Google Hangouts vs GoToMeeting


Google Hangouts:

It is latest online meeting feature from Google. It’s extremely user-friendly and fun to use. Only requires a plug-in installation for the first time and then users can start using it. Each session holds up to 10 people using video.

Key Points:

  – It’s not a business-specific tool unlike GoToMeeting, Microsoft Lync and Webex.

  – Audio quality and video streaming, although stalled sometimes, worked well during testing.

  – Presentation features: Users can’t share presentations but have to have to upload presentations them YouTube in order to share with participants.

  – Collaboration features: It lost its point here as it isn’t as accessible towards other tools. Compared to it, GoToMeeting annotation tools gives clarity to your presentation.

  – No native mobile applications, at time of this review.

 

GoToMeeting:

GoToMeeting allows you to meet, present and collaborate with up to 25 people – so as to increase work productivity. Users can participate in meetings from their desktops, iPhone/iPad or Android devices.

Key Points:

  – Usability: Best reliability along-with fastest performance. Supports both PC and Mac

  – Audio and video performances were solid. There were no disruptions at all.

  – Presentation features: Great presentation features especially when on Windows machines.

  – Collaboration features: It’s again our top pick in collaboration category. The annotation tools give clarity to the presentation.

  – Mobile features: Attend meeting from any iPad, iPhone, or Android device, however, the mobile clients are somewhat limited. GoToMeeting has said more features are coming soon.

Compare Online Meeting Software

Online Meeting Service Google Hangouts GoToMeeting
Pricing Free to use $49 First Month Free
Ratings    
Usability
Call Quality and Features
Video Quality and Features
Collaboration Features
Presentation Features
Mobile Clients  iOS/Android
Free Trial Free to use  30 Days Free
Standard Meeting Capacity 10 users with video 15 attendees
Desktop Sharing
Meeting Recording  Windows Media
24/7 Support
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George Smith
 

George is seasoned tester, having fair knowledge of development tools and technologies. He started off as a customer to one of the online meeting softwares but couldn't last the chinks in the armor. He has now gathered some good 8 years of experience in auditing and testing online meeting and other softwares. He loves connecting and networking in his leisure time.

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