As said above, Webex is an enterprise-level video conferencing, online meeting, screen sharing solution which comes in the form of software, and apps as well. This is owned by the popular American company Cisco. They have a list of great products, and Webex Meeting is one of them.
Webex was founded in 1995, and then later acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007, and currently headquartered at Milpitas, California, USA. And, since then it has been called as Cisco Webex.
Let’s check out the best alternatives to Webex meetings
Although Zoom has been there since 2013 when it was launched for public use, it became very popular in this COVID-19 pandemic as there is a huge rise in online meetings. Moreover, Zoom has faced a lot of issues related to security and privacy issue but seems that they have fixed the issues. Zoom is an American company but its large base of workforce situated in China that is one of the reasons, many people boycott this app saying it is a Chinese app.
Moreover, when it comes to the app, I see it is wonderful, I did a few conferencing, and meetings, and it worked out well. Even recently, I was interviewed online by Gurunath, and that was hosted through Zoom, and the experience was good.
As far as I used, I found it very nice, and you can take it as an alternative to Webex. By the way, if you want to check out some Zoom Tips, and Tricks you can read on this blog.
You may check out Zoom’s plans and pricing structure below:
As you can see in the above screenshot, 40 minutes limit is there for a group meeting and no duration limit for 1 to 1 meeting.
ClickMeeting is another great alternative to Webex that you can use. It offers good features especially for business web conferencing. You can host live webinars in integration with Facebook Live, and YouTube Live. In fact, ClickMeeting has great focus in this area.
For the requirement of Online meetings for up to 5 people, Webinars for up to 25 attendees, 5 audio feeds, 4 video feeds is free, and more than these requirements, you have to pay.
You may check out the plans and pricing structure of ClickMeeting. The best thing about them is they offer monthly subscriptions as well so that if you need this for only 1-2 months, then you can also get it. Although Clickmeeting offers you a lot, it is one of the best webinar platforms out there.
ezTalks Meetings is one of the good alternatives of Webex, and pretty well suited for personal as well as business conferences. ezTalks doesn’t offer much in their free version. You can host 2 participants, and you can host a group meeting just for 10 minutes which is very less. But, its paid version is good and offers much more. Moreover, it has different plans and pricing for meetings, webinars, and events. You can check out their pricing page to know more.
We have an old article about ezTalks which you can read here. Moreover, many details and pricing may have been changed.
BlueJeans is one of the popular alternatives to Webex which is easy to set up, and gives a feel of having all the attendees beside you in a conference room. They have been there for years, and they continue to innovate in order to improve their services.
You can use BlueJeans for meetings, live stream webinars, Events, and much more. That is the whole package. The crystal clear audio along with HD video stream make the best web conferencing experience ever. Only thing there is that there is nothing free from them as per their pricing structure. Moreover, they offer 7-days trial so that you can try your hands on it before buying the subscription.
GoToMeeting is one of the oldest video conferencing solutions and the best alternative to Webex. This is has been a long-running company offering web conferencing solutions. It owned by LogMeIn.
GoToMeeting is very simple to use, and even very simple to set up that a noob can do it without any help as well. GoToMeeting has no webinar feature but it has separate project GoToWebinar which is not liked by many out there. And, it is quite a basic software.
As Indian Prime Minister encourages Indians to make a self-dependent India (Aatmanirbhar Bharat), various Indian companies are in the race to develop indigenous products. Reliance seemed to look forward as they created JioMeet. It was criticized for making the UI exactly look like the zoom app. But, news is coming that they have introduced more security features with refreshed new UI for better user experience. It was just launched on 2nd July 2020. It looks like currently, it’s free, and in Beta.
So, for Indians who want to use Indigenous apps/tools, JioMeet should be the go-to solution for online meetings and web conferencing.
Zoho Meetings is another great alternative to Webex, and it offers to host webinars, and business conferences. Zoho has been in the business for a long time, and it’s a trustworthy brand as well. So, You can use it in the browser without even installing any software. It has a great feature that allows you to embed the meeting onto a website page. They have a 14-day trial in which you can host with 3 meeting participants, and in a webinar, 10 attendees are allowed in this.
Zoho Meetings is well suited for the companies having various teams in different locations.
Video conferencing and live webinars have been going popular ever since the pandemic started because physical distancing is important to stop the spread, and thus, online meeting solutions are getting the business. So, having a list of such solutions is good to have. Thus, we have shared here 7 best alternatives to Webex. So, apart from Webex, you have now 7 more options to try out for online meetings or web conferencing.
Share your thoughts in the comments, and let us know which one is the best in your opinion and why.
For me, Zoom worked out well, and JioMeet is great as well. So, I would probably be using JioMeet from now as it has everything I need for my use, and plus this is an indigenous product as well.