DimDim Review – A simple solution for online collaboration and web conferencing

Communication is key.

Demonstration and cooperation are essential.

It’s not always easy to explain something out loud – some things you just have to see to understand. Sometimes you can’t get your point across without the person you’re speaking to actually seeing what you’re talking about.

Unfortunately, when someone is thousands of miles away, this type of collaboration is not easy to arrange.

Dimdim can change all that.

**A short DimDim review**

DimDim makes it easy to host an online conference for groups of up to 20 people – premium subscriptions allow for larger groups.

**Share websites**

If you need to demonstrate something over the internet, DimDim can be your best friend. Misunderstandings are no longer a problem because everyone is – literally – on the same page, seeing the same things at the same time, and doesn’t even have to download any software.

This feature generally seems to work best on simpler pages, where other websites with more in-depth content sometimes display an unexpected “Are you sure you want to leave this page” message from your web browser. Since this is the only bug I’ve spotted, it’s really no big deal. If someone accidentally leaves the meeting, they can easily rejoin it.


If you can’t say exactly what you mean, you can always draw it on a virtual whiteboard. You can quickly and easily sketch an idea for your group. To make collaboration even easier, other participants can also add to the whiteboard if questions or new ideas arise!


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Sharing a PowerPoint or PDF file with a group couldn’t be easier than with DimDim. All you have to do is click the View Presentation button when hosting a meeting, upload the file, and you’re good to go!

Your presentation is now visible to everyone who is attending your online meeting. Just send your meeting URL to your attendees and they’re in.

**Share Screen**

This makes DimDim really powerful. This is the only part of DimDim that requires a small download, but only the moderator needs it – everyone else can just log in to see your screen.

Once the plugin is installed on your computer, you can share your screen with anyone who knows your URL and (optionally) meeting password – but your attendees don’t have to download or install anything! Once they navigate to your private DimDim address, they can see what you want. As a presenter, the plugin allows you to share your screen with simple clicks.

**Video and Voice Conferencing**

Sharing webcams in DimDim meetings is easy, plus there are two options for voice conferencing. Small meeting groups can easily communicate using the microphones in their computers. If you have a larger group, DimDim offers access to a free conference bridge.

The phone number and access code will be sent to all attendees in an invitation email when you schedule the meeting so everyone knows what to do. These numbers are also displayed at the top of the meeting screen, so anyone who joins can join without verifying your email address can dial in as well. Whether you have a large or small group, everyone can stay in touch through their speakers, phone or DimDim’s built-in IM capability.

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**Widgets for scheduling meetings and mail registration**

If you plan a meeting in advance, DimDim offers an easy-to-use widget that can be added to your website or blog. This makes it extremely easy for new attendees to register for your webinar. Everyone you invite to the meeting, as well as everyone who registers through your widget, will receive an email with the date, time, and credentials they need, all in one convenient place.

**Instant Start Meetings**

When you start a meeting on the fly, you don’t have to worry about planning. When you log into DimDim, you can instantly start a meeting that anyone can join with your DimDim meeting URL.

Screen sharing sessions are now even easier to start. All you have to do is click on DimDim’s screencasing plugin, select the “Share my screen” option, and you’re good to go!

Once you start an instant meeting, anyone you share, email, IM, or tweet your DimDim URL with can join — making on-the-fly collaboration quick and painless (oh, and the URLs are extremely easy to share : my.dimdim.com/username – so no need to worry about anyone getting lost on their way to the meeting!).

**Webinar Recording**

With the optional webinar recording, your group can easily review the material you cover after the meeting, and you can reuse it for future groups.

Recording webinars saves you time and energy by not having to go through the same topics more than once with new groups. Plus, after the meeting, you can choose to automatically email the recording to everyone, so you don’t have to lift a finger.

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All in all, DimDim is by far one of the most comprehensive and affordable webinar solutions out there. DimDim turns a screen sharing platform into a collaboration engine and makes it easy for your participants to do more than just watch. With DimDim you can share what you need and your group can interact with you in real-time to make the meeting as effective and beneficial as possible.

DimDim comes with several great prices including a free trial; So if you are looking for a realistic webinar solution, DimDim should definitely be your next step!