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Join.me On Your iPad

December 05, 2012

LogMeIn, Inc’s popular online meeting app, join.me, is now available for the iPad. Users of the Apple tablet can now host and join meetings from anywhere with an Internet connection, presenting files and participating in discussions no matter where they are and what devices the other participants are on.

With over a million people participating in meetings on join.me a month, it has proven itself as a secure, simple and effective conferencing solution. With its availability for the iPad, even more people will be able to join in meetings via VoIP or chatting directly.

It’s offered in free and premium editions, so those who can’t afford expensive, complex apps won’t have to dip into their pocketbooks. Active pro users can host from the iPad using their current accounts, or those without can sign up for a 14-day trial.

There is no cost to download, so if you won’t be hosting any meetings, you can still join in on meetings for free.

In the updated join.me iPad app, users can select and present files from e-mail and other iPad apps with hundreds of participants, or share files from other productivity, business, collaboration, and cloud apps in join.me, which can be stored for future meetings.

Invitations are sent via e-mail or a link, which lets attendees talk either via VoIP or on a dedicated teleconference line. Meetings are secured and controlled with a “lock” feature, so only permitted attendees can participate.

In the meetings, inherent chat features are used to talk to either individuals or all attendees, while a touch-based “laser point” can highlight any areas of the shared content.

"The modern worker is no longer tethered to their desk, nor dependent on company-issued tools to be productive – the iPad being the ultimate example of this trend,” said LogMeIn’s CEO, Michael Simon. “People are demanding simple, secure solutions that free them to work from virtually anywhere on virtually any device. We believe collaboration is about people, not desktops or devices, and with this update, we're putting instant collaboration at the fingertips of information workers, no matter where they are or what they're carrying."

I’m actually surprised it took this long to make an iPad app for join.me. It’s been a very popular and effective app, already available for iPhones and Android devices, so the iPad should have been a given.

Nonetheless, it’s available now and better than ever, so iPad users can enjoy the ease and function of join.me meetings.

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Edited by Braden Becker