If you are sharing secure documents (such as an illustration with their personal info on it) then I recommend UberConference
. Its what I use and it works great. (not related to the rideshare company)
Not only do you get secure screensharing, but you also get conference call capabilities too. It works on mobile devices too.
The free version requires a PIN to join the share/conference. And it limits you to 10 participants per call/share. It has other features like call recording, etc.
The $10/m version gives you a custom web link and no PIN is required. It also lets you include over 10 people. It has a few extra bells and whistles too.
They are a very reputable company used by major corporations.
Originally Posted by Alston
What is the difference between screen sharing and remote desktop?
HUGE difference. I would not recommend doing the remote desktop, imo
that is much less secure than a reputable screenshare program.
Remote Desktop is designed for a person to access and control their own computer and the info on that computer from a 3rd party computer. A ScreenShare program or service is designed to share a specific document or tab on your computer with a 3rd party.
Remote Desktop allows direct remote access to your computer from another computer. So if the person you are sharing info with has malicious intent, they have full control of your pc. Now there is a "view only" mode, but to my knowledge, it can be toggled on/off by either side of the connection. Also, if the person is tech savvy, there is a higher chance they could find a workaround for any type of view only mode.
A screenshare program like UberConference only shares a specific document or tab on your pc. In physical terms, it takes that info and runs it through their secure servers, then outputs it in a web browser tab for the client. So there are multiple layers between your pc and the client's connection to the info.
Also, remote desktop will not work well on many mobile devices, including android based tablets or ipads. (from what I hear at least)