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Mikogo lets you collaborate online…


Mikogo screen sharing tool. Mikogo lets you share your screen and collaborate online with friends and colleagues

If you are looking for a light,easy-to-use and FREE screen-sharing tool for web collaboration with your colleagues or friends then Mikogo can help you out…

Mikogo is a free online desktop sharing tool with a bunch of features for web conferencing.With Mikogo, you can host screen sharing sessions and invite up to 10 participants simultaneously to your web meeting.

Further features of Mikogo include switch presenter(lets you switch the user sharing his/her screen),file transfer,meeting password (for enhanced security),preferred meeting ID (to schedule online meetings in advance) & skype compatibility (providing free screen sharing and phone calls together,a complete real time collaboration)

In their own words

Mikogo can be employed for a range of professional,academic or personal use,including online meetings,product demonstrations,online presentations,remote support or webinars

This Germany based service,founded by Mark Zondler has been showing positive signs of becoming a widely used screen sharing service.In September 2008 alone,Mikogo hosted 51,643 free online meetings with a daily average of 1721 meetings.

Mikogo is actually a service backed by BeamYourScreen,a paid web collaboration service(with secure & advanced features than Mikogo).It was decided to launch Mikogo as a free online meeting tool for those small yet highly necessary needs of users to collaborate online without charging any money.

As the service has no premium account upgradation(that means they’re free in every aspect),the security level is relatively low and hence corporate meetings(confidential in nature) are not advisable to be conducted through this service.(for that you better opt for Beamyourscreen)

After Skype,they’re planning to integrate themselves with MSN messenger,Google Talk,yahoo messenger, Facebook etc.They are also about to release the next version of Mikogo in a shortwhile.

However the competition in online screen sharing services is quite fierce with services like yuuguu,crossloop,showmypc and many others but few things that help Mikogo stand out from the crowd are “ability to change presenters”, “upto 10 viewers in a single meeting” & latest addition “skype integration” .Mikogo’s kiddy web design,although looks a bit immature actually helps leaving a unique impression over its users.


How they can better themselves…

Crossloop is currently leading this screen sharing space and there’s something Mikogo can learn from them.Crossloop,apart from providing screen sharing service has actually built a community around its consumers,which has made it not only a place for web collaboration but also for finding people to solve minor PC issues and similar stuff.

Mikogo can also innovate something of that sort,which may make their service more social and hence more useful.

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