Looking for a free Web-Ex clone? Web-ex is great for conducting webinars (web seminars), but perhaps a little bloated and pricey. This is a brief survey of free alternatives I’ve tried, all of which had mixed results.
- Zoho Office Meeting: Worked in IE, trouble in firefox. Slow but works.
- SlideLive: Only for PowerPoint (not webinars). Worked perfectly the first time.
- CrossLoop: Great marketplace concept. The installed software won’t launch (had to reboot after the install to accomplish that). Acct confirmation not smooth: (had to log out before confirmation link would work). Need to test this with someone – seems like it will work.
- Shareview (Microsoft): It’s Microsoft, but decent interface and application-based sharing. Never got it to work: maybe the connections don’t function thru the same router.
- DimDim: Easy setup, nice interface. Screensharing problems – never got it to work.
- VNC: Technical, but works every time.