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:
- Set up an account and you’ll have your own personal “meeting room” link ex: https://connectnow.acrobat.com/yourmeetingroom.
- To start a meeting, go to www.acrobat.com and login. (If you have CS4, you can launch right out of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
- Send the link to your participants. They just create a user name and enter your “meeting room.”
- Enjoy your meeting!
There are lots of “pods” within for your use in the meeting, including:
- whiteboard – good for brainstorming, participants can write on it too!
- audio conferencing
There are also a lot of other great file sharing resources on acrobat.com. Check it out when you have a chance!