Streaming Presentation Apps for Mac

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I put the question out in the tech-o-sphere last week and haven’t been able to find any answers until today. Basically, we were looking for a desktop-sharing, online web conferencing application or service (e.g. Webex) that would work with a Mac. Everyone I asked seemed to think it was something that’s needed, and would be nice, but simply doesn’t exist.

I did a few more searches this morning and in the comments section of a blog I found Yugma.

yugma.jpgYugma is a free web collaboration service that enables people to instantly connect over the internet to communicate and share content and ideas using any application or software. Whether you using a Windows, Mac or Linux computer, you can connect on-demand and real-time with co-workers, clients, friends and family — regardless of whether they are across the city, nation or even the globe.

We had a few issues right off the bat, and the free version seems to meet all of our requirements but we’re still testing it out. A little pain in the butt was that when you invite someone to a chat and they log in/create a username that is not stored so they cannot start their own session after that using those credentials. They just have to initial their own session and sign up that way. The same user/email can be used but you have to input it twice [Yugma Features]

We’ll keep looking at it today but for more information on conferencing apps, check out Troy Angrignon’s summary blog post (thanks for the tip, Boris!)

What Troy says about Yugma: “What about some of the new, lightweight conferencing applications? Yugma crashed when I tried it too.”

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  1. Jesse ChenardTuesday, May 29th, 2007 — 2:00pm PDT

    Check out Adobe’s Breeze. I believe they have a hosted version. Since it is Flash /FlashComm based I am pretty sure it works on anything.

  2. Karel LukasTuesday, May 29th, 2007 — 4:30pm PDT

    Hi Miss604,

    Thanks for checking out Yugma. I’m from Yugma and just wanted to mention that the first item you mentioned (that JOINER’s don’t get automatically “registered” so that they can initiate their own Yugna sessions right away) is being fixed as we speak. This enhancement should be out by this coming weekend. The improvement was specifically suggested by several users so we developed it asap. Between now and then, a JOINER can simply return to Yugma and click download to SIGN-UP tab for a free Yugma account. That gets them registered, and they can use the Yugma Free service as much as they want (Yugma free is free forever!). Hope that helps.

    If any questions or suggestions come up while you are evaluating Yugma, please don’t hesitate to let us know at support[at]yugma[dot]com.

    Thanks again!
    Karel Lukas

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