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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Join.me

When you have more than two parties that need to be on a call or screen share, Join.me facilitates a place where everyone can easily call in and view the presentation. When there are multiple parties that are unknown to each other, it allows each party to introduce themselves before getting onto the actual call.
Samarah Sardoni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

Whereby is great for small teams of a dozen or fewer employees, especially remote teams. In a larger corporate environment, it's probably less useful. However, even for enterprise users, it might be very helpful for departments where employees are spread out over multiple locations or that utilize a lot of freelancers or remote workers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Join.me
7.8
Whereby
8.0
High quality audio
Join.me
7.5
Whereby
8.2
High quality video
Join.me
7.9
Whereby
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
Join.me
7.8
Whereby
7.9
Mobile support
Join.me
8.0
Whereby
7.1

Screen Sharing

Join.me
8.2
Whereby
7.5
Desktop sharing
Join.me
8.6
Whereby
8.8
Whiteboards
Join.me
7.9
Whereby
6.2

Online Meetings / Events

Join.me
7.7
Whereby
8.1
Calendar integration
Join.me
8.4
Whereby
6.7
Meeting initiation
Join.me
8.2
Whereby
9.1
Integrates with social media
Join.me
6.1
Whereby
9.0
Record meetings / events
Join.me
7.7
Whereby
7.3
Slideshows
Join.me
8.3
Whereby
8.4

Online Events Collaboration

Join.me
8.2
Whereby
8.0
Live chat
Join.me
8.5
Whereby
8.0
Audience polling
Join.me
7.4
Whereby
7.0
Q&A
Join.me
8.6
Whereby
9.0

Online Events Security

Join.me
7.8
Whereby
7.3
User authentication
Join.me
7.7
Whereby
7.0
Participant roles & permissions
Join.me
8.3
Whereby
6.8
Confidential attendee list
Join.me
7.5
Whereby
8.0

Pros

Join.me

  • Quick launch - start your meeting with your custom URL at a moments notice
  • Good audio - join using your computer audio to be 'in the meeting' quickly with clear tones
  • Quick join - join.me saves your most frequently joined meetings in the modal, so you can type in a colleagues name to jump on their meeting right away.
Gwen Pierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

  • Easy to use: The app is very, very easy to use. Literally just create a chat room (input a name) and access it to chat.
  • Call/video quality: I've experienced better call quality on appear.in than in almost all other chat and video conferencing services out there.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Join.me

  • We use Join.me in conjunction with DocSend- this integration is very poor and only works 2/3rds of the time. When I am using DocSend and I push the button to switch to the Join.me screenshare the load time is very slow and it's always and awkward waiting time on a call for the screen to switch.
  • Oftentimes when I switch my screen the attendee says all they see is the loading screen, not what I'm sharing. We then have to spend 5 min troubleshooting and trying to get it to work.
  • The audio conferencing will occasionally drop people randomly, though I wouldn't say this happens any more so than any other conferencing vendor.
Lindsey Stevens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

  • The paid version may have dial-in. But I have always used the free version. Dial-in is typically required for an "official" multi-purpose teleconference platform.
  • I did have some trouble with larger groups (5+) when it was Appear.in but almost always use it for small 1-on-1 or 3 person meetings.
Michael Ball-Marian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Join.me

Join.me 9.0
Based on 5 answers
This platform enables a very high ROI for the solution that it provides to our team to support our end-users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

Whereby 3.6
Based on 1 answer
We are using a larger tool suite that already includes video conferencing instead of our older approach of using different apps from different vendors.appear.in has a simple but great set of features but its pricing scheme is not as scalable as we really need in a 500+ employee company.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Join.me

Join.me 8.8
Based on 7 answers
Join.me is one of the more basic/simple collaboration tools. Its usability for general users is good. It's simple, and fairly intuitive. For more advanced users however, it is rather basic, with not a lot of expandability. It has its set uses, and that's pretty much it. It's essentially a what you see is what you get platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

Whereby 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Join.me

Join.me 8.5
Based on 25 answers
I have had coworkers use their customer support and it sounds like it has been effective and quick. I have not yet used their support, which speaks to the lack of issues that I have had during my time. I have been happy with all my Join.me interactions thus far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

Whereby 7.6
Based on 9 answers
Never had to contact support, so we cannot give a rating for their overall support. When we noticed the audio was not always great quality, we simply educated our users to mute the mic and use the in-room conference phone which is connected via a dedicated VOIP link and had much better voice quality. The video performance varied by locations network speed and found it got much worse when the room size increased to over 4 connections.
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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.
Chris Whisonant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Join.me

Compared to Adobe Connect, Join.me is very easy to install and rollout across the organization. Companies of any size can adopt this application for easy and effective conference calls, impromptu meetings and recording sessions. Cost-wise, it was easy to justify the purchase as well. Would like to see more branding options.
Aquinov Mathappan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

You're able to create unique links for people to join and use words and phrases in the link for the invite. I think that helps you with branding yourself as a company. On Google Hangouts we're not able to do something like this, which is why I appreciate Whereby and being able to connect in that way.
Michelle Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Join.me

  • There hasn't been a huge impact on investment, but the ease and convenience is something you can't put a price on. We used Google Hangouts before this, and mostly shared through Drive or Dropbox, but Join.me has everything we need in one package.
Ashia Ackov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whereby

  • It has made it easy to connect with international clients as well as overseas friends.
  • It is a very professional looking setup and gives a good impression that you are businesslike and professional.
John Flett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Join.me

General

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

Join.me Editions & Modules

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Whereby

General

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

Whereby Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Pro$9.991
Business$59.99 and up2
  1. per user
  2. per user/room
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