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Join.me Review

Join.me Web Meetings

The perfect platform for a more productive business. Up to 250 participants, third-party app integrations and much more!

$18/month

Join-me

Join.me provides the perfect tools to hold productive, collaborative meetings. Whether you are on the go or in the office you can join and host a meeting from anywhere. It is the perfect meeting platform for ad hoc and scheduled meetings for large or small businesses who need to brainstorm ideas, plan an event, or hold a mastermind conference.

Perfect Platform for Hosting Large or Small Collaborative, Productive Meetings

PROS:
  • 250 participants
  • 5TB cloud storage
  • Ability to add extra presenters
  • Calendar integrations
  • Use own conference number instead of Join.me number
  • Mobile capabilities
  • Choice to use browser or desktop app
  • Two-step verification for host
  • Screen or window sharing
  • 10 clear video feeds
  • Chat to group or individuals
  • Send files to participants
CONS:
  • Linux and Chrome OS does not support Google Calendar Extension
  • No recurring meetings
  • Screen sharing not available on mobile apps
  • Only iPad app has whiteboard
  • No video for mobile apps


Meeting Setup: (Rating: 9/10)

Setting up your meeting with Join.me is extremely easy and simple. You can set up a meeting on your own, or use their step by step guide to move you through the process one step at a time. You even have the option to download the desktop app and calendar integration apps to make scheduling your next meeting even easier. Users do have to download software in order to use the web conferencing feature – something other companies do not require.

Features: (Rating: 10/10)

Join.me has an excellent variety of features to help any meeting run smoothly. The best part is that they do not overwhelm you with features that you do not need. One of Join.me’s features which allows them to stand out is their whiteboard, which comes with the iPad app, that can be used on or offline.

Video: (Rating: 10/10)

When you want a highly interactive video feed, Join.me is the platform for you. They have high quality video streaming for up to ten webcams, plus you can move the videos around and use them along with screen sharing.

Audio: (Rating: 10/10)

Join.me has extremely high sound quality whether you are connecting through your computer or over the phone.

Security: (Rating: 8/10)

The security is two-fold. As a host you can set up your account so that you have a two-step verification process which ensures your account is security. Secondly, you are able to lock your meetings. Once your meetings are locked the attendee has to “knock” by entering their name and requesting permission to enter into the conference. On the other hand, they did lose a couple points here because anyone can join if they have your personal link from a previous meeting.

Ease of Use: (Rating: 10/10)

Join.me prides itself on its ease of use. We have to agree that this is one of its great attributes. Join.me keeps the application simplistic while allow for the tools you need to run an effective meeting. The buttons and your options are clearly defined while being easy to use.

Help & Support: (Rating: 10/10)

Help and support is available 24/7. Join.me has an expansive knowledge base full of FAQs and feedback or opinions from users. You can also contact them through phone and email.


Join.me Pricing

Pro (up to 50 participants):$18/month, 10 video feeds, unlimited whiteboards

Business (up to 250 participants): $25/month, 10 video feeds, unlimited whiteboards


Join.me Specifications

Specification

Pricing

Monthly Price: $18-$25

Free Trial

Attendees

50

250

Help and Support

24/7 Support

Phone

Email

Online Tutorials

FAQ's

Knowledge Base

Meeting Invitation

Schedule Meetings

Ad-Hoc Meetings

Invite Attendees After Meeting Started

Expel Attendees

Collaboration & Sharing

Change Presenters

Desktop Sharing

Specific Application Sharing

File Sharing

Whiteboard

Annotation & Drawing Tools

Chat

Polling/Surveys

Video

Video Conferencing

Max # of Video Streams: 10

Audio

VoIP Support

Local Toll Dial in #'s

Toll Free Dial in #'s

Mute Participants

Additional Features

Meeting Recording

Outlook Integration

Participant Reporting

Meeting Room Branding

Security

Low Security help

256-bit AES Encryption

Platforms

Windows

Mac

Linux

IOS Iphone/Ipad

Android

Windows Mobile


What We Like about Join.me

Presenter Swap: The host of the account as the ability to add extra presenters from their backend. They will receive the bill, however each presenter will have their personal link and be able to manage their own scheduler. If it is not planned ahead, the host does have the ability to promote any participant to presenter during your meeting. The iPad app also allows one to present.

Schedule Meetings through Integrations: You have the option to integrate your Join.me account with your Outlook or Salesforce or you can install a Google Calendar extension on Chrome. You then have an easy process of scheduling and inviting participants using Outlook, Salesforce, or Google Calendar.

Use Your Own Conference Line: Join.me does provide you with a conference line, however if you would like to use one that you already have they allow you to use that line. There is a simple process to enter your own conference line when you schedule or start your meeting.

Join Any Meeting on the Go: Any participant can download the mobile app from the app store, Google Play, or Amazon. You can download the app on your iPad, Android, Windows RT, or Amazon tablets plus iPhones, iPod Touch, Android phones, and Apple Watch. You can even give a presentation from the iPad app.

Interactive Whiteboards: You have the ability to use whiteboards with the iPad app. The best part is that you can use this feature online during your meeting for a collaborative activity, or you can create one ahead of time offline.

File Sharing: Although you can only send a file to one participant at a time, both the host and participants can share files with anyone in the meeting.

Screen or Window Sharing: When presenting from your desktop you have the ability to choose whether you share your whole screen or just a window.

No Downloads Necessary: Participants can join meetings directly from their browser. The host also has the option to use their browser or download the desktop app. Downloading the app does make setting up the meeting slightly easier.
10 Video Feeds: Currently any meeting can have ten crisp, clear video feeds. However, Join.me does have plans in the works to allow all participants to use their webcams during the meetings.

Knock to Join: Once your meeting is locked attendees need to “knock” to enter. When they want to join the meeting they will enter their name and knock. You then have the option to allow them to enter, deny their entrance, or unlock the meeting.


What We Don’t Like about Join.me

Whiteboards Only Available on iPad: As of right now you can only use whiteboards on your iPad. This does make it difficult when you have presenters and participants using multiple devices.

No Video Feed on Mobile Devices: Only those on their computers can share their webcam feeds. Join.me has declined requests to allow video from mobile devices when current clients put in the request on their ideas page.

Only Screen Share from Desktop: Although you can present from your iPad app, you can only share your screen or window if you are on a desktop.

No Recurring Meetings: You can schedule meetings, hold ad hoc meetings, and record your meetings but you cannot schedule recurring meetings.


Final Thoughts

Overall Join.me is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to hold collaborative and productive meetings. Using their simplistic tools you can brainstorm, plan, and complete your next project. It is the perfect web conferencing platform for any large or small business.


9.6 Total Score
Top Performing Web Conferencing Platform

Join.me is one of the top performing web conferencing platforms. Using its simplistic application you can host and participant in an effectively productive meeting from anywhere.

Meeting Setup
9
Features
10
Video
10
Audio
10
Security
8
Ease of Use
10
Help & Support
10
PROS
  • 250 participants
  • 5TB cloud storage
  • Ability to add extra presenters
  • Calendar integrations
  • Use own conference number instead of Join.me number
  • Mobile capabilities
  • Choice to use browser or desktop app
  • Two-step verification for host
  • Screen or window sharing
  • 10 clear video feeds
  • Chat to group or individuals
  • Send files to participants
CONS
  • Linux and Chrome OS does not support Google Calendar Extension
  • No recurring meetings
  • Screen sharing not available on mobile apps
  • Only iPad app has whiteboard
  • No video for mobile apps

Join.me Web Meetings

The perfect platform for a more productive business. Up to 250 participants, third-party app integrations and much more!

$18/month

Join-me


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