4 video conferencing tools we’ve tried: Pros & Cons
April 17, 2023
“Hello, can you hear me?” “I can hear you, can you hear me?” “ Yes, yes I hear-”
The new normal with teams now working remotely is hanging out in video conferencing tools a lot. We compiled the four most used tools we’ve tried using and share their advantages and disadvantages to help you explore which ones would be best for you.
1. Google Meet
Time limit: None
Regular = 100
G Suite Business = 150
G Suite Enterprise and Enterprise for Education = 250
Integration with other Google services like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Hangouts Chat, and more. For example, meetings can be booked in advance through Google Calendar which can generate a link to the future Google Meet call and the invites go out to your participants via Gmail.
For G Suite users given access by the admin, meetings can be recorded and automatically stored in Google Drive.
Has a 'live caption' option which converts speech to text/subtitles.
Doesn’t allow 2-way screen sharing. Only one participant can share their screen at a time.
Can display up to only 16 participants in a grid at once.
We hope this helps. If there are other tools you have found helpful that are not in this list, do share them to us! We also wrote a blog on practical tips to stay productive while working from home. You can read it here.