Let me share my bad handwriting with the world real-time.
July 13, 2014 12:17 PM Subscribe
I have a 12" Galaxy Note Pro and it's beautiful and the pen part is great, but I have a few friends who I'm looking at possibly playing D&D online with, and one of the things I'd really like to be able to do is scribble things on the tablet and have them appear at full resolution in something close to real time on the screens of my friends on their computers. But I have no idea if this is possible or what it'd be called if it is.
posted by Sequence to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
So, basically, whatever it is, it has to work on my Android tablet (for capture) and the Windows/Linux/Mac PCs of my friends (for display). Possibly like 5-6 people at a time, more likely more like 2-3. It doesn't need to include the voice chat capability built in, we've already got things that can do that, and I'd like it to work even when voice/video chat is disabled. In particular, I'd like the ability to annotate images this way, so not just a blank white screen but the ability to load pictures and scribble on them.
I feel like there is probably a name for this sort of thing, but I have been sort of at a loss for what it is. I've found things that can share stuff to a single PC (Splashtop) and that can record videos (Explain Everything) but I don't need to control my PC and I do need other people to be able to see what I'm doing over the internet in the moment, not after the fact.
I'm not up for purchasing anything designed for institutional use, but I'd happily consider paid applications for this, or some combination of things if a single app won't do it. (Not hundreds of dollars, but I suspect other people would be willing to pitch in since it's for the group, not just me.) Some minor lag is fine, but I need people to be able to see I'm circling something as I'm talking about the thing I circled without waiting ages to move on to the next thing, but the zippier the better. I hope this is not too convoluted, in my head I can picture exactly how I want this to work but I've never done this before.