If your inbox is filled with a lot of back-and-forth between you and colleagues dickering over when to schedule meeting times, you will be eager for the arrival of Atlas, a scheduling and task-management app slated for both the iOS and Android platforms. The app's makers promise that you'll be able to schedule anything with anyone on any platform--that goes for individual appointments as well as group meetings.
When you invite someone to a meeting using Atlas, you'll not only pick a date for the meeting, you'll also include alternative times. If that invitation goes to another Atlas user, they'll be able open your message in a calendar to see what proposed time works best for them. (You'll still be able to invite people who don't use the Atlas app.) The app offers group and task management capabilities as well.
About the most objectionable thing about Atlas is it's not out yet. The app is slated to begin a public beta by the end of this quarter. Once testing's done, though, look for a simultaneous launch on both Android and iOS.
Anyone who has ever had to suffer through a noise-filled conference call will find the sound of Voxeet's pitch to be appealing. The company promises crystal-clear conference calls, either through a PC app or mobile versions available for iOS and Androidsmartphones.
CEO Stephane Giraudie says Voxeet can boast a few advantages over other conferencing calling options. For starters, there's the sound--clear enough even to hear in the midst of a crowded demo room. Voxeet also boasts high speaker recognition, visual cues, and immersive sound. The app displays call participants in a conference table-like setting, and the people seated to your left can be heard on the left, while the ones on the right are heard on that side of your speaker. "We don't merge into a monophonic track like other companies do," Giraudie said. Another nice feature: If you'd like to take your conference call away from your desktop and on the road, you can easily switch from the PC version to either of Voxeet's mobile apps.
The beta version of Voxeet limits you to eight-person conference calls. A pro version, slated for the first half of this year, will offer an unlimited number of participants.