YaM, or Yet Another Meeting, gives users a handy tool to get more out of each meeting they attend. The application works for virtual meetings as well as face to face meetings. YaM runs in the user’s browse and offers convenient integration with Skype, Outlook and WebEx. The application provides easily accessible SWOT analysis charts that can be obtained for any item on the meeting agenda. Users can also geographically place projects based on priority or urgency. YaM also gives the user a place to keep and manage real time notes, which also include collaborative tools. Agenda features help users stay on schedule for each meeting they attend. YaM offers users a unique pro and con feature that gives them an area to record the pro’s and cons of an idea, concept or issue. If it was discussed in the meeting, the user can create a pro and con list for it. After the meeting is over, YaM enables users to quickly access a record of meeting minutes.Show more screenshots »
YaM, which was created by YaM Labs, was founded in December of 2009. The application’s goal was to give users an effective solution to make meetings more productive. Today, the YaM team consists of nearly 10 individuals, including CEO Anatoly Gaverdovsky. The current version is also available as an app for iPhones and iPads. According to the application’s registration form page, YaM is still in a beta status.
YaM provides users with an arsenal of helpful features all geared towards making every meeting more worthwhile. The application helps combat the issue of meetings becoming a waste of time for those who attend them. Through YaM, users can keep notes, agendas and even collaborate and build pro and con lists for specific items.
The YaM website has a plain white background that is offset by vibrant orange and blue. The result is a perfect balance of professionalism and personality. The application itself looks much the same, with great organization and a plain white background offset by hints of eye-catching color. The contrast makes each feature even easier to read and understand.
New users can create a YaM account by clicking the orange “Sign Up!” button found near the center of the homepage. The short registration form requires an email address, password and code entry to verify that the user is a human being. After clicking the dark grey “Create Account” button at the bottom of the form, the user is advised that a confirmation message has been sent to their email. This must be accessed to complete registration and begin using YaM.
Visitors who create a YaM account can do so for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges currently listed on the site. It is important to note that YaM mentions still being in beta, so it is possible that the free access could change later on. No further information has been provided as far as whether a free account option will be provided or how much a subscription may cost.
YaM is a helpful tool for professionals who attend meetings frequently. Through YaM, users can record vital information from meetings, create and stick to their agenda and collaborate so everyone stays on the same page.