Communication is the key to productivity. I’ve heard it said millions of times. In many cases, instant communication can be a God-send. This is the biggest reason why push-to-talk (PTT) is such a critical and effective communications tool; and the biggest reason why I like Zello. It’s a PTT app for your Windows PC.
Zello is a free push-to-talk application for smartphones and PCs. It’s lightweight, easy to use and extremely fast. It’s also free for personal use; and can be used on any combination of Android, Blackberry, iOS and PC’s.
One of the best things about Zello conversations is that they’re are almost as fast as face-to-face conversations. They are also faster than online communications. All you have to do is click to talk. There really isn’t any need for any kind of real configuration.
Zello supports channels where you can talk to up to 100 people from anywhere in the world at the same time. You can record your conversations and re-play them whenever you want.
Zello is lightweight. The program uses very little system resources and memory. Zello doesn’t require you to use a headset. You can use your phone’s speakerphone, a plugged in or built-in microphone or connected speakers, for example. Zello works great over Wi-Fi and 3G. It will also work over GPRS and EDGE, but its performance isn’t as robust at those slower speeds.