The Top 6 Web Conferencing Apps for the iPad

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On an iPad, you can host or attend an online meeting from just about anywhere in the world. To help you get away from your office desk, here are the top apps for the iPad that enable web and video conferencing.

People who plan an online meeting should consider all their needs before settling on an app. With so many options in the market, it's difficult to evaluate every product available. However, you can't go wrong with any of the six apps and services listed here, and you can request a free trial or schedule a demo if you can't make up your mind.

Fuze Meeting is great for video conferencing from anywhere, and Fuze makes the Fuze Mobile iOS app to simplify the process of using its service from a mobile device.

Users can present just about any content in high resolution. The app supports PDFs, movies, images, and many other file types and transmits them to all web conference attendees flawlessly. Video conference hosts can control all aspects of the meeting right from their iPad. It’s possible to start or schedule a meeting, mute, and manage presenter rights for everyone ​in the meeting. Hosts can also zoom and pan meeting content, so they can easily highlight the parts of a presentation they are speaking about. Hosts can dial their attendees into the meeting directly from the iPad, which makes starting a meeting quick and easy.
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The Cisco WebEx Meetings app offers unified communications that allow for voice and video transmitted via data networks. This reduces costs and streamlines operations. A favorite of iPad users, this conferencing tool is known for its global conferencing cloud that synchronizes voice, video, and data. WebEx is compatible with mobile devices, which is good for professionals who travel frequently or are always on the go. WebEx also provides a collaborative meeting room that allows groups to have a permanent, personal space with a unique address. More »

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The Skype for iPad app lets users speak to each other for free, much like its desktop service. Although it wasn't designed with business use specifically in mind, this app is reliable and easy to use. The Skype app supports video, which is great for those who prefer face-to-face contact. The app supports group video calls with up to 25 participants. More »

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The iMeet app doesn't require any training or extra equipment. Features include high-quality video conferencing and Dolby audio. The app allows you to collaborate with team members remotely and share files and video with all participants.

With iMeet, you can set up a meeting with up to 125 people. From your iPad, you can host or join a meeting, schedule a meeting, and send invitations, record the meeting, and allow participants to share screens when needed. The meeting is free to participants, but there is a fee for the host. More »

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Many iPad users use Google's Hangouts app to communicate. You have the option to message friends, engage in free video or voice calls, and conduct individual or group conversations.

Google Hangouts lets people video call other people signed up for the Google+ service, regardless of their location. Users can group chat with up to 150 people for free or attend a free video call with up to 10 people. More »

Another highly rated web conferencing tool is Join Me, which offers a speedy start for meetings because no viewer downloads are necessary.

The Join Me – Simple Meetings app offers free unlimited conference calling. You can hold a meeting right in the app, share whiteboards, make video calls and present documents.

Other highly rated features include annotation, recording, and unified audio. However, the number of attendees on video calls is limited. Even if you pay for the Join Me Pro subscription, video conferences are limited to 10 participants More »