Handling a business can take up a lot of your time and effort and it is no easy task. You’re always on the go and might barely get the time to relax. Your mind is constantly preoccupied thinking about the next important decision that you have to make or any risky deal that you have to complete. There are often times when during your everyday business operations, your mind might generate a superb idea that you want to instantly share with your team and get their feedback but calling a physical meeting might not be possible at that instant. That is where video calling comes in. In today’s times, video calling has become a necessity and there is a persistent competition between different software. Here are our top picks for the best video calling software.
1. Google+ Hangouts
If you’re using an android device and already are familiar with the use of Google Apps, Hangouts is a good choice. It can also be used with Apple devices. It has the ability to connect you with up to 9 people at once. Moreover, it uses all your information from your Google Account so a separate sign up is not needed. Features of this amazing app include screen-sharing and also the sharing of google Docs for effective communication on the spot. Additionally, your “Hangout” can be broadcasted globally and can be shared via a URL.
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FaceTime is a free video chat software that is restricted to only iOS devices yet it is a great way to stay connected with your entire team if everyone uses Mac Products. FaceTime is available on all latest Apple mobile devices which include iPods too. Efficient collaboration and communication among a team that is all fond of Apple devices is a notable advantage of FaceTime.
Skype is arguably one of the most well-known video chatting software and it is one that is most used for global business meetings. Connecting with your colleagues internationally has been made extremely easy with the use of Skype. Skype is an app that also offers long distance, international calls for subscriptions that can be bought for rates that are lower than average calling. Messages and video calling is free between Skype accounts but there are calling plans that you can buy if you’re regularly contacting colleagues/business partners abroad.
ooVoo has become popular rather quickly and has been adopted by many businesses. It initially came out as only a chatting app for teens but is now being used widely by businesses because of its feature of allowing up to 12 people at once with screen-sharing and static messaging. The only limitation of using ooVoo is that other colleagues might be using some other video calling App but if it is to be adopted as an official app for the entire organization, ooVoo can prove very useful. Using the App initially is free, but screen-sharing and the elimination of ads as well as some other features can cost you $2.99/month.
Qik, like Skype and Facetime, works on both mobile and your desktop. It has an additional feature of video streaming from your phone to the web as well as uploading content on Youtube. Qik is a specialist app that has combined mobile video making with the functions of chatting if your marketing mix requires videos. The basic version of Qik is free and the premium version can be bought for $4.99/month.
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