LogMeIn Cuts Join.me Pro Price, Counters Citrix GoToMeeting
LogMeIn has cut the price for join.me pro — a potential alternative to Citrix Systems’ GoToMeeting online meeting and collaboration platform. Moreover, LogMeIn has introduced join.me pro feature enhancements. LogMeIn positions join.me as a “ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly.” We’re intrigued to see if MSPs start using join.me free and join.me pro as platforms for customer meetings, IT training and group initiatives.
A free version, aptly named join.me free, supports screen sharing, 250 viewers, share control, multi-monitor, chat, send files and viewers on Apple iOS and Android. The join.me pro version includes those capabilities plus:
- presenter swap
- pro desktop app
- personal link & background
- meeting scheduler
- meeting lock
- user management
- international conference lines
LogMeIn also dropped the price of join.me Pro to $19 per month — or $149 per year.
We’re intrigued. But we’re also realists. Price cuts often mean somebody is trying to gain market share against an entrenched rival. LogMeIn unveiled join.me pro in October 2010 for $29 per month or $299 annually. Less than a year later, LogMeIn has chopped the annual subscription price in half — a sign that LogMeIn is hungry to gain market share against GoToMeeting and other online screen sharing and online meeting tools.