Updated November 12, 2020. See this twitter thread for details.
Yes, there are alternatives to Zoom
I often joke that people spend the first few minutes of any online meeting discussing usability oddities of the collaboration tool itself. There are many solutions out there for online meetings, video conferencing, chat, and other modes of collaboration.
The myriad of challenges presented by COVID-19 has spotlighted technologies that enable remote, distributed, synchronous, and asynchronous communications for groups of people in both personal and business contexts.
Some features found across these various solutions include:
- Video conferencing for personal groups or work teams
- Webinars and Events
- Education and classes
- Chat messaging
- Screen sharing
- File sharing
- Enhanced security options
- Custom hardware plus software solutions
The Airtable list below compiles solutions ranging from simple consumer software products, to open source initiatives, to enterprise-grade and hardware integrated solutions.
Curious About The Broader Community Ecosystem?
If you are thinking beyond video and chat services for your team or work, here’s a list covering the larger spectrum of Community management and events tools.
Community is a hot topic, and the ecosystem of tools and platforms is exploding! Super excited to share our observations and mapping of this ecosystem 🔥
This post includes a spreadsheet with 130+ tools across 11 different categories! Check it out 👇https://t.co/jCs81qMl5g
— Mac Reddin 💃🌐🕺 (@TheTeaGuns) June 15, 2020
Illustration: Video Conference by supalerk laipawat from the Noun Project