Editor’s note: Windward is in the midst of evaluating a replacement program for our third-party Web conferencing software. This is the second post in the series. Click here for the first, the One-Minute Global Meet Review.
My assignment was to check out and write up a join.me review. My conclusion is that join.me overall is a solid program that lacks some key features.
join.me has a lot of good things going for it, including:
- A standing URL that does not change makes it easy to quickly join meetings.
- The client can launch the meeting directly in a browser.
- Audio options are easy to configure, and call quality was great for both computer mic/speakers as well as dial-in.
- join.me offers third-party calling services as well as numbers throughout the globe.
- Recording is easy and in standard formats.
And the best unique feature? The ability to catalog notes and the recording directly to join.me’s cloud services for easy meeting recaps and recording distribution when the meeting is over.
If you want to use webcams both the client and the host have to download and install the software (although both are easy to install).
But the biggest drawback we found is that join.me is missing many of the scheduling, promotion and followup items our current program has.
Will We Switch?
Probably not. join.me is a nice tool but falls short of what we currently have. We need the scheduling and mailing options that our current solution has. Also, for large-scale webinars, join.me creates a link and we would have to handle all the mailing, promotion and tracking in another tool.
Author: Roman Matskiv
Roman Matskiv is a marketing enthusiast currently working on getting Windward into the Fortune 500 list. Originally from Ukraine, he came to United States in 2007 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. In his free time, Roman can be found running through canyons in the Utah desert, trying to catch the biggest fish in Colorado, or casually hammering on his keyboard and mouse trying to beat his opponents online.
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