Dimdim Overview, Version 5.5
The iPod of Web Conferencing Incredibly Affordable.
Remember how hard it was to What good is easy, open software if no one can
get your music into your pocket afford it? Dimdim Pro - our customizable,
before the iPod? You know how professional version for small businesses is only
difﬁcult it is to use WebEx? Well $25 per month and Dimdim Webinar - our
Meet The Best Way to Work.
we made it our mission to version for large events up to 1000 participants is
Face-to-face meetings used to be create an easy, open, only $75 per month - a least 1/4 the cost of
the only way to get things done. affordable web conferencing WebEx. And because we really do want to make
Now the best way to save money, system as simple to use as the the world a better place, we also provide a totally
time and travel is to collaborate iPod. If you can browse to a webpage you can free version to meet an unlimited number of times
over the Web with Dimdim. Push collaborate using Dimdim. A very simple user with some features - like video and whiteboards -
button simplicity lets everyone interface lets you focus on great meetings and that aren’t available at any price from
instantly increase their productivity: not on the technology. Finally the people you GoToMeeting. And you can try any of our
host or attend live meetings, demos invite to your meeting do not have to install premium products for 30 days - also free! (no
and webinars using just a web anything to join. Amazingly, meeting hosts also pesky credit card needed.)
browser Give presentations, share don’t need to install anything - even to
web pages, whiteboards, voice, broadcast audio or video or record See and Hear Everything.
video – even record your events - their sessions (Our myScreen See the presenter’s live video and
with no software to install and with plug-in is required only if you want desktop while hearing multiple
no hassles. to share your desktop.) voices over IP (VoIP). Or for larger
meetings, use the included free
Ridiculously Easy. teleconference service. All attendees can
The ﬁrst time you join a Dimdim web event you simultaneously annotate a presentation, mark up
will see what we mean by easy: click an URL and a whiteboard, send instant messages and
boom, you are in a web meeting in under 8 broadcast their audio and video if permitted by
✓ The easiest to use seconds! Amazingly, it’s just that easy to host the host.
✓ Nothing to install your own meetings. Use myScreen to share your
✓ One click to share your: screen instantly - no need to schedule a meeting Open Roadmap.
- Microphone & Webcam or send invitations - just IM, phone, Dimdim shares what we’re
- Computer screen
Skype or Tweet your very own working on so you can help.
- Docs, website, whiteboard
- Public & Private Chat Smart URL. We labor over We’ve already delivered amazing
✓ Free for small meetings Dimdim’s usability and we love it recording and playback controls,
✓ Extremely Affordable when people appreciate our multiple presenter workﬂows, and cool widgets -
✓ Free Audio Conferencing relentless focus on ease of use. all because you asked for them. Now tell us what
✓ Free Meeting Widgets
we should do now, and we’ll be glad to oblige.
Why Not WebEx? Dimdim is: Really Open.
✓ Much less expensive or Free! Dimdim’s mission is to enable web collaboration Problem Solved.
✓ Much easier to use for everyone. To achieve this goal we provide We know you want to save money, travel and the
✓ Mashable with Open APIs access to open source and publish our open APIs planet by using web conferencing to augment
✓ No install to host, join, record
so anyone can mash-up Dimdim with everything traditional face-to-face meetings, events or
✓ Just as good on Mac
✓ Starts at only $25 per month from Twitter and Facebook to Zimbra and classes. And like you when we tried those other
YouTube. We also pride ourselves on our open web conference or online meeting solutions we
roadmap - taking your suggestions to build all our found them exceedingly expensive, difﬁcult to
future product enhancements. implement or impossible to customize
(sometimes all of the above.) That's
why we created Dimdim - not only to
be the easy, open and affordable web
conference solution - but also to make
the world a better place.
Now even easier. New
The push button meeting has arrived. 5.5
What’s New in Dimdim 5.5
Dimdim myScreen™ Screen Sharing Dimdim Smart URL & Proﬁle Page
Welcome to the easiest way to share your Now every user gets their own personal, short
You are on a phone call with your screen. Now you don’t even need to launch a permanent Smart URL: http://my.dimdim.com/
team. You want to show everyone a browser or start a DimdimID. Here is why we call this a Smart
document you are working on and
get important feedback. meeting. Just click our URL: if a meeting is running this link lets people
new persistent tray or join instantly. If no meeting is running, the link
1. Click “Share myScreen” menubar icon to points your guests to your new proﬁle page
2. Tell everyone to go to
my.dimdim.com/blizzard*. instantly share your where they can register for future public events
3. Everyone now sees your screen. Now paste your or wait for your meeting to start. When the
screen. It’s that simple. short, permanent owner of the room goes to their URL, they are
Now you want to share a Dimdim Smart URL via instantly signed into their account or if they are
collaborative whiteboard and ask a an IM message or tell using myScreen the screensharing session
private chat question to your boss. your partners on the upgrades to a full Web meeting. Easy, smart and
Go to my.dimdim.com/blizzard.
phone to join you. fast. Just like everything else about Dimdim.
