So, as the privacy-focused individual that I am, I was a little bummed to read the Vice article yesterday that said Zoom on iOS shares your data with Facebook. I get it why, but it has caused me to look for alternative options.
I was referred to WhereBy - a web-based video conferencing tool that doesn't require any software downloading. You just click your room link and you're in.
Super simple, clean and works.
I've only used it twice so far and it seems to work great. Has anyone else used this? And more importantly, is anyone else bummed that Zoom is sharing data with Facebook?
Whereby is pretty great for quick calls, especially since you don't need to download anything. I used it a while back when it was called appear.in; then you didn't even need to sign up to start a call which was amazing.
Perhaps the best Whereby feature is that you can make a meeting room with a unique link, for sortof a persistent 3rd place for your team to meet whenever anyone wants to hang out.
I like how they charge you a fee instead of providing your usage data to Google for ad targeting. That is awesome. As we know, free isn't really free when you are the product (i.e. Facebook, et al).
Quick and easy to use and for $9.99 USD a month (plus $5 for meeting recordings) it's a good deal in comparison to Zoom with its many privacy issues. The free plan does the trick if you don't need to see the face of the person talking during screen shares and if you have meetings w 3 or fewer guests.
Fav feature: Room w unique url (e.g. whereby.com/blah). Easy to remember and share.
Looking for a better way to plan remote meetings across time zones, and keep up with events. What software is doing that best today?