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Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a superior alternative to other free video conference/conference call programs. The call and video quality are great, and you can have multiple participants on both video and call. It's well suited for an organization that wants an affordable option for video and conference calls, but may not be appropriate for organizations with limited budgets or those who do very little conferencing.
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MindMeister

MindMeister is ideally suited for building mind maps, site maps, or similar types of data maps in the cloud without needing to install extra software. I find that it isn't quite as ideal for other types of diagrams (ERDs, flowcharts, etc) as some other tools, though it definitely can handle those things as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.9
MindMeister
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
8.7
MindMeister
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.5
MindMeister
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
6.8
MindMeister
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
7.6
MindMeister

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
7.6
MindMeister
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
7.6
MindMeister
Whiteboards
Amazon Chime
7.5
MindMeister

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.6
MindMeister
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.8
MindMeister
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
7.8
MindMeister
Integrates with social media
Amazon Chime
7.5
MindMeister
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.0
MindMeister
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
7.7
MindMeister

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
7.2
MindMeister
Live chat
Amazon Chime
8.0
MindMeister
Audience polling
Amazon Chime
6.5
MindMeister
Q&A
Amazon Chime
7.0
MindMeister

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
7.2
MindMeister
User authentication
Amazon Chime
7.5
MindMeister
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
7.7
MindMeister
Confidential attendee list
Amazon Chime
6.5
MindMeister

Project Management

Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.7
Task Management
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.1
Scheduling
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
3.8
Mobile Access
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.5
Search
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.7
Visual planning tools
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
9.2

Communication

Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.4
Chat
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.8
Notifications
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.4
Discussions
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.9

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.0
Versioning
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.2
Video files
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
6.3
Document collaboration
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.7
Access control
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.9
Advanced security features
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
7.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
9.0
Device sync
Amazon Chime
MindMeister
8.5

Pros

  • Great call quality! The conference line is crystal clear.
  • Strong video quality. We've never had problems with the video conference feed cutting out.
  • The app is pretty user friendly and easy to use.
  • Easy to send invites and to give teammates the ability to schedule calls/video conferences on behalf of another account.
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  • Quick capture of meeting minutes and actions.
  • Quick means of capturing ideas and the thought process in meetings and workshops.
  • Quick means of capturing and mapping processes as they are talked through in meetings.
  • Being cloud and browser based, teams and clients do not need to install any special software, and it's easy to share and collaborate on files.
  • Having a very simple and intuitive interface means non technical users are not phased by it
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Cons

  • More simplified dial-in numbers. The PIN for our conference line is long and easy to mistype.
  • You do not have to download the Chime app in order to join a conference, but if you want to do anything beyond join (schedule a conference, participate in a group chat, control participants), you have to have the app downloaded and installed. The app that you have to download in order to launch a conference is a memory hog, and slows down a computer's boot up time.
  • The add-in for Microsoft Outlook is particularly clunky. It helps you add scheduled conference calls/video conferences to your Outlook calendar, but it can cause Outlook to crash, and creates a really slow open time for Outlook. If you can avoid downloading the Outlook Add-In, I would.
  • No built-in screen sharing capabilities.
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  • Mindmeister could have more templates.
  • Limits functionality by requiring purchase for some features
  • May cause confusion to non-visual learners
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Chime is great for call and video quality. It's pretty comparable to Zoom both in cost and capabilities. It's definitely superior to UberConference and Join.me, both of which are not particularly reliable. I have had call quality and the screen shares freeze up. Also, neither UberConference or Join.me have a video conferencing ability.
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I’ve tried Mindnode for Mac, but it’s a native app, so MindMeister is always accessible (as a web application) and has even more features.
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Return on Investment

  • Cost is very comparable to Zoom meeting, can even be cheaper per month depending on use
  • Most cost-effective product on the market
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  • MindMeister has saved us time from having to install software on every machine we wish to view a sitemap on, which has given us slightly more time for doing work on client projects rather than administering our computers.
  • MindMeister has allowed us to share sitemaps with clients who were either unable or unwilling to install XMind, allowing us to receive valuable feedback to help move the project forward and increasing client trust.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon Chime Editions & Modules
Amazon Chime
Additional Pricing Details

MindMeister

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
MindMeister Editions & Modules
MindMeister
Edition
Personal
$61
Pro
$101
Business
$151
1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers discounts for educational users and non-profits, as well as mass discounts.