For any social entrepreneur or startup founder there will be times that you will need to have online meetings with co-workers, partners and potential stakeholders. Our team on the Social Enterprise Development in the Baltic Sea Region network meet up online frequently and we rely on such free online tools for our meeting purposes. With that said here is a list of some known and unknown free online meeting tools
One of the olderst and most popular tools is the option of free calls between Skype subscription holders. Skype Meetings is Skype’s free video conferencing service. It offers most of the same tools as most other online tools, including screen sharing, file uploads, and HD audio and video. There are also options for real-time translation, SMS texting, and landline phone calls.
Zoom, also a very popular option, is a web conferencing tool that offers free and paid plans. The free account with Zoom has some pretty robust features, including conferences that allow up to 100 participants, unlimited one-on-one conferences, video and audio conferencing, and group collaboration features such as
Uberconference is a useful web conferencing tool that hosts video conferences. Uberconference also includes some great features in their free plan including call recording, voice transcription, hold music, screen sharing, and up to 10 participants per call. (The paid version allows for up to 100 participants.)
Previously known as Freebinar. AnyMeeting is a paid web conferencing tool with a free 14-day trial period. (It used to offer a ad-based freebinar service but has since moved to tiered subscription plans.)
Mikogo is another great web conferencing tool with a free 14-day trial period. With an unlimited number of meeting participants at a time (with a paid subscription), Mikogo has all of the essential features that make for a useful online meeting tool.
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