PROS / Participants have access to nearly all the conference tools that presenters do, making collaboration easier.
CONS / iLinc is not optimized for tablets or smartphones.
VERDICT / iLinc has several great features that make it easy to initiate small web conferences and collaborative meetings online, but the lack of web conference tools and mobile optimization is a drawback for businesses with employees on the go.
iLinc web conferencing has a solid mix of both audio- and video-conferencing features. This web conferencing software gives you, the presenter, the ability to share your screen, as well as audio and video, in real time with little-to-no lag time. It works on both Windows and Mac operating systems, which makes conferencing in a bigger company easier.
This service caters to different sizes of web meetings. You can easily start an online conference with one person or host a meeting with up to 25 participants. If you need to work with larger groups, you can check out iLinc's webinar software plans. The online interface that is used to display videos, view presentations, and conduct whiteboard sessions and learning modules is well organized and intuitive.
iLinc allows attendees access to most of the participation tools without having to adjust the user’s roles or take over the meeting controls. Participants can raise their hands and chat privately with the host. They can share files and annotate the screen. If a participant needs to take center stage, the presenter can hand over the controls. Once a new presenter takes control, their profile picture shows up in the top left of the screen.
This service does not allow breakout rooms, which would be useful if your team is working on a big project and needs to break into smaller groups to handle specific issues.
You can create unique profiles that display photos, a bio and contact information for other participants to view. This allows hosts and participants alike to become familiar with co-workers and business partners.
This is the only service on our lineup that is not mobile optimized. This serves as a big drawback with smartphones and tablets becoming such common tools for business. Many of the other services not only allow attendees to view web conferences from their mobile device, but they also allow presenters to host a web conference.
iLinc uses industry-standard security protocols to ensure that your virtual meeting is safe and secure. iLinc offers online technical support and user training. The instructor-led classes range from precise functions to general program instruction as well as topically organized community forums. iLinc web conferencing also offers an in-depth FAQs section. Phone and chat support are only available during business hours.
iLinc's web conferencing service is intuitive and nicely organized. It offers most of the features needed for conducting a virtual meeting, but the lack of mobile optimization is a hindrance. If you are confident your online meetings will only be held on computers, however, the ease of this service makes it worth considering.