Many software companies have given out extra benefits to their users during the COVID-19 outbreak. Are you benefited from their software?
First of all, Google is giving out their GSuite users some GSuite Enterprise Level features benefits for video conferencing in Hangout Meet during the COVID-19 outbreak:
- Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
- Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
- The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
Those access will be open to GSuite users (Basic, Business, Enterprise) and GSuite for Education account up until 1st of July 2020.
For more information, visit here.
Adobe’s CEO shares out that they will be making few changes on their software, allowing free access to additional benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those benefits includes:
- Students now have free, personal in-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud in place of their schools’ in-classroom licenses such as Adobe Photoshop & InDesign through May 31, 2020.
- Adobe are making our web-based PDF services on Adobe.com free through May 31, 2020.
- For Creative Cloud and Document Cloud team and enterprise customers in our Value Incentive Plan (VIP), Adobe are extending the renewal grace period to 60 days.
- Adobe will eliminate additional license charges for 60 days for ETLA customer.
- Adobe Connect, their web conferencing service is free for schools, businesses and government agencies on 90-day licenses that can run until 1st of July 2020.
For more information, visit here.
Zoom, a video conferencing app similar to Hangout Meet/Skype has a lot of additional features associated with the software. Furthermore, Zoom is available in both computer using web browser or in phone by downloading the Zoom – Cloud Meetings application. With Zoom free plan, users can have meeting of maximum 100 participation with the limit of 40 minutes.
Seems like Zoom does not have any official statement on how they are helping the end user, but they have quietly uplifted the 40 minutes limit for the Free plan for first 3 meetings. As a result, free plan users could have meetings for more than 40 minutes. Nice one Zoom 🙂
Microsoft Teams is part of Office 365 license, you could only use Teams if you have Office 365 license.
In result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Microsoft is making Teams available for everyone, including those without Office 365 license.
Hence, if you have email address through work or school (not @gmail, @outlook, @live, @hotmail) – click this link.
For email with @gmail, @outlook, @live, @hotmail – click this link for freemium version.
If you are in the education sector and would like to set up Teams for teachers, students and administration, – click this link.
The free license of Teams will be valid until January 2021.
5 . Atlassian
Another software company Atlassian is giving out Free cloud software plans during the outbreak of COVID-19.
For your info, Atlassian is an enterprise software company that develops product and cloud access for software development, project management and content management.
With the Free cloud software plans, you could register for account to access their products for up to 10 users.
Visit more info or register the free account here!
A company that focus on Cloud content collaboration and storage.
Box is giving out 90 days free trial with the Box Business plan. The Box Business plan consist of unlimited storage with 5GB file of upload limit and advance user & security reporting.
If you are keen on getting the free trial, register it here!
Threads is a team collaboration and communication platform software company.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, they offer Pro and Team plans for free to all users until 1st of July 2020.
Hence, you could yourself with the website here!
9. Cisco Webex
Cisco Webex, another software for online conference is announcing to expand their Webex capabilities due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Hence users could enjoy the additional features such as unlimited usage with no time restriction, supports up to 100 participants. Furthermore, the software offers toll dial-in in additional to it’s existing VoIP capabilities.
For more, refer to here!
Mailchimp, a Marketing Platform company is announcing on giving out free Standard account to affected local governments, schools, healthcare providers and nonprofits.
However, application is needed for this benefits by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
For more information, visit their statement here!
If you are looking for a screen recording tools, TechSmitch is here offering both Video Recording and Video Review software to end users.
Their TechSmith Snagit – Screen Capture & Recorder with TechSmith Video Review – Collaborative Feedback Tool will be free to use until the end of June 2020.
To sign up for the free access, visit here!
12. Creative Now
Yes, you hear it right!
We are giving FREE access to our Google Classroom tutorial that benefits to teachers and students so that learning can be continue even staying at home with the lockdown due to COVID-19.
In addition, we are also giving Free remote support in Google Classroom and WhatsApp to guide you in setting up your own Google Classroom with students.
Just fill up the form at bit.ly/freegoogleclassroom and select “I want FREE access to Google Classroom”.
The free support and access is given until 1st May 2020.
For more information, visit this post now!