Today, we’ve added five major features that improve productivity and collaboration on the Screenhero platform. These are among the top-most requested features by users on our feedback page. Below are the highlights of this release. To try it out, download the latest version, or check for updates from Screenhero if you’re already a user. Also, be sure to check out TechCrunch’s video demo and interview with our CEO!
The debate about working remotely usually focuses on the extremes: the individualists support remote working as they believe people are more productive alone (there is strong evidence to prove this point), while the collaborationists believe that working in groups and teams yields better ideas and innovation (there is strong evidence for this point as well). Ultimately, the challenge for any company with remote workers is to balance productivity and collaboration.
In 1968, Doug Engelbart presented the “Mother of all Demos”: ninety minutes of forward-looking, human-centered, way-before-their-time software and hardware demos. In this presentation, Engelbart unveiled a new user interface, the mouse—and with it a revolutionary new tool for collaboration.
For nearly 20 years, we’ve been made promises. Promises that haven’t been kept. We’ve been promised a revolution, a new way of work, a new way of life. This is the promise of the virtual office and mobile work. AT&T’s great "You Will" ads ran in 1993. They showed us a future where we could join meetings from anywhere, open our front door with our voice, and even send a fax (!) from the beach.
Ben Affleck hit the nail on the head when he publicly thanked his wife acknowledging that relationships are hard work when accepting his Oscar earlier this month: “It’s good. It is work, but it’s the best kind of work. And there’s no one I’d rather work with.” For those of us that have been through long-distance relationships, we know that they take the work and commitment of a regular relationship, magnified by the miscommunications and misunderstandings of not being physically present.
We’re excited to announce that you can now download the Screenhero for Windows beta! You can now share any application (or your full screen) on your PC, with multiple mouse pointers for both participants in the session.
You can now invite your contacts to Screenhero using the new invite URLs. Before the invite URLs were available, you had to manually enter email addresses. Now you can just send your contacts a URL of the form:
Screenhero lets you screen share any application with anyone, no matter where they are. It’s super simple and blazing fast. You each get your own mouse pointer, and you’re both always in control. It’s designed for collaboration, not just broadcasting your screen. It’s like Google Docs for any application on your computer.
Screenhero is a collaboration tool that turns any Mac or PC program into a shared environment where multiple users can simultaneously use their mice and keyboards to work together or complete projects.