The variety of online meeting solutions has multiplied in response to increased demand to make our meetings more effective for on-site and remote employees.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the options even among the free online meeting tools available. However, where we work, how we work, and with whom we work have all changed.
That’s why I’ll go through the best tools you can use during your online meetings in this blog post.
Note-Taking Software for Meetings
Meeting notes tools make it easier to plan and organize meetings and collaborate during and afterward. Here are some of the best meeting note tools:
Hugo is a great all-around choice for your meeting notes tool because it is designed only for meeting notes (not just note-taking in general). It has collaboration features for meeting planning and organization as well as post-meeting follow-up.
You may also connect Hugo to your CRM, project management, video conferencing, and support ticket system. For the video conference, you can search “online conferencing tools” in order to get the conferencing tools.
#2. Google Docs
Google Docs has add-ons that let it connect with other applications. Still, it doesn’t have the same level of integration as Evernote, OneNote, or Hugo. Google Docs may be accessed from any web browser, Android, or iOS device.
Evernote is tough to beat as a personal note-taking tool, but utilizing it with a team is challenging, especially if you’re using the free edition. Evernote is an excellent option if you just want to take notes for yourself and don’t want to share them.
Notion’s notes are so strong that they’re practically like mini-programs, but they come with a steep learning curve. Notion is a good option because you can tag colleagues in notes and integrate notes with tasks. On the other hand, the interface is easy to become overwhelmed by, making user adoption difficult.
Scheduling Software for Meetings
Meeting scheduling software aids in the efficient planning and organizing of meetings. Here are some of the best scheduling software for online meetings you can use:
Calendly is a popular choice because of its lightweight, basic design and relatively easy-to-use features. It has a robust set of integrations that make working with video conferencing, CRM, payment, and analytics solutions a breeze.
Like some other scheduling tools, Rallly employs a polling system to assist you in locating times that are convenient for a large group of people. On the meeting page, there is also a comment section, which is a nice touch. Rallly is also extremely simple to use due to its simplicity.
Like Rallly, Doodle offers a user-friendly polling system for large groups to streamline scheduling. While there is a free version, the premium version includes custom branding, personalized URLs, 1-on-1 meetings, and the Doodle Bot for Slack, among other things.
#8. Google Calendar
Another excellent, lightweight tool for meeting scheduling is Google Calendar. It’s also included in G Suite, so if you’re a G Suite user, you won’t have to pay extra.
However, unlike the other tools on this list, you don’t receive the same scheduling capabilities. However, if you don’t mind manually scheduling meetings and already use G Suite, Google Calendar is the way to go.