All companies put an emphasis on collaborative work, and the benefits of such an approach are quite obvious. What with all the tech surrounding us, no distance is too far, and proof of that is DeadSimpleScreenSharing, a Chrome extension helping you share your screen with your fellows right within the browser so that you can give a fruitful presentation, hold a meeting, or whatnot.

As mentioned, DeadSimpleScreenSharing is a browser addon whose installation should raise no difficulties whatsoever. Neither is the configuration troublesome in any way, with the application’s focus on ease of use being quite visible.

In order to start a conference, all you need to do is click the extension’s icon in the toolbar, and turn to the “Host a Meeting” button or log into your account if you have a subscription offering access to advanced features. You then need to choose a host name and indicate whether you want to share your entire screen or just specific applications.

Regardless of your option, what you need to do next is invite participants. This is pretty straightforward, with a URL associated with the meeting being generated so that you can easily share it with your friends. In order to save time, you can simply indicate the email address of those whom you want to invite, and they should be able to access your screen in no time.

It is worth pointing out that the application comes with audio support, but the microphone is muted by default, so you need to enable it manually in order to join the audio conference.

What is also important to point out is that a complete list of participants is displayed so that you can always know who has joined the session, but you need to be extra careful as to whom you entrust the invitation link with. That is because anyone knowing your meeting ID, implicitly said link, can view your screen, and you are not prompted before a user joins in.

On the bright side, the host can record meetings, provided that they have a Pro subscription, which, it should be mentioned, bring along extra goodies, such as a meeting scheduler.

All in all, DeadSimpleScreenSharing is a neat tool if you want to hold an online meeting without putting too much effort in the process. The browser extension need only be installed on the host computer, and no login is required in order to join in a meeting, which proves the constant concern for ease of use and transparency.