10 Best BigMarker Alternatives and Competitors

January 6, 2021
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If you’re looking for BigMarker alternatives, we’ve listed the top rated competitors. 

We provide important key features and pricing information for other platforms to help you understand what webinar solution might be best for your company’s virtual event needs.

1. 
SpotMe

SpotMe is a digital experience and virtual event platform that strives to go beyond the basic webinar, offering full virtual event capabilities.

SpotMe and BigMarker share that they’re both browser-based. This means attendees don’t need to download an app to attend a webinar or event on their desktop. But SpotMe does feature mobile apps for greater accessibility.

Reviewed by G2 as the complete engagement platform, SpotMe offers tons of interactivity to keep audiences engaged, featuring Q&A’s, applause, video breakout rooms, and one-to-one meetings. 

While SpotMe offers webinar features, it’s primarily used as a virtual event platform capable of hosting up to 2,500 participants. With its robust features, it may be a bit too complex if you’re looking for only a simple webinar hosting solution. 

G2 score: 4.6 (104 reviews)

2. Zoho Meeting

Zoho Meeting is an online meeting and webinar hosting platform that boasts a simple user interface, a highly secure connection, and affordable pricing for those seeking to host webinars under 250 participants.

Zoho Meeting is only intended for meetings and webinars, as there are no virtual event capabilities. 

It features screen sharing, registration, reminders, recording of webinars that can be accessed later, a mobile app, and allows desktop apps and extensions. It also uses SSL/128-bit AES encryption protocols to ensure privacy.

Zoho meeting is perfect for small events under 250 participants, but not intended for large-reaching webinars.

G2 score: 4.5 (629 reviews)

3. Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform used to hold meetings, webinars, and training sessions. It’s popular among teachers, lecturers, and professors because it can support up to 1,000 participants at one time.

Adobe’s design features pods, which are small functional windows that can be used for chats, notes, polling, and Q&As to make webinars more engaging. These pods can easily be arranged within Adobe’s layouts to customize the look for your webinar.

While it’s primarily used for webinars and lectures, it is capable of hosting virtual events as well. It features whiteboards, and up to 20 breakout sessions that can hold 200 participants in each session. 

For hosts looking for a more affordable webinar option, Adobe Connect may not be it. Pricing starts at $130 a month, for up to 100 participants, and up to $580 a month for 1000 participants.  

For more information about Adobe Connect, check out our Adobe Connect Review: 2020 Virtual Event Tech Guide.

G2 score: 4.1 (684 reviews)

4. Livestorm

Livestorm is a web conferencing tool mainly used for hosting webinars and sharing live streams.

Livestorm offers a browser-based platform, meaning you don’t need to download an app onto your desktop to run it.

It features screen sharing, unlimited HD webinars, a chat option, multiple hosts, analytics, customizable branding, a built-in landing page builder, and analytics.

For those wishing to avoid live streaming technical issues, it also allows for on-demand webinars so that pre-recorded presentations can be uploaded.

Livestorm is suited for businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Their free option allows up to 10 participants to attend a 20-minute webinar. Their premium option starts at €89 monthly, roughly equivalent to $108 USD. It allows for unlimited participants to attend a 4-hour webinar.

G2 score: 4.6 (147 reviews)

5.
Zoom Video Webinar 

Zoom is the most famous of video conferencing platforms, offering tools for businesses to run meetings and webinars.

It is app-based, unlike other platforms that are browser based, meaning you could potentially run into technical issues with users unable to join webinars.

Zoom Meetings are free for up to 100 participants for a 40-minute timeframe. Zoom Webinars have unlimited time limits and start at $400 a year for 100 participants.

Zoom Webinars allows participants to view up to 49 participants’ video feeds at one time, making it vastly different from many webinars, which typically don’t allow participants to see each other on screen. 

Another thing that sets Zoom Webinars apart is that panelists can screen share videos from their computer with the sound on. This feature isn’t as common in other platforms. For example Adobe Connect only picks up audio from users’ microphones, rather than allowing them to share videos with audio.

