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What is Discord?

Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.

What is Skype?

Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

What is Zoom?

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
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    What are some alternatives to Discord, Skype, and Zoom?
    Slack
    Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
    Gitter
    Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
    Skype for Business
    With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you.
    WebRTC
    It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.
    Webex
    Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with WebEx mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together.
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    Decisions about Discord, Skype, and Zoom
    Dmitry Mukhin
    Dmitry Mukhin
    at Uploadcare · | 10 upvotes · 28.2K views
    atUploadcareUploadcare
    Zoom
    Zoom
    Skype
    Skype
    Webex
    Webex
    Google Hangouts Chat
    Google Hangouts Chat

    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 :)

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    Julien DeFrance
    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 2 upvotes · 17.3K views
    atSmartZipSmartZip
    Join.me
    Join.me
    Skype
    Skype
    Zoom
    Zoom
    #VideoConferencing
    #Dialpad

    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.

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    Reviews of Discord, Skype, and Zoom
    Avatar of Romulex
    Gamer at Romulex
    Review ofDiscordDiscord

    Discord combines the text and image sharing of Skype and Teamspeak 3's high speed voice connection to create this reliable software platform. With the implementation of choosing whether you wish to chat with friends in a 1-on-1 conversation, to joining a community channel and meet up with new people.

    Discord provides the opportunity of letting the user join a channel with ease using nothing but a link they can paste into their browser. Discord also gives their members a wider experience being cross-platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux as well as IOS and Android mobile devices.

    Discord, on top of all the above, allows the user to post images in both channels and 1-on-1 messaging, aswell as play .gif and .mp4 files.

    Implemented also is the custom profile and friend system, allowing the user to add or remove friends, giving the user a vaster experience customizing their own way they wish.

    Discord is an overall very well produced platform allowing a diverse experience in communication and multimedia.

    Avatar of Romulex
    Gamer at Romulex
    Review ofDiscordDiscord

    Discord combines the text and image sharing of Skype and Teamspeak 3's high speed voice connection to create this reliable software platform. With the implementation of choosing whether you wish to chat with friends in a 1-on-1 conversation, to joining a community channel and meet up with new people.

    Discord provides the opportunity of letting the user join a channel with ease using nothing but a link they can paste into their browser. Discord also gives their members a wider experience being cross-platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux as well as IOS and Android mobile devices.

    Discord, on top of all the above, allows the user to post images in both channels and 1-on-1 messaging, aswell as play .gif and .mp4 files.

    Implemented also is the custom profile and friend system, allowing the user to add or remove friends, giving the user a vaster experience customizing their own way they wish.

    Discord is an overall very well produced platform allowing a diverse experience in communication and multimedia.

    Avatar of codeforuk
    followthesteps.net
    Review ofSkypeSkype

    they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/

    How developers use Discord, Skype, and Zoom
    Avatar of DigitalPermits
    DigitalPermits uses ZoomZoom

    Zoom is a video conferencing service that helps us work as a remote team. We typically do quick one-on-one meetings with zoom, and a weekly group huddle where we can share our screens and see everyone on the conference in a grid view. One of the reasons we prefer it over other solutions is that it has a really great screen share and remote control feature. The video quality is very high, and as a remote team we can do the occasional pair programming with remote control feature.

    Avatar of Eldoria
    Eldoria uses DiscordDiscord

    Durch die einfache und plattformübergreifende Nutzung sowie die Möglichkeit schnell rollenbasierte Kanäle zu erstellen, bietet sich Discord hervorragend für die Kommunikation im Team sowie auch mit den Spielern an. Wir nutzen Discord statt Slack, da wir unseren Fokus im Gaming Bereich haben und Discord hier stark vertreten ist.

    Avatar of Mick Dekkers
    Mick Dekkers uses DiscordDiscord

    Discord is home to many game development communities, including AGDG (Amateur Game Development General), RGD (Reddit Game Development), and Game Dev League. When I'm working with WebGL, they are always very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions about physics, vectors and data structures.

    Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses DiscordDiscord

    We first used slack and switched to Discord later to stay near at where the community is at, while still be able to have private conversations and stay in contact. Discord offered everything we needed and used from Slack previously, plus the community-part, so it was an easy decision.

    Avatar of osu! Ripple
    osu! Ripple uses DiscordDiscord

    Discord is used for all the discussions with our community, and discussions between our entire staff (including Community Managers, Chat Moderators and BATs). We also use a Discord bot we developed to deploy new code to the server.

    Avatar of ShadowICT
    ShadowICT uses DiscordDiscord

    We use Discord for our community as well as generic staff communications. It works as a main selling point for ShadowICT as well as a central place for monitoring alerts and announcements to go.

    Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
    Srinivas Adireddi uses SkypeSkype

    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

    Avatar of eXon Technologies
    eXon Technologies uses SkypeSkype

    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.

    Avatar of MyklClason
    MyklClason uses SkypeSkype

    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.

    Avatar of MadElf1337
    MadElf1337 uses SkypeSkype

    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.

    Avatar of dotmos
    dotmos uses SkypeSkype

    Allows us to communicate with our employees who are all in different countries when they are not logged into Slack. Also used to vet new employees.

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