AnyMeeting Launching Totally Redesigned Version of Web Conferencing Software

by Michael Daehn on September 30, 2011

Video conference with up to 6 people

Video conference with up to 6 people

Using your feedback we worked with user interface experts and our developers to totally reinvent the AnyMeeting experience. The redesign features a dramatically different view for users. Beginners and veterans alike will find the new version much more intuitive and easy to use.

The new version will be live to all AnyMeeting users beginning Friday, October 7th at 1AM PST. Please note, the AnyMeeting service will not be available from 12AM to 1AM on October 7th as we make the transition.

The new version features:

  • 6 Person Simultaneous Video Conferencing – Up to 6 people can now broadcast their webcam and/or microphone at the same time.
  • Faster Screen Sharing – Our developers have worked hard to optimize the software behind the scenes. This means sharing your documents and presentations is faster than ever.
  • Quick Task Bar - We’ve grouped all of your web conferencing functions onto one menu bar. No more hunting around for different controls. They are all lined up at the bottom of your screen.
  • Improved Screen Management – Whether you have one video feed or six, your screen will re-size and present the best configuration for sharing your meeting.
Share documents

Share documents

Share charts

Share charts

Share presentations

Share presentations

Share polls

Share polls

Don’t forget AnyMeeting’s new ad free ticketing option that helps you get paid for your presentations.

In case you were wondering, AnyMeeting is still completely free. For life.

Try AnyMeeting today, or take a look at the 2 minute tutorial video.

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{ 75 comments… read them below or add one }

Allan Cascante October 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Team

My best and sincere congratulations for this big achievement! You rocks guys!

My best regards from Costa Rica

Allan

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 12:37 am

Thanks Allan!

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Jenny Ashby October 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Is the anymeeting conf software available for idevices?

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 12:43 am

Jenny,
Not right now, but our team is always working to make improvements and add platforms. It’s on our wishlist.

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Julie October 6, 2011 at 12:53 am

Are we now able to screenshare with our Macs? Would love that.

Thanks.

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Julie- Yes, you can use screen sharing with Macs.

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Robin October 6, 2011 at 1:04 am

Can’t wait to try it out. Can you tell me….can video’s and recorded webinars created with Any Meeting be uploaded to YouTube? Love your product and would like to put them on YouTube and other web pages when I’m finished.

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Right now we don’t offer that feature. However, we’ll definitely pass that request along to our product team.

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Stephanie Blackbird October 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Great idea – recording Webinars – love it!

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Robin October 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

It would actually be a good advertising move. If you added an anymeeting logo at the end of each video when it is uploaded to YouTube you would get free advertising to everyone that view it. I use another product that does this.

I like the way AnyMeeting works and would love to continue using it, but need something that I can add to my YouTube Channel when completed.

Hope they can add this feature soon.

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Ian July 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Agreed, it’s a great package but we really need to be able to upload our webinars to YouTube.

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Nathan G October 6, 2011 at 1:28 am

This may be the same question that Jenny asked, but can we screen share on Macs yet?

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Nathan – Yes, you can screen share on a Mac.

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Troy October 6, 2011 at 1:41 am

Love your software – i use it at least once a week, love it. But a real pain-in-the-? issue i have with it is that when i log-in the software works perfect to have screen-share meetings with my staff overseas, then if i log-out, then log back in to start another web-meeting with different people, I get a “cannot connect to server [or possible firewall] ” error, this happens every single time time, even without anything at all changing on my computer. In order to fix it, i normally have to wait 24 hours and/or re-boot. Any idea WHY this happens or how it can be fixed? its been going on for about 6-months or more, over different Computers/Modems/Routers and Operating Systems.

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Troy – for a unique situation like this, the best thing to do is contact our support team.

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Allyson Lewis October 6, 2011 at 1:44 am

Love the redesign. We have had great success with http://www.anymeeting.com.

Is there a plan to expand the limit from 200 attendees?

Allyson

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Allyson – As you have seen we are constantly improving our product. For example, in March we increased the number of attendees from 150 to 200. How many attendees would you like to see it increased to?

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Carol Cole-Lewis October 6, 2011 at 2:10 am

What are the system requirements?

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm
T. Gerard Williams October 6, 2011 at 2:58 am

Discussions have been raised throughout history about whether Man can create and then improve upon perfection with the final conclusion being agreed to be an emphatic no.
AnyMeeting, with this new release on Friday, has shattered the discussion’s concluding premise by taking perfect and free web conferencing software and improving upon it. How awesome!!
Congratulations gentlemen, well done!!

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Wow, thanks T!

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Michael Searles October 6, 2011 at 2:59 am

If perception is reality then the reality is that AnyMeeting is acting out on the intention to provide the best free webinar and web conferencing service on the planet. Congratulations.

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Your perceptions are accurate. We want to bring the power of web meetings to everyone. There’s no reason why this technology is not as common as email. Thanks for helping us get this into the hands of more people.

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Nelius Smit October 6, 2011 at 3:32 am

Great news!!! Keep up the developments, this is just GREAT!!

Nelius
RSA

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Hani Mourra October 6, 2011 at 3:37 am

Sweeet! I’m really excited for the multiple video presenter option.

