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Online Hangout for Friends

Published 05/29/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Mike Foster
What can you use the app for? is an online meeting application for teams, co-workers or friends. It provides simple meeting rooms in which you can take notes, share documents, watch videos and work collaboratively on projects small and large. With, you can remotely attend meetings, call face-to-face chats of global partners, or document notes from actual in-person meetings. also allows you to schedule new meetings and to go back through meetings you’ve already held, giving you the ability to review your notes or the concepts shared in that meeting. gives anyone the ability to start a meeting room and bring in contributors without additional software. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app? launched in April of 2012. The application was created by Denis Mars and Arend Naylor, who relied extensively on Silicon Valley investors such as Y Combinator, Yuri Milner and SV Angel. The application has received positive reviews in the initial months after its release.

What are the differences to other apps? does not require you to install plug-ins or third party applications. You can run meetings directly from your browser. Additionally, there is no fee to set up meetings on The application supports a wide range of browsers and web architectures, and was designed for ease of use and intuitive meeting creation and attendance. Meetings can be set to private or public, and you can register with the application to build a personalized meeting room that users can find via your username. You can even build waiting rooms for organizing numerous sequential meetings.

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How does the web app look and feel to use? is extremely easy to use. In order to create a new meeting, you simply click the large button on the application’s home page. This gives you a link to the meeting to send to attendees, and allows you to enter the meeting as soon as you’re ready. Once inside, clearly labeled icons give you access to all of the applications other features, such as conference calls, invitations and privacy controls. Meetings can be exited at any time, and each meeting is automatically saved.

How does the registration process work?

No registration is required for; however, you do need to sign up if you want a personalized meeting space, known as a “Vanity Room.” You can sign up directly through Facebook, or register with a name, email, username and password. Invitees can attend meetings without creating accounts.

What does it cost to use the application?

Instant meetings and vanity rooms are both available to users free of charge. There is no subscription fee, sign-up charge or contract.

Who would you recommend the application to? is the perfect tool for a remote team that needs to schedule and attend frequent meetings despite large geographical distances between members. It’s also handy for friends looking to stay in touch, and provides small businesses and other close-knit groups with a method for tracking, scheduling and reviewing meetings.

  • Face to face meetings with teammates and friends.
  • Unlimited meetings.
  • Runs out of your browser.
  • Schedule and track meetings.
  • Build a personal meeting space.
  • Note taking and media support.
  • Collaborative real-time editing.

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