ZOOM Cloud Meetings
- Last update: 19 Jun 2020
- Version: 5.2.0
- Size: 115.1 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
Zoom Cloud Meetings is an app for video conferences, chats, and calls. It was developed by Zoom Video Communications Inc. and was initially released in 2013. The app is available for iOS,Android, and PC.
Functionality: Featuristic 4/5
Zoom is one of the most powerful apps for video chats available. With Zoom you can:
- Start and join video meetings;
- Share your screen;
- Send messages, files, and links;
- Make private or public channels;
- Make phone calls;
- Get voicemail and record calls;
- Manage meetings, manually allow people to enter, set roles, and many more.
What is good about Zoom is that these features work most of the time properly. The app still sometimes crashes and the shared content bugs from time to time, yet it is one of the most stable apps available on the market with such an amount of features.
Design: Stylish Icons 4/5
The app’s design is almost perfect: the interface is not overloaded and well-structured; most of the features are presented with attractive icons. There is also a variety of backgrounds to choose from when it comes to video chatting, which is also a great design feature. However, sometimes there is not enough space for feature name text, and you see only part of it. It might be an issue for users who are new to chatting apps.
Usability: Easy to Join, Hard to Master 3/5
Zoom is very user friendly when it comes to its basic features. It is easy to set up a meeting, join one, start a chat, attach a file, and so on. However, more complicated features require some learning to use. Managing private calls an allowing each particular user to enter manually is a challenge. Unless you try to manage a conversation, the app is very easy to use, but we suggest using the desktop version in case you have to.
Cross-platform use: No Matter What Platform 5/5
Zoom has its app available both on mobile and PC. The versions have the same features, though the desktop version is more comfortable to use for hosting. Cross-platform use is perfect, as the performance of calls does not depend on the platform you use.
We would definitely recommend using Zoom for video meetings, as it is one of the most functional and stable apps available. Though, many other apps offer video chats, most of them are buggy for conversations with many participants, while Zoom is performing well.
Pros : Many features for video meetings;
The app is available for most platforms;
Meetings are rather stable, even for big groups;
Cons : Hosting meetings on mobile is not very convenient;
The app is not so friendly for your battery.
Cross-platform use 5