Web conferencing software has become a necessary tool for today’s businesses. The usage is ubiquitous across all levels of the organization. Many of the sophisticated business conferencing tools can be priced anywhere from moderate to high depending on the plan features. However, there are plenty of good tools that are free to use. Many of them are cloud-based. A lot of enterprise-grade conferencing tools like Cisco Webex have an entry-level free version with limited usage and capabilities. It is good to explore free tools especially if you are a start-up, SMB, or home-office user. In the current COVID-19 situation, many of the social communities like friends and family are also using these tools to stay connected.
We give you a list of such free tools that you can explore
Livestorm Webinar is a video conferencing platform for hosting meetings, webinars and online events. The software is browser based and does not require installation or set up time. It is scalable, device friendly - can be used on mobiles, desktop or laptops and can be deployed in businesses of all sizes across various Industries such as Education, Technology, Healthcare, Government and more.
Livestorm enables meetings on the go, anytime, anywhere and any device, with facility to plan and create multiple sessions in advance, enabling business branding in the virtual meeting rooms. Meeting features include screen sharing, chat sessions, polls and surveys for collecting feedback and opinions, and recording of meeting sessions.
Livestorm Webinar features include simplified and automated processes for creating promotional emails and registration pages and forms that can be customized. It also allows for creation of on-demand webinars within minutes, and automation of the entire webinar process from start to end. The analytics feature provides insights on event performance and information on audience participation and other details. Livestorm integrates with the other business applications such as CRM systems enabling automated data sync up.
Poppy Acton Davis
Global Account Manager
Company Size: 1-10
HQ Location: 24 rue Rodier, 75009 Paris
Zoom Meetings is a video conferencing platform that helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. It's a cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. It helps to improve internal communications, digital and social presence, and acquire customers.
Zoom helps to confidently work from home with clear audio, advanced background noise suppression, and modernize the meeting solution. It also helps in Communicating instantly on Zoom Chat, share files and search content in public or private groups, connect external users while keeping information safe and so on.
Some of its features include bringing HD video and audio to the meetings with support for up to 1000 video participants and 49 videos on screen, multiple participants can share their screens simultaneously and co-annotate for a more interactive meeting, record meetings locally or to the cloud, with searchable transcripts, support scheduling or starting meetings from Outlook, Gmail, or iCal and many more.
Director of Technology and Information Services
Company Size: 1001-5000
HQ Location: 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113
Whereby is a webinar and conferencing platform that helps to work from anywhere with easy video meetings with no app or installs required, and the same meeting link every time. It helps to enhance customer relationships and improve internal communications.
Whereby is the easiest way to meet over video and give the team the freedom to work where they thrive. It enhances the customer experience with video meetings using the simple API. It simple, safe and secure, flexible and unlimited. It’s the best value-for-money option for small-to-medium businesses.
Some of the Whereby features include no downloads, logins, or guest registration required, collaboration with the team with the intuitive screen share feature, custom URL for the meeting every time hosted, up to 50 in one call, and many more.
Company Size: 11-50
HQ Location: 1951 NW 7th ave., Suite 600, Miami, Florida 33136, US
Global video conferencing and team collaboration software for remote access, support and website monitoring
TeamViewer is an application that allows remote control, online meetings, file transfer, desktops sharing and web conferencing between computers. It is designed to keep people and devices connected, allowing users to access their office PC from the road, video conference across town, and share their screen for remote support from the other side of the world.
It controls, manages, monitors, and repairs computers, mobile devices, network machines and more. To help users manage meetings and presentations, TeamViewer supports scheduling tools and allows users to communicate interactively and effectively via chat, VoIP, video, and telephone conference. Meetings, video calls, chats, and teleconferences can be started with just a click.
Key features include document management, cooperative writing, invitation management, remote control, screen sharing, chat and messaging and more.
