Remember when Slack stole Screenhero from us?
We do too, and it made us 😢.
That's why we built Tuple.
Once upon a time, there was an amazing pairing app called Screenhero.
Sadly, they decided to sell to Slack, who tried to integrate them, failed, and eventually shut them down.
In the following years, we made do with generic screensharing tools.
It's not terrible pairing over Zoom, but it was clearly built for business types. They even call it a “meeting” in their UI.
And Slack Calls is fine, but not having remote control is a deal-breaker. Have you ever tried to dictate some code for your pair to write? Or narrated a set of Vim commands? Not fun.
Another problem: if you’re going to type on a remote machine, the connection has to be low-latency. This is the sort of thing that generic screen sharing tools just don’t care much about.
It's been a ton of work, but we finally have something we've always wanted: a fast, lightweight tool built for nitpicky developers like ourselves. One that sweats the details programmers care about like efficient CPU usage, no UI chrome, and 5K-quality video stream. A tool that fades into the background and lets you focus on being a great pair.
We're proud of Tuple, and we hope you like it.
Ben, Joel, and Spencer
P.S. We're fully self-funded, have no intention of raising money or selling, and are sustainably profitable. We're in this for the long haul. :)
Tuple gives mouse and keyboard control to both parties. Handing off control takes one click, so you never need to dictate what you want your pair to do.
An active Tuple call often uses less CPU than Chrome does while sitting "idle". We're stingy with your CPU cycles so you've got space to spin up yet another Docker container.
Tuple streams in glorious 5K so you can read your pair's tiny programming font. Our audio is low-latency and super clear.
Tuple has become our default tool for remote pairing at Shopify. The teams ❤️ it.
We'll admit it: we're a little crazy about the small details in our tools. Someone in marketing might be okay with Zoom's UI cluttering their screen, but we didn't want to live that way.
No need for clunky invites, URLs, “rooms”, or “hosts”. One click on your friends list and you're collaborating.
Turns out it's super handy to be able to draw while pairing. It's like your whole screen is a whiteboard.
Tuple lives in your menu bar and has no persistent UI elements. You'll never struggle to read something that's hidden underneath our chrome.