Tech moves fast! Stay ahead of the curve with Techopedia!
Join nearly 200,000 subscribers who receive actionable tech insights from Techopedia.
Application sharing is the process of permitting a moderator to share applications or a desktop with other remote members and grant those members control of shared applications.
Application sharing relies on screen-sharing technology, which uses the Internet to allow users to remotely view and control software applications on a central host computer. The best part of using application sharing technology is that remote users can easily run software not installed on their systems, and even software that's not compatible with their operating system or requires more processing power than their computer has. This is because remote users are literally viewing and controlling applications installed on the host computer.
Application sharing is the foundation of online training and demonstrations and is frequently used by businesses to reduce the amount of travel for employees.