Cheers,
Hani

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Steve Young October 6, 2011 at 3:39 am

WOW!! This sounds great. I can’t wait to check it out. Having just left Gotomeeting paying a fortune per month was a killer and your platform is free and can do a whole lot more!! AWESOME!! Thanks. Steve

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Thanks Steve – welcome to AnyMeeting!

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Robert Arthur October 6, 2011 at 4:34 am

Look forward to the new Features! Will the new Version be compatible with Mac?

Robert

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

We are always working on improvements and adding functionality for Apple is on our list. Really!

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Mark Germanos October 6, 2011 at 5:07 am

Are we able to record and save our meetings locally? Will this work well in a low-bandwidth environment that ATT is providing at some of my client sites?

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Mark- You can find more details about downloading recordings on the AnyMeeting Support Website.

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Zinnat October 6, 2011 at 6:14 am

Super. You are fantastiс people!
Russian users very wating Russian versia of your resourse.
Thanck you.

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yvonne October 6, 2011 at 6:44 am

Hi Michael, congrats and well done for the upgrade. I really liked Anymeeting when I first came across it whilst searching, and loved it – the only thing that made me nervous was that I could not see what my attendees could, but now that’s up and running…I’m lovin it! Yvonne (London UK)

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Andrea October 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

You are fantastic,

good job!

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Michele Prior October 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

Sounds great. Looking forward to seeing the changes. Well done.
Regards
Michele

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Nick Nasad October 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Will 2 presenters be able to share their screen in the same webinar? Not at the same time, but I find that only being able to share the screen of 1 presenter is limiting.. Hope that feature is part of this new release.

Thanks for your hard work!

- Nick

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Nick- AnyMeeting has always had the ability to allow others to share their screens during a meeting. To allow someone else to screen share, just click on their name in the Attendee List and select “Make a Presenter”. For more information, please see our support site and support videos.

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Giovanni Duarte October 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I haven’t used Anymeeting for a long time. These updates look very promising and I am looking forward to try them. Good work by providing this free tool.
I have recomended this tool in the past but now seems to be a MUST to have. I will also like the mobile app for the meeting. I have been using Adobe Connect’s mobile app and it is very powerfull.
Good work.

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Michael Garner October 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Great work guys, the interface looks great. I am seeing the “string” of thumbnails change position, does this happen automatically according to the content on the screen, or is it preset by user? BTW, I love the software, and the firm is warming up to it. This will make the transition from your competitors all the easier.

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Thanks Michael. The goal is to make the interface simple so the thumbnails are re-sized automagically [sic].

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Cheryl October 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Are you planning to allow screen sharing on Apple Macs?? Please!!

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

We are always working on improvements and adding functionality for Apple is on our list.

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Wilson Velasquez October 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Hello, congratulations.

Just one question, how many people can participate in a webinar without impair the speed?

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Michael Daehn October 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Wilson,

The software is designed to be used effectively by up to 200 people and/or up to 6 video participants.

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William L October 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Hello friends AnyMeeting:
I congratulate you for such great work they have done, the platform is great, I want to thank and say again: Thank you and congratulations

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Moshood October 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

From Nigeria, i say thank you and more grease to your elbow!

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James October 6, 2011 at 11:52 am

Dear AM

Looking forward to checking the even better sw out – one question, please?

On the current version, one can record the session, but with quite restricted editing rights. Are there any developments in regard to the editing, e.g. cut out bits etc

Thanks
James

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm

James- Currently you can set the beginning and end points of a recording as well as add cue points. For more information, please see our support site.

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Everett October 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Hey! Love it! Question: will the new interface change the aount of screen taken up on the RECIPIENT’S end by ads, interface etc? One concern that attendees share with me is that my screen always looks so small and so much of their screen is taken up by things besides the presentation. Any changes to this?

Thanks again for a great product!

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Everett- With the new design, there is a lot more screen space available. You also have more control over it. For example, you can hide the Chat and Attendee windows to maximize the space available for screen sharing and video conferencing. For more information, please watch our Quick Start video (about 50 seconds in, it covers this topic).

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Horace Jennings October 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Love it!!! Can’t wait to start using the new Any Meeting software. Eat your heart out GoToMeeting!!!

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Jay Butler October 7, 2011 at 5:16 am

OMG! You guys are right on time with this! I can’t wait till you add even more new features…question: along with the addt’l video conferencing, can people without webcams still interact in the webinar?

Thanks a bunch, congrats on the new things!

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Damian October 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Jay- That all depends on which audio option you choose. If you choose conference call, then everyone can participate via conference call. If you choose webcam and mic, then only those who have a webcam or a microphone attached to their computer can participate. If you choose conference call, you can still use a webcam. Just remember to mute your microphone – just click on the microphone icon under your video feed to mute it.

