Screen Sharing with Screenhero – Everybody, choose your individual mouse


With the growing use of collaboration tools, Screen sharing has become more and more widespread and tools have been designed to meet the ever rising needs of collaboration. Looks like screen hero has done something interestingly different. Screenhero takes away some of the hassle by letting both of you control the screen, with your own cursors and keyboard, at the same time.

Are you a user of screen sharing tools like Skype, etc? Most screen sharing applications require you to pick a “controller” and a “viewer,” meaning only one of you can really move the mouse and type text at a time. But Screenhero gives you two cursors, and allows both of you to control the app at the same time. Note that when we say “same time” we don’t mean you can both type or both focus different windows at the same time—we just mean you don’t have to click a button to give the other permission to move.

Screenhero is remarkably good at handling who can do what at any given time: if one user is typing, it won’t let the other person change focus to a new window, for example. With a bit of communication between you and your partner, it should make collaborating a lot easier.

Screen hero is still in beta, meaning things might break, but this is a nice step forward in collaboration. And moreover, it’s FREE.

Screen hero works pretty well on Mac, but is shaky on Windows 7/8 (and if you still use Windows XP, I wonder why)

Watch the video to see how it works

culled from LifeHacker.com

 

[UPDATE]: For Windows users, dotNet framework is required before you can use this app. Download it from the Microsoft Download Center

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