join.me pro now features window sharing

It’s out of beta, and it’s here to stay: join.me pro now features window sharing. You can now choose to share your whole screen or just one open window. Check out our tutorial below:

Have you tried window sharing? What do you think?

         

Get the join.me viewer for Google TV today

I don’t know about you, but I love my Google TV. I love it for a lot of reasons (YouTube on the big screen!) – but now I love it because I can use join.me on it, too.

As of today, you can now download our join.me viewer for your Google TV. Head on over to the Google Play store on your Google TV and get the join.me app. Watch presentations, demos, slideshows – anything you want – just like you would from your Android mobile device. Except with a bigger screen. And probably a comfier seat.

Happy viewing.

         

Infographic: What’s Your Company’s Work From Home Policy?

There’s two sides to every coin, right? Some say working from home can give employees the freedom to be more creative and have a more flexible work arrangement. Some also say productivity goes down and office camaraderie is next to non-existent. Bottom line: The work from home policy in your office will almost always be based on opinion whether employees are allowed to spend a majority of their time outside the office.

This flowchart from Mindflash can be used to determine whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea to allow employees to work outside of the office. Check it out below:

         

Monday Morning News: August 15, 2011

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to get back into work mode. Let us help: Here’s five stories to catch you up on the tech news of last week and some other topics to keep an eye on as the week goes by.

Working Remotely

Surprise! We’re huge advocates of working remotely. Check out this expert remote worker’s experiences and answers to some commonly asked questions.

8 Keys to Creating an Office Where Ideas Flow

At join.me, we’re all about having remote meetings, but still we love being in the same place as our co-workers. Fast Company Design outlines some of the keys to creating collaborative spaces.

7 Tricks to Improve Your Cubicle

Dive into these tricks to make sure that your cubicle is your own personal “happy place”, not your private jail cell.

12 tips for better meetings

These meeting tips will help your in-office meetings and your remote meetings. Another little tip from us: If you’re going to have a meeting before 10 A.M., you better bring the doughnuts.

Where Should You Live, Based On Commute and Price?

Calling all Californians! Are you living anywhere near where this interactive infographic recommends? Chances are, not so much. However, if you’re thinking about moving, don’t forget to figure your commute into the equation. Happy commute = happy worker.

Do you have a memorable post/article that you read or wrote in the past two weeks that you want to share? Post a the link below in the comments.

         

Monday Morning News July 18th, 2011

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to get back into work mode. Let us help: Here’s five stories to catch you up on the tech news of last week and some other topics to keep an eye on as the week goes by.

The Future of Office Space: Interview with Cambell Mckellar

Want to find shared workspaces across the country? Look no further than Loosecubes.com.

5 Ways to Develop Culture for Remote Teams

Just because everyone isn’t in the same office doesn’t mean the culture can’t extend to your remote workers. Here’s an article from Mashable on how to provide great office culture, no matter where your workers are.

Are Rebel Remote Workers Good for Business?

Well, are they? Read on to find out.

What is Spotify?

Whether your a music aficionado or just someone who likes tunes, you should check out this new service that launched in the US on Thursday.

And now for something completely different: Out of Office Ad

Make money on your out-of-office messages by selling ad space. Yep, it’s that easy.

Do you have a memorable post/article that you read or wrote in the past two weeks that you want to share? Post a the link below in the comments.

         

Tips and Tricks: Working Remotely

Whether you do it, want to do it, know someone who does it or have no idea how to go about starting, remote working is something you should bring up at your next meeting with your manager. There are endless benefits to working remotely – more done in less time, flexibility in your schedule, saving gas, money – I could go on (I won’t, I promise). But once you’ve gotten the go-ahead to start adding working remotely into your schedule, what are some of the basics?

1) Simplify. The less “stuff” you have, the less you’ll need to get the job done. I’m talking about tangible stuff. Get a favorite pen. Use one notebook for everything.  Invest in a laptop or tablet you love. Keep it light. Your shoulders will thank you, and now you can really work from anywhere.

2) Learn about yourself. Do you work better in the mornings, or does your best work get done after a big lunch, Diet Coke and a morning of thinking? Figure it out and plan accordingly. It makes no sense to start working at 7 a.m. if you don’t really start to get anything done until 11. Just remember what your office hours are and your responsibility to be available during those times. It’s a compromise.

3) Get your web tools ready. The best thing about the Web is that you can take it with you, everywhere, on whatever device you use. Whether you sync broswers, bookmark things in your Google or just have an email draft of your favorite links (my personal fav), figure out what web tools you use the most and keep them close.

4) Communicate with your colleagues. Let them know your new change in schedule and how it will affect your working relationships. You may need to have more online meetings (hey! you could use join.me) or some meeting times may need to be shifted. Either way, be flexible so your colleagues will be flexible with you.

5) Still take a lunch. There’s a reason why you get a “lunch break” at work – sometimes, you just need to step away from what you’re doing and take some time to recharge. Same goes if you are working at your home office, at the local Starbucks or wherever you are working remotely. You still deserve a break – so take one.

What are your tips for someone who is ramping up to work start working remotely?