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Alternatives to Dimdim for Web Conferencing

Now that the online collaboration service Dimdim has been purchased by Salesforce (s crm) 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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28 Responses to “Alternatives to Dimdim for Web Conferencing”

  1. Hi,

    There’s actually a special offer for DimDim users by a new web conferencing platform – ClickMeeting. http://www.clickmeeting.com/promo/dimdim/
    Using the special “dimdim” code when signing up for a 30-day free trial you can get 25 % off the price of your account for life. And the functionalities are also pretty advanced and include fully customisable meeting rooms, video chat and sharing of desktops, documents and apps.

    Cheers

  2. Charles,

    ViVu offers a one-year FREE trial of VuCast for all Dimdim users! With VuCast, you can conduct Interactive HD Video Webcasts, share your slides and desktop, integrate/interact with Twitter, and record your meetings.

    Given the influx of queries we received post the Dimdim-ViVu announcement, we figured it was best to provide a worthy alternative to all Dimdim users! http://blog.vivu.tv/blog/?p=393

    Check out what our users have to say: http://twitter.com/#!/JTT/status/24159372179406848
    http://twitter.com/#!/redcrew/status/31046053591519232

    Prasanth
    ViVu, Inc.
    Twitter: @ViVuTv

  3. Thank you for the mention Tom.

    Hi Charles,

    Some background on Wiggio. Wiggio is a dead simple productivity toolkit that makes it easy to work and communicate within private groups. Started due to the need for a simple all-in-one way to make working in groups easy. Wiggio provides access to the tools groups need most, including real-time communication via text, email and voice, live phone and video-conferencing, file sharing and editing, surveys, shared calendars and discussion topics.

    The entire feature set if free, so please check us out!

    Thanks,
    Darryl Myers
    VP Biz Dev @ Wiggio.com

  4. The thing that I like about dimdim is that it was so simple to use. From what I have seen so far, there aren’t many out there that run the same audio set up as dimdim (plug in mic and go, no phones or extra fees) can anyone suggest a provider who offers what dimdim does (did)?

  5. I have been looking into Wiggio recently for collaboration and maybe even project management. It is currently free, allows people to be added to groups via email, and allows for web conferencing and conference calling. I have no stake in them, it just looks like a nicely executed service.

    http://wiggio.com

    • Thank you for the mention Tom.

      Hi Charles,

      Some background on Wiggio. Wiggio is a dead simple productivity toolkit that makes it easy to work and communicate within private groups. Started due to the need for a simple all-in-one way to make working in groups easy. Wiggio provides access to the tools groups need most, including real-time communication via text, email and voice, live phone and video-conferencing, file sharing and editing, surveys, shared calendars and discussion topics.

      The entire feature set is Free, so please check us out!

      Thanks,
      Darryl Myers
      VP Business Dev

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Kristen

    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