Webinar software comparison

Why Livestorm is the best Adobe Connect alternative

Explore a detailed comparison of Livestorm and Adobe Connect to see which is the best webinar software. Compare platforms by features, integrations, and price.

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General information

Customer Rating

Average rating on review websites Capterra and G2 Crowd.

9.2

8.3

Browser based

Webinar platforms that work directly in the browser, there's no need to download any software.

Device versatility

Host events from a desktop, tablet or mobile.

On-demand webinars

Create or access pre-recorded on-demand webinars, available any time.

Automated webinars

Automate entire webinars or key actions like CTAs, start and stop times or page redirects.

Promotion Features

Customizable registration pages

Add a banner, logo, social channels or speaker information to the event registration page without any coding skills.

Customizable emails

Customize emails with ease by adding an event banner, social sharing buttons, or a signature.

Customized email sequence

Customize your own email sequence and schedule them to be sent automatically.

Embed forms

Embed a registration form on your own website to capture more registrants.

Company page

Publish events to a public company page that gathers all upcoming and past events.

Built-in social sharing

Share event registration pages on your company's social channels directly from your webinar platform.

Custom registration forms

Customize the fields of your registration form to capture insights on your audience.

Registration filter

Apply a filter to accept event registrations only from work email addresses.

Activation Features

Chat

Send chat messages through a tab built right into your webinar room.

Emoji reactions

Enable emoji reactions during live events to allow attendees to react in real-time.

Q&A

Audiences can ask questions in a dedicated space.

Question upvotes

Audiences can vote on questions that they most want to see answered. Organizers can sort them by date or most upvotes.

Live answer notification

Display a notification that shows the question you are answering live during the webinar.

Polls

Create drafts of polls in advance and publish them during your event. Or, create them live during your event to further activate your audience.

Call-to-action button

Direct your attendees to a promotional offer via a CTA displayed in the event room.

Virtual backgrounds

Change your background to personalize your webinar or look more professional.

Digital whiteboards

Collaborate with digital whiteboards within the platform or through a native integration.

Organization Features

Private chat

Chat privately with event organizers and moderators during the event.

Registrants moderation

Control which registrants can and cannot access the event.

One-click integrations

Integrate the software with any app to capture other valuable insights.

Maximum number of attendees

The maximum number of attendees supported.

3000

1500

Unique contact list

Find all your event contacts in one place and get a 360 view of their activity within different events.

SAML SSO

Secure your team's access to the platform with SAML SSO.

Dial-in to webinars

Attendees can opt to dial-in to the webinar from a phone number.

Reporting Features

Analytics reports

Track and analyze all of your data with our powerful analytics tool built into the dashboard.

Webinar recordings

Record webinars automatically and send them to attendees at the end of each session.

Livestorm, the best Adobe Connect alternative

Livestorm vs Adobe Connect: features

Livestorm is a [no-download webinar platform](https://livestorm.co/webinar-software) for any phone, tablet, or computer. Adobe Connect offers a browser-based experience that is not consistent with their downloadable app. Livestorm's landing page, registration forms, and emails are optimized to get the best conversion and attendance rates. With Livestorm, you can customize registration form fields. You can also restrict registration to professional emails. When it comes to engaging your audience, Adobe Connect doesn't give organizers the option to customize backgrounds. Attendees of Adobe Connect can't upvote questions in the Q&A section of the platform, which could make it hard for presenters to gauge what to answer. Adobe Connect gives hosts Event Reports that give insights on attendance and engagement during the event. Livestorm analytics are right in your dashboard and easy to share with your team. Contrary to Livestorm, you can not run on-demand webinars or automate tasks in Adobe Connect.

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Livestorm vs Adobe Connect: integrations

Adobe Connect provides natives integrations for both online events and virtual classrooms. However, no native integrations with CMS tools like HubSpot or Salesforce are listed on Adobe Connect's app & integrations marketplace for webinars and online events, unlike Livestorm. Developers can build integrations with the Adobe Connect Web Service API. Similarly, Livestorm has an extensively documented API that makes it easy to build integrations. Both Livestorm and Adobe connect have an SDK that developers can use to build plugins. Livestorm Plugins can be made very easily and added to your room to customize your webinars. Adobe Connect plugins are called "Customer Pods", and they are meant to enhance the in-room experience, most commonly for their virtual classroom use case. Livestorm has an [app marketplace](https://livestorm.co/integrations) where you can browse through native integrations and a [Plugin SDK](https://livestorm.co/plugins-sdk) to learn how to build Livestorm Plugins. Adobe Connect has an app and integration marketplace for Customer pods and integrations.

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Livestorm vs Adobe Connect: pricing

With Livestorm's free plan, you can run an unlimited number of [meetings](https://livestorm.co/online-meeting-software), [webinars](https://livestorm.co/webinar-software), or [virtual events](https://livestorm.co/virtual-event-software) to test the platform's features. Adobe Connect's free plan is limited to the meeting use case of Adobe Connect, meaning that you can't run webinars or virtual classrooms. At only $99 a month, [Livestorm's Pro plan](https://livestorm.co/pricing) lets you host unlimited events with as many moderators and registrants as you need. Adobe Connect's least expensive plan is not an end-to-end solution for webinars or virtual classrooms. All of Livestorm's plans have webinars built-in. Adobe Connect's Webinar plan allows users to run webinars with up to 100 attendees for $130 per host. Both Adobe Connect and Livestorm offer enterprise plans. Livestorm's [Enterprise plan](https://livestorm.co/enterprise) is customizable. It features superior customer support, better security and access to 3,000 attendees. For Adobe Connect, prices are available upon request for plans of four licenses or more or in cases where teams wish to expand their attendee limit.

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Livestorm, the best webinar software

Run great webinars right in your browser

Livestorm makes it easy to run great webinars straight from the browser of any mobile or desktop. This makes if possible for your audience to join, no matter where they are in the world, without having to download or install anything.

Removing these extra steps helps attendance rates soar for no-download webinars. This is why Livestorm has a 53% higher attendance rate than the industry average.

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Manage everything with our end-to-end platform

Every part of your webinar can be managed within Livestorm. You can organize, promote, analyze and host great webinars with only one end-to-end platform. Collaborate with your team using the intuitive dashboard.

Promote your webinar to your audience with customizable registration pages and automated emails. Most webinar platforms need integrations to be able to send emails or create registration pages, but with Livestorm you can do that right in your account.

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Experience an intuitive webinar platform

Designed with ease-of-use in mind, Livestorm is a modern webinar solution. Enjoy a frictionless experience with intuitive controls that make it easy to plan, host, or promote your webinar sessions.

Attendees also benefit from a great user experience. Says Elise on the software review platform G2: "Livestorm is easy to use, the support is very responsive and the analytic system is very helpful."

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"The elegance of Livestorm's UI and its simplicity for creating beautiful landing pages made a big positive impact on the way we communicate with customers at scale."

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"People come to us to learn how to do webinars, and we have successfully trained people on the platform. Compared to all the platforms, Livestorm was so easy to use."

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"Livestorm allowed us to acquire new customers and offer an alternative to our 1:1 demos. In the past, we hosted a demo using Facebook Live and it created less engagement than Livestorm."

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"Livestorm made it easy to automate our customer trainings. The ability to set up prerecorded content while still offering live Q&A helps our team provide personalized attention at scale."