Online Meeting Software Reviews
WebEx Meeting Center Overall Rating – (3.5 out of 5 stars).
WebEx is the uncontested leader in enterprise web conferencing. In the past, their focus has been on large business and organizations. With Meeting Center, WebEx is hoping to chip away at the small business market that has been dominated by Citrix GoToMeeting. Read our review of WebEx Meeting Center to see if it’s the right web conferencing application for your business. See how Meeting Center stacks up against Citrix GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect, and other popular online meeting platforms.
GoToMeeting Overall Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
GoToMeeting has won our Editor’s Choice award for web conferencing three years in a row. We’ve seen a lot of innovation from GoToMeeting this year. They’ve released several new features, including high definition video conferencing (HDFaces). Citrix has also been busy with their mobile strategy, releasing iPhone, iPad, and Android applications. Find out how GoToMeeting did in our head-to-head comparisons with WebEx Meeting Center, Adobe Connect and other popular online meeting services.
GoToWebinar Overall Rating: (4.5 out of 5 stars)
GoToWebinar is our top pick for large web seminars and online conferences. GoToWebinar has all the same features that GoToMeeting has, but has increased capacity. With GoToWebinar, you can host meetings from 100-1,000 attendees. Read our review of GoToWebinar to see if it’s the right webinar service for your next online seminar.
Adobe Connect’s Overall Rating: (3.5 out of 5 stars).
Adobe Connect is a flash-based web conferencing application. Adobe has worked hard to make Connect a mobile application this year, launching apps for iOS and Android. Connect finished a respectable second place in our annual web conferencing review and comparison. Read our review to find out why we rated Connect as the second best online meeting service. See how Adobe Connect compares to GoToMeeting, our Editor’s Top Pick for 2012.
Fuze Meeting Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Fuze Meeting is a serious contender in the web conferencing category. Their cloud-based online meeting application features HD content, multi-party HD video conferencing, and mobile applications (for iOS and Android). Fuze Meeting’s entry-level services aren’t as compelling as our top picks (especially for the price), but if you’re an enterprise customer you may find their service a good fit for your business. Read our review of Fuze Meeting to learn more.
iLinc Overall Rating: (3.5 out of 5 stars). iLinc offers a wide array of products and services for online meetings, webinars, support, and training. They’ve segmented their product lines to cater to different business categories. For example, they offer solutions for simple meetings, webinars, support, training and more. See how iLinc stacks up against GoToMeeting and our other top online meeting picks.
Overall rating for Meeting Burner: (3.5 out of 5 stars).
Meeting Burner is still in beta, but it shows some promise as a user-friendly online meeting service. The application is completely web-based, so it takes minimal effort to setup and run a meeting. The beta service is lacking some important features, that prevent us from recommending it for mission critical meetings. If you’re looking for a free online meeting service, and you’re not scared by the beta label in the top corner, Meeting Burner may work for you. Read our review to see how it compares.
iMeet’s overall rating: (3 out of 5 stars).
iMeet is a beautifully designed web meeting application, offering a high degree of personalization and usability. While iMeet does an excellent job with the user experience, we feel the feature set is lacking, compared to other web conference vendors. Read more about iMeet. See how we rated it against other online meeting services.
Join.me Overall Rating: (3 out of 5 stars).
Join.me is the best (free) desktop sharing service we’ve reviewed. It’s limited as an online collaboration and meeting tool, but for the price it deserves an honorable mention. The service takes seconds to setup. Within a few clicks you can be sharing your screen with up to 100 people. Read our review of Join.me, find out what you can and can’t do with the service. If you’re looking for a more robust web conferencing service, we encourage you to read the reviews of our top online meeting applications.
Microsoft Lync Online Overall Rating: (3 out of 5 stars).
Microsoft Lync is sold and marketed as two distinct services. You can purchase Microsoft Lync Online as part of the Microsoft Office 365 service, or you can purchase it as a stand-alone server (Microsoft Lync Server). Like many Microsoft products, it works best for those companies who are completely dependent on Microsoft’s ecosystem. If you’re needing a flexible web meeting application, our top picks (GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect, and WebEx) are a better choice. Read our review to learn more about the pros and cons of Microsoft Lync Online.
Skype overall rating: (3 out of 5 stars).
