Use Cases for CoScreen

Does your team consist of around 2-8 people who work in software development, or other agile roles? Do you frequently need to get on the same page quickly? CoScreen is made for you.

Pair Programming & Debugging

CoScreen enables developers to pair program effectively from the comfort of their own environment, with their own tools. Pair programming can be done as effectively for remote teams as if they were sharing the same workstation. Seamlessly rotate duties between driver and navigator in a fraction of a second (learn more).

Collaborative Troubleshooting

Stuck on something? Maybe a second set of eyes and hands would help. Get on a CoScreen, share your problem with your colleagues, review solutions side-by-side, then fix it together on the fly (learn more).

  • Chrome DevTools
  • React Developer Tools
  • Node Inspect
  • Postman
  • Webpack
  • And any other prototyping & troubleshooting solution

Code & Design Reviews

We've all been there, the massive multi-file feature drop that's landed in your queue for review. Instead of reviewing in isolation, team members can easily walk each other through the design. Reviewers can ask questions and suggest changes immediately, rather than delayed feedback loops in traditional reviews.

Furthermore, a reviewer can run and test the code, and the author can assist with any issues that arrive before the branch lands. CoScreen avoid misunderstandings and an endless back and forth. Everyone gets immediately on the same page and can sort it out on the fly.

  • Gerrit
  • GitLab
  • Helix Swarm
  • Crucible
  • GitHub
  • And any other review solution

Standups & Sprint Demos

Regular check-ins are essential, especially for remote agile teams. Add CoScreen and suddenly everyone can see immediately what everyone has been up to and align faster on what really matters.

  • Clubhouse
  • Trello
  • Jira
  • Basecamp
  • Asana
  • And any other scrum tool

Ops & Incident Response

Late night incidents aren't fun, but they happen. Copying & pasting logs and text over your favorite messaging app works, but not as well as sharing your terminals while debugging the issues live. With CoScreen, simply drag your terminal application to your shared display and work with your team to make production happy again. And everyone can still keep an eye on the issue tracker.

  • Collaborative documents
  • Live forensics tools
  • Logs & filesystem processing
  • Ticketing systems
  • Malware analysis
  • Any any other IRT tool

Onboarding & Coaching

Effectively coach new team members through best practices, deploys, infrastructure upgrades, triaging, etc. from anywhere. There's nothing quite so effective for onboarding as solving a problem under pressure. CoScreen makes it easy for senior engineers to walk new team members through the solution of a problem, but with out doing the driving. Instead of just being presented with a solution, work on challenges collaboratively, get instant help whenever necessary and learn faster than ever.

  • Educational content
  • Hands-on exercises
  • Student presentations
  • Tests & exams

Pair Programming

Write code together on a whole new level with CoScreen. Seamlessly rotate duties between driver and navigator in a fraction of a second. CoScreen works with any native and web application and everyone of you can pick their own stack and still collaborate without constraints. With CoScreen, two heads are truly much better than one.

Code & Design Reviews

Trivial code and design reviews can often be done asynchronously. But once they get complex, frustrations quickly build up due to misunderstandings and an endless back and forth. With CoScreen, everyone gets immediately on the same page and can sort it out on the fly.

  • Gerrit
  • GitLab
  • Helix Swarm
  • Crucible
  • GitHub
  • And any other review solution

Standups & Sprint Demos

Regular check-ins are essential, especially for remote agile teams. Add CoScreen and suddenly everyone can see immediately what everyone has been up to and align faster on what really matters.

  • Clubhouse
  • Trello
  • Jira
  • Basecamp
  • Asana
  • And any other scrum tool

Prototyping & Troubleshooting

Stuck on something? Maybe a second set of eyes and hands would help. Get on a CoScreen, share your problem with your colleagues, they share proposed solutions side-by-side, then fix it together on the fly.

