Citrix GoToMeeting is a lean web conferencing software that allows for intuitive usage. The solution is integrated into Google Calendar, Outlook, and the other Microsoft Office products. This integration enables the meeting host to easily set up ad-hoc web meetings from a document and also to invite attendees in advance to a scheduled online meeting.
During a meeting the host can decide wether he wants to show the other participants his entire screen or rather only selected applications. Additionally, he can switch control of mouse and keyboard to any other participant.
GoToMeeting's major advantage is the mix of functionalities it offers, e.g. allowing for joint editing of documents, without cluttering the tool with too many seldom used features.
Since version 5 of GoToMeeting supports video conferencing: Participants can have their webcams displayed and communicate via video. Citrix integrated this functionality very smoothly: every participant can arrange the webcams to his liking and have the current speaker highlighted in the video call. Up to 6 people can participate in a HD video conference.
Bottom line: Citrix GoToMeeting is a top software for instant or scheduled web conferences with a focus on online collaboration.
Runs on Windows 2003 Server or later, runs on Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (annotation and drawing tools are not available for Mac)
GoToMeeting PRO (up to 25 participants) - $39 billed annually or $49 month-to-month
GoToMeeting PLUS (up to 100 participants) - $49 billed annually or $59 month-to-month
Single user license for unlimited meetings with up to 25 participants
Voice over IP and phone costs
Integrated VoIP and phone-based conference call service (with local phone numbers - without additional costs); reliable conference bridge: mix of VoiP- and phone-connected participants can attend an online meeting.