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MightyMeeting: Easing pressure in the boardroom

Depending on the culture at your company, meetings are either tolerated or detested. MightyMeeting doesn’t remove the need for meetings altogether, but it does reduce some of the stress around trying to organise the technology to run one.

MightyMeeting is a browser-based platform that hosts web meetings and slide presentations. Users upload PowerPoint presentations or images, which can then be viewed and discussed inside an HTML5 meeting interface.

Integration with the enterprise cloud storage provider Box means you can keep all your files in one place.

Meeting rooms have simple IDs which consist of the username chosen at sign up. Guests join the meeting by typing in that username, no other account registration is required.

Once logged in, slides can be flipped through, and users can discuss the content using an instant messaging box, or over voice. The best part of MightyMeeting is its ubiquity across the major platforms.

There is an iPhone and iPad app, an Android app, and the web app which can be used by any HTML5-capable browser.

One drawback is that there is a very noticeable lag between the host changing the slide and it updating on the guests’ devices. But this lag isn’t uncommon in remote meeting apps, and the speeds are otherwise very acceptable.

MightyMeeting uses HTTPS to secure its meeting rooms and encrypts user data. The makers say it uses industry standard security measures where possible, but there isn’t much security information on the site so I wouldn’t recommend holding top secret meetings on this platform.

The free version of MightyMeeting comes with 100MB of cloud storage, and lacks the instant messaging or voice functionality. The meeting functions are available for US$5 per user per month, or US$50 per year and come with 2GB of storage. Although it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of some more established enterprise remote meeting software like GoToMeeting, the low cost and incredibly easy to use interface and meeting joining process makes this perfect for small office situations or out of the norm uses.

In fact one of the suggested uses Mighty-Meetings features on its site is for schools where the students can follow the lecture slides on their personal devices.

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