appear.in vs Skype: What are the differences?
appear.in: Video conversations with up to 8 people for free. No login — no installs. Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Built with WebRTC & AngularJS; Skype: Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
appear.in belongs to "Screen Sharing" category of the tech stack, while Skype can be primarily classified under "Web and Video Conferencing".
Some of the features offered by appear.in are:
- iPhone App
- Create an appear.in room and send the link to the room on e-mail, chat, SMS etc
- No installation required
On the other hand, Skype provides the following key features:
- Calling- Make free Skype to Skype calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.
- Video- Catch up face to face or get a whole group together on a video call.
- Messaging- You're always in the loop with instant messaging, voice messaging and sending texts.
"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 11 developers like appear.in, while over 248 developers mention "Free, widespread" as the leading cause for choosing Skype.
According to the StackShare community, Skype has a broader approval, being mentioned in 737 company stacks & 733 developers stacks; compared to appear.in, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.
Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).
Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)
Which VideoConferencing software to use?
Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.
Too many signs it was time for a change.
At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.
they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/
Three reasons why people like Skype that I am compelling: 1. It's simple and easy to use 2. Good video calling quality 3. It's cheap and very efficient Very popular too
We are using Skype to help your customers in realtime. Sometimes you need to chat or talk with customer right away and this is best option for us right now.
Skype is one of the better methods I've found for IM communication, and most of my clients have it. Mostly use it when there is a need for screensharing.
Skype is far by one of the best video calling apps I've ever used(After Google Duo) It has a very simple User Interface, hence is a favorite of mine.