We are done – or are we?

Our tool-reviews for InstantPresenter and MegaMeeting are the last in our list of now altogether 31 evaluations. We currently are not planning to include any further tools. Now, does that mean that we have actually given you a comprehensive overview of the online meeting market? Well, yes and no.

The market for online conferencing solutions is a very dynamic one with new vendors popping up constantly and existing solutions being expanded, upgraded, or bought and integrated into other solutions. So an overview of this market can never be all-including. What also makes our life as evaluators difficult is the fact that there really hardly are clear distinctions between the web conferencing market and solutions for remote support, webinars, video conferencing, and e-learning to name just a few.

Yet, if we look at what we define as web conferencing solutions for professional usage with focus on desktop sharing functionality, we can say that our list of tools gives you exhaustive coverage of all tools worthy of notice. More precisely: There are no further tools out there with realistic chances of making it into our top 15. That is why we deliberately will forbear from further detailed testing and rather concentrate our efforts on keeping the information on our site up to date.

We have a backlist of web conferencing tools that we have scanned briefly and decided not to test extensively. Tools on that list are e.g. CrossLoop, GatherPlace, WiredRed, WebMeetLive, Voxwire, Yuuguu, NTRmeeting, and almost Meet. As our brief tests have shown, these tools are in need of further improvement before we can consider them for extensive testing.

And that means we actually are done – for now. If you are looking for a good online conferencing solution you can be assured that our ranking represents the best tools that are available at the moment.

Well ok, we are not perfect. So if we should have missed a solution for web conferencing by some odd chance let us know. We will check it out.