Viva la HTML5 Revolución!
Starting today, you can attend a join.me meeting from your browser without needing to have Flash installed. Introducing the HTML5 viewer, now available (in beta) at labs.join.me.
The HTML5 viewer will kick in if Flash is not installed on the following platform/browser combinations (more to come soon!):
- Mac- Safari
- Windows- Chrome
- Windows- Firefox
If you already have Flash installed, you can still join in the fun! Simply follow the instructions found on our Knowledge Base here.
When it comes to collaborating with others, it’s all about organization and communication. That’s why we’ve launched a new and improved meeting scheduler that makes managing your business and personal life a lot less complicated.
As a join.me pro user you can:
- Customize the notes section of your meeting invite
- Decide which audio information to include in your invite, including international numbers
- View meeting history – be it an upcoming meeting or one that has already taken place
- Schedule a follow-up meeting from past meetings, accessible from your history tab
- Choose to share your full name with invitees, instead of email only
- Schedule future meetings without sending an invitation at that time, or ever!
With a well-organized schedule, life can get surprisingly easy. As for the getting everyone to agree? That’s for another post.
Want to try the new scheduler? Login to your join.me account or sign up for a free trial today.
Ever wonder how the other half lives? Starting today, you, and the tens of millions of other join.me users will have a chance to find out through the new join.me Pro Preview. All join.me users who host a meeting will now get instant free access to join.me’s premium features, right out of the gate, for their next two meetings. No registration required.
During your two Pro Preview meetings we’ll unlock all of join.me’s premium features, including:
- Window Sharing – share only a single application or portion of your screen
- Presenter Swap – pass the baton to others and let them drive for awhile
- Annotation – highlight areas and keep your audience engaged through collaborative annotation
- Conference Lines – take advantage of dedicated domestic and international conference lines
Want more time to check out pro? You can sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial on the join.me website.
Ever wish you could circle that word, highlight that line, or laser-focus on one part of your screen? Well, today you can. join.me pro now includes annotation for hosts and viewers, including drawing on the screen with a highlighter or pen, or focusing on a certain aspect of your screen with a laser pointer. You can choose up to six colors to annotate with, and we even offer collaborative annotation, where both the host and viewers can annotate at the same time. And don’t worry – you can save your annotations with the click of a button and access them at any time.
Watch the 90-second demo here:
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas on annotation, head on over to our help center where you can get answers, ask questions or submit ideas to make join.me better.
Don’t have join.me pro? Create your account today for a free, 14-day trial – no credit card required!
Want to host a meeting from your iPad? There’s an app for that.
We’re happy to announce a significant new update to the join.me iPad app that will give you another excuse to leave your laptop at the office. Starting today, you can now use join.me to host meetings and quick, ad-hoc collaboration sessions directly from your iPad, including the ability to:
- Select and visually present files from email and other iPad apps with up to 250 people
- Open files from other productivity, business, collaboration and cloud apps in join.me for quick sharing
- Store files in the join.me iPad app for future meetings and presentations
- Invite attendees via email or link into a join.me session
- Talk to attendees via VoIP or a free, dedicated teleconference line
- Secure and control meetings via “lock” feature, requiring attendees to seek permission prior to joining a meeting in session
- Trigger a touch-based ‘laser pointer’ for highlighting areas of content being shared
- Use built-in chat feature to talk with individual or all attendees
Want a test drive?
The hosting option in new join.me app works in tandem with your join.me account. If you already have join.me on your iPad, just install the latest update. If not, just download it from App Store to get started. Once in the app, you’ll see options to ‘Share’ or to ‘Join’, just like the join.me website. To ‘Share’, simply log in with your join.me account info and you’re ready to go.
Don’t have a join.me account? No worries. You can sign up for a 14-day, risk-free join.me account trial on the join.me website — also gives you a chance to test drive all the premium features of join.me pro. PLEASE NOTE: Joining a meeting from the app does not require an account.
Try it with friends, try it with colleagues, or heck, try it with yourself by simply joining your iPad hosted meeting from your PC, Mac, iPhone, Android device, Win 8 device or even another iPad.
And let us know your thoughts here on join.me blog, in the app reviews or in the new join.me ideas community.
You know join.me. You love join.me. But I bet you have a few ideas of your own on how to make join.me work better for you (actually, I know you do). That’s why we created ideas.join.me – a place where you can go and submit ideas for new features and functionality, or vote on ideas already added. Check it out – because the join.me team will be watching your ideas to see how we can improve join.me.
We’re giving you a bit of history today – of your meetings, that is. With join.me pro, you can now pull reports of your past meetings. Details include presenter name, email, meeting subject, start time, duration, number of participants and features used. You can find it in the “reports” tab in your join.me account:
Check it out now at join.me.
Today’s a good day for everyone who’s upgraded to Windows 8 – join.me now fully supports both sharing and viewing in Windows 8. Don’t have Windows 8 yet? There’s still two cool enhancements to join.me: One, your desktop app will now autofill (in the “join” field) your frequently visited personal URL’s. (Read: Less typing for you.) You can also move the join.me menu behind what you’re sharing – it’s a little more flexible now.
Happy sharing – let us know what you think in the comments.
We got some really great feedback when we put out the ability to share just one window instead of your whole screen. You loved it. You also asked for an easier way to switch between windows. So, we went back to work and came up with a cool little tool to help you do just that:
Here, you can see I’m sharing just one window on my screen. We’ve added a controller in the upper right (which you can move around, if you want), and when you click on it, it easily allows you to choose another open window to share. So now you don’t have to go back to the main menu to switch windows anymore. Easy, right?
What else would you like to see in window sharing? Let us know in the comments.
P.S. Haven’t tried window sharing yet? Take a free trial of join.me pro to check it out.
What do you want first – the good news, or the even better news?
The good news is that join.me pro users can now schedule meetings with their personal link. Check out the screenshot below – you now have the option to schedule meetings with a random, one-time code or the personal link you’ve created for yourself.
The even better news is that we are planning on adding even more goodies to the join.me scheduler, so stay tuned to the blog for updates.
What’s the next feature you’d like to see in the scheduler? Leave your suggestion in the comments.
P.S. Want to schedule join.me meetings with a personal link that’s all yours? Try join.me free for 14 days, no credit card required.