Join.Me Review: Free & Easy Screen Sharing from PCs to iPads

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  • Editor's Rating

    Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

      • Design
      • 8
      • Functionality
      • 8
      • Ease of Installation/Ease of Use
      • 7
      • Performance
      • 7.5
      • Cost Benefits
      • 8.3
      • Total Score:
      • 7.76
      • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

For offices that have employees on Macs, PC, and even tablets, it can be difficult to set up a meeting with screen-sharing capabilities across multiple platforms. Using Join.Me, this common issue can be remedied, allowing users to set up a session they can share with others, letting them see what is on their display. Among other cloud-enabled services that allow users to screen-share across platforms, Join.Me is a decent option.

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Join.Me is available as either a Basic version, which is free, or as a Pro version, which is $149/per user/per year. The Basic option features an attendee list, voice over internet protocol, chat function, fuel exchange, and up to 250 participants per session. Pro brings unified audio, dial-in for international numbers, and the ability to schedule and lock meetings among other features. For users with a Pro account, it can be shared among presenters, allowing them to switch back and forth during a session using the same Pro account.

TabletPCReivew found that the quality was often best on the iPad used during testing, rather than the notebook. Reviewers also noted that the signal showed about a one second delay between the PC and iPad and that video sometimes showed up as scrambled. While there were some minor gripes, overall Join.Me worked to allow users to share their screen with users on an iPad, a PC, or a Mac. It\’s an easy-to-use service for both the presenters and those joining the session, and for those who only need basic functionality, the price is free, making it a great deal.


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