Mikogo

Mikogo
  1. Mikogo Pricing
  2. Mikogo Join Session
Mikogo
IndustrySoftware
FoundedJuly 2007
HeadquartersMannheim, Germany
Mark Zondler, Managing Director
Erik Boos, Managing Director
WebsiteOfficial Website

Mikogo is a desktop sharing software application for web conferencing and remote support, and is provided by the online collaboration provider, Snapview GmbH. Mikogo provides its software as native downloads for Windows,[1]Mac OS X,[2]iOS and Android. The software is cross-platform which allows a presenter to host the online meeting on a Windows computer and meeting attendees could join from a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, as well as from smartphones or tablets. The software interface is multi-lingual and can be switched between one of 35 languages.[3]

Mikogo Pricing

History[edit]

In 2004, entrepreneurs Erik Boos and Mark Zondler founded BeamYourScreen GmbH (now Snapview GmbH) in Mannheim, Germany. The company then launched a few different online collaboration tools for corporate customers.[4]However BeamYourScreen was approached by individuals who asked whether a free version of its software was available, for small-time use on an irregular basis[5] and due to these requests made primarily by private users, BeamYourScreen then launched Mikogo as a free online meeting tool.[6]Mikogo has received praise for its friendly approach to online meetings as opposed to the corporate look and feel of other web conferencing solutions.[7]

  1. Mikogo is a free online meeting solution full of features to assist you in conducting the perfect web conference or online meeting. Share any screen content or application in true color quality.
  2. The Mikogo Android app allows people to join Mikogo desktop sharing sessions from their mobile devices. This enables a user on a mobile device to view the Mikogo presenter’s desktop computer in real-time. Ideal for online presentations or meetings on the go!

Mikogo Join Session

On March 11, 2009, Mikogo announced the release of its free software for the Mac.[8] The release of the Mac version enabled Mikogo to function as a cross platform screen sharing tool.[9] In June 2009, Macworld UK posted a review on their website and gave Mikogo an Editor's Choice 4-Star Award, complimenting the software for its cross-platform screen sharing, features and security.[10][11]

In February 2014 Mikogo Launches Version 5 with Cross-Platform VoIP for Online Meetings[12]

Controversial Press[edit]

Mikogo for Mac offers you an all-in-one desktop sharing and online meeting solution for up to 25 participants. The app is accessible across different platforms and comes with advanced features.

In April 2009, amidst the swine flu outbreak, Mikogo was criticized[13] for promoting its software as a form of swine flu prevention. Mikogo blogged about this topic and sent out an e-mail to subscribers touting the benefits of having virtual meetings in order to avoid swine flu.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^Mikogo's Free Remote Access Works Well for Home and Business, Erez Zukerman, PCWorld
  2. ^Free and easy cross-platform Web-collaboration tool comes to Mac, Nick Spence, Macworld UK
  3. ^Mikogo Unique Benefits, Official product webpage
  4. ^The company BeamYourScreen and its employees, BeamYourScreen, BeamYourScreen GmbH
  5. ^Mikogo: Why it's free, Official product webpage
  6. ^Mikogo Steps Up to be the Leading Free Online Meeting Provider for Private Users, Andrew Donnelly, Mikogo Press Release
  7. ^Share Your Screen With Others Using MikogoArchived 2009-03-16 at the Wayback Machine, Karl L. Gechlik, MakeUseOf
  8. ^Free online meeting tool Mikogo launches for Mac, Camille Ricketts, VentureBeat
  9. ^Mikogo: Cross-Platform ScreensharingArchived 2012-07-17 at Archive.today, Imran Ali, WebWorkerDaily
  10. ^Free and easy cross-platform Web-collaboration tool comes to Mac, Nick Spence, Macworld
  11. ^'Video Conferencing Guide'. Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  12. ^http://www.mikogo.com/downloads/press/mikogo-pr-2014-02-12-1.pdf
  13. ^Avoid Swine Flu: Hold Your Meetings On The InterwebArchived 2009-05-05 at the Wayback Machine, Laura Northrup, The Consumerist
  14. ^Avoid Swine Flu: Hold Your Meetings On The InterwebArchived 2009-05-05 at the Wayback Machine, Laura Northrup, The Consumerist
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