Free video conference services still have some youthful flaws and are struggling to compete with more reliable and better professional services. But the difference is sometimes kept. The proof with these six services offered here that have the double advantage of being free and offering a flexible and light implementation from a simple Internet browser.
- ezTalks Cloud Meeting: This is a free video conferencing tool that offers HD video conferencing plus unlimited meetings to remote colleagues. Irrespective of your devices, it is possible to connect to a video or an audio conference call from a Mac, PC, Android or iOS gadget. Conference organizers make use of the robust application or screen sharing functions to share the entire screen. ezTalks Cloud Meeting will allow you to communicate with just about anyone at any time of the day without the fear of missing another conference while on the go.
- LiveMinutes: We talked about it here on collaborative tools some time ago. LiveMinutes is a good collaborative video conferencing tool. It goes far beyond that. LiveMinutes allows you to share documents, images and video clips, while chatting with a sound of very good quality. The service also offers a shared web whiteboard for brainstorming online.
- Spreecast: More modest in these ambitions, Spreecast allows you to set up a video chat in a few seconds. It also allows streaming. It allows dialogue between up to four participants. It also offers the possibility to chat in text format. We appreciated the opportunity to record the video conference for later broadcast.
- eMeetMe: Here’s a video conferencing service so simple that even your grandmother would use it without instructions. This is in any case the promise in words of this site rather general public. We talked about it here a few weeks ago. eMeetMe allows you to organize a free video conference with up to five participants. This service also offers the possibility to share a document or a file and even its screen with the other participants.
- io: We had devoted an article recently to this collaborative tool which shines by the quality of the video stream. Free up to five participants, Meetings.io offers a permanent online meeting room. All you have to do is share the single URL to start your video conference. The service focuses on video with large previews. Meetings.io also allows you to take and keep notes in a personal block during meetings.
- FaceFlow: A consumer video conference service is for occasional exchanges from a flexible and easy to implement system. Group video chat with text messaging is for complete and fast exchanges. FaceFlow plays its part in this list by offering dedicated applications for your smartphone with versions for Blackberry, iOS and Android.
The above mentioned are 6 free online conferencing tools that will allow you to organize in a snap a free video conference with several participants.