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Software Applications

This is a guide summarising current convenient and recommended software applications available for use by library staff.

Remote Screensharing


Product name Zoom
Producer Zoom Video Communications
Cost Access provided by the University
Function Remote screensharing, remote training,
Web site (unimelb account access
  • Cloud video conferencing
  • Dual stream for dual screens
  • Group messaging
  • Whiteboarding
  • Meeting connector for Private cloud
  • Annotation and co annotation
  • Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android


Product name Google Hangouts
Producer Google
Cost Free
Function Online chat, remote meeting, screensharing
Web site
  • Google Talk, Google+ and messenger services
  • Voice conversation between two users
  • Photo sharing during conversation
  • Chat histories can be saved offline and synced between devices
  • Group video chat of 10 users at once
  • Compataibility with Windows, Web, OS X, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS.




Product name Skype
Producer Microsoft
Cost Free
Function Online Chat/Remote messageing
Web site
  • Video chat
  • Voice call
  • Text and video messages
  • Screensharing and file sharing
  • Compatability with Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Blackberry 10, Fire OS, Samsung Televisions and Nokia