What is is a free web and application-based tool from LogMeIn for conference calling and screen sharing.

It allows you to talk to up to 10 people at once (up to 250 with the ‘pro’ version) and to share exactly what you’re looking at. You can see another person’s screen and your own at the same time as you talk to them, and they can do likewise.

It’s ideal for long distance meetings, product demonstrations, sales and remote IT support. Anywhere where it’s useful for someone to show you what they’re doing, and to speak to you at the same time, or vice-versa.

We like it because it’s easy to get going. All you have to do is visit the website and put in a code that connects you straight to us.

How We Use it

We use predominately to talk to our clients and customers. It’s great for discussing finance because it’s easy to share charts, spreadsheets, tables and graphics. We’ll use it to demonstrate products like xero, freeagent, Geo-op and Zapier [link to software] that might just change the way you do business, and we use it ourselves to connect our partners and our workforce through virtual meetings.

We use, in short, whenever we need to work together, but we’re not in the same place, which is often.

Why Not Just Use Skype?

Whilst they allow you to talk to and see another person, skype, and most other programs that use Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOiP) to connect people, lack an efficient means of sharing work as it evolves through the conversation. Nor can they allow you to use diagrams, graphs charts or sketches to illustrate your point which, if you think about it, is one of the things that makes a face to face meeting so different.

For the price (free) provides the best range of these features that we could find anywhere.

How do I get it?

You can use to talk to us over the web right now by simply following this link, creating an account and then entering this code [insert code here] in the box they provide for the purpose. That will connect you directly to us.

For a downloadable version of the app, you can either use the website, create an account and click on the download icon on the following page, or search for ‘join me’ in the app store (apple iOS devices) or google play (android devices) then, if you get your clients, colleagues and friends on board, you can reach each one of them, or all of them together, perhaps, wherever you are, or use the same code to get straight through to Smith & Brown.