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Skype vs Zube: What are the differences?

Developers describe Skype 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. On the other hand, Zube is detailed as "Project management for your GitHub issues". Zube's a project management platform that syncs with GitHub issues in real time. Zube has a kanban / scrum board that's designed for developers, a powerful issue manager for team leads, and a ticketing system for the entire team.

Skype and Zube are primarily classified as "Web and Video Conferencing" and "Kanban for GitHub Issues" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Skype are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, Zube provides the following key features:

  • Developer focused scrum / kanban board
  • Real time synchronization with GitHub Issues
  • The most powerful and fastest Issue Manager available

"Free, widespread" is the primary reason why developers consider Skype over the competitors, whereas "Great visual interface" was stated as the key factor in picking Zube.

According to the StackShare community, Skype has a broader approval, being mentioned in 737 company stacks & 735 developers stacks; compared to Zube, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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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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John Perry
Account Executive at Towerstream · | 3 upvotes · 42.8K views
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Microsoft 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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Attila Fulop
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Zoom

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
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Webex

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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Pros of Skype
Pros of Zube
  • 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
    Translator
  • 1
    User
  • 1
    Skype for business integration with Outlook
  • 1
    Not the Best, but get the job done
  • 4
    Great visual interface
  • 3
    Simple github issue management
  • 2
    Free for small teams
  • 1
    Non-technical tasks living alongside GH issues
  • 1
    Slack integration
  • 1
    Light weight
  • 1
    Multiple GH repositories in one kanban
  • 0
    Very easy to open a new card

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Cons of Skype
Cons of Zube
  • 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 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 Zube?

    Zube's a project management platform that syncs with GitHub issues in real time. Zube has a kanban / scrum board that's designed for developers, a powerful issue manager for team leads, and a ticketing system for the entire team.

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    What are some alternatives to Skype and Zube?
    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.
    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.
    Microsoft Teams
    See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
    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.
    Google Hangouts
    Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
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