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The act of sharing your screen 12 Excellent, Free Screen Sharing & Remote Access Tools You Haven't Heard Of Yet 12 Excellent, Free Screen Sharing & Remote Access Tools You Haven't Heard Of Yet Are you constantly being asked for computer help? Or perhaps you’re the one doing the asking. Either way, seeing and controlling screens remotely can save time and confusion on both ends. Remote access programs aren’t... Read More usually involves installing a client, connecting to a server and inviting some people to join you (who might also need to install some software too) before it works. There are a few simpler solutions – such as using Google+ Hangouts, but that involves your audience having Google+ accounts and you’re limited by the maximum party size. Luckily there’s now an even easier way of sharing your screen, and it’s an extension for Google’s Chrome browser.

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Dead Simple Screen Sharing is exactly as the name suggests – a very easy and straightforward way of sharing your screen with other people. Simply install the extension, click the button in the top right corner of your browser and you will be given a unique URL. You can then share this URL with other people, who will be able to see what you’re doing online without the need for plugins or extra software.

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The extension uses HTML5 10 Websites to See What HTML5 Is All About 10 Websites to See What HTML5 Is All About Read More rather than Flash, which means there’s no resource-hog plugins running and it should be compatible with HTML5 compliant browsers. That includes mobile browsers, such as Safari for iOS or Chrome for Android, but also older devices with some HTML5 support too. The extension is completely free, and open source to boot.


  • Share your screen direct from your browser, just install this extension.
  • No need for viewing parties to install plugins or software.
  • Uses HTML5 to maintain compatibility across browsers, platforms and devices.
  • Mobile-compatible, open source.

Download: Dead Simple Screen Sharing @ Chrome Web Store

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  1. Ari Lont
    February 28, 2013 at 4:27 am

    This, is exactly what I'm after. Hopefully everything goes fine. Awesome thanks!