Yugma Skype edition

yugma.jpg Buddy of mine tweeted about Yugma’s Skype edition, which was supposedly a plugin for both Windows and Mac for desktop sharing. Sounded pretty cool, so I grabbed myself a copy to test it out since it was free to have.
It is rather an interesting little application. I say application because at least for the Mac, it’s not a plugin per say. You can’t launch it from the Mac Skype from anything I can find and the integration part is pretty lousy (you can launch the application outside of Skype itself). It does however allow you to contact your Skype contacts and allow you to desktop share with them, which is interesting. The installation also was one of the slowest I’ve ever seen for a plugin of any sort. Makes you wonder when a plugin should act like a plugin, but doesn’t.
So the concept is great, but the implementation needs some work. Free is always good though. Maybe the Windows version fared better but I didn’t bother to try and find out. Will probably keep it around just to mess with if I have the need to desktop share.

  • Hi,
    This is Connie from Yugma. On behalf of Yugma with our One Year Anniversary, I would like to thank you for mentioning us on your site and helping us to spread the word about our product. The blogging community had had an integral part in making Yugma one of the fastest growing real-time web collaborations services in 2007 with over 100,000 users to date.
    To express our thanks, we’re donating/sponsoring Yearly Premium Yugma accounts (valued at $99.50) to bloggers who simply ask. To learn more about this program and how to get your sponsored Yugma account, check out the details on the Yugma blog – linked below.
    http://www.yugma.com/blog/index.php?option=com_content&task;=view&id;=261&Itemid;=1
    Please be sure to check this out soon! The window to request your account through the Yugma Blogger Program will be through the end of January, 2008.
    With Greatest Appreciation,
    Connie and the rest of the Yugma Team

  • Hi,
    This is Connie from Yugma. On behalf of Yugma with our One Year Anniversary, I would like to thank you for mentioning us on your site and helping us to spread the word about our product. The blogging community had had an integral part in making Yugma one of the fastest growing real-time web collaborations services in 2007 with over 100,000 users to date.
    To express our thanks, we’re donating/sponsoring Yearly Premium Yugma accounts (valued at $99.50) to bloggers who simply ask. To learn more about this program and how to get your sponsored Yugma account, check out the details on the Yugma blog – linked below.
    http://www.yugma.com/blog/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=261&Itemid=1
    Please be sure to check this out soon! The window to request your account through the Yugma Blogger Program will be through the end of January, 2008.
    With Greatest Appreciation,
    Connie and the rest of the Yugma Team