Blizz - Good all round video conferencing software with some nice features and intuitive interface
May 29, 2018

Blizz - Good all round video conferencing software with some nice features and intuitive interface

Tom Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Blizz

My work involves working with mostly international clients and I often have to collaborate with people across multiple sites in different time zones. Blizz is great for these situations as people can jump into a meeting at short notice from anywhere and using pretty much any kind of device (e.g. mobile/Mac/PC).
  • Very effective linking of different devices. Easy to join from anywhere/any device by just entering the meeting ID.
  • Minimal, intuitive interface that takes very little getting used to. I skipped the help section and still figured everything out within a couple of minutes.
  • Pairs with Outlook so you can view all your existing contacts from within Blizz. Really saves time and stops anyone being missed out.
  • Can support up to 300 participants.
  • Reasonable pricing structure. Free for personal use and still good value for the higher-level packages. You can also add local numbers for free.
  • Live text chat for use during a meeting if you have something to say but don’t want to interrupt the presenter.
  • A secured connection so there are no issues sending sensitive documents etc.
  • The audio and video quality has always been excellent (although I’ve come to expect this from any conferencing software nowadays).
  • It’s definitely got a different look and feel to other more common conferencing software. I can envisage some users not liking the change if they’ve used another example for years.
  • Some users could benefit from a more in-depth, interactive tutorial or similar. Not an issue for me, but definitely something the developers could consider.
  • It's not currently used very widely.
  • It’s made multi-site collaborations a lot more straightforward. I think as Blizz gains traction and more people adopt it, this should become even truer.
  • The simple record feature has definitely changed my experience of meetings. I now just record all meetings to review at a later date and have almost done away with note-taking.
  • It takes almost no time to learn how to use the software due to the intuitive design.

The ever-popular Skype/Lync are the obvious alternatives to Blizz, as well as established brands like BlueJeans.

Personally, I prefer Blizz from what I’ve experienced of it, due to the ease of use, good features and slick design. But I understand that most of the world still prefers the more traditional options, even if just out of habit.

Blizz would be useful for any meeting requiring people to join from different sites using different devices and platforms. The connectivity is as seamless as I have seen in any conferencing software. The secured connection means that Blizz is ideal for any meeting involving sensitive data (probably the majority of meetings). When some participants are not particularly tech-oriented, the intuitive interface makes it easy for them to use all the key features.