GoToMeeting

Video conferencing built for business meetings and combined with in-client chat and screen sharing options

8.4

12618 Votes

GoToMeeting is a video and voice conferencing program that allows people to connect over the internet. Participants are able to communicate with each other, and you can share your screen to show documents and other files. This uses a cloud configuration and does not require any deployment.

Main Features

GoToMeeting is a conferencing program that allows you to connect with others over video or voice channels. While it's primarily made for video conferences, users can easily turn their cameras off as needed and communicate with their voice. This also comes with VoIP capabilities, which means that people can connect to the meeting with their phone.

Conferences can be created for other people on the same network, which is free and easier to create, or you can invite people from outside the network. If you can commonly talking to representatives from other businesses and agencies, then you will likely invite members from outside the network. It's easy to create rooms and it should only take a minute or two.

Screen Sharing

One of the most common things done during in-person meetings is sharing documents. This could be a presentation, report, image, video or some other document. You can replicate this experience by sharing your screen with GoToMeeting. Simply load up the file you want to show, share your screen and then all participants can see the file.

There are several useful options to customize the experience. For example, you can choose to either share your whole screen or just part of it. You can also choose to share the sound, which is helpful with videos or audio files.

Normally the person who created the meeting will share their screen, but you can give permission to anyone else to share their screen. This is simple and can be done with a few mouse clicks.

Needs Licenses

Like many other professional programs, GoToMeeting requires that you purchase a license to use the program. This isn't bad if you only need a few licenses, but larger businesses might need many licenses to ensure that everyone can attend the meetings. You can normally cut this down by only inviting people within your network, but then this limits how many people you can communicate with.

Be sure to consider how many licenses you need before moving forward with this program.

Cloud Deployment

Some conference call programs require a major deployment on your computer or server. The good thing about GoToMeeting is that the deployment is done in the cloud. Not only does this make it easier to install and use the program, but it also requires very few resources from your network. Another benefit is that the program is very stable.

Pros

  • Allows you to video and voice conference with other people.
  • You can screen share or give permission to others to share their screen.
  • The program is reliable and fast.

Cons

  • You will need to purchase licenses in order to use this program, which can get expensive with larger businesses.

Highest-Rated Features:

  1. Presentations
  2. Screen Sharing
  3. Desktop Application

Lowest-Rated Features:

  1. Mobile
  2. Whiteboarding
  3. Participant Permissions
Company
LogMeIn
HQ Location
Boston, MA
Ownership
NASDAQ:LOGM
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$1,300,000
  • Professional: $12
  • Business: $16
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