A Look into iVisit for Mac

iVisit is a video conferencing software program that allows you to talk to and share documents with others. You can use this software on your Mac computer or mobile device. And, the best part about this software is that it’s free to connect with another user.

Using iVisit

iVisit allows you to hold meetings with business partners or team members to work on your projects, or you can use this software to connect with different family members or friends around the country. If a person has a webcam, then you can actually see their faces. You can share documents by pulling them up on your viewer so that the rest of your team can see it on your screen. The mobile version works nearly the same way as the standard version, except that you can send instant messages during your session.

How It Works

To use this software, one person must be the present who invites other people to join in the conversation. Usually, you can see the presenters screen. But, you can switch presenters at any time so that you can see other people’s screen.

One of the important features of the iVisit software is the ability to share browsers. This is especially helpful if you are working on a project together. This software not only allows you to see the other person, but you can plug in a microphone and headset and communicate with the rest of the people on the session.

Industries That Benefit

If you work on any type of development or project management team, this will help you in your team meetings since you can pull up completed tasks--tasks that still need to be started and those that have fallen behind. This helps keep your team on the same page.

For example, scrum teams must meet on a daily basis to ensure that every team member is working on the correct items. You can use this software to coordinate teams around the world. Sales teams can also benefit from this program since sales people can be anywhere in the world at any time of day. This allows your team members to discuss successes, failures and clients.

You can also pull up sales figures, charts and monthly goals. IT professionals also benefit from this software since they can see the screen of the client with which they are working, helping them diagnose the problem and walk the client through fixing it.

Family/Friend Meetups

Personal users can also use this software to see loved ones across the country. While it’s nice to talk on the phone, this program allows you to see family members face to face. It also allows you to share those travel or baby photos without having to send them via email or upload them to social networking sites.


The iVisit software is compatible with the Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6, and you also need the Rosetta program installed on your screen. A webcam, headset, microphone and speakers are also recommended.