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Amazon Chime

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime is a superior alternative to other free video conference/conference call programs. The call and video quality are great, and you can have multiple participants on both video and call. It's well suited for an organization that wants an affordable option for video and conference calls, but may not be appropriate for organizations with limited budgets or those who do very little conferencing.
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Google Drive

Google Drive it is a great tool for sharing any kind of file between workgroup or family, the apps solve many problems like the interchange of big files, and without any limitation of file types, you can share text, music file, video files in any formats and so many others, you can also share file create in Google apps like docs, where everyone can interact with you and make change of the files to keep in constant touch with your partners. One of the biggest limitations of Drive is the storage because it is vinculated to your Gmail account and that means that if you have a full email you have a limited space for storing your file, if you want more space, you have to pay for it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Amazon Chime
7.3
Google Drive
High quality audio
Amazon Chime
9.0
Google Drive
High quality video
Amazon Chime
8.7
Google Drive
Low bandwidth requirements
Amazon Chime
5.0
Google Drive
Mobile support
Amazon Chime
6.5
Google Drive

Screen Sharing

Amazon Chime
6.0
Google Drive
Desktop sharing
Amazon Chime
6.0
Google Drive

Online Meetings / Events

Amazon Chime
7.7
Google Drive
Calendar integration
Amazon Chime
6.0
Google Drive
Meeting initiation
Amazon Chime
8.3
Google Drive
Record meetings / events
Amazon Chime
8.5
Google Drive
Slideshows
Amazon Chime
8.0
Google Drive

Online Events Collaboration

Amazon Chime
8.5
Google Drive
Live chat
Amazon Chime
9.0
Google Drive
Q&A
Amazon Chime
8.0
Google Drive

Online Events Security

Amazon Chime
9.0
Google Drive
Participant roles & permissions
Amazon Chime
9.0
Google Drive

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.8
Versioning
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.3
Video files
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.2
Audio files
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.6
Document collaboration
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
9.5
Access control
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.7
File search
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.7
Device sync
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.4
User and role management
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.6
File organization
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.1
Device management
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.9
Performance
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
9.1
Storage Reports
Amazon Chime
Google Drive
8.4

Pros

  • Great call quality! The conference line is crystal clear.
  • Strong video quality. We've never had problems with the video conference feed cutting out.
  • The app is pretty user friendly and easy to use.
  • Easy to send invites and to give teammates the ability to schedule calls/video conferences on behalf of another account.
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  • Collaboration: Google Drive allows all of us to work together on a live document. We don't have to send threads of emails back and forth or lock ourselves in a conference room to create content.
  • Share Documents: My team is able to easily share documents with everyone else on the team. These documents then live in a "folder" of shared documents that is easy to search. We are also able to manage permissions, allowing others to only view or comment on documents, rather than making changes.
  • Storage: We start out with 30 GBs of storage. That allows for a lot of documents when using the native file format. We have been able to use this space to store and share short video files that we are working on as well as the traditional documents.
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Cons

  • More simplified dial-in numbers. The PIN for our conference line is long and easy to mistype.
  • You do not have to download the Chime app in order to join a conference, but if you want to do anything beyond join (schedule a conference, participate in a group chat, control participants), you have to have the app downloaded and installed. The app that you have to download in order to launch a conference is a memory hog, and slows down a computer's boot up time.
  • The add-in for Microsoft Outlook is particularly clunky. It helps you add scheduled conference calls/video conferences to your Outlook calendar, but it can cause Outlook to crash, and creates a really slow open time for Outlook. If you can avoid downloading the Outlook Add-In, I would.
  • No built-in screen sharing capabilities.
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  • Sometimes certain Word documents look strange when viewed in Google Drive.
  • The spreadsheet functions are pretty basic -- nowhere near the capability of Excel. It's a very different product and shouldn't be treated the same.
  • More options for types of files to edit would be great -- what if we could have basic photo editing capabilities in the future!
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Likelihood to Renew

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Google Drive9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's the cheapest, most effective platform we've found to store files in the cloud.
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Usability

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Google Drive9.5
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use. Even individuals who aren't tech savvy can use it.
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Support

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Google Drive7.6
Based on 5 answers
I give it this rating because I have never had to use Google Drive customer support - which means that I really never run into issues with Google Drive
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Implementation

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Google Drive8.5
Based on 3 answers
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Chime is great for call and video quality. It's pretty comparable to Zoom both in cost and capabilities. It's definitely superior to UberConference and Join.me, both of which are not particularly reliable. I have had call quality and the screen shares freeze up. Also, neither UberConference or Join.me have a video conferencing ability.
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We love it. It has all the functions we need -- maybe not everything Dropbox has, but everything we're looking for and it's completely free at the level we use it. Spending is based on storage, and Google Drive gives you more than Dropbox does for free. The interface is also very intuitive, and since Google is making it, you know it will be cutting edge and have constant updates.
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Return on Investment

  • Amazon Chime has been an incredibly cost effective way to add video and conference line services (with screen sharing) to our day to day operations because we have an account for free for being Vonage customers.
  • A pro account only costs $15 a month, and you only need one pro account for a small office. If others in your organization need to join, all you need is a basic account to join. You need a pro account in order to launch and administer meetings.
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  • Since we're a social and arts nonprofit, that's hard to track. It has certainly saved us a few hundred dollars a year (that's big for our budget) because we don't need to use DropBox anymore.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Chime

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Google Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details