Tools to Communications & Meetings

Communications & Meetings

These tools cover the gamut of online communication technologies—chat, conference calls, video calls, webinars, virtual meeting spaces, and blogs.

Adobe Connect

FEE

intermediate

 

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. With Adobe Connect for Web Meetings, you can: engage in complete mobile-to-mobile collaboration, with the ability to host, present, and collaborate anytime, anywhere on virtually any device; help ensure easy meeting access for all participants with no desktop client downloads; create your own personal digital office in the cloud with a customized URL that’s always on, and content and layouts that remain in place; [and make] interactive, customizable, and indexed recordings.

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Attentiv

FREEMIUM

intermediate

 

Attentiv is a software platform for effective meetings. Build an agenda, take notes, assign action items, automatically generate meeting minutes and most importantly, get real time feedback.

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Campfire

FEE

beginner

 

“Campfire is a web-based group chat tool that lets you set up password-protected chat rooms in just seconds. Invite a client, colleague, or vendor to chat, collaborate, and make decisions. Link to a room on your intranet for internal communications.”

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Conceptboard

FEE

intermediate

 

“With its instant whiteboards, Conceptboard provides a central platform to communicate with your team, clients and suppliers by reducing misunderstands and your email amount. Feedback on visual content is as easy as with pen and paper, but there is support for tasks, reports and lots more. Conceptboard simplifies and improves collaboration on visual content and accelerates collaboration processes within your team. You save your budget for advancing in your projects instead of paying travel expenses and project delays.”

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FuzeBox

FREEMIUM

intermediate

 

“Fuze offers reliable, pixel perfect, hi-definition meetings and video conferencing solutions that are compatible with any device, from anywhere in the world.” Features include: “multi-party HD video conferencing; rich media sharing; desktop and app screen sharing; remote control; Fuze Telepresence; Call Me; chat; cross-platform compatibility; easy integration into your communications infrastructure; meeting recording; reusable meeting space; content publishing; annotations; and auto-reconnect.”

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GotoMeeting

FEE

beginner

 

GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful way to hold unlimited online meetings with up to 25 attendees. [You can] start a meeting and share your screen with just a click; collaborate face to face with HDFaces video conferencing; [and] save with integrated audio conferencing (via VoIP and telephone). Attendees can join from a Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

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iMeet

FEE

beginner

 

iMeet is a cloud-based web conferencing tool with a host of features including the ability to meet with up to 125 people, HD video chat with 15 people, and cloud-based file storage. iMeet allows you to record meetings to share afterwards and offers social network integration to connect with friends and coworkers. You can host or attend a meeting with any device without the need for a dial-in number or passcode.

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join.me

FREEMIUM

beginner

 

join.me combines instant screen sharing and powerful meeting tools in an app that anyone can use to present, train, demo, or concept. join.me is designed to be intuitive and accessible, providing features that you’ll use every day for everything from show-and-tell to formal presentations. Features include: screen sharing; internet calling; share control; multi-monitor; chat; send files; annotation; unified audio and international conference lines; presenter swap; personal link and background; meeting scheduler; meeting lock; user management and reporting; and window sharing.

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ooVoo

FREEMIUM

beginner

 

ooVoo is a video chat and instant messaging app for desktop, mobile, tablets and Facebook, allowing group video chat with up to 12 people with multi-stream and high definition video calls. ooVoo users can also make free voice calls and send instant messages to other ooVoo users. In addition to its normal video chat functions, ooVoo offers some great add-on tools like the ability to send files, share your screen, and add YouTube videos to your conversations.

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Ready Talk

FEE

beginner

 

ReadyTalk is an audio and web conference platform designed to handle everything from a small virtual meeting to hosting a large webinar. ReadyTalk is fee-based and provides several different plans to suit individual needs. In addition to web and video conferencing, ReadyTalk offers a suite of mobile conferencing apps to allow you to participate with online meetings and webinars on the go.

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Skype

FREEMIUM

beginner

 


Skype allows you to call, see, message, and share with others—wherever they are. Features include: video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype; instant messaging and file sharing; calls to mobiles and landlines worldwide at low rates; text messaging from just a few pennies; and group video calls with up to 10 people.

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Slack

FREEMIUM

intermediate

 

 

Team communication for the 21st century.  Organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on. For sensitive information, create private channels and invite a few team members. Send messages directly to another person or to a small group of people for more focused conversations. Take a conversation from typing to face-to-face by starting a voice or video call in any Channel or Direct Message. Make one-on-one or group calls right from Slack without needing to open another app or share invite links.

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TimeBridge

FREE

beginner

 

"TimeBridge is a web application that makes it incredibly easy to schedule and lead great meetings—and follow up after you meet. Think of us as your calendar-wrangling, agenda-making, note-taking, team-motivating, secret weapon in the battle against workplace inefficiency."

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Twitter

FREE

beginner

 

Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions, and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos, and conversations directly in Tweets to get the whole story at a glance, and all in one place.

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WebEx

FREEMIUM

beginner

 


WebEx allows you to “meet with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise... You can do almost anything with WebEx that you can do in person, minus the travel time. Use WebEx specialized products to: present dynamic online events and webinars; deliver online training and eLearning experiences; provide outstanding remote technical support; build stronger relationships with in-person telepresence experiences delivered over the cloud; and share knowledge, experience and ideas across your organization.

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YouTube

FREE

beginner

 

"YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.”

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Ziteboard

FREEMIUM

beginner

 

Ziteboard is a zoomable whiteboard for collaboration on any desktop or mobile device. Public speakers, freelancers, designers, developers, teachers, managers, consultants and also creative agencies use this infinite canvas to collaborate and discuss daily, to brainstorm and to see the big picture. Ziteboard allows you to extend your video conferences with visual teamwork to boost discussions, meetings, daily presentations, online training, tutoring or even mind mapping. You can also use it to design layouts, workflows, and prototypes.

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