May 24, 2013
Great news for all Mac lovers! The latest version (2.8) of Glance for Mac is now available as an Alpha release. It includes everything that Glance for PC has today -- and more.
If you are comfortable using pre-release software, we invite you to start using it.
- Download it here: http://www.glance.net/install/GlanceMac_2.8alpha.zip
If you are using the Chrome browser, try this link instead: http://www.glance.net/install/GlanceMac_2.8alpha.pkg
- Find the GlanceMac_2.8alpha.pkg file in your Download folder. Double-click and install it.
Should you want to revert back to our production version (2.5.6), open your Applications folder and move the 2.8 Glance application to Trash. Then click the Download link at the top of our home page and re-install 2.5.6.
Click G > Settings and you'll see lots of cool new stuff! Read on to learn about each highlighted option:
HAVE GUESTS JOIN INSTANTLY (no download!)
Do you use Glance to show your screen to others? Select Instantly (no download). That way your viewing guests connect instantly. No need for any downloads, plug-ins, apps, Flash or Java.
They can use a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. It just works.
If you like to show animations or video, you might perfer the high performance plug-in instead. First-time guests will be prompted to install it. Those with keen eyesight may notice a few more updates per second and crisper looking text.
COLLECT GUEST CONTACT INFO
You can have Glance ask guests to provide contact information before joining your session. View or download the info by logging into the My Account area on our website glance.net (top-right corner).
Consider going keyless for sessions where security is not a concern, like sales demos, training and webinars. Guests will only need your Glance address yourname.glance.net to connect.
Tip: For the fastest possible connect, choose Join Instantly (no download), go keyless and Don't Ask for any guest contact info. The moment guests browse to your URL, they'll see your live screen.
Enabling Encrypt my sessions secures all transmitted data, using the same TLS/SLL technology employed by online banks and merchants.
ANYONE CAN SHOW
Any guest can now show their screen during a session. Guests who already have Glance are all set. Others who want to present should visit http://glance.net/guest to get Glance's free software before joining your session.
This feature will feel very Glance-esque: fast and lightweight. We think you'll find it's perfect for remote tech support, training, collaborating and small meetings.
Whenever you enable Let guests with Glance app show their screen, any guest with a G-icon can click G > Show my screen at any time. They don't have to "raise" their virtual hand to ask permission. They just "show".
The current presenter stops showing either when someone else shows their screen or by clicking G > Hide my screen.
SHOW YOUR SMILING FACE
If you have a MacBook, try choosing your iSight or other Quicktime video source from the Show drop-down list. Guests see whichever source you select.
Adjust the Capture and Scale controls to trade off video quality and performance. Choosing 320x240 at 100% seems to work well for the iSight webcam.
(Upon final release, this feature might not be available on all subscription plans.)
- If you start a G > View guest screen session and your guest is on a Mac that's running Lion or Mountain Lion, the guest might have trouble connecting. We are working on a fix.
- When you show a Quicktime video source, you do not have a view of the video being sent.
- Windows Phone 8 cannot join a session today
LET US KNOW
Please help us make this another rock-solid release.
Hammer on it. Make it jump through all your hoops. Turn on Instant Join. Have guests connect from other Macs, PCs (yes, some people still have one), iPads, iPhones and all the Android flavors.