VoIP applications

Products Reviewed

(4 items)

1.4

Price when rated: varies (see comparison table)

Pros

  • Ability to sync with Apple’s Address Book
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Searchable user directory
  • PC-to-phone calling ability
  • Convenient call history

Cons

  • No videoconferencing support for Mac version
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Pros

  • Can customize hold music
  • Can record calls
  • Computer-to-phone calling
  • Simultaneous ring options
  • Party-line chat
  • Can dial SIP URIs

Cons

  • Inferior implementation of PC-to-phone conference calling
  • No videoconferencing
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Price when rated: varies (see comparison table)

Pros

  • Simple, easy user interface
  • No centralized service necessary for conference calls
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows AIM and Google Talk

Cons

  • No support for computer-to-phone calling
  • No built-in support for USB video cameras
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4.5

Price when rated: varies (see comparison table)

Pros

  • Useful parental controls
  • Cool pan-tilt-zoom camera features
  • Works with Windows and Mac
  • Nifty video mail

Cons

  • Limits on video mail are unrealistic for video blogging
  • Can only use a Webcam snapshot for thumbnail image
  • No computer-to-phone calling
  • Un-Mac-like interface
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