Join.me vs Skype Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Tareq Anwar

Works great, better than expected

2018-08-13

Pros

* Doesn't disappointing like Skype * Video and audio quality in call is great

Cons

Lacks other features. Doesn't find useful for anything else other than meeting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Join Me Review

2018-10-13

Overall experience was very good after having to rely on Skype for video conference and long distance VOIP calls but following the use of Zoom, my preference lies with the latter

Pros

Seemed like a very brilliant alternative to Skype which was a forerunner to many similar systems.

Cons

Not much - apart from the fact that after using Zoom to set up a meeting - it seemed easier to use and with a better user experience. Also Zoom seemed to offer better audio and video quality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Ada Ruda

Cool for online meetings

2018-05-25

Pros

It is easier than Skype - just send the link and you can start.

Cons

I never used the mobile version, so I cant's say about it. It may be sometimes over simplistic for business use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Mark Rueckert

Verified Reviewer

Great Tool, Frustrating Download

2018-09-10

Pros

It is a basic tool just like Skype or Google Hangouts, or other softwares.

Cons

Downloading the software was difficult to do on my Mac computer. I've had the software disappear and need a new download multiple times.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Khushbu Aggarwal

Good concept but interface is a little confusing

2019-04-08

Pros

It's a great concept and easy to join for screen sharing, etc.

Cons

The interface is a bit confusing and not as clear as, for example, skype but I'm sure with some changes it would be very easy to use!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff Alley

Web Meeting Options

2019-02-05

It's a great tool. I am not sure why I would take this over other options out there, but no reason not to use it if you need to start somewhere.

Pros

A great way to have online meetings. Very easy to use The ability to share a desktop is great

Cons

It is also another name with things such as Skype, Zoom, and Cisco.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Max Orona

Good way to share screens

2018-08-21

Excelent tool for sharing ideas remotely with others.

Pros

Join.me brings a faster way to share screens with customers not dealing with the same tools as you (Skype, Slack, etc) use with your workmates.

Cons

Most of the times we have to have the talk by phone or Skype, and screen sharing on join.me.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Free account - clutch when other screen sharing tools wouldn't work

2018-11-16

I have been in a few situations where other screen sharing tools (Clearslide, Webex, Skype) won't work for one reason or another, and Join.me has never failed.

Pros

It is simple to setup and simple to use. It doesn't require downloads on the customer side. The screen sharing is crisp.

Cons

There isn't a ton of functionality beyond the screen sharing, but it's likely that I haven't spent enough time digging into additional features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dipali Dey

Great tool for hosting meetings

2017-07-11

Easy to get on calls and hold conference meetings with users from different parts of the country. I'd recommend it over Zoom.

Pros

- Easy to collaborate with clients/vendors that are not in the same place - Screenshare capability which is superior to Hangouts/Skype - Clear, glitch-free conversations - Easy to make someone else a presenter

Cons

- Screen zooms in and out with a slight touch (too sensitive) - Option to connect through phone/website is a bit confusing. Sometimes a user connects using both and the entire call gets disrupted - Have to download an additional software to be able to present

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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N. A. Le Brun

Verified Reviewer

Does what it would expect you to do but not widely used

2018-12-15

Pros

It does what it says it does and you get what you pay for with each package provided which is honestly the best thing I can say about it.

Cons

It's not as widely used as say Zoom or Skype and a lot of people haven't heard of it which makes getting clients to trust it harder.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Photography company, 11-50 employees)

We use to use Join.Me. Not anymore

2018-08-03

Pros

The quality of the video was impressive. A lot of great options and features. all of our team members were able to work the software as it was intuitive enough.

Cons

So now we use skype.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Ford

Super-easy conference call/screen share that easily fits across multiple platforms!

2018-02-01

Pros

Setting up join me was super-fast. User interface and settings were easy to modify in order to get everyone online and up and running quickly with no hiccups. Advanced features such as screen shot and recording were simple to turn off and on and no interruption to presentations.

Cons

Few complaints from presenters and listeners/watchers led us to start considering switching entire organization from Skype for Business.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Matthew Turcotte

Use it all the time and love it

2017-02-24

The quality is good and there is less fumble than using Skype or other programs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Shannon McNamara

Verified Reviewer

Good for basic needs, but worth it to splurge for better option

2018-05-11

Pros

It easily lets you video call/conference with someone, and you can send it to anyone and they can use (not like Skype where you have to already have an account or set one up, etc.)

Cons

The video quality and lag aspects are definitely there. To me, this makes the simplicity of the product not really worth it. Best part of a video call is having it up and working and clear quality, and the join.me's I've used have just lacked in that regard.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Marilyn Zecher

Functional for One on One Meetings & Conferences

2019-04-17

At first this software seemed to be a viable option compared to Skype but the more I used it, the more I found it to be problematic to learn and use.

Pros

The software was easy to join and use immediately. It has some functionality for our purposes as one option when our original software was not down.

Cons

In the end, this software was not functional for educational conferences as I set them up. It was problematic for both my students and for me to use. It was much better in one on one sessions than for my groups which at that time ranged from 5 to 10 participants.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Gurusharan Singh

Video Calls Audio Call

2018-08-31

Pros

We use this sometimes when our regular skype is not working.

