The 5 best tools for online (team) meetings

Since the corona crisis, online meeting tools have become wildly popular. Not surprising, because in addition to being very handy, it is also very important to continue to communicate well with your employees remotely. But which tool is the most convenient and most reliable? Below we share our top 5 best tools for online (team) meetings.

1. Whereby

Highly recommended: the Whereby tool. This tool makes it very easy to make video calls with your teammates in your browser (without installing a program). The big advantage is that you don't have to log in anywhere or create an account. All you have to do is enter your name. With the free version you can set up one meeting room and invite four colleagues to meet. With a paid version (the cheapest is $ 9.99 per month) you have more features, such as the possibility to reserve a special link for your own use.

2. Zoom

Zoom is a real business tool, with excellent audio and video functionalities, that allows video calling with many employees at the same time. Up to 1000 people can participate in a video call and 10,000 people can watch the call. The basic variant is free. The free version allows you to make video calls with up to 100 people at the same time. A disadvantage: you can only make video calls for 40 minutes at a time. On the other hand, this is a good tip for teams that want to meet shorter and more effectively 😉. Do you want more colleagues and longer meetings? Then the cheap paid option is € 13.99 per month, per host.

3. Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a bit similar to the popular tool Slack. Both chat services are specifically designed for teams to improve collaboration. You can easily chat, meet and share files. The big difference with Slack: with Teams you can also make video calls. You can convert a group chat into a video call with one click. Due to the corona crisis, Teams can now be utilized free of charge. Under special circumstances, Microsoft makes certain Office 365 licenses available to everyone.

4. Hangouts Meet

Hangouts Meet is an online tool from Google that makes participating in a video call very easy. All you need to do is set up a meeting and share a link. Just like Whereby, you no longer have to wonder if team members or customers have the right account or plugins. Thanks to the fast, light interface and the smart participant management, a video call with several people at the same time is no problem with this tool.

5. Miro

Last but not least, Miro. Miro may not be very well known yet. This is because it is mainly used by product developers, but it is definitely worth taking a look at. Miro is an online collaborative whiteboarding platform that brings teams together, anytime, anywhere. It was created to help teams brainstorm and collaborate. You can collect information and work it out together live using very cool and handy templates!

Next to these 5 online meeting tools there are also other great managing and organizing tools. Especially in these times where work is performed remotely, it is of great importance for managers to be able to manage projects and their employees, digitally. One such tool is Milanote. This is a tool for organizing (Creative) projects. Monday is another tool that makes communication and project management easy. Then there’s also Lucidspark; a virtual whiteboard tool that connects teams so they can bring their best ideas to life.

Especially with the current demand, the range of tools for these online meetings will grow in a fast pace. And, so will the functionalities. But do always keep the privacy and security in mind before selecting your favorite new tool! Happy meeting!

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