Glance is a Web-based screen sharing service that offers faster and more dependable performance than many other similar services. For example, it automatically reconnects if a sharing connection pauses or drops out. It also delivers content to each viewer based on their connection speed so that no one falls behind, and scales to fit each viewer’s screen size.
It supports Mac OS X as well as Windows 98 up through Vista and Linux, and works with Safari, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. It also lets you create a personalized URL for viewers to use along with customized pages for joining and leaving Glance sessions. This is a great tool for remote client presentations and training. Pricing starts at $10/month.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.