What is Surfly?
What is Surfly
Surfly is the simplest way to share a web session with others. With Surfly co-browsing solution, you can share your viewpoint on the web with someone else with just a single click. You don’t need to install any software or give anyone access to your computer. Surfly is Simple, Fast and Safe!
Starting a session is as easy as clicking a link. There is no software to install or code to write. All you need to do to share a session is:
- Go to surfly.com
- Type in the website you want to share
- Share the resulting link
In this video, you can see how a session is being created on slid.es. Slid.es is a great online application that allows you to create beautiful presentations. When you add Surfly to this, it will allow you to show them remotely!
At Surfly we use an advanced technique to set up the shared session. This allows us to run the session solely via the web so there is no need to download any software, and you can start sharing immediately. A Surfly session is as fast as if you were using the site directly, without any loss of quality.
Surfly is a secure way to share your session with others. Some of the key features that make us secure:
- Surfly doesn’t need access to your computer. We work only in a single tab of your web browser; we do not have access to any of the other tabs or run any software on your computer. When you close the browser tab, the Surfly session ends.
- Surfly will not share passwords or security tokens. People who join your session will only see the visual content of your browser tab. They will not have access to form passwords or session cookies. To further ensure your security, all connections are encrypted using SSL.
That all sounds awesome! But are there any drawbacks to this approach? Our only limitation is that sharing is confined to what you see within your browser tab. But we strongly believe this is actually a benefit!