Best Screen Sharing Software and Streaming Hardware for Presentations

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Screen sharing tools can help with meetings, training, webinars, and other educational opportunities. It’s endlessly valuable to be able to take your digital project and project it on a screen in a meeting space or to share what you are seeing with remote access guests.

Online meeting tools used to be heavily focused on chat and video. And those components are still useful for collaboration and communication. But being able to show clients what you are working on, by connecting them to your laptop or PC display, can take any sales pitch or presentation up a notch.

This article will help you quickly compare and evaluate the best screen share software and other web conferencing tools. I will highlight a few of the best remote screen sharing tools and, where beneficial, explain how to screen share using that app or device.

The Best Screen Sharing App List

Here’s a shortlist of the best online meeting software and hardware:

Screen Sharing Software

  1. Google Hangouts
  2. Slack
  3. Daily
  4. Mikogo
  5. Screenleap
  6. Skype for Business
  7. Adobe Connect
  8. u Meeting
  9. Join.me
  10. Ryver

Screen Sharing Hardware

  1. Barco Clickshare
  2. Mersive Solstice
  3. Crestron
  4. Kramer
  5. Apple TV
  6. Chromecast
  7. Airtame

Not looking for screen sharing software? Check out our other lists of top PM tools:

  1. The need for screen sharing pairs well with the need for remote communication. Try one of these 10 Best Communication Tools.
  2. If screen sharing isn’t for you, you might need some other form of digital collaboration to connect your teams: 10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency.
  3. If none of the above are what you’re looking for, skim what else is out there in the world of Project Management Software and see if anything meets your needs.

Overviews of the Screen Share Apps and Hardware

Here’s a brief description of each of the screen sharing apps and hardware that are featured on this list.

Software

1. Google Hangouts – Join or start a meeting right from your web browser with this easy communication software product from Google.

Google Hangouts screen sharing screenshot

Create a meeting and invite guests or join pre-existing conference calls with Google Hangouts.

2. Slack – Voice, video, and screen sharing apps through the Slack app available for Mac and Windows.

Slack screen sharing screenshot

Online screen sharing and video calls are available through Slack.

3. Daily – Ready-to-go recording, screen shares, and chat with customizable layouts and embedded widgets.

Daily screen sharing screenshot

Start a screen sharing room and invite others with a shareable link.

4. Mikogo – Share your desktop, documents, or application windows with up to 25 meeting participants in real-time on Windows and Mac.

Mikogo Screen Sharing screenshot

Desktop sharing software that works on both Windows and Mac.

5. Screenleap – Share control of your computer with your viewers without them needing to install any software to host webinars and more.

Screenleap Screen Sharing screenshot

Free screen sharing software for up to 8 users and up to 40 minutes a day.

6. Skype for Business – With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device for calls, screen sharing, and more.

Skype Screen Sharing Screenshot

Skype offers meetings, screen sharing, built in instant messaging, and more.

7. Adobe Connect – Create digital training, webinars, and collaboration experiences with video and screen sharing capabilities.

Adobe COnnect Screen Sharing Screenshot

Share your Whiteboard, use webcam for video calls, and more with Adobe Connect.

8. uMeeting – Link into high-quality video conferences online via Windows, Mac or iOS/Android devices and free screen share for up to 25 users.

uMeeting Screen Sharing Screenshot

Invite participants to your shared video and screen share with a unique meeting ID.

9. Join.me – Customize your meeting URL and meeting background to personalize the experiences and tap into one-click screen sharing.

Join.me Screen Sharing Screenshot

Host or join a personalized meeting experience right in your browser with Join.me.

10. Ryver – Group messaging, task management, voice and video calls, screen sharing, workflow automation, app integration, and more.

Ryver Screen Sharing Screenshot

In app, click the voice button again in the header and click to share video or your screen.

Hardware

11. Barco Clickshare – With this wireless presentation system, users can share what’s on their laptop or mobile device onto presentation screen.

Barco Clisckshare Screenshot

Boasts HDMI output that allows up to 8 users to connect, with one user sharing at a time.

12. Crestron – Enables wireless presentation of HD content using laptops, tablets, and smartphones and is compatible with Windows and Mac.

Crestron Screen Sharing Screenshot

Bring your own device to a meeting or collaboration session and share your content wirelessly.

13. Kramer – A wireless collaboration and presentation solution for any laptop or mobile device – share files, chat, and display up to 4 screens.

Kramer Screen Sharing Screenshot

Kramer has high quality video streaming and supports full HD 1080p/60.

14. Apple TV – Use your iPhone or Siri as a remote for sharing photos, presentations, website, device screens, and more.

Apple TV Screen Sharing Screenshot

Easily view photos and videos from your iPhone and iPad on a connected TV.

15. Chromecast – Offers a screen mirroring features in order to view photos, files, videos, presentations and more on the big screen.

Chromecast Screen Sharing Screenshot

Use the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS to connect it to the Chromecast.

16. Airtame – Airtame allows screen sharing from any device with the ability for IT administrators to manage every screen with preferred access.

Airtame Screen Sharing Screenshot

Airtame lets you present using the Airtame app, Google Cast, AirPlay or Miracast.

Other Screen Sharing Programs Options

Here’s a few more that didn’t make the top list. If you need additional suggestions for the best video conferencing opportunities, check these out.

  1. GlobalMeet Collaboration – Online meeting tools including free screen share, VoIP, HD video, and more.
  2. Whereby – Video meetings right in your browser, no downloads and no logins for teammates and guests.
  3. Highfive – Highfive’s video stack is built on WebRTC and runs on AWS hyperscale cloud, plus is fast to set-up.
  4. Crankwheel – Join a screenshare with no complicated installs or meeting codes and instant connection.
  5. Lifesize – Content-sharing with free and instant video calls with 4K video conferencing and wireless presentation.
  6. BlueJeans – Host Meeting, Events, Rooms, and Gateways with video, audio and web conferencing.
  7.  GoToMeeting –  Join, host or manage a video, audio or web meeting from a conference room or a remote location.
  8. Zoho Meeting – Organize webinars and promote them on your website, community, or blog with co-organizers.
  9. Pexip – A cloud-native video platform with integrations for Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Meet, or Skype.
  10. Flock – Includes instant conversations, video calls, robust search capabilities, and productivity tools.
  11. Cisco Webex – Face-to-face meetings and real-time collaboration using whiteboarding, screen sharing, and more.
  12. TeamViewer – Remotely access, manage, and support computers, mobile devices, network machines, and more.
  13. Zoom – Single communications suite for meetings and chat for iPhone, Android, and any desktop client.

What Do You Think About These Screen Share Programs?

Have you tried out any screen share software listed above? Do you prefer screen sharing sites or desktop software – and why? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Ben Aston

About Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of thedigitalprojectmanager.com. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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