Skype is an excellent choice for businesses who have basic requirements from an online meeting service. With Skype you can do audio and video conferencing (with other Skype users). In the latest version of Skype, you can share your complete desktop, or a specific region of your desktop. It doesn’t have the complete functionality of a professional web meeting application, but for the price it’s a good value. Read our review to find out how Skype compares to the competition.
Intercall’s Overall Rating: (3 out of 5 stars)
InterCall offers web conferencing products and solutions. They offer their own basic web conferencing application, but they also resell and consult for WebEx, Adobe, and other leading online meeting sites. Their basic product is adequate, but we didn’t feel the price to value ratio is as strong as other leading online meeting programs. Read our review to learn more.
Global Meet’s Overall Rating: (3 out of 5 stars).
Global Meet is produced by the same team that created iMeet (PGI). These web conferencing applications appear to be headed on a collision course at PGI. Based on our assessment of both products, we suspect iMeet will be the horse they choose to race with long term. Read our review of Global Meet to see why we think it’s going to lose out to iMeet, and other online meeting programs.
Go Meet Now Overall Rating: (2.5 out of 5 stars).
Go Meet Now is nothing more than a cheap knock off of other popular online meeting services. GoMeetNow proves that copies don’t tend to be as good as the original. If you’re looking for an application that does 80% of the things you need, but only 50% as good, read our review of GoMeetNow. If you’re looking for a leading web conferencing app, check out our top 3 applications and our comparison chart.
Central Desktop’s Overall Rating: (2 out of 5 Stars).
Central Desktop is a complete online collaboration suite. Comparing their online meeting service head to head with other services is difficult, because online meetings is only one aspect of their service. We’ve reviewed their stripped down web meeting application, so you can see how it compares to other services. Before signing up for Central Desktop, make sure you read our review, and understand the context of our rating.
Glance.net overall rating: (2 out of 5 stars).
Glance.net is a simple presentation tool designed for only the most basic online meetings. It’s relatively easy to get up and running with Glance.net, but once you’re ready to meet, there’s not a lot you can do in terms of collaboration. Find out how Glance.net stacks up with other online meeting services.
Dim Dim was acquired by SalesForce.com in January of 2011 (for reasons still unknown). Right after the purchase, SalesForce effectively shut it down. New customers can’t sign up for DimDim. Existing customers are only going to be supported through the end of their current contracts. After that period, it’s lights out. Learn more about viable alternatives on our “Dim Dim Alternatives” page.
WebEx has phased out MeetMeNow, replacing it with the new WebEx Meeting Center. We’ve kept up our review of the old MeetMeNow application, to help you find a viable alternative. WebEx’s new Meeting Center is head and shoulders above MeetMeNow, but we don’t think it’s as good as Citrix GoToMeeting and Adobe Connect. See our head to head comparison to find out why.
Microsoft Live Meeting has been discontinued. It’s been superseded with the new Microsoft Lync Online. We’ve left our review of Microsoft Live Meeting up, so you can find a good alternative for this Microsoft product. We don’t necessarily think Microsoft Lync Online is the right solution for every business. If you’re looking for a flexible, reliable, and secure online meeting service that’s easy to use, we recommend you take a look at our top picks at the top of the page.
Google Hangouts Review Summary – Google’s coolest online meeting feature is “Google Hangouts”. It’s extremely user-friendly and is also fun to use. Users can start a video conference within seconds. Just requires a plugin installation for the first time and …
Infinite Conferencing ranks well in our rating. Allows upto 1,000 participants, full duplex support so that everyone easily hear each other during meetings, full video conferencing support, and easy one click meeting invitations. Also instantly invites …
MegaMeeting Review Summary:
MegaMeeting facilitates web-based conferences complete with real time audio, video, and presentation capabilities. MegaMeeting takes a browser-based approach towards web conferencing. This result in avoiding troubles of downloads installations and configurations so as to connect hosts and …
Mikogo is a decent desktop sharing tool having enough features to assist both hosts and participants in conducting their perfect online meeting or web conference. It is extremely simple and easy-to-use. It is used for a range …
Yugma Review Summary:
Yugma can be described as a web conferencing service that has evolved within recent years. It has become both a progressive and an innovative force in this conferencing industry. The software provides more flexibility in meeting options …