Zoom Zoom

For those of you, like me, who connect with others regularly across the miles, check out Zoom!

Zoom is a cloud-based, web conferencing tool that I’ve been using recently with much success. It’s easy to set up.  It’s reliable. And it’s FREE to use, at least for my needs.

For meeting with one other person, Zoom will be available for the entire length of your conversation. If you want or need to meet with more than 3 people at the same time, then Zoom will work for free for approx. 40 minutes. You may not think that’s enough time. One solution would be to start a new meeting, and re-invite the same participants and off you are again.

You can schedule a meeting in advance, or start a meeting very quickly on the fly. Zoom will let you collaborate with others on documents real-time and see each other if web cameras are available. It’s like Skype in that it offers integrated audio but unlike Skype, Zoom is easier to set up and use.

If you are already using Zoom, let me know what you think of it in the comments below. See you here again soon, Susan