The outbreak of corona left us to think of the alternative ways to get in touch with our team & students. In the last few days, we’ve tried a lot of video call apps—and have suffered through one too many terrible calls. And so, after trying nearly two dozen video conferencing apps, we’ve settled on the ones that consistently work well. Here are the best apps to make a video call whenever you want.
Tip: For smaller or fully remote teams—or for anyone who just wants to jump on a video call from anywhere—these call apps are a much better option since they work anywhere you have an internet connection.
|App||Best for:||Free for:||Plans from:|
|FaceTime||One-to-one video calls that feel as simple as a phone call||2 users||N/A|
|Gruveo||Receiving one-to-one video calls in your browser with a dedicated line||2 users||$29/mo|
|Slack||Making a call directly from team chat||15 users||$2.67/mo|
|Zoom||Reliable, clear group video calls||100 users||$14.99/mo|
|Google Hangouts||Quick calls from Google Calendar—with a brand new app||25 users||N/A|
|GoToMeeting||Professional video conferencing and webinars||3 users||$19/mo|
|Amazon Chime||Jumping on a call right on schedule||2 users||$15/mo/user|
|BlueJeans||Video conferencing from any device||50 users||$9.99/mo|
|Pexip||Presentations across multiple video conference systems||N/A||$25/mo/user|
|Join.me||Collaborating in a call||200 users||$20/mo|
|Cisco WebEx||Working around a virtual whiteboard||3 users||$24/mo|