Your video camera springs to life, Pause and play your screen using a new,
public chat and private chat are now beautiful ﬂoating control palette. Dimdim Pro Make Money with Dimdim
available in your Dimdim room.
users can seamlessly switch from sharing Last year we helped countless
*Dimdim ID = blizzard their desktop to a full Dimdim meeting businesses save money, avoid
room and can instantly lock their expensive travel and helped them
meetings with a random code. The new keep their businesses open
Dimdim myScreen plug-in even automatically during the tough ﬂu and blizzard
Our Webinar Widgets are the easiest updates itself so you’ll always stay current. season. Having saved money for
way to organize and promote your our customers, we took the next logical step:
events. A single click embeds them in
Meet in a Web page now we’re helping them make money. That’s
FaceBook, etc.. No one else has them!
Unlike all other web right, all Dimdim customers now earn cash
conferencing solutions, Dimdim simply by holding meetings or by referring their
is 100% browser-based. This colleagues. (Check out this blog post to learn
means that if you can view a web page, you can more.) And we even wrote this short, free eBook
host or attend a Dimdim web meeting. There is to show you how you can charge admission to
never any software needed to join, attend, host your Dimdim events and make even more.
or even record your meetings. (although you
may want to install our new myScreen plug-in.) 500% Faster!
You can share and link to web pages while you We’ve always been faster to host
are chatting and talking live, and now even your and join meetings than every other
browser Refresh, Back, Next buttons work. product out there, so we could only
The widget changes- when the event is Amazingly if your browser crashes (as they break our own speed records (which
live anyone can join with a single click.
sometimes do), just open a new one (even from we did!) Now we remember you when you
another computer) and your meeting keeps return so your meetings start in a literal ﬂash!
going. Every time Webex or GoToMeeting Hundreds of tiny tweaks, bug ﬁxes and
crashes, your meeting ends and all your guests performance enhancements make this version
are dropped: not so with Dimdim. Now of Dimdim the fastest - and best - ever.
more Web browsers are
supported including Windows More Mashable Than Ever
7 Firefox, IE, and Chrome. Mashup meeting widgets and recordings in your
site with one click. Easily integrate with dozens
of web services such as Flickr, PollDaddy,
YouTube, EtherPad, UStream.tv, and more live
After the event is over, the widget can within your meeting. After all, only Dimdim lives
promote your recording & transcripts. in the browser.
Easily without compare.
Count the ways you’ll save time and money.
How Dimdim is better.
We’re often asked
how Dimdim stacks
up to other web 6. Meeting Widgets. We automatically create widgets you post
conferencing players with one click on your own webpages, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
like WebEx and so your guests sign up where you live. The other guys make
GoToMeeting so we created your guests register on their site - why would you want that?
the following to explain it. We call this the
Dimdim Dozen: 12 eggceptionally unique 7. Embed recordings. We record your Pro meetings in Flash
features no one but Dimdim offers. We know you’ll eat it up. which you share via email or embed on your site just like a
YouTube video. They make you use a special video player and
proprietary codec which is messy and difﬁcult.
1. No install. Nothing ever needs to be installed to host, attend
or even record a Dimdim event. Those other web conferencing
apps requires you to install software just to attend a meeting. 8. Crash-resistant & browser-based. All anyone needs is a
modern browser and Flash to attend, host and even record
events. (They force an install on everyone - even to join.) If your
2. Totally free version. Yes, you can meet as long as you want
browser crashes, just open another and the meeting keeps
as many times as you want for Free. That’s $0.00. When they
going. When WebEx crashes, everyone goes home, sad.
say “free” they mean one 14 day trial. When their trial ends, it
costs you or your are locked out. Not so with our trials.
9. Mac Equality. We provide all the same features on Mac as PC.
They don’t - their Mac versions are missing major key features.
3. myScreen Instant Screen sharing. Share your screen with
one click even if your browser isn’t open or you haven’t started
10.Make Money. Every time someone joins based on your
a meeting. No one else has this simple but necessary feature.
Dimdim referrals you earn money. Simply hold meetings to get
4. Smart URLs. Now there is need to remember long and
difﬁcult meeting URLs that change from event to event.
11.Mashable. Instantly embed Dimdim widgets and recordings
Anyone can join you via your Smart URL permalink.
on your site or mashup other web content like YouTube videos
5. Public Proﬁle page. Publicize your public meetings and take and Polldaddy polls into a live Dimdim meeting.
event registrations on your new Proﬁle page. Visitors who visit
12.Open Source. Download, install and integrate your own
your Smart URL see your proﬁle page whenever you are not in
Dimdim server for free. Not possible with any other players.
Dimdim Dimdim "Dimdim worked so well “The Best for Web
Free! Pro Webinar
in my tests that I can't Conferencing: Dimdim”
imagine paying for a - Inc. Magazine
Maximum Attendees 5 50 1000 service like WebEx again."
- PC World "Dimdim Webinar's feature
Basic Meetings and Events ✓ ✓ ✓ set is comprehensive, easy-
to-use, attendee friendly and
Customize & Secure Rooms ✓ ✓ "I used WebEx and affordable in comparison."
Meeting Reporting & Analytics ✓
WebEx is not nearly as
good as Dimdim..." “Dimdim is better WebEx.”
Cost per month $0 $25 $75
- Kevin Rose,
Diggnation - Rob Enderle
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