Speek Up! The @speekapp Review
The other day @speekapp tweeted me and asked if I’d like to check out their new app for free conference calls. Now this was a bit of a conundrum for me because, as much as I like free, I equally dislike conference calls. Actually, anyone who’s ever worked as an assistant to a group of luddites knows the pain of having to drag them onto a conference call. That’s after you’ve done the leg work of finding a dedicated number and making sure everyone has the correct time and pin.
I was intrigued so I decided to download the app. The first thing I noticed, it was easy. Way easy. In fact, I was already set up and in a conference call before I even knew what I did. The app creates an account based on your facebook profile so, after you verify your phone number with a text, you’re good to go.
Making an event of my self conference.
Since I don’t need an app to talk to the voices in my head I decided to get some human interaction. Options to add people to your call are pretty straight forward. You can send a text or email with a link that notifies an attendee of the call. The directions gives them the option of conferencing through their computer or their phone. You can even make a calendar event that would give everyone the details. After a few quick clicks the app will call the attendee’s number so there’s no fumbling around for pins or bridges.
The call was sharp and clear. There was a bit of a delay when speaking but nothing that inhibited the flow of conversation. The app even notified me when attendees entered my conference call so I could visually see how many people were in there before I joined myself. Did I mention that the app was easy to use? So easy that I maaaay haaaave resorted to a few prank conference calls. Maybe.
They have pay and business options available for the mass talkers, though the free option works really well. Plus, it will make you look like a boss… to your boss.
Check them out at https://www.speek.com/