Collaborate. Annotate.

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!

         

Reporting is now available for join.me pro

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.

Happy reporting!

         

New feature added to window sharing

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.

         

Schedule your meetings with a personal link

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.

         

New window sharing feature now available for PC users (beta)

PC users – your time has come. You can now share just one window instead of your whole screen, like we announced for Mac users last week. Head on over to beta.join.me to sign in / sign up and check out the feature. As always, feedback and comments welcomed at beta@join.me.

Happy sharing.

         

join.me mouse issues

The most recent join.me release introduced the incredibly cool and simple Presenter Swap. We’ve also been hearing from our users that they are sometimes experiencing remote control from join.me where the mouse is a little jerky. Never fear: A fix is coming soon. We are on the case, and we’ll let you know when the issue is fixed. If you have questions in the meantime, email questions@join.me or call +1.877.251.8373.

– the join.me team

UPDATE: This issue has been fixed. If you are still having issues, please free feel to email me at maggie@join.me.

         

join.me screen sharing now offers Presenter Swap (and more!)

I’m proud to say that join.me is now the official sponsor of show-n-tell. How is that possible, you ask? Because the easiest screen-sharing app just got easier.

Introducing: Presenter Swap.

First things first: If you’d rather watch a two-minute video than read about the new features (including presenter switching), this join.me demo is for you. Happy viewing!

Let’s talk Presenter Swap. This feature is an easy way to pass the presenter role to anyone on a Mac or a PC. As a pro host, you can let any participant (free or pro) show you their screen. Now we really mean it: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. If you want to check it out, sign up for a free join.me pro trial here.

You can find the feature under the Participants button in your presenter toolbar. Just click the raised hand next to whomever you’d like to pass the presenter role to. If they don’t have the join.me desktop app, they’ll be asked to download it in order to be the presenter. And if they keep the desktop app on their desktop, they can host their own join.me meetings. With or without you. (Hopefully, you’ll be invited).

 

We also revamped our desktop app, so now you can start or join a join.me meeting without a browser. This way, you don’t have to always log in on the website to get pro features. Easy, right?

If you already have the join.me desktop app, it will auto-update today for both free and pro users. No work on your part – just how we like it.

So if you want to try Presenter Swap, get your own personal link, schedule meetings in advance and more, try join.me pro today.

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Leave them here or check out our FAQ, Twitter or Facebook.

         

join.me wins Best Professional Software award from Macworld UK

join.me was named the Best Professional Software this year at the Macworld UK awards. What does that mean? It means our free screen-sharing software was recognized for being awesome, and for making a significant contribution to the Mac community (iOS too!). This was such a beautiful thing for join.me we had to share with you – and, of course, show you what we actually won. In case you’re wondering, we’re currently in the process of devising a schedule of who’s desk it sits on and for how long.

         

How does join.me work? Take the tour

We created this video just for you to show you what join.me is all about. Take the tour:

Want more info? Check out our blog post on join.me tips and tricks.

         

“I now turn to join.me instead of any other tool”: a true story from join.me

Everyone has their own join.me story. And in the name of collaboration, we’d like to share these stories with you. Check out Mark’s story:

“I use join.me for multiple reasons.  Just the other day, I used it personally to show my wife how to do something on a website.  I wanted an easy way to show her without having to have her come to the office to see.  So I used join.me.  Initially, she thought it was weird to see what was happening on my screen.  When I asked her how well it worked, she stated that it worked very well and was easy to use.

As a software developer who works remotely some of the time, either at home or a client site, I need to show other developers what is happening with the software or in the database.  I now turn to join.me instead of any other tool.  I’ve tried using other tools; however, with just a couple of clicks I have join.me running and I have pasted the join.me link in an IM window.  Within a minute, they are connected and I can show them that is going happening.  So much easier than trying to explain it over IM or the phone.”

-Mark Starkman; Senior Developer

Want to share your own join.me story? Email me at maggie@join.me.