20 Communication Tool You need to get for your Business straight away

1. Zoom

  • Free accounts of their video conferencing tool
  • For both schools and businesses in virus-affected areas, including the U.S., China, and Italy
  • No time limits for video chats with their free accounts
  • Students can easily join a video call via a smartphone

To qualify, fill up an online form with your school’s official email address and domain address. Here

2. Microsoft

  • Free six-months trial
  • Collaboration software
  • Microsoft Teams allow scheduling of video calls and conferences to remote workers

The Microsoft Team tool offered as part of Office 365 E1 trial pack. Sign-up. Here

3. Google

  • Advanced features video-conferencing tool,
  • Hangouts Meet
  • Distance Learning Tool
  • Google Classroom available for all G Suite users
  • Built especially for remote-working employees, teachers, and students
  • Can Support 250 participants in 1 call
  • Ability to Live Streaming for 100,000 viewers

Free trial of G-Suite. Here

4. Brosix

  • Team communication support for remote workers and users in affected areas.
  • Free private team networks for three months

Employees who work from home, can sign up for a free Brosix team network. Here

5. Breezy HR

  • Tools like live video interviewing and video-based assessments
  • Free of charge for all businesses for a minimum of 60 days
  • Helping to ease office-based (or on-site) recruitment since it has become a challenge for most hiring companies due to Covid-19

Get a free account by Signing up on their website or app page. Here

6. LogMeIn

  • Free Emergency Remote Work Kits for 3 months
  • The kit includes free use of GoToMeeting tool + other LogMeIn products
  • Free use of Video conferencing
  • Free use of Virtual events
  • Free IT support for remote devices
  • The emergency kit is available for health care workers, educational firms, and non-profit organizations

To Sign-up for the free kit, contact the company. Here

7. Aircall

  • Cloud-based phone system to its global customers
  • Very easy to set up
  • Offers “App Marketplace” where you can integrate Aircall tool
  • Over 50 other existing tools including AI & Transcription, CRM, eCommerce, and HR & Recruiting

Learn more about the Aircall App Marketplace. Here

8. Cisco Webex

  • Aim to support remote workers by offering Cisco Webex for
  • Free usage for 2 months. Some of the features that you can use include
  • Unlimited usage and support for up to 100 participants
  • Offer applicable for businesses who are not using the Webex tool

More information. Here

9. Skype

  • Communicate with your remote-working colleagues
  • Share files safely online
  • Recognized as a preferred tool globally
  • Completely free to use
  • Facilitates voice-based calls or video chats across multiple devices including desktop, smartphones, and tablets

You can download Skype tool for multiple devices. Here

10. Accelo

  • Provides cloud-based tools and solutions
  • Enable customers to grow their professional services
  • Offer Service Operations (or ServOps) platform that’ll enable better collaboration among remote workers

Check out their service. Here

11. Slack

  • An online messaging tool for any enterprise
  • Enables both group and direct messaging between team members
  • The free tool is best for small teams looking for a messaging tool for an unlimited time
  • It has one-to-one video and voice calls
  • Storage and access of around 10,000 messages
  • Can integrate with other popular apps like Google Drive and Office 365

The messaging tool is supported on Windows, Linux, Apple iOS, Android, and also on Apple Watch. You can download Slack on your Windows system. Here

12. Dialpad

  • A cloud-powered communication platform for corporate and business enterprises
  • Unlimited connections, video conferencing, call receiving on any device, and conferencing facilities

For remote workers, the company is offering free use of their Dialpad Talk Pro and UberConference Business tools for two months. Sign-up for their limited period offer. Here

13. Workplace From Facebook

  • Owned by Facebook, Workplace is
  • A free instant messaging tool that can facilitate work collaborations among colleagues
  • Free-to-download tool
  • Packed with features like group video calls (for up to 20 users)
  • Ample file storage
  • Workplace chat and live video streaming

Download the free version of the Workplace from the Facebook app. Here

14. 8×8

  • Communication platform powered by cloud technologies
  • Offers a range of communication products: Voice-over-IP products, Video products and mobile devices
  • Announced on March 11th, the company is offering free video meetings to all users to stay connected
  • Available without any registration or downloads

Sign up for their free video meetings. Here

15. Intermedia

  • Founded in 1995, Intermedia is
  • A one-stop solution provider for unified communications on cloud platforms
  • Provides quality video conferencing and webinar tools for remote workers
  • The company is offering free usage of its AnyMeeting video conferencing tool and Webinar Pro tool up till December 31st 2020

Get started on their remote tools. Here

16. CallHippo

  • A VoIP-based communication provider
  • Provides businesses to purchase an intelligent phone system across over 50 countries
  • Easy to install
  • CallHippo virtual phone system has multiple features
  • Call recordings and analytics
  • Conference calls
  • Team collaboration
  • Enable you to set up a virtual call center

Their Bronze plan is free to use up to May 2020, includes call recording, personalized welcome message, a multilingual IVR system, SMS & Voicemail features. The company has also increased the number of users from 2 to 50 users on their Basic plan.

Sign up for the plan that suits you. Here

17. Starleaf

  • Based in the U.K
  • Offers voice-and video-based conferencing tools for mobile and desktop users
  • Includes video conferencing, video calling, messaging, and call recording.
  • Online video meetings and messaging tools is free to use for all new and existing users across the globe

Download the free tool with your business email address. Here

18. Discord

  • A free Android-based communication app
  • Applicable to be used by local communities, friends, and online gamers.
  • Their Go Live feature, allows users to stream and share screens on any device privately
  • Currently they are offering free use of screen sharing on Go Live for 50 users (up from 10 users previously)

Get their detailed instructions on how to share a screen using Go Live with 50 users. Here

19. Panopto

  • An online video learning platform
  • Allows its customers to record and share videos easily
  • Panopto offers a range of video-based solutions, including video cloud, streaming services and video recordings
  • Meeting recordings
  • Online video editing.

Applicable to businesses and educators impacted by the coronavirus. Free use of Panopto Cloud to capture and stream unlimited videos. Valid for three months. School administrators and instructors, can take advantage of the free recording and sharing of Zoom video meetings with their students.

Sign up for the Panopto business or education plans. Here

20. Vectera

  • An online communication hub that facilitates online meetings with business clients
  • Includes interactive video meetings, intelligent scheduling, whiteboarding, co-browsing, and document annotations

Up until 1st of June 2020, the company is providing free access to all its software plans for everyone including the full package with all the extra features. Sign up for the free Vectera plans. Here

Do have a try out on one of the communication tool above for your business. Let me know which one you like the most. My personal pick is Panopto. It seems like I’m able to stream a Twitch channel on it.

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