In a world where we now communicate and collaborate mainly via the Internet, it&rsquo,s significant to have the right contraption available. Not only do you need something that is dependable and works decently, but you also want a device that is effortless for all of your collaborators to use. Having a lot of features is nice, but if the people you&rsquo,re attempting to communicate with can&rsquo,t figure out how to join you, more than likely you&rsquo,ll end up alone!
This list will get over some of the best online instruments for meetings, group collaborations, and screen sharing. These kind of devices come in handy for many things like webinars, training, projects, technical support, or just to have a group talk for joy.
All of these implements are easy-to-use and, for the most part, are even lighter for your collaborators to join in as well. Let&rsquo,s take a look.
MeetingBurner is not just a superb place to hold online meetings (right in the browser &ndash, no downloads required), it&rsquo,s also good for hosting webinars, and sharing your screen. It includes Skype integration, conference lines, and one click recording and sharing. You&rsquo,ll also get analytics for your meetings so that you can see how your guests interact with your content. Due to it&rsquo,s swift geyser times and easy-to-use interface, it&rsquo,s one of the most popular services for online meetings, best of all, the service is free.
Meetin.gs lets you get began in less than 60 seconds and gives you the convenience of creating fresh meetings via a bookmarklet, in addition to using the website. Not only can you create meetings yourself and participate from any device, but you can create and edit them together with participants. It&rsquo,s also a excellent place to edit documents together with a group and anyone can mail-in notes and other materials via email.
Pricing: Meetin.gs has both a free and PRO account ($Nineteen/month or $190/year).
Jabbster is aimed at people who want to privately keep in touch with the family and friends, yet the platform is well suited to hold online meetings as well. While it doesn&rsquo,t suggest real-time meetings via movie (like MeetingBurner), it does let you create private groups where you can share photos, events, and contact info. You&rsquo,ll be able to have threaded discussions, it&rsquo,s pretty much like having your own private social networking, with a few added benefits.
If you love this service, you may also like Micromobs, which is very similar.
GoToMeeting is a desktop alternative to MeetingBurner and is used for meetings (in HD) and web conferences. There are three different products that are suggested: GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining. All products permit desktop and application sharing, one-click recording, drawing implements, voice conferencing abilities, and more. You can begin meetings from Microsoft Office, email, or instant messaging implements. Best of all, meetings can be accessed from a Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
Pricing: GoToMeeting is not free, tho’ it does come with a free 30-day trial. After the trial it&rsquo,s $49/month.
Yugma is a free service for hosting online meetings and web conferences, and is also superb for sharing your screen and collaborating with others. Yugma offers Five other plans along with the free version. &ldquo,Yugma Free gives you free web conferencing with up to Two attendees [and 1 hour meeting limitations].&rdquo, It also comes with audio conferencing, public and private talk, Skype integration, annotations and whiteboarding contraptions, quick polls, and much more.
Pricing: P2 &ndash, $24.50/year, P20 &ndash, $9.95/month or $99.50/year, P50 &ndash, $34.95/month or $349.50/year, P100 &ndash, $79.95/month or $799.50/year, P500 &ndash, $159.95/month or $1599.50/year.
Note: For some of Yugma&rsquo,s services you will need to install their software.
WebEx is an excellent service that gives you unlimited online meetings. With this you get high-quality movies, phone conferencing, and mobile access (including the iPad), so that you can host and attend meetings while on-the-go. You can have up to 25 people in a meeting and see up to 6 webcams on screen at a time. Their online collaboration devices, like whiteboarding, note-taking, and annotations, make it fine for working with groups.
Pricing: There is a free 14-day trial, after which the service is $Nineteen/month.
Sync.in is &ldquo,a web based processor for people to collaborate in real-time&rdquo, and refers to itself as &ldquo,real-time document conferencing.&rdquo, It&rsquo,s kind of like Google Docs since it lets numerous people work on the same document and instantly shows any switches that are made. Sync.in is superb for working on documents and notes, brainstorming, planning, training, and much more.
