You may not know this but the popular screen sharing program, Mikogo, is developing a Beta version which can work on Mac computers, meaning you can have meetings over Mikogo with a Mac, a Mac to PC or vise-versa, while previously it could only work on PC computers. If you want you can download the beta of Mikogo for the Mac at This link. Thanks to Andrew Donnely I got the press release for this a day early, which you can read below. Here’s a great picture illustrating this point:
But now on to the press realese!
Mikogo Press Release
Mikogo Releases Mac Beta Version for Online Meeting Software
With its sights set on reshaping current cross-platform Web collaboration, Mikogo (http://www.mikogo.com) the free online meeting tool has announced the release of its Beta version for Mac users. Available at no cost for both commercial and private use, Mikogo now allows anyone to start or join a meeting from either a Mac computer or PC, creating a more flexible screen sharing experience for all involved.
Mannheim, GERMANY March 11, 2009 – Mikogo has today officially announced the availability of its latest version, Mikogo Beta for Mac computers, providing an easy-to-use online meeting solution to Mac users around the world. The innovative software tool is set to spark enthusiasm within the Mac community as well as the current Mikogo PC users, as the new Mikogo Beta provides a simple cross-platform solution to desktop sharing at no cost.
Ideal for online meetings, Web presentations, webinars and more, the Beta version provides Mac users with a quick solution to start a meeting and invite both PC and other Mac users to view their screen in real-time over the Web. Mikogo’s cross-platform functionality also enables both Mac and PC users to join and view an online meeting which was started by a PC organizer.
Once a meeting has started and participants are viewing the organizer’s screen, users of the new version can enjoy the following features:
– Screen sharing with up to 10 participants
– Switch presenter
– Participant pointer
– Pause of transmission
– Copy/paste/email meeting info
– Voice conferencing service
– Instant screen build-up
“Mikogo has already appealed greatly to the Web and business community thanks to it’s ease of use and free offering for both commercial and private use,” explains Mark Zondler, Co-Founder of Mikogo. “Now with its cross-platform functionality, we wish to serve the ever-growing Mac community by providing a simple, fast and effective solution to online meetings and Web presentations.”
With the new Beta version only just out the door, Mikogo doesn’t intend to wait long before empowering Mac users with even greater free desktop sharing. “The release of this Beta version is just the first step of many to come for our Mac users. We look forward to reshaping and strengthening cross-platform desktop sharing by equipping a growing Mikogo Mac user base with further innovative features soon to be released.”
In light of current economic times, the current Beta version is expected to appeal to the greater global corporate audience, with its cost free solution for meetings and presentations via the Web, as an alternative to costly business travel.
Further details on Mikogo’s Beta version can be found at: http://www.mikogo.com/Mac
Mikogo incorporates innovative screen sharing technology to provide an easy-to-use free online meeting solution, welcoming everyone to high-quality online collaboration. The popular software tool is now supplying its cost free solution in over 160 countries, primarily private users, freelancers and small businesses. Launched in 2007, Mikogo is provided by the renowned provider of web collaboration solutions, BeamYourScreen (http://www.BeamYourScreen.com), whose product range consists of software solutions for online meetings, online presentations, and remote support. At present, more than 1500 corporate customers in over 40 countries worldwide are using the BeamYourScreen technology and benefiting from significantly reduced travel time and travel expenses.
Mikogo is a good program, and now that we will all be able to do Mikogo meetings with Mac users, it opens up a lot of possibilities.