The interface is clean, but simple and doesn’t come with any extras, which could be a good thing if video conferencing is all you need. They have a very helpful FAQ page with questions about call security, mobile use, call scheduling, etc. There aren’t any negatives to Talky besides it not having chat, although that isn’t a huge issue. As Matt shares in his article, there hasn’t been a solid video conferencing tool for some time.
Pros Talky is built on open-source technologies of both Simple Web RTC and their own Otalk platform. The “popular” ones have several issues or just aren’t convenient.
has now been converted to a mobile-only app and renamed Jive Chime.
has since eliminated their free plan completely and transitioned to a free trial.
Pros For a more corporate, yet modern approach, you might find Room attractive due to the option to upload files directly from Dropbox and integration with Slack and Flowdock (team collaboration apps).
Room allows up to 4 users to talk at a time and includes text chat, screen sharing, an i OS app, and is compatible with Android browsers.
Many even have additional functions and features such as custom links, chat, screen sharing, allowing more than two parties and locking rooms so no one else can enter.
As long as you’re using Chrome, Firefox or Opera on your Android or i OS device, you can use most Web RTC-based services.
What you may not know is that they now have a free tool.
They very recently acquired Hu.tt, which we mentioned not too long ago in an article about simple ways to share stuff on the web Go To Meeting Free has some great features, but don’t expect to get a platter full – they still want to promote their pro service.
They do this through the popular Web RTC framework.
Rabbit allows an impressive 10 users to connect at once – more than any other service that I know of.