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Redbooth vs Skype: What are the differences?

Developers describe Redbooth as "Collaborate with your team via HD video conferencing, enterprise chat and project management tools". Manage projects, assign tasks, share files, and communicate with your team in a real time workspace. On the other hand, Skype is detailed as "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.

Redbooth and Skype can be primarily classified as "Web and Video Conferencing" tools.

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Lisa Myers
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Hi, I am helping teachers in my kid's schools to set up distance learning and wanted to see what is better between Webex, Zoom, and Skype (although only putting this one in as most parents probably have it). The children are 8-9, so they won't be using it on their own and the parents have no experience using Webex or Zoom.

The main use will be for the teacher to explain what they will be covering in the week and enable some social interaction between the kids.

I need to be easy to use for about 20-25 people.

Thanks for your advice, Lisa

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Yoram Kornatzky
Independent Information Technology and Services Professional at DR. YORAM KORNATZKY LTD · | 4 upvotes · 28.2K views

I consider Skype dead. Even Microsoft strongly neglected it. Webex is more corporate-oriented. So for your use case, I recommend Zoom. It is easy to set up, and the quality is very good. Zoom became such a household name that the average person heard about it. Moreover, any person probably has friends who may have used it. So it will be easier for people to get some community help.

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Attila Fulop

We've been using Zoom for about a half a year and it's stability is unbeatable. We have all-hands on Fridays with 100+ participants. The free tier can easily handle the requirements, the only limitation is that max meeting length is 40 minutes. After that you can immediately restart the meeting, but the pro option is also very affordable. It also features screen sharing and whiteboard sharing out of the box. I also appreciate that it's not mandatory to register an account to attend a meeting.

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Fábio Henrique Oliveira

Hi, Lisa,

I haven't used Skype in a long time. I have I lot of experience with Zoom and Webex. Both for me are very good tools, especially if you have money to pay for (to unlock more features, like more people in a video conference - Zoom).

Nowadays, I've used more Webex with my undergraduate students, I'm using the free account. Cloud recording is a features very useful, especially while using the free account (thanks Cisco!). Webex has control features very useful (e.g., mute, raise hand etc).

Kind regards,

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John Perry
Account Executive at Towerstream · | 3 upvotes · 104.4K views
Microsoft TeamsMicrosoft Teams

From my experiences I feel like Zoom is a pretty intuitive program to teach kids, however Skype might be more common amongst them already.

I am a big fan of Microsoft Teams.

They all do the same pretty much but Teams I find the bells and whistles are easier to find, like custom backgrounds... creating groups for topic discussions that remain there until you want to change/edit or delete. Easy to share files.

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Pros of Redbooth
Pros of Skype
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    • 258
      Free, widespread
    • 147
      Desktop and mobile apps
    • 110
      Because i have to :(
    • 57
      Low cost international calling
    • 56
      Good for international calls
    • 10
      Best call quality anywhere, generally
    • 5
      Beautiful emojis
    • 4
      Chat bots
    • 2
    • 2
      Skype for business integration with Outlook
    • 1
      United kingdom
    • 1
      Not the Best, but get the job done

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    Cons of Redbooth
    Cons of Skype
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      • 5
        Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
      • 3
        Not always reliable
      • 3
        Outdated UI
      • 3
        Birthday notifications are annoying
      • 3
        The worst indicator noises of any app ever
      • 2
        Finding/adding people isn't easy

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      What is Redbooth?

      Manage projects, assign tasks, share files, and communicate with your team in a real time workspace.

      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.

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