Monday, April 14, 2008

Free Meeting And Web Conferencing Service

Hi, everybody...Hi, Doctor Nick! (Whoops...another out of place Simpsons reference there)

Bruce was looking for a web conferencing service today and although I got to him too late, I wanted to share a cool alternative for those of you looking for a "personal" web meeting space.

The service is called Dimdim and it's billed as "the world's free web meeting where you can share your desktop, show slides, collaborate, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam with absolutely no download required for attendees." Pretty cool stuff.

Of course, I still think Lotus Sametime and Sametime Unyte are THE tools for true business web conferencing and unified communications, but if you are looking for a no-cost service that will work great for your personal needs, go ahead and check out Dimdim.

I mean, come on...they get points in my book just for a cool name! :-)


Robin Baker said...

So, all comments about the company's name aside, I am a big fan of another web conferencing service that works well for businesses. Glance Networks has a web conferencing tool that is super-simple and super-reliable. It takes just a few minutes to set up, and lets you host meetings with up to 100 users--all for the same low monthly cost.

This is an ideal tool for inside sales, web demos, and online training. Check out a free trial beforehand at

Jax Cooper said...

Hey Chris,
There's no such thing as an out of place Simpsons quote! Any time is Simpsons time.
Just to let you know i've been experimenting with some screen sharing applications after a discussion with a friend. I found one called Mikogo. Its free and pretty easy to use so far.
What do you think of it?
Enjoy! Jax

Technoguide said...

We think Dimdim is pretty special. It's easy, open and free. So try it today and meet freely with up to 20 people, unlimited meetings.