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Other than using Skype's screen-sharing tool (which is not a webapp), how can I share my desktop with remote users?

I know some appliances exist that do this through a web interface (Juniper has one), but they're more expensive than a home user can really afford.

What other tools exist in this space, especially in the "webapp" category?

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Awesome and Free (for non-commercial use). (You can't beat that combination.)


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Joel Spolsky's company Fog Creek Software offers their "Copilot" web app type service that launches very quickly and easily and doesn't require any installation or setup on either end. For only $5, the day passes are very cost effective to use at a moment's notice.

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I've used this a few times. It is no frills, but it is also almost zero-complexity. It just works, no big whoop. Exactly what I want when trying to give tech support to a tech-illiterate family member who doesn't know the difference between RAM memory and HD memory. – JohnFx Aug 4 '10 at 18:32

Try DimDim, it is the best! (start for free)

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DimDim got bought by Salesforce. :-( – mmcglynn Jun 13 '11 at 21:18

We use GoToMeeting, which we like a lot. There is also SharedView (https://connect.microsoft.com/site94?wa=wsignin1.0) which is free.

Aslo, Scott Mitchell penned a nice comparison recently.

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I wasn't aware of TeamViewer, suggested by another user here, I will definitely look into it. Note, however, that it is only free for non-commercial use, and quite pricey otherwise. – Michael Teper Aug 4 '10 at 16:55
The non-commercial use is important. I updated my post to reflect this. – Michael Aug 4 '10 at 17:14

Adobe ConnectNow is free for up to 3 users

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Adobe ConnectNow works really well – GavinR Aug 4 '10 at 18:21

Don't forget about LogMeIn , ... which is free for non-commercial use; they also offer free noncom VPN software too which may be of help depending on your needs.

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Further to eidylon's answer, LogMeIn Express currently offers view-only free screen sharing without installing the LogMeIn client. – Rogue Wolf Aug 5 '10 at 13:58

DimDim is very good.

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I've always liked WebHuddle.

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We've had great success with Zoho Meeting

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Try Mikogo - it's free and awesome.

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