Searching for Zoom alternatives can be a tough task, but rewarding in the end if you manage to find the alternative that fits your needs and expectations.
If you’re running a small business or big enterprise, video conferencing software (VCS) is essential for your business and besides Zoom there are many other platforms that may be easier to administrate and more user-friendly. We’ll analyze in this article Zoom competitors that can deliver the perfect product for your needs.
Google Meet is a VCS developed by Google in 2017. This means that the majority of you already have an account on it, which simplifies the registration procedure for you, as a meeting host. The software is part of Google Workspace, and as a result, your account has access to its personal Gmail address, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Calendar, and many other products.
Google Meet features include HD audio and video quality, chat, screen sharing, live captions, and custom backgrounds at free plan while the paid ones allow you to record your meetings in Google Drive, and have live events features like polls, Q&A, and breakout rooms. Keep in mind that you can join a meeting from a browser or mobile/tablet app.
Google Meet free plan is one of the best in the market in this category, with meeting time up to 1 hour and 100 participants. If you want something more you can subscribe to Google Workspace Individual plan for $7.99 per month or contact their Enterprise sales to get a custom price based on your needs.
The software was launched in 2017 and is part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. Unlike other Microsoft products like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that you should buy a license for, Microsoft Teams can be used for free, of course with some restrictions like meeting time up to 60 minutes, 100 participants per meeting.
The software features like sharing files, tasks, screen sharing, polls are also included in the free plan.
If you’re using Microsoft environment, then Microsoft 365 Business Basic plan is perfect for you because it includes other Office apps and services like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Sharepoint for a subscription fee of $5.00 per user/monthly.
GoToMeeting is the oldest VCS from our article, its initial release was in 2004 and now is part of the GoTo family products. The software offers a lot of features like calendar integrations, personal meeting room, screen sharing, HD video, unlimited meetings, and no meeting time limits. In addition to them, a little bit more expensive Business plan unlocks unlimited cloud recording, transcription, drawing tools, and co-organizers features.
The software is available on Android and iOS devices besides Mac and PC also offers a dial-in function for all plans.
GoToMeeting doesn’t have a free plan, but the cheapest one is Professional with a meeting capacity of 150 attendees for $12/monthly per organizer and the Business plan subscription is $16/monthly for 250 participants.
Cisco Webex Meetings
As part of Cisco Webex, Webex Meetings offer a secure platform for video meetings, calling, and messaging. The software offers an interactive whiteboard, screen and file sharing, meeting recording, also instant meeting in your personal room with the opportunity to join them from your computer or mobile device.
If you select a paid plan, among previous features you get the possibility to join meetings with a toll-free number, save recordings and transcripts on the Webex website, and schedule meetings with Outlook or Google Calendar.
With the free plan, you can host meetings up to 100 participants for 50 minutes, for the paid plans at your meeting can participate up to 200 participants with 24-hour meeting length, Starter plan costs $13.50/host/monthly and Business $26.95/host/monthly.
Zoho Meeting is an online meeting software for all video meetings and webinar needs. Besides Zoho Meetings, the Zoho platform offers a range of services for Sales, Marketing, Project Marketing, and much more. Features such as screen sharing, meeting chats, notes, reactions, raise hand & allow to talk, reporting, analytics and file sharing during the meeting are for free. For paid plans, you can add co-hosts, email customization, cloud recording, Q&A, polls, and even Live streaming and Co-organizers.
On the free plan, Zoho Meetings offers unlimited meetings for 2 participants with no time limits and webinars for 10 attendees. The Meeting plan allows you to have up to 250 participants for $18 per host/monthly subscription and if you want also a webinar feature the price is up to $360 per organizer/monthly.
Although Livelix started as a live events/webinars platform, now it also allows you to create 1:1 and group meetings. With Livelix, you get a platform that improves your communication through our easy-to-use interface and helps you find more clients through our live events feature. Meeting scheduling is also enabled in all of our packages and it integrates beautifully with Livelix meetings so that you don’t have to waste your time on integrating a scheduling tool like Calendly, which can be quite painful.
You can sell your services and products through pop-up offers during your live events and meetings, as well as charge people for attending your live events or scheduling a meeting with you. Our meetings can be joined from any device, they require no downloads, and your clients can join anonymously, without creating a Livelix account. It’s an all-in-one solution that will increase your sales, improve your communication and grow your business.
We have a free subscription that you can use to test almost all of our features, while the paid plans start at $59.99, and include live events, meetings, and meeting scheduling, as well as offers, collecting payments, unlimited replays, and other powerful features.