Cons

Even after buying a regular subscription, they still continue to show ads. Also if meeting is for more than 5 people, some parties might not be able to hear you properly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dennis Tinerino

Join.me tool

2017-02-14

There has been many times i turned it on, and then it never works, and then i have to go on Skype and i waste 20 minutes of my clients time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean Mackay

Excellent Way to Present Remotely

2016-12-13

We use Skype for Business for much of this functionality internally, but it has been easier for me to utilize Join.Me for meetings with people outside our organization, and sometimes even within our organization.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dustin Jones

We Love Join.Me to communicate to our clients and share our presentations with them.

2017-08-08

Pros

We have used skype, facetime, and zoom over the years to communicate with our clients.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1001-5000 employees)

Easy and works

2019-04-13

join.me gives everyone the ability to quickly set up virtual meetings without needing to go searching for someone with a WebEx account. join.me has allowed me to look way more organized than I am.

Pros

Can't be said for Skype and WebEx.

Cons

Not having the same presence at the enterprise level as Cisco and Microsoft is the biggest strike. Those two have such a large footprint as "approved" conferencing tools that using others can be difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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McKay Salisbury

It works great, wish it wasn't so expensive. Better deal than anything else though.

2017-12-14

You can share your screen super easily. Great for any sales calls or meeting with clients. Super easy for people to join. We did remote trainings sometimes and we loved how we could record the sessions for people who missed.

Pros

I tried just using skype but it was SUPER slow for screen share.

Cons

I wish the monthly plan was more like per month. It works great though so it's actually a great deal, it's just not worth it if you don't use the recording or other premium features much. The free version is great though.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ivan Sydorenko

What happened to the good old Skype?

2018-10-26

TG for Slack and Join.me, I only use Skype 1-2 times a month now.

Pros

Skype is definitely the product that introduced me to the world of VoIP over a decade ago... That's about the only thing I like about it. Ever since it became a "business product", it went downhill.

Cons

I'm trying to stay away from it as much as I can, only using it when clients/partners are pushing Skype for business as their main "bridge solution". Every time that happens, there is always someone having some kind of a technical issue, people dropping, connectivity problems and so on. First off, since I'm using it 1-2 times a month, EVERY time I open it up on my Mac it updates without asking, making me wait 5-10 minutes before I could use it. This is the most annoying thing about it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Mental Health Care company, 5001-10000 employees)

Great business communication tool

2018-09-17

It's been a complete replacement for any other meeting tools (join.me, GoToMeeting, etc.).

Pros

Excellent integration with company's O365/Active Directory products. I love the meeting reminders and ability to "join online" right from the notifications.

Cons

Chat history doesn't stay/sync. If I log out/back in, or open on mobile, not all chat history stays. A full thread of history is not easily available between me and individual users, making it not useful as a reference tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Performing Arts company, 51-200 employees)

There are less expensive options that don't charge for every user in the meetings.

2018-03-13

We ended up going with another software, GoToMeeting because of the number of outside one time users we have

Pros

It's clean looking for professional meetings, straightforward, and simple enough for non-tech savvy people in the company.

Cons

The call quality isn't high level, there are other free alternatives that make more sense like hangouts, or cheaper alternatives like Join.Me or GoToMeeting.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Ellen Mohanti

web conferencing for businesses

2018-05-29

Pros

Since Skype/ lync is so commonly used across businesses i have found users to be familiar with the setup and call-in process that is a plus. Although it is limited in terms of features and layout. Also since they have added features to send documents and brainstorm on calls. these make the product more interactive and usable.

Cons

In comparison to the likes to zoom or join.me the product lacks intuitiveness.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Chaitanya Srinadhu

Skype review from operations team perspective

2018-09-07

For ex: join.me or uber

Pros

Very good UI. Very good call quality. Nice mobile app and good integrations

Cons

There is a scope for skype to become a more than just a calling service. There should be options to open war rooms in time of critical issues. There should options to integrate skype with other operations tools like jira, victops and opsgenie.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Apparel & Fashion company, 501-1000 employees)

Never met a business using it that enjoyed it

2019-04-09

Pros

Theoretically good features. I like the idea of group video chats and using it on a mass business scale would be great.

Cons

We tried using Skype for Business for a while and employees found themselves downloading trials of join.me so they could actually get their conference calls done on time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Rohit Kewlani

Seamless business collaboration using Skype

2018-10-16

Ideal for collaborating with internal participants & vendors. And also love the ability to see status of folks in who are in my network but beyond the walls of business.

Pros

Makes perfect sense in scenarios where IT departments have strict firewall configurations and it's hard to use IM tools like Jabber, Slack or web conferencing solutions like Webex, Join.me. Ideal for screen share & hosting multiple participants.

Cons

No record option to record meetings, especially ones with video+ppt share. Collaboration can be made more seamless by offering participants to annotate particular sections of screenshare. Would love to see more features around collaboration, over & above usual screen share. Including voting & survey options. Should be a one-stop-shop for all my meeting needs. Would like to see integration with Linkedin & automatic import of contacts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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