Screen Sharing Saved My Meeting

In today’s business world, much of our communication and collaboration is done through the Internet. With so many online video conferencing options, more than ever it’s important to choose one that is dependable, reliable and, most importantly, easy to use for both you and your participants. While there are some with a variety of features, we cannot deny that screen sharing is one of the most helpful tool when hosting a meeting, and can be a life-saver in many situations. At FreeConference.com, our screen-sharing feature is 100% free, and no download required.

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Big City Living: Save on Phone Plans with VoIP and Free Web Calling

Living in a major city centre can be a rewarding, enriching experience—especially for young people working and studying—but it can also be difficult to stay afloat with expensive everyday costs of living. Housing, transportation, food, and other necessities are expensive enough, and data costs in wireless plans contribute to a budget that can already be difficult to manage. Why not save money with VoIP?

Big city living is expensive, save money with VoIP
Big city living can be stressful and expensive—let us help through free web calling.

Thankfully, for students and young professionals especially, FreeConference.com has your free web calling needs covered. Primed for any device with a browser and Internet access, our browser-based service requires no downloads, registrations, or payments—simply enjoy interruption-free calling on us.

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How to Cut Down on Distractions in Web Meetings

When a group of people needs to discuss a project and finds it difficult to meet in person, web meetings are a blessing to their productivity. However, like with any activity in the office, there are various distractions around you that can affect your productivity in web meetings.

The next time you have to have an online meeting, keep the following tips in mind and those distractions will be nothing but memories!

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5 Online Meeting Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Meetings can be a hassle, and if you don’t plan them right, they can take away from your productivity. Make sure that your online meetings are as effective as possible with FreeConference.com and use these five tools (among the many other features we offer) to make your conference call experience as convenient as possible!

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Graduate Students and Free Online Meetings

There are many variables students must keep in mind when planning their academic pursuits. One of these is location, and it is common for them to travel across the globe for their education. Staying in touch with family and friends was a challenge in the past, but technological advances have made this much easier in recent years.

Once you have attained that degree and head off to graduate school, you still need to stay connected. In fact, that need actually increases the closer you come to attaining your new academic goal.

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Stay in control of your Web Meetings with Online Meeting Tools

The world around us is changing. And fast! How does one keep up? One way is by embracing new technology such as online meeting tools.

Here’s an example: Conference calling. In the early days of conferencing, callers had access to nothing but a dial-in number and code, and that was enough. Not so any longer: Conference participants now have the option to call in from their computer, even enabling webcams and document sharing.

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Conference like a rock star: 6 Easy Steps to Excellent Conference Calls

Musicians that get up on stage, ignore the audience, and just “play their music” don’t make it past the coffee house circuit. Famous bands all know the same secret; people going to a show want to be entertained.

Conference calls are no different. If you want to facilitate a conference call that will inspire people, get good decisions made and build team spirit, here are some easy steps to delivering “conference call Satisfaction”.

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The basics: what you need to know about WebRTC

 

WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) is gaining notoriety as the next generation of audio and video conferencing products hit the market – but many still people aren’t too clear on what it is and how it applies to them. Here at FreeConference, we’re building some really exciting new products using WebRTC and, while we can’t wait to share them with you, we thought this was the perfect time to give you some insight into what WebRTC is and how it works.

So, without further adieu –

What is WebRTC?

WebRTC is an HTML-5 based, open source project for browser-based real-time communications – which means that it enables communication directly between browsers without plug-ins, making file sharing and audio and video communication much, much simpler for users.

Many of the products using WebRTC so far, like FreeConference Connect, focus on audio and video conferencing – particularly for groups. The peer-to-peer nature of WebRTC makes for a much stronger, higher definition connection than traditional VoIP calls. Some innovators, though, are using WebRTC for file sharing – removing the need to upload the file to a server; instead, users download the file directly from the person on the other end, speeding up the process considerably.

What are the benefits of WebRTC?

No downloads — At the moment WebRTC is supported in Chrome, Firefox and Opera on all desktop operating systems and most Android devices, meaning you can make a call or send a file using any WebRTC-based service from your computer, laptop, android tablet or phone without downloading any additional programs. If you use a browser that hasn’t yet built-in WebRTC capabilities, like Safari or Internet Explorer, there are plug-ins available that enable WebRTC for you.

Cross-platform — Since WebRTC is HTML-5 based it can run in almost any browser, on almost any platform, without difficulty – as long as the teams behind your browser and OS are on board. Since WebRTC is still fairly new, not all browsers support it and it is not available on iOS – yet – but we would be willing to bet that it won’t be long before it is.

Better connection — The direct browser-to-browser connection is much stronger than traditional VoIP connections, which means HD quality audio and video conferencing, faster file transfers and fewer dropped calls.

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How you can use WebRTC?

So this whole WebRTC thing sounds pretty neat, right? Even better, you can try it, for free, right now by visiting www.freeconference.co.uk. For the moment WebRTC is only supported by Chrome, Firefox and Opera (on both desktop and Android), but there are plug-ins available for Safari and Internet Explorer. While we have no idea what goes on at Microsoft and Apple, we’re hopeful that we’ll see this technology available across all platforms soon.