Sharing screens on a tablet no longer a hassle

May 1st, 2013


This has become a tablet world. And why not? Consumers can use these nifty and highly portable devices to watch movies, surf the Web, listen to online radio and send and receive e-mail messages while on the go. It’s little wonder that tablet sales have eclipsed the sales numbers of traditional laptop computers. But that doesn’t suggest that tablets are perfect. A lot of users have complained that these devices falter when it comes to sharing screens with others.

Screen sharing makes life easier for users and administrators. It’s not only a great way to supply technical support to users, but also a fabulous way to share data and collaborate with others remotely, quickly and easily.  Tablets may not always "play well with others" in this way; however, this may be changing with the help of several high-end screen-sharing apps for iOS now on the market. Miguel Leiva-Gomez, a writer with the smallbiz technology Website, took a look at three of the best. Use these apps and you’ll soon be sharing screens with ease, even on a tablet.

The app is available in free and “pro” versions. To use this app on the iOS operating system, you’ll need to spend about $20 a month for the “pro” version. But as Leiva-Gomez writes, the cost is worth it. The software allows users to share all of their screens with co-workers, and it does it without having a steep learning curve. It’s extremely easy to use. The program also comes with other bonus features, including instant chat capabilities, Internet calling and file sharing.

Air Sketch

Leiva-Gomez states that this app will turn your tablet into a whiteboard with such features as multiple pages. Users can use images from their own libraries as the background of their whiteboard and they can rely on one of five different drawing tools. Users can also use Air Sketch to open PDFs. The application displays everything in real time, creating an environment well suited to collaboration.

Conference Pad

Though it’s a fairly simple app, that doesn’t suggest that Conference Pad isn’t also a powerful one. Leiva-Gomez writes that that the app is extremely promising when it comes to zooming in on documents and PDFs. As he writes, users can do this without sacrificing any image quality. The program also is an intuitive one, made to be easy for new users to master.