GoToMeeting Review: Online Meeting
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|With a slim feature set but very clear audio through VoIP, it's a web-enabled teleconference solution|
GoToMeeting is $49.00 per month for up to 25 users. It's not as fully fleshed-out as some others, and lacks whiteboarding, webcam, filesharing, and other collaborative functions. It's best to think of GoToMeeting as a web-enabled teleconference system. Mac users should consider another option as the Mac version lacks some of the PC version's functionality, such as recording and specific screen-sharing options. It's also worth noting that the GoToMeeting site crashed our Mac Firefox browser whenever we tried to log into a meeting.
Unlike most other online meeting solutions, GoToMeeting requires a software download for even its most basic services (for both presenters and participants). The download took less than a minute and was easily installed. The user interface is nice, and much smoother than GoToMeeting's flash-based competitors. The software controls the meeting and allows you to set up a conference, including start-time, password protection, and audio preferences. There are two options for the latter, VOIP or a teleconference bridge number.
Audio using the built-in VoIP was great: very clear and responsive. Screen sharing was also pretty nice. Giving control to another user was fast and easy. We liked how smoothly the attendee could move windows around on the host's computer. These are GoToMeeting's strengths.
If you're primarily looking for VoIP conferencing with augmented screen sharing, GoToMeeting is an excellent choice. Those who make a lot of outside sales calls should consider that the software download may put some people off. If Webex is the Rolls Royce of online meeting solutions, GoToMeeting is the Chevy Truck: a robust, no-frills product meant to do a few things well.
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