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Screenleap Launches All-In-One Browser Extension For Browser Sharing And Screen Capture

We are excited to finally launch our all-in-one utility for:
a) sharing your browser window with other people (Java not required!) and
b) taking screenshots of your browser window and sharing them with others.

The utility is available as a single extension that takes seconds to install.

Screenleap in-browser screen sharing

Browser Sharing

Browser sharing is like screen sharing except only the contents of your web browser are shared. If you have a website or web-based application that you need to demo, sell, or support, you will find that our browser sharing feature is both the easiest way to share your browser windows with others and the easiest way for other people to share their browser windows with you.

Browser sharing is especially useful for customer support as it does not require installing Java or any other third-party software. In addition, unlike co-browsing products, you do not have to embed any additional JavaScript code into your site for browser sharing to work. Your users simply need to install the Screenleap extension from a link on your site and they will be able to share their screen with you immediately. Best of all, they don’t even need to restart their browser, so they won’t lose their place on your site.

Our browser sharing extension works on Chromebook, so Chromebook users now have a third option for sharing their screens. Unlike the two existing options, Screenleap’s browser sharing feature does not require your viewers to use a specific browser (Chrome Remote Desktop), install a plugin (Chrome Remote Desktop), or sign up for any account (Google Hangouts).

Screenshots screen capture utility

Screen Capture

Screenshots is the easiest way to take screenshots of web pages, mark them up, and share them with others. Even though we are big fans of screen sharing, we realize that it might not always be the best way to share the contents of your screen. For interactions where immediate feedback is not necessary, you can now use Screenshots to easily take screenshots and share them with others.

A feature of Screenshots that distinguishes it from other screen capture tools is our support for public and group sharing. When you take screenshots, they are automatically saved to your personal feed, which only you can access.

You can publish the screenshots that you want to share to a public feed that anyone can access or to a group feed that only people you invite can access. You can use group feeds to share information with your team, perform group research, get design feedback, and report bugs.

Supported Browsers

Our browser extension is currently available on Chrome and Firefox. You can install the Screenleap browser extension by going to the Screenleap browser extension installation page. We will be releasing a Safari version as soon as a Safari bug is fixed by Apple.

Sharing Your Way

With the release of our all-in-one browser extension, you now have the ability to share the contents of your browser window in the way that makes the most sense for the type of content you are trying to share and how quickly you need the feedback. We would love to hear how you are making use of the browser extension and how we can make it work better for you so please share your feedback with us.

Happy Screenleaping!
The Screenleap Team

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Screenleap Launches Integrated Audio Conference Calling

We are excited to announce the launch of our new integrated audio conference calling solution for you to use while sharing your screen. Using our solution, you can now discuss what you are sharing with your viewers without having to use a separate service.

To use audio conferencing, simply click the Show instructions link underneath the Audio conferencing heading that is shown when your screen is shared. You will be shown a phone number along with a 7-digit access code. To start a conference call, simply call the number listed and enter your 7-digit code followed by the * button. Conference call hosts can access additional commands during their calls. Please take a look at the FAQ for a complete list of available host commands.

You can share your the conference call information with your viewers by clicking the Show audio conference information to viewers button. If you do so, your viewers will be shown the audio conferencing information when they connect. They simply need to dial the number that are shown to them and enter the 7-digit access code followed by the # button.

We currently have dial-in numbers for 33 countries. Please beware that the dial-in numbers are not toll-free so there may be long distance charges associated with calling the number that will be reflected in your telephone bill.

Finally, while the audio conferencing feature is in beta, we’ll be offering it for free to all users. Eventually, it will only be available on one of the pay plans.

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy 2013
Happy New Year Screenleapers!

Thank you for making last year such an amazing one. We started Screenleap in October of 2011 with a mission: make it as easy to share your screen with someone online as it is for the person to walk over to your computer. With your feedback and support, we made a lot of progress towards that goal last year. Below is a quick recap of the features we launched in 2012 and what you can expect from Screenleap in 2013.

January
We launched a screen sharing tool that allows your viewers to view your screen from any device with a web browser—without installing any additional software.

April
We added the ability to share your screen with your viewers by directing them to a personalized user handle (i.e., http://www.screenleap.com/your_handle). If you don’t have one already, please sign up to claim your free user handle and see how fast and easy it is to share your screen this way.

June
We made it even easier to share your screen with the people you collaborate with the most frequently using the Friends List.

July
We launched a Gmail browser extension that allows you to share your screen instantly from within Gmail.

September
We launched a screen share API that allows developers to easily add screen sharing to their own applications.

December
We launched Pro Accounts that provide dedicated servers for faster screen sharing.

The Road Ahead

Looking ahead to 2013, we have a number of features in the works that we will be announcing very soon on this blog. Some of the features that you can look forward to in 2013 include:

Screen Capture Tool (a.k.a. Screenshots)
We know that screen sharing is not always the best way to show someone the contents of your screen and to get feedback. Later this month, we will be launching a screen capture tool called Screenshots that will allow you to easily take screenshots, mark them up, share them with people, and allow them to give you feedback on their own time.

Audio Conferencing
This is one of the most frequently requested features by our users. We will launch a test version of it this month for you to use.

In-Browser Sharing
Our installation-free viewer makes it super-easy for people to view your shared screen—all they need to do is click on a link you send them or type in a share code at the Screenleap website. But we want to make it even easier for people to start sharing their screen. We will be launching a browser plugin soon that will allow you to share your browser window without having to install any additional third-party software—just click a button on your browser to start sharing your screen.

Customer Support Product
The In-Browser Sharing tool will be extremely useful for web-based customer support. Users can share their screens with customer support representatives in seconds with just a couple of clicks without having to leave the page that they are on. We are currently launching our pilot for this feature. Please contact us at support if you would like to participate.

Thanks again for making 2012 such a wonderful year for Screenleap. Wishing you lots of success, health, and happiness in 2013!

The Screenleap Team

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