AnyMeeting helps users host meetings in a way that is convenient and less time consuming. The application provides everything the user needs to plan and host a meeting. Along with text chatting, users can host video conferences, voice over IP meetings and share their computer screen during the meeting. Meetings can be recorded as well. The entire gathering is hosted online so no attendees have to download third party software to participate. AnyMeeting allows users to enter meeting specifics and send invitations via email. Custom registration forms can be designed to fit the meeting’s purpose. Users can also sell tickets to webinars through PayPal. Social networking integration allows users to promote upcoming meetings on Facebook and Twitter. Additional features include unlimited meetings, up to 200 attendees, conference calls, reports and application sharing tools.
Overall, AnyMeeting has received a largely positive response from users. The application packages many features into one convenient meeting solution. AnyMeeting was founded in October of 2009 under the name Freebinar. It was originally designed to provide internet users with an effective, professional way to host meetings with less hassle. The current version includes a long list of appealing features, almost all of which require no third party installations. The only complaint received from some users was the small installation requirement for screen sharing.
AnyMeeting takes online meetings to a new level with a combination of attractive features that can make life easier for the meeting organizer as well as attendees. The application works through many formats. Users can host webinars, conference calls, video conferences and share their computer screen during the event. The application also supports reporting features, meeting surveys and recording. Users are hard pressed to come up with something they could want to do with a meeting that AnyMeeting does not already offer.
AnyMeeting uses an upbeat design that gives the application a friendly appearance. Users never feel intimidated as they log in to AnyMeeting for the first time. The application uses an attractive green and black color scheme that adds flavor to the atmosphere without diminishing the application’s ability to service professionals and companies. Features are easy to navigate and the application runs relatively smoothly so users are never left hanging as they attend and host online meetings.
A new user can click either the black “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the AnyMeeting homepage or the green “Free Sign Up” button below it to get started. The registration form on the next page asks the user to supply a first and last name, email address, password, desired AnyMeeting webinar URL, time zone and how the user discovered the application. Users must also check the box at the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the sites terms of service. A blue button above the form is available for users who prefer to login with an existing Facebook profile.
AnyMeeting offers a price that few businesses and professionals can turn down. The application is available to all users for free. The user only has to sign up to begin hosting meetings on AnyMeeting. Users are given access to all current features with no limitations. Users can return often to host additional meetings or the occasional gathering to touch base with team members. The free access makes AnyMeeting an attractive tool for small and newly established businesses.
AnyMeeting is a great resource for any professional or team that needs a convenient way to host meetings. The free access is especially appealing to small businesses, startups and non profit organizations that need to meet regularly with clients, partners or coworkers. The application is relatively easy to use and can handle many different types of communication. The user can handle all aspects of the meeting, from inviting attendees to recording the event to share with absent members later.