Month: May 2009

Free screen sharing with acrobat.com, it works great!

As a designer, there are times when it’s just plain easier to show instead of tell.

Adobe’s ConnectNow screen sharing is a really easy to use resource…and it’s FREE!  I learned about it in an Adobe webinar about Creative Suite 4.  You can have up to 3 meeting members and there’s plenty of functionality. ConnectNow is handy because it uses the Flash plugin to run.  Since most users have the a Flash plugin installed, there shouldn’t be any problems to get going quickly.

To get started:

  1. Set up an account and you’ll have your own personal “meeting room” link ex: https://connectnow.acrobat.com/yourmeetingroom.
  2. To start a meeting, go to www.acrobat.com and login.  (If you have CS4, you can launch right out of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  3. Send the link to your participants.  They just create a user name and enter your “meeting room.”
  4. Enjoy your meeting!

There are lots of “pods” within for your use in the meeting, including:

  • chat
  • whiteboard – good for brainstorming, participants can write on it too!
  • webcam
  • audio conferencing

There are also a lot of other great file sharing resources on acrobat.com.  Check it out when you have a chance!

This is a screenshot of what the participant will see during the meeting.
This is a screenshot of the participant's interface. The large center area will disply the moderator's screen.