Saturday, June 14


I have just been trying Mikogo which is a free online desktop sharing software.
What immediately grabbed my attention was the Mikogo Skype Extra, as a daily user of skype the ability to combine remote control access and screen sharing with my call is very handy indeed. This vastly simplifies the process of either showing how to do something or fixing up and maintaining a computer from afar .
Very useful for helping family and friends out when the need arises.

Mikogo features:

  • Screen Sharing
  • Change Presenters
  • Remote Control
  • Pause Transmission
  • Application Selection
  • File Transfer
Mikogo requires you to create a user account and then download the Mikogo program. Participants who don't have an account can still participate in a meeting, however they are reuired to download the Connect program.
Just be aware only the Mikogo program can be used to create or join a conference and the connect program is solely to connect to a conference.

Now security wise the the meeting creator can password protect it and specify the meeting id. With all meeting transmissions sessions protected via Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) using 256 bits AES end to end encryption.

Overall very useful and easy to use and clear documentaion make it a breeze to use.

Mikogo web site
Easy to follow Mikogo user guide PDF here.
Mikogo Skype extra here and guide here.


Andrew_Mikogo said...

Hi Axendra,

Just saw that you checked out Mikogo. I'm glad to hear that you enjoy the free screen sharing and in particular the Skype Extra.
We have received some nice reviews and comments about Mikogo and the Extra, and it's great when we see new users enjoying Mikogo and writing about it.

Thank you

Andrew Donnelly
The Mikogo Team

Andrew_Mikogo said...

Hi Axendra,

As you were keen before to learn about the Mikogo Skype Extra, I just want to let you know that we released a big Mikogo press release along with a user guide web page for the Mikogo Skype Extra. Take a look at the web page for info on how to get started along with screenshots and video tutorials.
You are welcome to use the new info and videos for your own blog, if you are interested.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

The Mikogo Team