Alternatives to Dimdim for Web Conferencing

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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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Karolina Stefanowicz

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

Prasanth

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

Costin

Have you tried Freebinar? It’s completely free, supports up to 150 seats per meeting and has every feature you need to run a web meeting or a webinar.

Jacob Nathan

I would also suggest pligus.com

I’ve been using pligus on a daily basis and its great.

Tawny

If anyone is looking for a DimDim alternativeMegaMeeting.com is a customer service oriented web and video conferencing company that has been around for more than seven years. Like DimDim MegaMeeting.com operates on Flash and is completely browser-based We welcome all DimDim clients to experience a free live demonstration of our web and video conferencing system at http://www.megameeting.com

Darryl

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

Sara

GoMeetNow is a pretty good online collaboration alternative. You can host webinars, small meetings, and video conference. There’s no need for any downloads and it’s viewable on any platform or browser. Try out the demo version here http://www.gomeetnow.com

Mg

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)?

Tom Moberg

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

Darryl Myers

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

Hannes

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

maggie, the join.me maven

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

Kathleen Scanlon

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!

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!

[email protected], Community Manager for @FuzeMeeting

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