Company Size: 501-1000
HQ Location: Jahnstr. 30 , Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg 73037, DE
Web Collaboration software with messaging, video and voice calls for group or individual communications
Google Hangouts is a Web Collaboration software that helps to connect with people via talk, text, or video. It creates and connects to the groups via apps, also stores the past chats to refer back to past messages as convenient. It helps to launch new products, acquire customers, and improve internal communications.
Google Hangouts supports one-on-one conversation or a group chat, syncs the chats from device to device, turn any conversation into a free video call, make completely free calls to other Hangouts users, get voice calling for Hangouts on Android with Hangouts dialer and so on.
Some of its features include instant messaging, voice calls, HD video calls, group conferencing, auto screen focus, compatibility with multiple computing devices, built-in screen sharing, and more.
HQ Location: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US
MyOwnConference is a cloud-based web conferencing software used by businesses to schedule webinars, auto webinars, web conferencing and online trainings. MyOwnConference service is used in education, sales, business, marketing, HR. It helps to improve efficiency.
MyOwnConference supports by broadcasting up to 10 presenters/attendees at once for a collaborative experience, giving everyone the chance to speak. It also creates a community vibe by asking attendees questions or let them chat amongst themselves.
Some of its features include automated email sequences supported by 16 languages, multiple speakers, private messaging, worldwide coverage, recording and sharing and more.
Company Size: 11-50
HQ Location: 85 Great Portland Street, London, England W1W 7LT, GB
Uber conference is an online meetings platform for organization of all sizes to connect and engage with all the clients or teams irrespective of location. The meetings can be hosted using any device, including desktop, phone, or mobile app. It supports both video and audio conferencing and screen sharing. The AI based software provides searchable transcription of meetings.
The primary features include call controls, screen and document sharing, HD calls, video conferencing, call recording, custom call-in numbers, toll free number, international access, dial out options, custom music, analytics and a team management portal. Apart from the above, it also offers integration with host of other software like G Suite, Office 365, Salesforce, Slack, LinkedIn and HipChat.
Company Size: 251-500
HQ Location: 100 California St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, California 94111, US
Financials: Series D
ezTalks is an online video conferencing provider that enables users to connect with people anywhere and anytime. It offers both cloud-based conferencing services and on-premise, room-based video conferencing solutions.
ezTalks allows users to host or join an online meeting, instant chat and share content with meeting participants, video webinars, rooms, audio conferencing. To enhance user productivity, ezTalks promotes several collaboration tools including an innovative whiteboard and instant screen and content sharing.
Some of its features include HD video conferencing, Video Webinar, Meeting Control, Interactive Whiteboard, Instant Messaging, audio conferencing, screen sharing, content sharing, remote control, and more.
Company Size: 201-500
HQ Location: 194-200 Lockhart Road, Hongkong, Hong Kong 999077, HK
Ringcentral Meetings is a powerful HD cloud web conferencing and screen sharing app. It helps to improve internal communications and collaboration.
It's an online meeting with team collaboration helping to host up to 100 participants with a high-quality experience anytime, anywhere, on the desktop or mobile device.
Some of its features include screen sharing providing meeting context, HD video meetings, integrated team messaging, and many more.
Zoro L. Zubko
Certified Travel Consultant
Top of the World Travel
Company Size: 1001-5000
HQ Location: 20 Davis Drive Belmont, CA 94002, USA
GlobalMeet is an all-in-one communications, events, and online meeting software platform. It helps to improve internal communication and enhance customer relationships.
GlobalMeet offers robust communication and conferencing solutions for meetings, events, and team collaboration. It helps to connect virtually from anywhere, making business communication easier.
Some of the features of GlobalMeet include improving communication and collaboration, easily engaging prospects, customers, employees, and investors, and combining a cloud-based phone system with collaboration and conferencing tools. It also helps stay on track, delegate tasks, and make sure projects are completed on time.
Vice President, Strategy and Measurement
Company Size: 5001-10000
HQ Location: 2300 Lakeview Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009