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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

Adobe is a solid platform for a one-way presentation with one presenter sharing information to many others. There is an option for computer audio, or dial in by phone--a feature that I have used repeatedly when I was ON THE GO but needed to attend a meeting. Adobe has a recording function which is perfect for archiving minutes or discussions or saving training sessions that we redistribute later.
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Join.me

We do not use join.me as a replacement for web conferencing software. Scheduled meetings with a large volume of participants are more easily facilitated for us with other software. However, for 1:1 and small group settings, especially on the fly, join.me is a huge time saver in both process and deployment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
6.6
Join.me
7.3
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
7.7
Join.me
7.0
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.5
Join.me
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
5.6
Join.me
6.2
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
5.5
Join.me
8.3

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.2
Join.me
7.7
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.1
Join.me
8.7
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.3
Join.me
6.7

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.7
Join.me
7.6
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.6
Join.me
8.4
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
7.5
Join.me
8.2
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.8
Join.me
7.2
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.3
Join.me
6.7
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
8.2
Join.me
7.4

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
8.4
Join.me
7.2
Live chat
Adobe Connect
8.5
Join.me
8.3
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
8.6
Join.me
5.4
Q&A
Adobe Connect
8.1
Join.me
7.8

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.1
Join.me
7.0
User authentication
Adobe Connect
7.9
Join.me
6.7
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.0
Join.me
7.9
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.5
Join.me
6.3

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • All of my Adobe presentations look extremely professional. The ability to import files that I've created in other programs allows me to utilize different design tools and bring their best elements with me.
  • Breakout rooms are excellent for taking a large class and separating them into smaller groups where they can collaborate and then come back to the large group experience. This is vital for us in building a virtual learning space that people are actively engaged in.
  • Simple interface for starting cameras and microphones. We've used some other products that needed their own manual for turning on a webcam. This is a simple click and even provides a preview before anything goes live. This is in addition to a splash screen when you enter a meeting that will walk all new users through the process, saving the presenters time.
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Join.me

  • No download/installation of a tool or application to start viewing, just open the browser and send the link.
  • Very fast to start a session, no need to schedule an event, send out calendar invitations, have the end user downloading an application.
  • Compatibly with browsers has been outstanding, we do not have to implement workarounds for this product.
  • Our most technologically challenged clients have no issues launching a join.me session.
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Cons

Adobe Connect

  • User Interface is dated
  • Setting up meeting is cumbersome, many of our instructors get confused by it
  • Being able to download recording to local computer is way over due
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Join.me

  • When sharing your screen when you have multiple monitors displayed, it can often be difficult.
  • Screen sharing animations can be choppy.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
It has become an integral part of our business. It's used on a daily basis
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Join.me

Join.me 9.6
Based on 4 answers
This platform enables a very high ROI for the solution that it provides to our team to support our end-users.
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Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
Based on 5 answers
As sophisticated a product as Adobe Connect, the ease of use is outstanding. In my experience, even a user with very little knowledge of Adobe Connect can begin using and even leading sessions with very little training to get started with the basic features. Additional training is needed to become comfortable with the number of available features, but learning curve even for those is no steeper than would normally be expected from similar software.
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Join.me

Join.me 9.5
Based on 2 answers
As mentioned, it's super simple to start using!
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Support

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
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Join.me

Join.me 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thankfully, I have not had to reach out to support. The product just works well when we use it. If there is an issue, it is generally more related to the remote user's computer rather than join.me itself.
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Online Training

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.5
Based on 2 answers
The ability to have most of the functionality of a full LMS at a fraction of the cost is huge. I can create manage and deploy both synchronous and asynchronous training based on the situation and all of my training is tracked through a series of easily created reports
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Join.me

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 4 answers
Prices do not seem to vary much among resellers of the Adobe Connect hosted license; the only price variation you're likely to find are among the audio providers. When implementing, you may also wish to look into expanding the amount of storage you are allowed on the server to avoid any problems later on as your library of files starts to build up
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Join.me

Join.me 10.0
Based on 2 answers
This is a fairly simple product which doesn't require much "implementation" work for our use cases.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

BB Collaborate used to have a horrific UI, now that has improved but the functions aren't there yet.In demoing the tool and Blackboard World 2015 it seemed very unstable.
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Join.me

Join.me is something I've always used alongside GoToMeeting and Slack. I find that Join.me is easiest in setting up an impromptu meeting when needing to collaborate with team members.
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Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • Cut down on travel costs
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Join.me

  • Join.me has provided my company an easier way to communicate with one another, we've become more efficient with our work and time.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Join.me

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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