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Working in a new environment, especially if you’ve just relocated can be rough. Adding to the misery of being homesick, the pandemic comes calling. Welcome to 2020!

During the circuit breaker, a lot of us have been working from our new residences, ordering pizza and whatnot to ease into the process. To make this transition even more convenient, there are a bunch of reliable video conferencing apps we want to share with you. It has helped us thrive in Singapore, and we’re sure they’ll work for you too.

 

Skype

Skype

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Old and reliable, Skype was all the rage when it was launched and is still used for family con-calls. But it has proved to be a smooth, no-nonsense video conference tool for our office calls requiring no sign-up or even so much as downloading the application. It can take up to 50 people on one video call, offers screen sharing and even gives you your own Skype number using which you make phone calls. So, unclog and declutter your life, zero cost of course, with this handy little tool on your browser.

W. www.skype.com/en/

S. www.facebook.com/Skype

 

Google Hangouts

Google Hangout

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We needn’t list the number of applications running on a single Gmail account of yours and Hangouts is one of those many incredible ones. Have a conference with up to 25 people at once, a mini-reunion if you will, plus it only makes it easy to have this handy application to quickly send information to your office group through a simple text. And it doesn’t even need a download plus it’s free.

W. hangouts.google.com/

S. www.facebook.com/GoogleHangout/

 

Zoom

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A decade old, and recently risen to fame, Zoom is another video conferencing tool you can use free of cost and talk to 100 people at once, not literally of course, but they can all sure be a part of the call with 49 of them showing up on the screen at a time. The only drawback here is the 40-minute call limit for the free application but if you’re working for a company, they might be able to pay a small fee to stay connected.

W. zoom.us/

S. www.facebook.com/zoomvideocom

 

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft 365

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If your work requires you to work in collaboration with colleagues it can be tough to only have communications over calls and can even cause delays. Microsoft Teams solves this problem by offering a file access, sharing and editing option in real time. Plus, it lets you have a meeting with 10,000 people, unbelievable right? All this is absolutely free however you need to have Microsoft 365 on your PC or laptop to access this application.

W. www.microsoft.com/en-my/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

S. twitter.com/microsoft365

 

Webex

Webex

Image Credit: Webex Facebook Page

Used by bigwig companies like Ellen, Global Citizen, CNN and even Jimmy Kimmel Live! Webex will elevate your video conference experience with HD video, sound clarity, screen sharing, a personal room and 100 participants with their free plan without so much as entering your credit card details. You can add up to a 1000 people on a call if you have a paid subscription and many other perks making it a useful business tool.

W. www.webex.com/

S. www.facebook.com/webex

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Richard
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What a great article. Thanks for sharing.
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Richard
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Fantastic article! Thanks for sharing!
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3 August 2020
Shares of Zoom closed 12.5% higher after the company announced its number of daily users grew 50% in the past month. More than 300 million people used Zoom’s videoconferencing software on April 22, CEO Eric Yuan announced in a webinar. Zoom has seen a spike in users since the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many companies and schools to remote work. Zoom announced on April 1 it had 200 million people using its software in March, after several stay-at-home mandates were implemented, from about 10 million in December. “Clearly the Zoom platform is providing an incredibly valuable service to our global users during this challenging time,” Yuan said. The surge in users has also sparked criticism around Zoom’s privacy and security. The company announced it would halt new features for the next 90 days while it works to improve the platform’s privacy. Read More Here' https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/23/zoom-shares-pop-after-users-grow-from-to-300-million.html
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David Kamwi
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3 August 2020
Ongoing Covid-19 necessitated remote work conveniently allows professionals to conduct business as usual. Wondering how? Ta-da! Reliable Video Calling Platforms.
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