(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – ClickMeeting, the leading videoconferencing service, has released a new integration that gives Google Apps users convenient new says to set up and access ClickMeeting online video conferences.
“Google has done a great job of putting everyday tasks such as search, email, and calendaring at our fingertips,” said ClickMeeting Founder and CEO Simon Grabowski. “We wanted to give these users an extra layer of functionality. Our ClickMeeting Google plug-in does just that.”
A recent report from Google puts the number of active Gmail users at 425 million. The app gives these account holders new capabilities for their Google Chrome browser, Gmail account, and Google Calendar.
About ClickMeeting Plug-in for Google
The plug-in is available free at the Chrome Web Store. Once the plug-in is downloaded and installed ClickMeeting login credentials can be used to simply create a plain text or HTML email to be used for inviting contacts to meetings.
The installation places an icon on the taskbar of Google Chrome browser for one-click access to ClickMeeting. One click of the icon enables to begin an ad hoc meeting or webinar; navigate to ClickMeeting dashboard, statistics panel or account setting; or to adjust the plug-in settings.
Using ClickMeeting Plug-in With Google Calendar
When scheduling an event using Google Calendar, there is an option to set it up as a ClickMeeting or ClickWebinar. Choosing this option allows you to schedule the meeting, add guests to invite, assign guest rights, and set up reminders. In the plug-in settings, checking the box Allow to delete my ClickMeeting events enables to delete scheduled events simply using Google Calendar.
Using ClickMeeting Plug-in With Gmail
The plug-in gives the user the ability to invite others to an ad hoc ClickMeeting using Google’s built-in GTalk chat. When choosing a name in the chat area, the contact’s card will appear with a ClickMeeting icon as one of the options. Clicking this icon enables to send the contact an instant invitation to an ad hoc meeting.
“Google Chrome users will find the plug-in a very intuitive and natural way to access your ClickMeeting account,” said Simon Grabowski. “Now your browser can be your command center for staying connected with your team, partners, and customers using ClickMeeting.”
About ClickMeeting Software
ClickMeeting includes all the features of higher-priced videoconference systems at a price affordable for organizations of any size. Cloud technology and the ClearSound audio engine provide a meeting experience that’s almost like being in the same room. Mobile apps enable participation as a presenter or attendee, even when you’re on the go.
A meeting room can be set up in advance by uploading presentations, documents, images and videos. A digital whiteboard can be pre-configured as a multi-page presentation or used during the meeting for taking notes, drawing illustrations, or creating an agenda. The system can display up to four presenters at once, regardless of geographical location. Each presenter can share his or her desktop with a click for product demos, software training, or for using proprietary software.
For instant feedback, presenters can enable interactive chat, translated into each participant’s choice of 52 languages. For formal meetings, training sessions and webinars, the meeting organizer can set up multiple surveys, polls and scored tests to add variety and collect useful data about participant attitudes and comprehension of training materials. Survey and test results are accumulated in the history detail of each user, along with other data.
ClickWebinar and ClickMeeting were developed by parent company Implix, a leading provider of practical, cost-effective software solutions for small business. With more than 500,000 users, ClickMeeting uses Cloud technology to facilitate face-to-face online collaboration with participants worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.clickmeeting.com/.