Favorite Free Resource Of The Month: Mikogo
Remote Desktop Sharing & Virtual Meeting Space
Communicating visual ideas, guided presentations, or demonstrating processes to someone outside your office are a “virtual” snap with Mikogo.
This cross-platform application (works with both PCs and Macs with an Intel chip) is our favorite application for working remotely. It is easy to install and completely free. And by free we mean no ads or limitations, with the exception that you can only have 10 participants in your meeting at one time. And that’s not much of limitation in our estimation!
We tried a lot of sharing programs and this is by far our favorite because its so easy to start a meeting and even easier for your participants to join. Just point them to the website, have the click on “Join A Meeting”, enter the session ID you provide and their name, and then the app loads in the background for them – the whole process taking less than a minute. We are using it to:
- Provide technical support: We’ve helped our clients troubleshoot processes, like email settings & setting up their spam filters – it’s incredibly easy when we can see everything they are doing!
- Demos: We can show a person on the other side of the country how the Site Ducky administration panel works, answer their questions and demonstrate features as if we were sitting side by side looking at the same computer screen.
- Conduct team meetings: Call in number for audio among more than two participants (also free – we’re amazed over here!) And if Windows is running the meeting there is also a whiteboard option to help communicate even more clearly.
There are some differences between the MAC and PC versions, but since we’ve been using Mikogo we’ve seen their developers working hard to ensure MAC is stable and we’ll forgo some of the plummier features for an app that works reliably.
Our favorite way to use it is with JING – a screen and screencast capture program we’ll be highlighting next month.