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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 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



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



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 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. website is an app to schedule and organize meetings. 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. website


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



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



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 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



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


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

Sig Ueland

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  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 so far. We have a multi-channel system for eBay & Amazon and love doing our demos using – 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:

  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.

  4. Laurence Chandler November 28, 2014 Reply

    Some really good options there Sig. Some good points being made. However would have liked to have seen a bit more of an analysis and cross reference between the two.

    We offer an online meeting tool here at Drum. Drum Web Meetings is browser based meaning there are no downloads and no system requirements. The beta version of Drum is free to use and comes with a comprehensive list of features to ensure your meetings are as effective as possible. It would be interesting to see how you see Drum stacking up against the other products you have reviewed here.

  5. Franziska February 19, 2015 Reply

    We use the online meeting tool of FastViewer – Instant Meeting.
    Good functions and high security standards

  6. Michael February 23, 2015 Reply

    I’d like to add one more online meeting tool – It is web-based service for online meeting and webinar. It allows to hold a webinar up to 1000 attendees.

  7. Jason Dill May 8, 2015 Reply

    In addition to above mentioned web conferencing tools, you may consider an on premise web conferencing solution from R-HUB

  8. Robin Bull June 11, 2015 Reply

    Hi Sig- Great article! I’d like to suggest Mikogo for your list. It’s great for online meetings. is the website. Feel free to check it out and let us know what you think!

  9. KEIRA SUNDERMAN November 27, 2015 Reply

    Interesting analysis , BTW , if you requires to merge PDF files , my friend used a tool here also here