|Free – $19.99+ per host, per mo.
|$89 – $429 per mo.
|Free – $26.95+ per host, per mo.
|$30 – $209+ per mo.
|$19 – $49+ per
|Up to 100, depending on plan
|Up to 2,000, depending on plan
|Up to 200, depending on plan
|Up to 5,000, depending on plan
|Up to 250, depending on plan
|Integration with productivity apps, cloud recording, HD video and voice, screen sharing, whiteboarding
|Flexible interface, recording, teleconferencing, follow up functions
|Transport layer security, whiteboarding, VoIP
|Custom invitations, whiteboarding, polling
|Personal meeting rooms, virtual whiteboarding,
join.me’s simplicity makes this free-to-use video conferencing platform popular among business users. However, not every video conferencing platform is right for every business, which is why we’ve outlined 5 join.me alternatives.
join.me allows you to customize your meeting link so attendees joining a meeting are familiar with your brand even before they enter the meeting. Add screen sharing and you’ve got a solid video conferencing experience. The platform consistently provides reliable streaming with a secure connection and high-quality audio. Just send out a link and participants can join.
If you’re looking for a more robust video conferencing tool for your business? Let’s take a look at 5 alternatives to join.me:
Zoom offers a robust free plan, allowing up to 100 participants in 40-minute limited virtual conferences. There’s no limit to the number of one-on-one conferences you can hold, and whiteboards for group collaboration come standard.
The cloud-based platform simplifies virtual meetings between remote teams spread out across the globe by offering:
- Crisp audio and video with powerful screen-sharing features
- Chrome and Linux OS support for increased flexibility
- Secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to guarantee secure communications
The platform also supports live video demonstrations, online training, courses and webinars that are all native to Zoom. It’s capable of broadcasting online meetings with up to 100 video participants and 10,000 view-only attendees, making it an obvious choice for live webinars or keynote-style addresses to a global audience. The best part is you can start and join a meeting quickly with a single touch of your mobile device or browser, not to mention record your virtual meetings in MP4 and M4A video formats.
To upgrade to more advanced features such as user management, interoperability, custom meeting IDs for individual participants, phone support and managed domains, choose one of Zoom’s three paid tiers: Pro, Business or Enterprise, ranging from $14.99 to $19.99 per month, per host.
While created by the same company that built join.me, this software is specially designed by LogMeIn for webinars, but it can also be used for teleconferencing. GoToWebinar provides a rich, flexible interface with a quick, user-friendly setup, all supported by video tutorials created by the developers. Record conference and follow up functions offer users the opportunity to watch an on-demand broadcast of the conference later and provide feedback to the hosts.
GoToWebinar can be used to extend engagement with your target audience, offer training via audio and online conferencing and conduct virtual meetings. Like GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Pricing unlocks after a free 7-day trial, with flexible paid options ranging from $89 to $429 monthly, to accommodate up to 2,000 participants.
3. Cisco Webex
Cisco Webex is an excellent video collaboration software that works well for online training, webinars and remote support.
In particular, Cisco Webex is great for businesses with security concerns. This teleconference software features Transport Layer security, third-party accreditations, encryption, firewall compatibility, single sign-on and secure scheduling options.
Webex includes a full suite of features including:
- Markup tools
- Phone call-in or VoIP
- Application and screen sharing
Seamless integration with Outlook and full functionality across Mac and Windows desktops, as well as mobile operating systems, allow participants to join meetings from their device of choice.
The free version of Cisco Webex is limited, only allowing two participants in meetings. Paid Webex plans range from $13.50-$26.95 per host, per month, with plans that incorporate 50-200 participants and up to 100 host licenses.
ClickMeeting is a browser-based web conferencing app that connects users regardless of operating system or location. ClickMeeting’s key features include:
- Tests and surveys
- One-click recording
- Webinar stats
- Desktop sharing
- Meeting room rebranding
Presenters and attendees can effortlessly link with each other, participate in meetings, deliver presentations, share videos and share their screen. ClickMeeting’s flexibility and crisp online webinars can assist your business with lead-generation and sales through product training, demos and visual branding buzz.
ClickMeeting offers a 30-day free trial, followed by paid plans ranging from $30 to $209 monthly.
GoToMeeting is a feature-packed, easy-to-use web conferencing platform with numerous features for international professionals with global clients and contracts, also by the makers of Logmein.
The software’s sophisticated video conferencing tools integrate with Podio, Zapier, Slack, Microsoft Office 365 and Accord LMS, and are configurable to Macro-Pro, personal computers (PCs), Android and iOS devices for optimal flexibility.
Users can join meetings wherever, whenever, with ease. GoToMeeting is outfitted with:
- Meeting scheduler
- One-click meetings and recording,
- Personal meeting rooms
- Toll-free options
- Virtual whiteboard and drawing tools
- Desktop and application sharing
GoToMeeting’s competitive pricing schedule runs between $19 and $49 per month after a 14-day free trial.
As you can see, if join.me isn’t the right video conference software for your business, there are great alternatives and DGI is here to help you sift through your options.
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