Free and Simple Screen Sharing with LogMeIn Express

Recently released from LogMeIn is a free, simple and secure screen sharing service known as LogMeIn Express.  Setting up the service is very simple and is outlined in this article.

Before getting started, make sure your systems meet the requirements shown below.

Requirements

Host requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, or 2008 (all including 64-bit)
  • Broadband internet connection

Viewer requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player 9 or 10
  • Web browser
  • Broadband internet connection

Setting up LogMeIn Express

Step 1

Download the hosting program (less than 1 MB) from the LogMeIn Express website.

logmein-express-share

Step 2

Run the downloaded file.  No installation is required and the software will launch immediately.

logmein-express-start

Step 3

Copy or email your session code to allow others to connect to and view your screen.

logmein-express-clipboard

logmein-express-email

Step 4

If you copy the session code, you will need to direct your viewers to the LogMeIn Express website and have them enter the code there.  No software needs to be installed for the viewer, the session will be opened within their Flash-enabled web browser.

LogMeIn Express also offers a messaging service, allowing you to chat with one or all session viewers.

logmein-express-view

logmein-express-chat

Step 5

When a viewer has connected to your session, it is possible to allow them to remotely control the session with the arrow button shown below.  Also shown are the buttons to upload files and remove them from the session.

logmein-express-control

LogMeIn Express is currently beta software, so there may be some bugs and other crashes with the program. Give LogMeIn Express and try and let us know what you think in the comments below!

https://secure.logmein.com/US/products/express/Default.aspx

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8 responses to “Free and Simple Screen Sharing with LogMeIn Express”

  1. Inga Avatar

    Hi Dustin,
    Have you used TeamViewer for remote support? TeamViewer is an easy desktop sharing app. It includes remote control, online-presentation, file transfer and VPN. It is free for private use and no installation is required.
    You can check it out at http://www.teamviewer.com and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Best regards,
    Inga
    TeamViewer Germany

    1. Dustin Patterson Avatar

      I have not used the software, but have heard of it.

      I will look into it further.

      Dustin

  2. Inga Avatar

    Hi Dustin,
    Have you used TeamViewer for remote support? TeamViewer is an easy desktop sharing app. It includes remote control, online-presentation, file transfer and VPN. It is free for private use and no installation is required.
    You can check it out at http://www.teamviewer.com and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Best regards,
    Inga
    TeamViewer Germany

    1. Dustin Patterson Avatar

      I have not used the software, but have heard of it.

      I will look into it further.

      Dustin

  3. kartook Avatar

    Team viewer now is reduced the time 🙂

  4. kartook Avatar

    Team viewer now is reduced the time 🙂

  5. John Mao Avatar

    Both Logmein and Teamviewer are good software-based remote access solution. There is another option in the market – appliance-based solution. Compared to subscription service, remote support appliance could improve security and eliminate monthly license costs to end users. The leading vendors are RHUB http://www.rhubcom.com/ and Juniper http://www.juniper.net/.

  6. Evgeniy xxx Avatar
    Evgeniy xxx

    You may also want to try free Ammyy Admin
    http://www.ammyy.com

    It doesn’t require installation or specific config. It works behind gateways NAT without port mapping as well as within one LAN.

    Good alternative though!

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