Glance Review

Glance Review Summary – is a barebones online meeting service, that lacks critical features. is more of an online broadcasting application than a collaboration service.

Pros – Simple to install. You can setup a meeting with just a few clicks.

Cons – No recording functionality. Limited desktop sharing capabilities. Expensive for what you get. No annotation tools. No mobile site/application. Ratings

Category Score Why
Overall Rating: overall rating - 2 out of 5 stars isn’t much of a web conferencing application. It’s limited featureset doesn’t stack up against premier services like GoToMeeting. Even free and basic desktop sharing applications like do a better job in most categories.
Usability: usability rating - 3 out of 5 stars The interface is amazingly simple, but the app doesn’t have many features, making the learning curve short.
Audio quality: audio quality - 3 out of 5 stars The audio conferencing didn’t stand out, but didn’t under perform either.
Video quality: video quality - 2 out of 5 stars There’s no video feed. The desktop sharing video looked ok in our tests.
Collaboration features: collaboration features - 1 out of 5 stars can’t really be classified as a web conferencing application because it has few collaboration tools.
Presentation features: presentation features - 2 out of 5 stars is a decent solution for broadcasts, but it’s presentation features as good as free solutions like
Mobile features: mobile application features - 1 out of 5 stars doesn’t offer any native mobile applications.

What We Like About Glance

Simple to install – Download the program, run the installer, and you’re ready to meet. The program works on Windows and Mac machines.

Simple to run a meeting – You can start a meeting with just a few clicks. gives you a dedicated URL (e.g. To start a meeting, send your meeting URL to attendees with your pin code. *Note – You will need to provide your own audio service.

100 attendees can view your screen. is better for broadcasting than meeting and collaboration.

What We Don’t Like About Glance

No recording – You can’t record your meetings without third party software.

No video – You can share your desktop, but you can’t see the presenter or attendees.

No built-in telephony – There’s no integrated VOIP or telephony service. You must bring your own audio solution.

No annotation tools – Top online meeting programs like GoToMeeting allow you to highlight, write, and illustrate things on your screen. This feature is lacking in Glance.

No mobile apps/website – You can’t join a meeting from an iOS or Android device.

Glance Features

Pricing $49.95/mo or $500/year
Free Trial Yes (7 days)
Meeting Capacity Up to 100 attendees
Desktop Sharing Yes
Desktop Recording No
VOIP Integration No
Control Granting Yes
Video Conferencing No
Private Chat No
Annotation Tools No

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Reviewed by: Jeremy Palmer
Reviewed on: November 2011