Comparison of web conferencing software

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This list is a comparison of web conferencing software available for Linux, OS X, and Windows platforms. Many of the applications support the use of videoconferencing.

Comparison chart[edit]

ProgramLicenseSimultaneous User CapacityLinux


Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Microsoft WindowsAudio SupportVideo QualityVideo SupportChat SupportDesktop Sharing SupportWhiteboardUpload PPTUpload PDFUpload Doc / DocXCo-browsingMobile Device SupportBreak-Out SessionsSecurity AccessEncrypted communicationHost meeting from MobileAttend meeting from MobileCloud Based no downloadRecording capabilities
Adobe ConnectProprietary1-1500 (80,000 w/webcast)[1]VGA, HQ, HD[2][3][4][5]iOS, Android and RIM
PowWow365Proprietary1-500XXiOS (iPhone, iPad)[6]
AccuConferenceProprietary1-1000Unknown✓ Participant view onlyHD✓ Moderator onlyXX? iOS Participant OnlyXUnknownXUnknown✓ Participants only
AnyMeetingProprietary1-200[7]HQXX[8]XXiOS and Android Tablets
AVIDO Web ConferenceProprietary1-1000VGAUnknownUnknownComing soonComing soon
Banckle Online MeetingProprietary1-200HDUnknownUnknownUnknownComing soonUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
BigBlueButtonLGPL, GPL1-80[9]VGA,HQX[10]XUnknownAndroid onlyUnknown
Blackboard Collaborate previously Wimba Classroom and ElluminateProprietary1-1000QVGA[11]XiOS and Android
BuddyMeetingProprietaryUp to 10VGAUnknownUnknownXXXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Cisco Unified Meeting PlaceProprietary1-500VGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknown
Cisco WebExProprietary1-3000Partial[12]VGA, HQ, HD✓ 256-bit AES,PKI,End-to-end (Transport layer: 128-bit


✓ iOS devices, Android, and BlackBerry✓ Computer-based and Server-based
Citrix GotoMeetingProprietary1-1000[13]VGA, HD[14]Whiteboard Anywhere[15]X[16]X[17]X[18][19]X[20]
CUMeetingProprietary1-unlimitedXXVGA, HDXiPhone, iPad and Android✓ Computer-based
Drum Web MeetingsProprietary1-50XXXXUnknownX
eLecta Live for Web Conferencing and Online MeetingsProprietaryConference Capacity of 15 - 200+ seatsQVGA
eXo Platform with Chat AddonLGPL1-unlimited[21]VGA,HQ, HDXPartial[22]XXUnknownXXX[23]Coming soon
FaceMe Web ConferenceProprietary1-100+[24]VGA,HD, H.323UnknowniPhone, iPad, and Android[25]Dial in and Smartphone app
FastViewerProprietary1-1000[26]VGA, HQ, HDUnknown[27][27]Unknown[28]UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Fuze MeetingProprietary100+Partial[29]✓ (Vista, 7 & 8)HD,QVGAUnknown[30]X
Genesys Meeting CenterProprietary125+VGAUnknownXUnknownUnknown
GlobalMeetProprietary Up to 125Partial[31]HDXX
IBM SametimeProprietaryVGA,HQ,HD (H.264)
IBM Lotus Sametime UnyteProprietaryVGA,HQUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
ICU Live!Proprietary36 concurrent usersXXVGA,HQUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
iLincProprietaryUp to 1,000XVGA, HQ, SXGA (1280x1024)Unlimited feedsUnknownUnknownComing soonUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
iMeetProprietaryUp to 125Partial[32]HDXXX
Implix ClickMeetingProprietary1-1000UnknownUnknown
Infinite Conferencing's WebInterpointProprietaryUp to 1,000Partial[33]VGAUnknownUnknownXX
inphra onlineProprietaryUp to 3,000VGA, HQ, HDXXX
InterCall Unified Meeting (IUM)[34]Proprietary125+Partial[12]VGAUnknownXUnknown
LiveOnProprietaryUp to 1,000XXVGA, HQ, HD (1280x720)UnknownUnknowniPhone, iPad, and AndroidUnknown
Lucid MeetingsProprietaryUp to 100XX[35]XiPhone, iPad, and AndroidUnknown
MegaMeeting.comProprietary250+Partial[36]VGA,HQ,HD16 FeedsUnknownUnknownComing soonXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
MeetechoGPL + Proprietary200+QVGA,VGA[37]UnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknown
MeetingBurnerProprietary1 to 1000HDXXXXXXX
Microsoft Live MeetingProprietaryVGA,HQXXXPartial
Microsoft LyncProprietary1 to 1000XVGA,HQ, HDUnknownPartial
omNovia Web ConferenceProprietary2-5,000VGAUnknownXXUnknown
OmnijoinProprietary2-500XVGA,HQ,HD✓iPhone, iPadXX✓iPhone, iPad✓iPhone, iPad
OpenmeetingsApache License1-125VGA[38]Hammer (Last Stone First End)UnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
PharmaCAST|PharMethodProprietary1-unlimitedXVGA, HDXUnknownXUnknownXannouncedXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Saba Meeting, Saba Webinar, Saba Classroom, Saba CentraProprietary1-3000[40]VGA,HD[41]
SkypeProprietary1 to 25VGA,HQ, HDXXUnknownX
Solgenia Weblive FacsysProprietary1-1000HD
Teleskill LiveProprietary1-5000VGA,HQ
TrueConfProprietary1-250Full HDXXXiOS, Android, WebRTCiOS, Android, WebRTC
VeriShowProprietary1-10XAuto, Low, High, HDXX
VideoMostProprietary1-10 000Full HDX[43]iPad
Veeting RoomsProprietary1-10HQcoming soonXXAndroidAndroidX
WebELS MeetingProprietary1-20Auto, Low, Normal, High, HDXComing soonXComing soonComing soonUnknownComing soon
WizIQProprietaryUp to 1,999VGA,HQ,HDX
YuuguuProprietary1 - 30XXXUnknownXXUnknownXXUnknownXUnknownUnknown
Zip ConferencingProprietary Up to 125PartialHDXX
Zoom Video CommunicationsProprietary1-100 (1,000 webinar)XHDXXXXXOne-time download


Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Microsoft WindowsAudio Support

Audio Support

Video QualityVideo SupportChat SupportDesktop Sharing SupportWhiteboardUpload PPTUpload PDFUpload Doc / DocXCo-browsingMobile Device SupportBreak-Out SessionsSecurity AccessEncrypted communicationHost meeting from MobileAttend meeting from MobileCloud Based no downloadRecording capabilities


In the table above, the following terminology is intended to be used to describe some important features:


  1. ^ a b Supports two-way teleconference integration
  2. ^ Podium HD Pod. (2012-01-11). Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  3. ^ a b Linux users may only view another user's desktop
  4. ^ a b Yes, but only via a screen-sharing "pod" with control permissions granted
  5. ^ iPhone, iPad, and Android (as of version 8)
  6. ^ PowWow365 is available for Free download at Apple's App Store [1])
  7. ^ AnyMeeting | Presenter - Frequently Asked Questions. (2013-11-22). Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  8. ^ iPad and Android Tablets (as of [2])
  9. ^ Dixon, Fred. "Audio stress Test: Results - BigBlueButton-dev". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Android client now available on Android Marketplace (see announcement)
  11. ^ Windows/Mac - Full Support, Linux - Partial (multimedia and web tour open in an external browser window rather than an embedded one within the session)
  12. ^ a b webex on 64 bit linux. (2013-03-25). Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  13. ^ New HTML5 enabled browsers
  14. ^ Hd Faces Update
  15. ^ Use annotation tools on Desktop and any shared Windows
  16. ^ Not secure for general meetings, this feature is only available in GoToTraining
  17. ^ Not secure for general meetings, this feature is only available in GoToTraining
  18. ^ Not secure for general meetings, this feature is only available in GoToTraining
  19. ^ Mouse and Keyboard control can be shared with multiple user.
  20. ^ New HTML5 enabled browsers will be able to join without downloads, with reduced features.
  21. ^ with WebRTC on Chrome browser
  22. ^ Available on Mac and Windows only when using Weemo Driver
  23. ^ Yes if using WebRTC mode through Chrome browser
  24. ^ Supports 12-way teleconference integration
  25. ^ iOS and Android App required for mobile devices
  26. ^ viewer only
  27. ^ a b c d any upload possible
  28. ^ also native iPhone and iPad Clients
  29. ^ How do I get the Fuze Linux App? : Fuze Support. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  30. ^ Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
  31. ^ Can participants join a GlobalMeet Web meeting ... | GlobalMeet Community. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  32. ^ Can iMeet run on Linux? | iMeet Community. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  33. ^ Verified on 3/21/2014 that Linux participants are supported, but Linux presenter is not.
  34. ^ Intercall resells the Cisco WebEx product.
  35. ^ Screen sharing requires Glance plugin
  36. ^ Cannot function as a presenter on Linux.
  37. ^ Up to 16 mixed video flows
  38. ^ [3]
  39. ^ Operator-Assisted Audio Conferencing. ReadyTalk. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  40. ^ HD VoIP and integrated teleconference
  41. ^ native iOS and Android Free Apps for smartphones and tablets like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  42. ^ Tested on 3/19/2014 and found to be very buggy under Linux.
  43. ^ iPad