Getting Started with CoScreen

Collaborate with your team on CoScreen in under 2 minutes.

Step 1: Install CoScreen

Download CoScreen (if you haven't already) and open the installer.

CoScreen is a desktop application for macOS and Windows. For Linux support, sign up here for the waitlist.

Open the downloaded file (.dmg or .exe)

Step 2: Sign up for free

Launch the CoScreen desktop app after installing it. Then sign up using your Google account or by entering your email address and confirming it manually.

Step 3: Join your first CoScreen

Click on a CoScreen link if you were already invited or create a new one.

Create or join a CoScreen

Note: You're not sharing anything just yet, even after joining a CoScreen. You're always in full control of what's being shared and what isn't as you can see in the next steps.

Step 4: Invite your collaborators

Up to ten users can join a CoScreen at the same time. Simply invite your collaborators by sharing the link to your CoScreen with them.

Invite your collaborators to your CoScreen by sharing its unique link with them

Step 5: Communicate via audio & video

Once you are in a CoScreen, unmute yourself 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.

Step 6: Share windows

Click the “Share window” tab after you move your mouse over a window or the display icon in the CoScreen menu to share any of your windows with a single click.

Once shared, your window - and only this window - appears as a real application window for your collaborators in the same CoScreen.

They can interact with your shared window as if it was their own (see the next step) and they can share any of their windows with you at the same time, in the same way!

Share individual windows by moving your mouse over them and after clicking "Share window".

Note: You can only share windows from your display that's designated as your CoScreen (indicated by where the CoScreen menu and the CoScreen watermark appears). Change it to another display through ☰ > Settings > Display.

Step 7: Collaborate on shared windows

You can see the mouse pointers of remote participants whenever they move them over a shared window and everyone can click and type into any shared window. For example to fix a bug in your code together, to review an email, or to brainstorm together.

Remote keyboard and mouse input is sent back to the computer where the windows was originally shared and applied there.

Multi-user collaboration on shared windows using mouse and keyboard

Advanced Features of CoScreen

Use those advanced capabilities to collaborate even faster using CoScreen.

Call your closest collaborators directly

You can add your closest collaborators in the CoScreen main menu. After they accepted your request, you can see if they are online and available, and call them with a single click.

Invite a user by mail and call them once they accepted your request

Integrate CoScreen with your favorite tools

- Get the CoScreen Slack App
- Get the CoScreen Chrome Extension for Google Calendar
- Explore other amazing integrations

Use CoScreen for free

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!