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.)



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
    Commented Aug 4, 2010 at 18:32

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. Commented Aug 4, 2010 at 16:55
  • The non-commercial use is important. I updated my post to reflect this.
    – Michael
    Commented Aug 4, 2010 at 17:14

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

  • DimDim got bought by Salesforce. :-(
    – mmcglynn
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 21:18
  • This service is dead. The website is not even active anymore.
    – GavinR
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:30

Adobe ConnectNow is free for up to 3 users

  • Adobe ConnectNow works really well
    – GavinR
    Commented Aug 4, 2010 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.

  • Further to eidylon's answer, LogMeIn Express currently offers view-only free screen sharing without installing the LogMeIn client.
    – Rogue Wolf
    Commented Aug 5, 2010 at 13:58

I've always liked WebHuddle.


We've had great success with Zoho Meeting


Try Mikogo - it's free and awesome.


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