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Now that the online collaboration service Dimdim has been purchased by Salesforce and is being shut down, what alternatives for collaboration, conferencing and screen sharing remain available? Here are a few options that we’ve covered in the past. Prices, features and usability vary greatly.

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Now that the online collaboration service Dimdim has been purchased by Salesforce and is being shut down, what alternatives for collaboration, conferencing and screen sharing remain available?

The web conferencing market has changed considerably since our 2007 WWD roundup, but here are a few options that we’ve covered in the past.

Here are some of the other solutions available. Prices, features and usability vary greatly.

What will you use to replace Dimdim?

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  1. oovoo.com is another good option

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    1. Charles Hamilton Monday, January 10, 2011

      Thanks for the suggestion! We haven’t looked at ooVoo in a while, but we were impressed back in 2007: http://gigaom.com/collaboration/oovoo-wants-to-be-your-video-social-network/

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      1. Banckle Online Meeting http://banckle.com/apps/online-meeting/default.html is another perfect DimDim alternative and offers the same set of web and video conferencing, webinars and documents + screen sharing features. Users can evaluate it for 1 complete year without paying a single penny.

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  2. Fuze Meeting is committed to making a transition from Dimdim as painless as possible. We’ll keep everyone posted on the blog and will be hosting Displaced Dimdim Demo Days next week to help with the transition!

    -@krisaacs, Community Manager for @FuzeMeeting

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  3. I just posted a blog post on the same topic. It focuses more on free web conferencing, which is what Dimdim was all about. See http://blog.teamextension.com/top-7-dimdim-alternatives-136.

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  4. We have been very happy with join.me

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  5. How about BigBlueButton (bigbluebutton.org)

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  6. I have been using DimDim since its beta and was very upset by the news they were bought out by Sales Force to be shut down. Thank you for posting these alternatives!

    Boo to Sales Force!

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  7. Hi Charles,
    We’d also like to welcome past Dimdim customers to Mikogo, as a further option for free online meetings and web presentations. We’ve posted info on our website blog (http://www.mikogo.com/blog/) regarding making a transition to Mikogo and there is a lot of support info on the website.

    Thanks!

    Andrew Donnelly
    The Mikogo Team
    Twitter: @Mikogo

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    1. Charles Hamilton Monday, January 10, 2011

      @Andrew, thanks for the update. I’ll certainly take a look at Mikogo again. We reviewed it a couple of years ago, at http://gigaom.com/collaboration/mikogo-cross-platform-screensharing/

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  8. I work for join.me (powered by LogMeIn), which is a free screen-sharing for web conference and ad-hoc collaboration. No registration, no names, no personal info required. Comes with a unique URL, chat, and much more. If you are looking for an alternative to DimDim, you should give join.me a shot. (Thanks Ryan for the mention!)

    https://join.me/
    @joinme
    Facebook.com/join.me

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  9. Vyew (http://www.vyew.com) is another web conferencing solution our organization is looking at right now. It’s free and 100% browser-based.

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  10. hi,

    i work for agreedo.com. it’s a free service but not a replacement to dimdim rather than a AddOn. if you attend web meetings agreedo.com lets you share notes tasks and decisions during the meeting.

    best regards
    Hannes

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