Mikogo is a Free Desktop Sharing and Remote Access Application



There are a lot of free desktop sharing and remote PC access tools available now and Mikogo is one of the best i have come across so far. It is a free online Desktop sharing tool which has a lot of features. Whether you want to remote access any PC for trouble shooting or you are having an online meeting, Mikogo can be useful for both the scenarios. You can share your screen with upto 10 persons simultaneously in true colour quality.

Mikogo is cross platform so anyone can start and join a meeting from a PC or a Mac. It is very simple and easy to use. After downloading the software, you will need to register for a free account if you want to share your screen. However, other people whom you invite to view your screen will not need to create any account. After you run the application, a “m” icon appears in the system tray. Click on the icon and select “Start Meeting” and a new dialog will appear which contains all the info including the meeting ID. If anyone wants to view your screen, they will have to go to www.mikogo.com , click on Join Meeting in the upper right side and will download an exe file. After the file has been executed, they will need to enter the name and the meeting ID.

When you are in a meeting, you can use features like Whiteboard, switch presenter, send files etc options. You can also pause the meeting anytime you want and resume it later. You can also select which application you want to share with other users. You can end the meeting by clicking the “End Meeting” option. Meetings can also be scheduled and the information can be mailed to the members. Some of its features include

  • Desktop Sharing
  • Remote Keyboard and Mouse Control
  • Switch Presenter
  • Send Files
  • Meeting Recording and Playback
  • Application Selecting
  • Back Monitor
  • Participant Pointer
  • Voice Conferencing Service

All these features make it a wonderful screen sharing application.

You can use Mikogo for a variety of online meetings and applications. The program is cross platform and runs on Mac as well as Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7.

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2 Comments

  1. Zohair says:

    We have a purely browser-based solution for screen sharing, AlmostMeet, that you may want to give a try. None of the participants need to install anything even if they all want to share their desktops; just click a link to bring up the shared session. We also have high-quality P2P voice and video chat, a revolutionary whiteboard, file sharing, and more.