Pricing: While it is totally free and requires no sign-up, you can get Sync.in PRO for $Two per user/month (after a 30-day trial).
Note: If you want to create fresh notes from your desktop, you&rsquo,ll need to install a puny lump of software.
Twiddla is a very popular web based meeting place for probe groups, since it permits you to markup websites, graphics, pics, and more via a whiteboard. Not only can you collaborate with others, but you can also browse the web together and hold conference calls. The free account only offers meetings, document and pic sharing, screen captures, and voice talk. There are no downloads, plugins, or sign-up required.
Pricing: While Twiddla does suggest a very limited free account, there are three other plans: Professional ($14/month), Enterprise ($49/month), and Universal ($189/month).
Vyew is superb for meeting and sharing content in real-time. You can collaborate on photos, files, documents and movies. It includes whiteboarding contraptions, screen sharing, VoIP, forums, voice notes, activity tracking, text talk, and more. There are no installations required and the free version gives you unlimited use with up to Ten people, but it is ad supported. A unique feature of Vyew is that it offers fairly a few plug-ins that can add extra functionality to the service like adding MP3&rsquo,s, YouTube movies, and polls.
Pricing: There are two other plans: plus ($9.95/month) and professional ($Nineteen.95/month).
Huddle is a cloud platform that lets you collaborate, share files, and manage projects. It offers a massive list of features, plus fairly a few unique features that you won&rsquo,t find on other similar services. For example, their versioning feature permits for collaboration on the same documents, yet it keep tracks of different version of that document so that you can revert back if needed. Documents can be accessed from anywhere including mobile devices like the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and iPad. The Huddle developer API is also available for anyone wanting to build an application or mash-up.
Pricing: Huddle comes with a 14-day free trial, after which you&rsquo,ll have to contact them for a quote based on your needs.
ShowDocument offers online meetings, screen sharing, and real-time collaboration &ndash, all with a single click. Integrated features include: whiteboarding implements, talk translator, talk (voice, movie, text), and the sharing of web pages, YouTube movies, and Google maps. You can customize ShowDocument and add functionality via the App Center. If you plan on using it frequently, you can also install the Chrome extension or Firefox Add-on. There is also an Android app for those who want to use the service on their mobile device.
312Meet, presently in public beta Two, provides unlimited online meetings and share your screen without any limitations. All you need to get began is to inject your email address and either join or host a meeting using the widget on their website. While the site is free, you can upgrade to a PRO, Business, or Enterprise account in order to get rid of ads and commercials. Unluckily, all upgraded accounts are not available in the beta phase, so you&rsquo,ll have to wait until the service is out of beta.
In case the above 12 aren&rsquo,t enough or just aren&rsquo,t what you&rsquo,re looking for, here are Five other suggestions.
&ldquo,A cloud-based visual collaboration and individual telepresence service that enables the mobile enterprise to share any content, from any device, any where in the world.&rdquo, You can collaborate in real-time with high-resolution content.
&ldquo,Zoho empowers you to meet and collaborate with your online remote audience.&rdquo, It&rsquo,s superb for sharing your desktop and collaborating in real-time. It also supports voice conferencing via telephone or VoIP.
Skype of course supports group movie calling so that you can talk to and see more than one person at a time. However, this is not an online implement (as most know), you will need to download Skype Five.0 or higher to make group movie calls.
Facebook presently supports online movie calling (in partnership with Skype), however you presently cannot do group movie calls. You can, however, have group text talks. It&rsquo,s worth looking into since almost everyone has a Facebook account now-a-days.
Google+ Hangouts is another social network that supports movie talking and with a group. You&rsquo,ll need to install the Google voice and movie plugins to get commenced. Once you do, you can also use movie in Gmail, iGoogle, and Orkut. It&rsquo,s now one of the easiest ways to see a group of friends at one time.
So which on is the best for online meetings? You be the judge! Let us know in the comments below.
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