free screen sharing collaboration

The web has finally given rise to “instant meetings” which are basically free screen sharing collaboration web based applications.


Two popular sites in this category include Mikogo and Join.Me.



They both offer additional features for a paid price.


Join.Me Pricing

pro features

all the goodies in free, plus

  • presenter swap
  • pro desktop app
  • personal link & background
  • meeting scheduler
  • meeting lock
  • user management
  • international conference lines
  • up to 250 meeting participants
$149/year(35% off. That’s like 4 months free.)


Mikogo Pricing

To purchase a license for commercial use, please choose from the following options. After clicking on the “Buy Now” button, you will be able to select your preferred contract type.

Monthly Subscription  US$ 25/month US$ 22/month US$ 19/month
Yearly Subscription  US$ 249/year US$ 199/year US$ 149/year
Lifetime License  US$ 699 one-time US$ 549 one-time US$ 399 one-time
Day Pass (24 Hours)  US$ 12/day US$ 11/day US$ 9/day

Prices are per organizer (named user). Unlimited use. No overage charges. Participants always connect for free.

Feature Comparison

Desktop Sharing  ✓ ✓ ✓
Switch Presenters  ✓ ✓ ✓
Participant List ✓ ✓ ✓
Participant Pointer  ✓ ✓ ✓
Back Monitor  ✓ ✓ ✓
Picture Quality Control  ✓ ✓ ✓
Language Selection  ✓ ✓ ✓
Firewall-Friendly  ✓ ✓ ✓
256 Bit AES Encryption  ✓ ✓ ✓
Email Invitations ✓ ✓ ✓
Remote Control  ✓ ✓
Remote Shortcuts  ✓ ✓
Initial Viewing Direction  ✓ ✓
Profile Manager  ✓ ✓
Session Passwords  ✓ ✓
Application Selection  ✓ ✓
Multi-Monitor Support  ✓ ✓
File Transfer  ✓ ✓
Multi-User Chat  ✓ ✓
Pause Transmission  ✓
Lock Session ✓
Recording  ✓
URL Push ✓
Status Signs (Emoticons)  ✓
Multi-User Whiteboard  ✓
Session Scheduler  ✓
Custom Logo Branding ✓
Custom Waiting Lounge ✓
HTML Viewer  ✓ ✓
Session Participants up to 25 up to 3 up to 10

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