Squirrels is a company that’s already proven itself with some pretty amazing apps. They are the minds behind Reflector, an app that lets you broadcast your iOS device screen to your laptop for presentations and demos. I’ve been using Reflector for the past year and really love it. Now, Squirrels is taking all they’ve learned and applying it to a new product: Slingshot.
Slingshot is a screen-sharing service (they avoid the words ‘conference calls’ on their site) for your team. This could be really nice for remote working teams who need to collaborate, or if you’re meeting with a client remotely:
Share screens, documents and video streams from anywhere there’s a wireless connection.
Slingshot provides mobile access for users with iOS or Android devices, and it works on both Windows and Mac. Host and join from any device, and present your screen even when you’re on the go. Slingshot takes teamwork and collaboration to the next level, bringing together the devices we use every day.
They are offering a 30-day free trial and they have apps for Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS X 10.7+, iOS devices and, coming soon, Android. Android users can view presentations but they cannot view screen shares currently. The 30-day trial is a great way to kick the tires. I’ll be trying it out. Let us know if you give it a shot and it works for your team.
Corrections – 5/8: The company name has been changed from the incorrect Air Squirrels to Squirrels. Also, the line: ‘Android users can view presentations & share screens, but they cannot view screen shares currently.’ has been amended to reflect that screen sharing is not currently possible for Android.