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appear.in vs Join.me: What are the differences?
Developers describe appear.in as "Video conversations with up to 8 people for free. No login — no installs". Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Built with WebRTC & AngularJS. On the other hand, Join.me is detailed as "Instant screen sharing. Instant Aha!". Get everybody on the same page, when they're not in the same room, instantly. Review documents and designs. Train staff. Demo products or just show off. join.me is a ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly.
appear.in and Join.me can be primarily classified as "Screen Sharing" tools.
Some of the features offered by appear.in are:
- iPhone App
- Create an appear.in room and send the link to the room on e-mail, chat, SMS etc
- No installation required
On the other hand, Join.me provides the following key features:
- Up to 10 meeting participants
- Screen sharing
- Internet calling
"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 11 developers like appear.in, while over 8 developers mention "Screen sharing" as the leading cause for choosing Join.me.
According to the StackShare community, appear.in has a broader approval, being mentioned in 31 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to Join.me, which is listed in 16 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
Pros of appear.in
- Easy setup12
- Quick and painless for non techies8
- Near Real-Time3
- No plugin necessary1
- Screen sharing1
Pros of Join.me
- Screen sharing10
- Internet calling3
- No installation for viewers2
- Quick setup for presenter2
- Allows presenter to share mouse control1