  • Chrome DevTools
  • React Developer Tools
  • Node Inspect
  • Postman
  • Webpack
  • And any other prototyping & troubleshooting solution

Incident Response Teams

Create a CoScreen for an outage so everyone knows what’s going on 24/7. Get your business back online through a CoScreen war room.

  • Collaborative documents
  • Live forensics tools
  • Logs & filesystem processing
  • Ticketing systems
  • Malware analysis
  • Any any other IRT tool

Coaching & Education

It's widely known that learning becomes much more successful if learners are actively doing something. Instead of just being presented with a solution, work on challenges collaboratively, get instant help whenever necessary and learn faster than ever - no matter if as a new employee or as a student.

  • Educational content
  • Hands-on exercises
  • Student presentations
  • Tests & exams
verb
(to) coscreen
co·screen |
 koskrin |
1. To interact with your team in the most intuitive form.
"Let's coscreen so we can align your prototype and my design spec.
2. To always be on the same page.
"We coscreen to quickly explore inspirations across our team."
3. To get work done together efficiently.
We coscreen because we believe when writing code together, 1 plus 1 is more than 2."

The Multiplayer Mode for Agile Teams

  Radically different, absolutely intuitive.

Other Solutions

CoScreen

Hurdles Everywhere

Other Solutions

Today's communication and collaboration tools have created artificial hurdles between remote team members.

They are are hungry for a different way of doing things: 69% believe that more advanced virtual collaboration technology would make their teams more productive.

vs.

Natural Collaboration

CoScreen

The Anti-Meeting Solution: No more need to endlessly chat and align. CoScreen enables you to collaborate as if your team would be working on the same computer

...and more because you can do things together with CoScreen that you couldn't even do in person.

10+ Clicks

Other Solutions

It takes over 10 clicks to connect share one window in most other solutions and a game of musical chairs to fight about who can present and get remote control permissions.

This is extremely frustrating, especially if you do this again and again, multiple times a day.

vs.

1 Click

CoScreen

With CoScreen, there isn’t just one presenter. Each one of you can be an active participant with the power to share, control, and modify any shared application.

Instead of just talking about the job to be done you actually get it done right away.

Chatting About Work

Other Solutions

Video chat is great for formal one-way presentations and to talk about work but not to actually get it done. And text chat is good for, well, chatting, and for one-sided updates.

But both are incredibly inefficient for matters that are complex or need human exchange.

vs.

Getting Work Done

CoScreen

In CoScreen, you to can share windows simply by dragging them to your secondary screen which becomes your combined team desktop.

Multiple users can control any shared window using mouse and keyboard as if they were their own.

CoScreen makes tools with built-in collaboration features even better by enabling you to collaborate beyond the context of the standalone apps (e.g. Figma, Notion, Google Docs, and VS Code).

You can integrate CoScreen into your daily workflows by jumping into it from Slack, Microsoft Teams and in future also tightly integrated with your favorite developer and productivity solution.

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Embed CoScreen Into Your Workflow

Whether you’re WFH in times of crisis, for the day or as a permanent remote employee, coscreen with your colleagues to get work done more efficiently than ever.

1. Jump into CoScreen

Launch the CoScreen desktop app from Slack or leave it on all the time. It's currently  available for macOS, Windows & Linux Support will follow soon.

2. Drag + Drop = Share

You share your application windows with your teammates by drag and drop to your extended screen. And the best part, your colleagues can do the same at the same time and it also works with just a single display.

3. Collaborate & Get Things Done

While having a shared team desktop is the foundation for truly natural remote collaboration, CoScreen includes built-in audio chat, too. Simply unmute yourself and you're talking.

Remote collaboration for engineers is not only about sharing your code

Collaborative IDEs are helpful tools for programmers. But you often need to collaborate on much more than code, e.g. on emulators, command line tools and issue management systems. CoScreen enables you to collaborate across all of them and also any other desktop applications.

This illustration was inspired by Clemens Mewald's presentation at the TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018.

Software Engineering using CoScreen
vs. Collaboration Tools

  Radically interactive, absolutely intuitive.

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.