Skype is a widely popular tool because it's one of the easiest and most effective means of video chatting. Also, Skype has a reputation for being one of the safest.

However, if you're the “tech guru” for your family, then a video chat may not suffice when trying to solve a tech problem over long distances. What's unique about Mikogo is that it has the capacity for sharing. Meaning that along with a video call, each participant can interact with the others computer.

This feature can be extremely helpful when trying to solve a tech problem with business associates or trying to explain how a new technology can integrate into a new working environment.

Along with the obvious advantages, Mikogo has a very clean interface that is easy to understand and easier to use. Not to mention that the service is entirely free.