These apps make sharing your screen on a tablet a breeze

This has turned into a tablet world. And why not? Consumers can use these nifty and highly mobile 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 mean that tablets are perfect. A lot of users have lamented that these devices falter when it comes to sharing screens with other people. But this, too, is beginning to change, thanks to several high-end screen-sharing apps for iOS now on the market. Miguel Leiva-Gomez, a writer with the smallbiz technology Web site, took a quick look at three of the best. Use these apps and you’ll soon be sharing screens easily, even on a tablet.

Join.me

Leiva-Gomez starts his review with join.me for a good reason. To put it simply, it’s one of the best screen-sharing apps for iOS currently on the market. You will, though, need to pay for the program’s “pro” version to use it. After you cough up the monthly fee of just under $20, though, you’ll be able to share your screen with co-workers and friends with ease. The application also comes with such goodies as Internet calling, instant chat and file sharing.

Air Sketch

Leiva-Gomez has good things to say, too, about Air Sketch. This app lets users turn their tablets into whiteboards. Users can tap five different writing tools to maneuver these boards. They can also employ the application to open PDFs and other files. The application displays every image, report and document in real time. This, of course, creates an environment perfectly suited to work collaboration.

Conference Pad

Though it’s a relatively simple app, that doesn’t mean that Conference Pad isn’t also a powerful one. Leiva-Gomez writes that that this application is extremely promising when it comes to zooming in on documents and PDFs. As he writes, users can perform this without giving up any image quality. The application also is an intuitive one, one that is easy for new users to get down.


Posted on: 06.11.14