Staying Connected When Remote

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Compare Video Conferencing and Chat Apps

by Heather Simpson

This isn’t the post I was planning for March.  My original plan was to share with you 5 or 6 productivity tools that I enjoy and use regularly. Getting more done, more efficiently, saving time… I was constantly looking for ways that technology could help me do my job more efficiently.

This sudden disconnection we have experienced over the last week has made me more mindful of and given me a greater appreciation of technology’s ability to connect.

This month I want to share some tools and apps that you can use to stay connected with family and friends as well as when you are working from home.

What’s the best way to stay connected while working remotely?   

Let’s compare video conferencing and chat apps such as WhatsApp, Skype, Facetime, Zoom, Google Meet and GoToMeeting.

Video Chat & Messaging – Compare Video Chat Apps like WhatsApp, Skype & FaceTime

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currency=”$” currency_position=”right” time=” “][/fusion_pricing_price][fusion_pricing_row]Yes[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Yes[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Yes[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Up to 256 people[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Yes[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Yes[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Yes[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Yes[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Free if using wifi rather than cellular data[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_row]Yes- up to 100 MB[/fusion_pricing_row][fusion_pricing_footer][fusion_button link=”https://www.whatsapp.com/” text_transform=”” title=”” target=”_blank” link_attributes=”” alignment=”” modal=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” color=”default” button_gradient_top_color=”” button_gradient_bottom_color=”” button_gradient_top_color_hover=”” button_gradient_bottom_color_hover=”” accent_color=”” 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Stay Connected – Compare Video Conferencing Apps – Compare Zoom, Google Meet and GoToMeeting

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