A well-organized online platform for meetings is essential to ensure a smooth, productive meeting experience. A platform must include features that allow participants to work effectively to record ideas and tasks, and share them with remote teams. It should also include tools to record notes in real-time and sharing a digital whiteboard and creating mind maps and Kanban boards to show project progress. The ability to plan in advance, along with the up-time and reliability of the platform are also important aspects to be considered.
Skype, Zoom and Google Hangouts are the most favored platforms for video-conferencing. Google Hangouts, a free tool, allows instant messaging, video calls with up to ten people and collaborative document-sharing. It is a great tool for video conferences, team meetings, and webinars. It is compatible with other Google applications and services and offers HD video streaming as well as cloud recordings, screen sharing, breakout rooms, as well as other. Its interface is easy to use, but it could be prone audio and visual display problems delay in buffering and dropped calls.
Other features to look for in an effective online meeting software include the ability to create and manage a meeting agenda and to add participants. Some platforms allow you to drag and drop files into your virtual meeting room. This is ideal for UX designers who want to utilize their wireframing software in the same virtual space, or software developers who give a link to code repository or new feature. Choose a platform that allows you to access documents websites, applications, and documents quickly. This allows team members to quickly access notes, screenshots, and other documents from previous meetings, or bug trackers without having to leave the meeting.