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Score 7 out of 100

Skype

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Chanty

Chanty is very good for networking messaging and low level collaboration between peers and colleagues. It's not great for video or voice calls or whiteboarding or file sharing.
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Skype is good for personal or small group chatting. It is well distributed and well accepted. Skype is probably the easiest of this type of app to install and get working. Skype would seem to be more popular in Europe where most app users will use Skype. The scenario of a user in .London offering local calling in Denmark, Germany and France is easily accomplished. Skype is quite cost efficient to use.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Chanty
4.0
Skype
Task Management
Chanty
3.0
Skype
Search
Chanty
5.0
Skype

Communication

Chanty
8.0
Skype
Chat
Chanty
8.0
Skype
Notifications
Chanty
9.0
Skype
Discussions
Chanty
7.0
Skype

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Chanty
Skype
8.0
High quality audio
Chanty
Skype
8.7
High quality video
Chanty
Skype
8.2
Low bandwidth requirements
Chanty
Skype
6.9
Mobile support
Chanty
Skype
8.3

Screen Sharing

Chanty
Skype
8.0
Desktop sharing
Chanty
Skype
8.6
Whiteboards
Chanty
Skype
7.4

Online Meetings / Events

Chanty
Skype
7.9
Calendar integration
Chanty
Skype
7.9
Meeting initiation
Chanty
Skype
8.2
Integrates with social media
Chanty
Skype
6.9
Record meetings / events
Chanty
Skype
8.2
Slideshows
Chanty
Skype
8.2

Online Events Collaboration

Chanty
Skype
8.5
Live chat
Chanty
Skype
8.9
Audience polling
Chanty
Skype
8.3
Q&A
Chanty
Skype
8.4

Online Events Security

Chanty
Skype
7.9
User authentication
Chanty
Skype
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
Chanty
Skype
7.7
Confidential attendee list
Chanty
Skype
7.7

Pros

Chanty

  • Notifications
  • App loading speed
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • The instant chat function is great. Very straightforward, easy to use, easy to learn, no technical issues.
  • Video calls are pretty easy also, user friendly and a mostly stable connection with no issues.
  • Voice calls are easy also, eliminates the need for an external landline or the need to use your cell phone. Clear connections, not really any dropped calls.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chanty

  • Ability to call group members
  • Ability to video members
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • This is really small, but I'd love to see the emoticons updated to emojis.
  • Make calling free like some other communications app providers.
  • Grant the ability to not show that you're online even when you are. Sometimes you want to make a call, but you don't want other people to see you're online and start messaging you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Chanty

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.7
Based on 5 answers
I think so far there is no reason not to renew the license. We have been using Skype for a long time and are very satisfied with it.
Tejashwi Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chanty

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it's reliable, cheap and requires a low bandwidth during voice and video calling.
sohail ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chanty

Chanty 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I have been sent quite a few emails about functionality and support on a pretty regular basis, which is great. I have not had any need to contact support as the platform is pretty simple to use, it was easy to download and install and I have not encountered any bugs or other issues so far.
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Skype 7.5
Based on 50 answers
I am not aware of the current support level for Skype for business, as I have never used even though I have the product.However, the support for Skype's personal paid users is not where it could be. Users who pay for Skype features do not have a clear path to reach out to support. So, rating 6, can be better as soon as I need to use Skype for business support and get a good experience. I will say that I will renew Skype for Business subscription, which is a significant inconsistency on my end. The explanation is that Skype for Business comes bundled with Office for Business, with no additional cost, so why not.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Chanty

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It can be used on the phone via mobile application as well as on the desktop by logging in to the website. Easily installed and ready to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chanty

In terms of file sharing and speed of collaboration, I find that Slack is quicker and integration into Google Drive is very handy when it comes to working on documents, I have not seen Chanty do this. As for video Google Hangouts is as simple as it gets; again, I have not seen anything from Chanty in this area. I have also looked at and use https://guild.co/ which is much easier messaging and collaboration wise. The app and notification for Chanty is pretty good but it's loading time is slower compared to Slack and WhatsApp.
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

We have found Microsoft Teams and Zoom to be better video conferencing apps for our organization and frequently opt for Teams because we use Office 365 and Teams is built into our calendars. However, I do prefer using Skype for sending messages internally to other colleagues and will continue to use Skype even though Teams has a chat function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chanty

  • Increased visibility
  • Increased opportunities
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • Overall Skype is a good investment. We use regular Skype so its a product that comes with Windows PC's as a standard app. We dont use Skype for Business so this cuts cost overall.
  • Using the basic functions of Skype and not Skype for business does have some downsides but you do save money. There are many other apps we use as well as Skype in order to accomplish all of our goals.
  • The downside of course is that the more you want Skype to do, the more money it will cost the organization as a whole. It does have many more functions which you have to upgrade to Skype for business for. That is my only criticism.
Nestor Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Chanty

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$3*

* per user, per month

Skype

General

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

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