Zoom Video Conferencing (Skype Alternative)

RedViking

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Skype is not the way it used to be. We'll the 'free' one anyways. Some love it, most hate it. And I have been looking for an alternative for while now. I've tried other software like Discord, but it didn't work for me.

It seems the Freelance community I am involved with (aka Filipinos) use Zoom.

I tried it out and it is great!

I also do a lot of Screen Sharing, Skype absolutely sucked regarding speeds and quality, so always have to use Skype+Teamviewer. Teamviewer there are always issues with sound etc.

Zoom just seems to work and the quality is awesome for my super fast 3Mbps/0.5Mbps ADSL line, including when I have to remote control.

You can also record the meetings. Free version is limited to 40 minutes meetings, but there are paid options. And you can quickly jump back into a meeting if time is over.

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Anyways, I thought I would share this. Maybe you have a better alternative to suggest.
 
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Daruk

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Zoom, Uberconference
I think Zoom has been the easiest for me to use.
 

RedViking

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Zoom, Uberconference
I think Zoom has been the easiest for me to use.
I wish I discovered it earlier. Have wasted countless of hours and money with connection problems with Skype and Teamviewer.
 

Daruk

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I wish I discovered it earlier. Have wasted countless of hours and money with connection problems with Skype and Teamviewer.
Yeah, there are quite a few operators in this space now. It used to be the domain of Cisco et al. I’m glad it’s opened up a bit!

Hangouts is better than Skype mostly too.
Gotomeeting is another alternative.
 

Sanzer

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Zoom I agree is very user friendly. we did use the webex system buy recently swopped over and it is so much better.
 
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