I am selling desktop-based application, and I want to demo my software to potential clients who are living thousands of miles away from me. I can either fly in and demo to him in person, or I can ask him to see my demonstration remotely.

Is there a free software that I can use to allow him to see my desktop remotely?

I just need a software that

  1. he can see what's on my screen and
  2. allows us to have real time conversation as I do the demo
  3. there is no need for him to remotely control my software.
  4. I can record the demo and reuse it later for salesman training purpose

Teamviewer is actually a good choice, but it's not free after a while. Also, I'm not sure whether one can have real time conversation using that software

Youtube screencasting is actually a good choice, but the problem with this is that I can't let my potential clients see my demo in real time.

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    Have you looked at screen-sharing features in Skype or Google Hangouts? Or tried VNC products such as RealVNC or Apple Screen Sharing? If you have done any of that, describe how it did or did not fit your needs. Apr 13, 2016 at 8:35
  • @BasilBourque, I've no knowledge of that. Let me look at it first. To help those who stumble on this question, can you make your comment into a proper answer?
    – Graviton
    Apr 13, 2016 at 8:38
  • I was asking more to elucidate your needs then actually provide a solution. Apr 13, 2016 at 8:44
  • @BasilBourque , that's all I can think of for now
    – Graviton
    Apr 13, 2016 at 11:14

2 Answers 2


To me it seems as if join.me is the right thing.

It's a remote desktop solution. The free edition

  • can share screens (but not windows)
  • allows VoIP conversations
  • even has remote control features
  • is limited to 10 participants

Since the free version does not have recording features, combine it with the free Open broadcaster Software (quite powerful, consider some hours of learning) or Cam Studio (quite simple, but also limited). Open Broadcaster would work for streaming itself, but AFAIK, it is missing the conversation feature (has sound only in one direction).


There is something called any-desk . It is currently free and maintains a good track record. Additionally, you can also use ammyadmin another similar software, but free use is limited to 15 hours per month. But you still can get more than that out of it.

  • Can you provide a link to that software?
    – Graviton
    Apr 14, 2016 at 3:47
  • Does AnyDesk support recording out of the box? I could not find that on the feature list. Apr 14, 2016 at 8:13
  • Screen recording is not available in either of the application that I shared. Now if you want to use a screen recording you can use Jing. Just select the portion of the screen you want to record and it will pass through. Jing is a free application.
    – Dilip
    Apr 14, 2016 at 10:42

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