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Alternatives to Zoom

13 video conferencing solutions for businesses big and small.

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Zoom is a popular choice for its slick user interface and handy screen-sharing tool, but its free membership limits meetings to 40 minutes, and the lack of custom room links can be frustrating. Browse these top providers to find a video conferencing tool to better fit your business.

13 alternatives to Zoom

Here’s a round-up of top video conferencing alternatives to Zoom.

ClickMeeting

The cost of this webinar tool depends on the number of attendees you expect, so small and medium businesses can get a cheaper price.

  • Pricing: From US$30 monthly
  • Free trial: 7 days

GoToMeeting

Choose GoToMeeting if you want a cost-effective platform with toll-free calling numbers included in the price.

  • Pricing: From AUD$20 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None

Google Hangouts

Best for companies that already use G Suite products, or small businesses with fewer than 11 people using video chat.

  • Pricing: Free for meetings with up to 10 video chatters. Otherwise, it starts at AUD$8.40 monthly per user
  • Free trial: 14 days

Microsoft Teams

A collaboration hub that works best when used in cahoots with other 365 products.

  • Pricing: Free for 1-to-1 meetings, or from AUD$8.40 monthly per user
  • Free trial: None

U Meeting

A solution for medium-sized businesses featuring a digital whiteboard and screen-sharing abilities.

  • Pricing: Free tier with a 30 minute time limit. Pro 50 plans from AUD$39.99 monthly per host.
  • Free trial: None

Cisco Webex

Good to know: Cisco Webex updated its free version in response to the coronavirus pandemic to offer meetings for up to 100 participants a meeting, with unlimited time.

The free plan offers 40-minute meetings for up to 50 participants a meeting.

  • Pricing: Free for up to 50 participants per meeting. Paid plans start at AUD$18.95 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None
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Adobe Connect

A powerful video conferencing service that’s best for educators and teams involved in multimedia projects.

  • Pricing: From US$50 monthly for up to 9 hosts
  • Free trial: 30 days
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BlueJeans

Choose between memberships for Meetings, Rooms or Events depending on your company’s needs.

  • Pricing: From AUD$16.14 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None
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EzTalks

An affordable option for small to medium businesses that need MP4 cloud recording.

  • Pricing: From US$10 monthly per host
  • Free trial: None
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Fuze

Enterprise-grade communications platform that includes video, voice and messaging.

  • Pricing: From US$15 monthly per user
  • Free trial: No
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GlobalMeet Collaboration

Perks like screen sharing, remote desktop control and meeting recording are included in the free tier from this global provider.

  • Pricing: From AUD$18 monthly per user for paid plans
  • Free trial: 15 days
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Join.me

Create a custom link to share with co-workers or clients with this user-friendly platform.

  • Pricing: From AUD$25 per user monthly for a video conferencing membership
  • Free trial: 14 days
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Zoho Meeting

This secure platform offers competitive prices with video conferencing and webinar tools.

  • Pricing: From AUD$15.40 monthly per host
  • Free trial: 14 days

Compare collaboration software

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Name Product Starting price Features App integration Tech support
Zoom
Free
Video
Yes
Phone, Email, Live chat
Powerful collaboration tools to host virtual meetings or provide education services
Slack
Free
Direct messaging, Public chat channels, Video, Project management
Yes
Email
Helps streamline communications across company teams and projects
Monday.com
Monday.com
$39/month
Direct messaging, Project management, Calendar
Yes
Phone, Email
Connect to run projects and workflows with confidence
Jira
Free
Project management, Calendar
Yes
Email
Plan, track, release and report your workflow
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams
Free
Direct messaging, Public chat channels, Video
Yes
Phone, Email
Invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place
Asana
Free
Project management, Calendar
Yes
Email, Live chat
Helps you organize projects by task, milestone, assignee and deadline
Trello
Free
Project management, Calendar
Yes
Email
Collaborate on projects from beginning to end
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Bottom line

These alternatives to Zoom offer the ability to virtually connect face to face with your team. But if you’re looking for something a little different, compare other business software tools.

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