Mikogo (BeamYourScreen) Review
Since version 4 Mikogo provides a lean and well-structured online presentation software with intuitive usage. The set of functionalities can be adapted from meeting to meeting. In addition, a simple and quick installation and setup process, a slim meeting planner, as well as high security standards must all be mentioned on the plus side of this online meeting tool. Attendees can easily join web meetings via the HTML-viewer – without downloading any software. Unfortunately, Mikogo does not support video calls.
VoIP is also available since version 5, which enhances the usability even more.
BeamYourScreen offers Mikogo as a one-year usage license and with lifetime usage agreements. Given the reasonable pricing, you get a lot for your money.
Runs on Windows XP or later, runs on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, alternatively, participants can join using the HTML viewer (no Java, ActiveX or Flash required). Version 4.5 is also available for Linux. The HTML Viewer does not support the following functions: chat, file sharing, change presenter role and transfer of mouse and keyboard control.
Annual Plans (Single-User License): Mikogo Basic (1 host, up to 3 participants/session) $156; Mikogo Pro (1 host, up to 15 participants/session) $228; Mikogo Team (unlimited hosts, up to 25 participants/session) $468 Mikogo Enterprise (unlimited hosts, up to 25 participants, 3 session channels) $936
Lifetime Plans - usage for unlimited period of time (Single-User License): Mikogo Basic (1 host, up to 3 participants/session) $312; Mikogo Pro (1 host, up to 15 participants/session) $456; Mikogo Team (unlimited hosts, up to 25 participants/session) $936 Mikogo Enterprise (unlimited hosts, up to 25 participants, 3 session channels) $1872
All product bundles are also available as multi-user licenses.
Single and multi-user usage contracts are available at a 1 year basis or as lifetime agreements. "Free" edition: free of charge for non-commercial usage (limited functionality)
Voice over IP and phone costs
Integrated VoIP and phone-based conference call service (local phone number - incurring additional costs)
|Good selection of functionalities, no support of video conferencing|
|Intuitive arrangement of menu items; help and support available|
|Easy planning of meetings in the local web console and invitation of attendees through Outlook|
|Quick and easy to install|
|Pricing and license options are publicly available; cost structure is transparent and easy to understand|
|256-bit AES encoding|
|Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux (only version 4.5), Mobile Platform Support: iOS and Android|
|Overall Score||9.39 / 10|
Review updated: Jan 2015
Price information updated: Jan 2015