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11 Online Meeting Tools

Online meeting tools can give a business the ability to host collaborative team meetings and group presentations with little expense.

Here is a list of tools for online meetings. There are video and audio conferencing applications, collaborative document and presentation sites, and apps to organize meetings. There are tools for small groups, as well as large webinars. Most of these tools have free plans for small teams.

WebEx

WebEx is Cisco’s meeting-space solution. All plans include unlimited meetings, free mobile apps, file sharing, instant messaging, and more. Share your desktop, collaborate on a whiteboards, or access and review documents. Free plan offers standard definition video. Premium plans feature high-definition video, extra apps, and remote control. Price: Free for teams up to 3. Premium plans start at $24 per month.

WebEx website

WebEx

MeetingBurner

MeetingBurner is an online meeting platform that’s free for up to 10 attendees. Use MeetingBurner for small group meetings or webinars with 1,000 attendees. It features screen sharing, mobile attendee support, streaming video of host, in-meeting chat, meeting recording, meeting analytics, and more. Price: Free up to 10 attendees. Pro account is $39.95 per month for up to 50 attendees. Premier account is $99.95 per month for up to 1,000 attendees.

MeetingBurner website

MeetingBurner

AnyMeeting

AnyMeeting is a web-conferencing platform with a variety of features to meet the needs of a small business. It includes six-way video conferencing, conference calling, built-in VoIP, screen sharing, presentation sharing, video sharing, recording, mobile, social media integration, webinar ticketing, and more. Use it for meetings by video, phone, or web, or use it to host a webinar. Price: Ad-supported version is free. Ad-free plans start at $18 per month.

AnyMeeting website

AnyMeeting

Sync.in

Sync.in is a web-based application for real-time document conferencing. Multiple people can edit the same document simultaneously — changes reflect on everyone’s screen instantly. Chat with active collaborators in real time. Chat history is maintained along with the note, creating always-persistent knowledge. If you missed the meeting, you can rewind and replay all activity using the time slider. Pro account allows you to track activity, manage notes, and more. Price: Free. Pro version is $2/user per month.

Sync.in website

Sync.in

Meetin.gs

Meetin.gs is an app to schedule and organize meetings. Meetin.gs takes care of finding a suitable time and providing participants with a space for documents and info. Send invitations or meeting minutes with branding. Distribute agenda, action points, and documents, and then discuss on the same page. View past and upcoming meetings with Meeting Timeline. Access meeting information on the go. Price: Free up to 6 meeting participants. Pro account is $19 per month.

Meetin.gs website

Meetin.gs

Vyew

Vyew is a web-based tool for meetings or webinars. Communicate to your team with up to six video streams, push-to-talk with VOIP, teleconferencing, text chat, and voice notes. Vyew features real-time desktop sharing, whiteboard tools, and more. Price: Free for up to 10 real-time participants. $9.95 per month for rooms with 50-person limit. $19.95 per month for rooms with 150 person limit.

Vyew website

Vyew

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting is a platform to hold unlimited online meetings with up to 25 attendees. With its HDFaces video-conferencing application, users can view up to six video streams and a shared desktop on the same screen. Record your meeting’s audio, including all phone and microphone audio. Attendees can join from desktop or mobile. Draw and highlight on screen, and text chat with others. Price: $49 per month for up to 25 attendees. $69 per month for up to 100 attendees. For larger groups, see website’s GoToWebinar plans.

GoToMeeting website

GoToMeeting

Hangouts

Hangouts is Google’s messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos, and videos, and even start free video calls. Turn one-on-one or group conversations into live face-to-face video calls with up to 10 people at once. Chat face-to-face, even when you’re on the go, all for free. Your team members receive video call invitations no matter what device they’re using at the moment. Enhance conversations with photos and animated GIFs. Add more people to ongoing video calls right from a mobile device. Available for desktop and mobile. Price: Free.

Hangouts website

Google Hangouts

FuzeBox

FuzeBox provides a complete solution for meeting and collaborating with scheduled meetings, presentations, and registration-based webinars. FuzeBox supports up to 12 HD video conference streams and 125 total participants. FuzeBox adjusts video and audio based on available bandwidth to minimize choppy audio. Share content, such as presentation videos or documents. Price: Free for 60 days. Pro plan is $8 per month. See site for optional audio features.

FuzeBox website

FuzeBox

Skype

Skype allows up to 10 people to make group video calls. It features instant messaging, video messaging, group screen sharing, free Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls, live chat customer support, and more. Price: Free. At least one member of group calls must have a premium account, $9.99 per month.

Skype website

Skype

Zoho Meeting

Zoho Meeting is an audio conferencing and collaborative meeting tool. Zoho Meeting features remote desktop control, tracking, and instant chat collaboration. Manage a meeting with viewing options for presentations or collaborative team meetings. Re-brand the environment, and embed your meeting in a website. Price: Free for 1 host and 1 participant. Paid plans start at $12 per month for 5 participants.

Zoho Meeting website

Zoho Meeting


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Comments ( 3 )

  1. Yelena March 10, 2014 Reply

    I have not tried all of the meeting tools mentioned in the post, but have been really happy with join.me so far. We have a multi-channel system for eBay & Amazon and love doing our demos using join.me – I think they deserve to make the next list! Great suggestions Sig

  2. jimmyseth May 22, 2014 Reply

    There is another online meeting tool we use for our online business meetings known as Banckle.Meeting which has been doing very well so far and they keep upgrading this tool adding new features and this tool is available in cloud also. You should check out this tool and add it in your list:

    http://banckle.com/apps/meeting.html

  3. cook brocks May 25, 2014 Reply

    Hey, there is one more very good alternative which you forgot to mention: RHUB web conferencing servers. It works well.

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