Coronavirus outbreak has hit hard, while we are still evolving to the idea of working from home and trying out best to put our thinking hats on while still being on our pyjamas. Let's maks this experience a bit better.
Startups and big companies are using this opportunity to market their products and providing free tools and upgrades for you. Why not use them.
Here's a list of free premium subscriptions you can avail. We are extending the list as and when we come across something new. (If you've got something to provide for free, shoot us the info at [email protected] )
Jamm - Free to access to jamm, Lightweight, Spontaneous Voice and Video Collaboration for Remote Teams
Standups - Unlocked free trial to Standups - Connect your distributed team using video & voice messages. Standups is a frictionless communication platform using async video & voice.
Cure.Fit (India Only) - Free access to Live Classes.
Microsoft - Has started offering a free trial of the premium plan for its Teams chat app, according to Business Insider. That trial will allow users to record meetings and take advantage of 1TB of storage, neither of which are available on the normal free version. Microsoft is making the extended premium trial available for six months.
Google - Will allow free access to the enterprise version of Hangouts Meet to all G Suite and G Suite for Education users. That plan includes up to 250 users per call, the ability to record meetings, and livestream capabilities for up to 100,000 viewers until July 1, 2020.
LogMeIn - They are making "Emergency Remote Work Kits" available for free for three months. Those kits are designed for nonprofits, schools, and health care organizations that aren't already customers. The company also says it will work with existing small-business customers to provide access during the same time period. The kits include GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar--where users can host presentations for up to 3,000 users--and LogMeIn, which provides remote desktop access from numerous devices.
Zoom - Already offers a free version of its videoconferencing software, but the company is currently working to test its network to "ensure maximum reliability amid any capacity increases, as uptime is paramount," according to a blog post from the company's CEO.
Additionally, the company has created resources and is hosting information sessions to help small businesses use Zoom. It has also extended its free plan in China to allow unlimited meeting times and breakout rooms, and removed restrictions on participant limits.
Cisco Webex - Cisco is offering the free version of its Webex service with no time restrictions. In addition, it will allow up to 100 meeting participants and has added toll-free dial-in features with a 90-day license for businesses that are not already customers.