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Irwin Wist October 7, 2011 at 7:36 am

So now AnyMeeting has become even better? Yeah right – as if that is possible ;-)
We have been testing several platforms, both paid and free. There are some great systems out there but the price-quality ratio of AnyMeeting is superb and higher than that of some paid systems I know.
Very important: logging in is super-easy, even for non-English speaking participants (this has been an issue with other providers). Using mobile Internet we had some issues with the sound quality, we’ll try it again to see if also that has improved. AnyMeeting has one great item that we use frequently: we share presenters. One presenter works on one computer without screen sharing, so he can communicate with participants without showing his desktop, and screens are shared from a second computer. Works great for us. And so does AnyMeeting.

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Jacqueline Ani October 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Hi Am very good work with changes.
I’ve schedule a conference meeting for next week, will my meeting go ahead with the new changes or will I need to reschedule the meeting to take part in new changes?

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Michael Daehn October 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thanks Jacqueline. The new version is live. No need to reschedule.

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Mark October 8, 2011 at 7:25 am

Great job! Thanks for providing this service, and in light of all the improvements you just rolled out, I feel silly to request something else. But at some point, it would be nice to give each participant a choice of whether they tune in with mic or conference call rather than everyone having to do the same thing.

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Radomir Boskovic October 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm

For some reason, when I want to enter screen sharing mode the system says that the plug-in is installed and that I shuld wait 30 seconds, but I wait endlesly and nothing happens, the message remains the same. I use Ubuntu 10.10.

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Damian October 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Hi Radomir- AnyMeeting isn’t supported on Linux, which may be why you experienced some issues.

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Maria Marsala October 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

Thanks for the updates. I’ll be checking out the updated version this week. I appreciate how you’re responding to those of us looking to use your program.

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Robin T October 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Unfortunately, something in the new upgrade changes the way it interacts on my IBM Lenovo laptop, either through Symantec or the VPN that makes it so the java installer to run the presentation window will not install. That makes this product problematic.

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Fernando Gomez, ND October 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I’ve been using anymeeting for quite sometime and I welcome and congratulate you on the enhancements. Great job!

Now, if you could add the capacity to at least 500 atendees to your wishlist and make it availble in the future…. will be quite welcome.

Thank you for your excellente free service!!

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Jason Wells October 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Do attendees to my webinar have to down load the sharing software to view my webinar?
also can I share a website and and walk attendees through the diffrent pages and info on those pages using this software.

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Damian October 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Hi Jason- attendees only need to have a web browser that is flash compatible. They don’t need to install the screen sharing plug-in. If you want to share a website, the best way to do it is to screen share the web page you want to display.

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Richard Bross January 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

We have always used AnyMeeting, almost exclusively on Linux. This is the first that I have heard that it is not supported.

We can still use it on old version of 32 bit Linux, but not on newer versions. The only thing preventing us from using appears to be faulty Java plugin detection code, since other Java apps run fine but we get the “Java not installed or disabled” message.

How disappointing.

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Claudemir March 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Guys, great job. The only thing I know anymeeting can improve is related to videos… any plan for that? What I mean is that sharing the slides is okay, even if it delays some seconds, but videos I have tried any it really is not a good option. I think when you guys figure out something around playing videos, then competition will go crazy, absolutely crazy!!! So, keep up the great job!

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Akaid Diaz April 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Hey Michael,

I love the new redesign, have you thought of developing a version of self-hosted solution for community and private clouds (an anymeeting virtual appliance of sorts)? As a full service provider of cloud solutions, we have been looking high and low for a streamlined solution like yours that could be self-hosted on our cloud platform and offer it to our partners. That way it can meet security standards our MSP and VARs partners could have. As well, since it’s hosted on their own private infrastructure, it could be integrated to LDAP or AD and with other multi-tenant solutions we help them develop.

Regards,
Akaid Diaz
President – FailProof Technology Inc.

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Jane June 12, 2012 at 1:37 am

Hi,
May I know the security of Anymeeting?

Some other web meeting solutions assures the privacy and integrity of meetings through SSL and encryption of all meeting content.
How about Anymeeting?

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Charlie August 3, 2012 at 8:11 am

I have not been able to see the recorded screen sharing content. I have no issues with audio or the video. All I get from the content side is the “Loading Screen Sharing … this may take up to 30 seconds”. I’m on a college Campus with great internet speed. Any help would be appreciated.

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AK Thakore February 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Great product! Totally love it. Any idea when you will support Ubuntu? I get the message “OS Not supported”

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chrisb February 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

Hi. Thanks for your comment. If you saw this message during our system test, it is true that Ubuntu is not an officially supported OS. However, we do know of numerous instances of using running Ubuntu who run successful meetings on the AnyMeeting platform. So, go ahead and run a meeting! You should be good to go! If you need support, feel free to submit a ticket on our support site: http://support.anymeeting.com

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Ruth Cheesley August 13, 2013 at 3:36 am

Still very disappointed you don’t support Linux for screensharing yet…

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chrisb August 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Hi Ruth! Thanks for your comment. Totally understand your disappointment. We love Linux. Will keep you posted when we have a Linux screen sharing option!

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Alessandro Fantino September 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I’m with you Ruth.

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Alessandro Fantino September 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm

SAME ISSUE HERE WITH LINUX!!! It’s really a pity and allow me to say…. a shame! I am looking for a solution to teach on-line and this seems the perfect solution, but I can’t use it on Ubuntu!!! How so? PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE ASAP!!!

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