Web Conferencing with Mikogo now on Your Mac
“The ideal cross-platform tool for online group collaboration.”
Mikogo provides an easy-to-use, secure, cross-platform online meeting tool available for use on all three platforms: Windows®, Linux and Mac®.
Mikogo is a fast and secure solution suitable for anyone looking to organize web conferences, online meetings or remote support sessions, with many valuable features enhancing the user’s desktop sharing. Share your screen with up to 25 participants and conduct presentations in true color quality live over the Web, while still sitting at your desk.
Available at anytime and anywhere, Mikogo is a breeze for any user regardless of technical ability.
When to use Mikogo
Mikogo eliminates the need to make on-site visits for tasks that can easily be achieved via screen sharing over the Internet. Mikogo can be employed for a range of professional, academic, or personal uses:
- Remote support – grant or request remote keyboard & mouse control to assist clients and colleagues. Easy remote support between Mac, Linux and PC computers.
- Online meetings – meet with colleagues online to discuss and edit your team projects.
- Product demonstrations – conduct product demos or make sales pitches to prospects.
- Web presentations – present any screen content in real time without uploading documents beforehand.
- Online learning – teach and train your pupils regardless of distance.
- Keeping in Touch – share anything you wish and invite your friends and relatives to view your screen and join in on the action.
Now with the Mac version of Mikogo, users can start and join Mikogo sessions from their Mac computer and enjoy the following features:
For further details on the different features available on the Mac version of Mikogo, visit our Features page or read our Mikogo User Guide for Mac users.
Using Mikogo on Mac Computers
You’ll find it a breeze to use the Mikogo version on your Mac. The following information and screenshots below will assist you in getting started:
Downloading Mikogo on a Mac
The Mac version of Mikogo can be downloaded by clicking here. Mount the downloaded file and a window will appear on your screen.
Drag the Mikogo program to your location of choice e.g. the Applications folder or the program folder. To start Mikogo, double click on the file. At this point, the Mikogo user interface opens on your screen along with an icon in your menu bar:
Starting a Session
To start a session, you can either click on the Mikogo icon in the menu bar and click on “Start Session”, or alternatively click on the program file to open the Mikogo Panel on your desktop and click on the start button.
Upon clicking the Start Session button, the session will begin and the participant list will appear. This will contain the unique 9-digit Session ID, which your participants will need in order to join the session, and the login page for participants. Also within the Participant List, you’ll notice two fields: Presenter and Control. These options allow you to switch presenter and grant remote control rights when your participants have later joined your session.
Joining a Session
To join a session, participants have two options: they can either use the HTML Viewer to join directly via their web browser, which requires no downloads for the participants. Or they can download the connection program to their computer, run the program and open the Mikogo Panel on their desktop.
By opening the Join Session drawer, the participant can enter the Session ID (which they receive from the organizer) along with their name. When the participant clicks “Join Session”, the connection is established and the participant can view the organizer’s screen in real-time.
Below you can see an example of a participant, on a Windows PC, who has joined the session of a Mac computer, and can now see the Mac desktop in real-time in the viewer window:
Up to 25 people can participate in any one Mikogo session. Also, sessions can be held for as long and as often as you wish.
Using the Features
To access the features during the session, you can either click on the icon in your menu bar to access the Mikogo menu (image below on the left), or use the desktop panel (image below on the right). Here you can access all the features available in the Mikogo Mac Version by clicking on the features in the list from the menu bar, or on the buttons at the top of the Mikogo Panel.
For example, at any point during the session, you can switch presenter by clicking on a participant’s name from the drop-down menu and sending them an invitation to become the presenter. The chosen participant then accepts the invitation and becomes the presenter, and the participants will then view the new presenter’s screen in real-time. You may switch between presenters as often as you wish. Below you can see that the Mac computer has now switched to view a participant’s screen, and it is now the PC that is the presenter:
When you are ready to end the session you can click on the icon in the menu bar and select “End Session”. Alternatively you can close the Mikogo Panel which will end the session. The participants will automatically be disconnected and the screen sharing ceases.