Mikogo vs. Whereby

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mikogo
Score 1.2 out of 10
N/A
Mikogo is a free screen sharing solution with built-in VoIP for online meetings, web presentations, web conferencing and sales demos.
$156
Annually
Whereby
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Norwegian company appear.in offers their flagship video conferencing platform to small teams, both in a free edition hosting up to 4 guests simultaneously in a session or a paid edition that supports up to 12 simultaneous meeting guests, among other features.
$0
per user
Pricing
MikogoWhereby
Editions & Modules
Basic Annual
$156
Annually
Professional Annual
$228
Annually
Professional Lifetime
$456
Lifetime License per User
Team Annual
$468
Annually
Team Lifetime
$936
Lifetime License [Unlimited Users]
Free
$0
per user
Pro
$9.99
per user
Business
$59.99 and up
per user/room
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MikogoWhereby
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
More Pricing Information
Features
MikogoWhereby
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Mikogo
3.1
4 Ratings
Whereby
8.6
14 Ratings
High quality audio4.14 Ratings9.414 Ratings
High quality video4.14 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements1.24 Ratings9.412 Ratings
Mobile support3.22 Ratings6.611 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Mikogo
6.0
4 Ratings
Whereby
9.1
13 Ratings
Desktop sharing2.24 Ratings9.213 Ratings
Whiteboards9.82 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Mikogo
3.0
4 Ratings
Whereby
7.8
13 Ratings
Calendar integration1.12 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Meeting initiation1.24 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Record meetings / events2.14 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Slideshows7.63 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Mikogo
2.1
4 Ratings
Whereby
8.0
9 Ratings
Live chat1.24 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Audience polling3.13 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Q&A2.13 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Mikogo
1.5
4 Ratings
Whereby
7.9
11 Ratings
User authentication1.23 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions1.13 Ratings8.59 Ratings
Confidential attendee list2.13 Ratings7.05 Ratings
User Ratings
MikogoWhereby
Likelihood to Recommend
1.2
(4 ratings)
8.6
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
5.3
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MikogoWhereby
Likelihood to Recommend
BeamYourScreen
Pros Mikogo is well-suited and cost-effective for the small business Simple & well-designed; easy to figure out. Works best for one-on-one client support. Cons No live customer support Free version has limited features (e.g. no invite meeting allowed) Trial version only 14 days
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Whereby
If you cannot use another more common solution on the market or are looking for an alternative to the known solutions, it is a great alternative. If you have other tools already, and just want to test [them], that's fine, but I think the better-known ones have a better chance of using, knowing, and the learning curve will be shorter.
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Pros
BeamYourScreen
  • Inexpensive
  • Simple interface
  • Menus and prompts were clear
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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.
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Cons
BeamYourScreen
  • I'd like to be able to record a session easier.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
BeamYourScreen
No answers on this topic
Whereby
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.
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Usability
BeamYourScreen
No answers on this topic
Whereby
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
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Support Rating
BeamYourScreen
I do not have any experience with Mikogo's support as I have never experienced any problem with it.
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Whereby
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.
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Implementation Rating
BeamYourScreen
No answers on this topic
Whereby
After a recommendation from a partner, as the system is very easy to use, we simply start.
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Alternatives Considered
BeamYourScreen
Mikogo has simple features and is easy to use. If you don't need lots of bells and whistles and just want to screen share or video conference on a small scale Mikogo works best. Join.me & TeamViewer are a bit confusing for the novice small business person. My experience with LogMeIn has been that it's sluggish. GoToMeeting works great but is pricey for the small firm that mainly does one-to-one support/training. I couldn't get Zoom to work right.
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Whereby
For me it was Zoom, Google Meet vs. Whereby. For me, the main idea was to make it easier for the clients (non-technical people) to join and starting to have a talk. For Zoom, it was too much, even for myself, and Google Meet always needs a calendar integration, but with Whereby you can just share the URL whenever and people would remember your URL which is nice.
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Return on Investment
BeamYourScreen
  • Zero positive impact
  • Spend just a little more with products like AnyDesk and get some real ROI
  • Short term, the product can be used on a trial basis (or at least it was available as a trial)
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Whereby
  • My team's favorite feature was the addition of sharing YouTube Videos directly in the page so we could watch and listen together.
  • Easy to use, no login issues and is user friendly application.
  • I like the rooms and sharing links. It's great to be able to make up my own room and share. Finding links is easy and make sense.
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