Getting Started with CoScreen

Step 1: Install CoScreen

Download CoScreen for free (macOS and Windows).

Step 2: Setup CoScreen

Launch the CoScreen desktop app, sign up and follow the onboarding steps.

Step 3: Connect to your first CoScreen

Almost there - you can connect with your collaborators using a variety of ways:

  • Click on a CoScreen link if you were already invited or create a new one.
Creating a new CoScreen or join by ID
Add a collaborator so you can call each other directly

Step 4: Chat via audio & video

Once you and your collaborators (up to 10) in a CoScreen, simply unmute your self to talk to each other and activate your webcam to see each other.

Click on the '☰' icon on the top right of the CoScreen menu to change the video layout.

Turn on your camera if you want to video chat or simply unmute yourself for simple audio chat

Step 5: Share windows

Move your mouse pointer over any of your open windows and click 'Share window'.

The window is sent instantly as as a live video stream to your collaborators. On their end, it appears as a real application window and they can interact with it as if it was their own. They can share their windows with you at the same time, in the same way.

Watch this quick live demo of CoScreen:

Step 6: Collaborate on shared windows

You can see the mouse pointers of remote participants and everyone can click and type into any shared window, for example to fix a coding bug together. Their input is sent back to the computer where the windows was originally shared and applied there.

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A few helpful things to note

  1. Other users can only see windows that were actively shared (and popups and context menus they create), so not your entire desktop, your desktop background, your notifications, or any other windows.

    That's how CoScreen gives your more control than other solutions.
  2. You can only share windows from your display currently designated as your CoScreen. You can change it to another display through ☰ > Settings > Display.
  3. Want to collaborate even faster?
    - Get the CoScreen Slack App
    - Get the CoScreen Chrome Extension for Google Calendar
    - Explore other amazing integrations

The Multiplayer Mode for Agile Teams

  Radically different, highly interactive, absolutely intuitive. 2-3x faster than Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Feature

Example/User Journey

CoScreen

Other
Collaboration Tools

Single User
Screen Sharing
  • Alice shares her VS Code window (or any other desktop application window) with Bob.
Multi User
Screen Sharing
  • Alice shares her VS Code window with Bob.
  • At the same time, Bob shares his Terminal window with Alice.
  • Both sees both windows, side-by-side.
Single User
Remote Control
  • Alice and Bob can both interact with Alice's window using mouse & keyboard without taking each other's window focus away.
Limited
Multi User
Remote Control
  • Alice and Bob can interact with Alice's window.
  • Alice and Bob can interact with Bob's window.

Cross-User
Copy & Pasting

  • Alice copies text from her window and pastes it into Bob's window and vice versa.
Mob Collaboration
With More Than 2 Users
  • Chris, Dennis and Eve join Alice and Bob's to collaborate, share and contribute just like they do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Using is CoScreen is easy. Let's answer a few questions you might have before you get started.

I'd like to use CoScreen, where do I begin?

CoScreen is currently available on Apple macOS, Microsoft Windows (download here) and soon also on other platforms (request access). If you want to learn how the best teams use CoScreen, read more here.

Is CoScreen available on macOS, Windows, Linux, Mobile, or Web?

macOS: yes (download - macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and above, also supports M1 processors)
Windows: yes (download- Windows 10 and above)
Linux, Mobile, Web: coming soon, sign up for the wait list

This sounds like voodoo, how exactly does it work?

We're combining collaborative computing principles which were pioneered by Doug Engelbart & team in the 1960s with remote desktop features, custom high performance video streaming and last but not least our secret sauce to negotiate individually what each user sees and controls.

CoScreen is build on a highly intuitive concept yet getting it right was a long journey requiring us to build dozens of individual prototypes. But now you can collaborate with your peers without being disrupted in your work.

Pricing: How much does CoScreen cost?
Is CoScreen secure?

Handling your data safely and securely is our top priority. CoScreen gives you more control of what you share than other tools and it runs on an enterprise-grade video infrastructure

Learn more in the CoScreen Security Whitepaper

Still having questions?

Reach out to us through our contact form or by dropping us a mail to hello@coscreen.co. We're looking forward to hearing from you!