Co-browsing does not mean shopping with your spouse
Co-browsing, a term I have to admit is new to me, refers to the ability for two people to be at the same URL, but on different computers. Some have co-scrolling and annotation features (like document sharing). It seems highly useful for collaborative work, instructional purposes or performance support situations. You can read more here, including comparing tools/services. Personally, I’m relieved it doesn’t mean shopping with your spouse, as my husband would be nearly the last person I’d want to go shopping with. He does not browse.
I checked out some tools that you can use to do this. Here they are in no particular order:
- Twiddla – go play in their sandbox, it’s fun! – includes document annotation, co-browsing and other collaboration stuff
- ShowDocument – you have to register if you want to snoop more than once, but if you are in the market for one of these, it would be a good idea
- Yugma – web conferencing, document sharing, co-browsing for free or a paid version. Also uses Skype for voip
- Clavardon – a Canadian option which seems to focus on co-browsing for e-commerce
- LiveLOOK – you can choose to share a url or “broadcast” documents from your desktop.
Any others out there that I missed or that you’ve used and liked?