41 – Google Hangouts

hangoutsDOWN 18 places

Google Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and group video calls. Connect across computers, Android, and Apple devices.

Website Cost Availability
hangouts.google.com  Free Online
Past Overall Rankings
2015: 23 2014: 11 2013: 10 2012: 17 2011: 26 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016
55 23 39

Some comments from those who selected Google Hangouts as one of the Top 10 Tools in 2016

“I am able to collaborate with colleagues without driving miles and miles. Friends and family are simply within reach.” Rose Ngacha, Primary/Secondary (K12) teacher, USA

“is effective way to see and hear from students” Steven Guzelimian, USA

“great for interactive webinars” L&D Manager, USA

“Easy to use. All platforms.” Niels Johansen, HR, Denmark

Previous comments

“my primary meeting/collaboration tool both at work and away from the office (no more phone) …” JD Dillon, 2015

“I have begun to use for a class I teach to students in another building in our district.” 2015

“guiding meetings with students, supporting learning processes” 2015

“Google+ is very good for deep conversations and the live Hangouts feature works well. It is a small select community for me at G+.” Harold Jarche, 2014

“every meeting, with shared screens, webcam, collaborative apps, etc” JD Dillon, 2014

“google hangouts, best way to see and collaborate with folks around the globe”  Danny Ortegon 2013
“Google hangouts. Group chatting, shared google doc sessions and sync’d youtube video viewing… and thats just for starters. SO many possibilities”  Shakir Ahmad 2013
“Google Hangouts – can be on Google Drive at same time. Like it better than Skype despite some shortcomings”  Debra Lee 2013
“Google Hangouts replace Web conferencing platforms ” Urs Frei 2013
“Google Hangouts – One of the most important innovations for education. It gives teachers the opportunity to collaborate in real time anywhere in the world”  Tim Childers 2013