It also features chat, polling, a whiteboard, mute/unmute options, customizable branding pages, reminder emails, integration with CRMs, and a post survey link, making it a very capable webinar platform.

G2 score: 4.5 (31,141 reviews)

6. ON24

ON24 is an online marketing webinar platform that’s also capable of building virtual events, however it’s primarily used as a webinar tool.

Like BigMarker, ON24 is browser-based, with no download required. Similar to most webinar platforms, it features live streams, on-demand webinars, HTML5, chats, polls, Q&As, registration pages, and screen sharing. 

While ON24 says they’re suitable for small, medium, and large companies, it seems they’re primarily targeting large enterprises and Fortune 500 companies.

Pricing isn’t readily available on their website, prompting users who are interested in their services to reach out to their sales team for additional pricing information. 

For more details about ON24, check out our ON24 Review

G2 score: 4.3 (741 reviews)

7. GoToWebinar

GoToWebinar is the most widely used webinar tool in the world, hosting millions of webinars each year. It’s commonly downloaded as a desktop app, but also features its Instant Join app, which allows users to attend webinars in their browser like BigMarker.

GoToWebinar features CRM integrations, reporting and analytics, polls, handouts, Q&As, registration, custom branding, call-in capabilities, and recently accepts payments through their platform.

Pricing is reasonable, starting at $49 a month and allowing up to 100 participants. For large webinars up to 3,000 participants, upgrade to the Enterprise plan for $399 a month.

For more details about GoToWebinar, check out our GoToWebinar Review.

G2 score: 4.2 (592 reviews)

8. Cisco Webex Events

Webex from Cisco is a video conferencing platform used for screen sharing, webinars, and online meetings. Attendees can easily join Webex events in their browser, no download necessary.

It’s also capable of hosting full virtual events. Users can host webinars for up to 3,000 participants, making it suitable for most business needs.

What sets Webex apart is its capabilities for hosting large-scale webinars, making it the most widely-used video conferencing platform for enterprises. 

For those looking to host mega-scale events of up to 100,000 participants, users can upgrade to Webex Webcasting, which offers professional help from Cisco to ensure a smooth event with white glove service.

Webex features other innovative features that many other webinar platforms don’t have yet. This includes Webex Assistant, an AI powered in-meeting assistant capable of taking voice commands to write notes, do real-time transcription, and run post-meeting follow ups..

Webex is a great solution for small businesses to large enterprises, making it one of the most widely-chosen webinar platforms available.

For more details about Webex, check out Virtual Event Platforms That Integrate with Webex.

G2 score: 4.2 (12,083 reviews)

9. Click Meeting

ClickMeeting is also a browser-based platform. It’s used for hosting webinars, training sessions, and business meetings. 

ClickMeeting offers many of the common features available on webinar platforms: screen sharing, screen control, presentation mode, whiteboard, chat, polls, Q&As, a mobile app, and live-transcription. 

Like BigMarker, ClickMeeting does not offer a free version, except for a free trial. This makes it about as accessible as BigMarker but less accessible than their competitors.

G2 score: 3.8 (150 reviews)

10. BlueJeans Meetings

BlueJeans by Verizon is a browser-based video conferencing platform that offers many interactive features to keep webinars engaging.

At $83 a month, the BlueJeans Video Webinar plan allows unlimited webinars for up to 100 participants, comparable to BigMarker’s $79 monthly plan, making both options a bit pricier than other options. Plans for 200 and 500 participants are also available, as well as an enterprise-level package capable of broadcasting to 50,000 attendees.

BlueJeans has common attendee engagement features, such as live polling, hand raising, up-voting, as well as reporting and registration. 

One feature that BlueJeans boasts over competitors is their superior audio quality using Dolby Voice, which comes standard in their package.

Instead of so-so audio quality, BlueJeans participants will hear audio that sounds crystal clear. This can reduce what some call “Zoom fatigue,” by making it drastically easier to understand what people are saying.

G2 score: 4.3 (3,937 reviews)

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