ooVoo for Mac's basic interface and features make it a good option for those looking to use their computer for video and conference calls over the Internet. The program also performs as a functional IM client.
The program is available to load for free, but some additional calling features require payments. For example, the application allows up to 12-way calling for free, but users must pay per caller above that number. Installation completed easily, as did account sign up, which walked the user through the process. Once initiated, ooVoo for Mac automatically signs the user in every time the program starts. The main menu is well-designed, with easy-to-see buttons for contacts and calling--the two main features. Calling people on the network is easy, and is completed by clicking on their contact information, which is also easy to locate. Calling outside numbers is possible from the application, but requires a payment method. Users can also post status messages and record videos for later uploading and e-mailing, subject to size limits. During calls, the quality was as good as with other competing applications. Ads were placed at the bottom of the screen, but they were fairly unobtrusive.
For those looking for a functional application for computer calls, ooVoo for Mac works well, but may require payments in some instances.
With ooVoo you can make FREE high-definition video calls, voice calls, and send text chats to easily connect with friends and family. ooVoo is the highest quality video chat app, beating other leading brands of video chat hands down. Connect with friends on smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and desktop and laptop PCs and Mac computers. Over 100 million people are on ooVoo, it's easy to sign up, and easy to find your friends.
- Group video chat - With ooVoo, you can add up to 12 people to a high quality FREE group video call. Enjoy high-definition video calls with your friends and family.
- FREE voice calls - Make crystal-clear free voice calls and stay in touch with your friends wherever they are. Talk with other ooVoo members for as long you want to.
- Instant Messaging - Send text messages to your friends with ooVoo - even while you're on a call.
- FREE screen share - With screen sharing, you can get everyone on the same page quickly. Share you screen with anyone on ooVoo for FREE.
- Search for friends on ooVoo, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and your personal contact list.
- People You May Know - We did all the work for you so that you can easily add more friends.
- View friends' profiles and connect in any of three ways: video call, voice call, or instant text
- Review your conversation history and messages and resume them with one touch.
- Call Me Link - Start a video call with friends who don't have ooVoo by sharing your Call Me Link on Facebook or sending it by email.
- SuperClear? video - ooVoo's proprietary technology which adjusts for packet-loss on low-bandwidth video calls, resulting in the highest quality video chat on mobile without increasing data consumption.
- Echo cancellation for crystal clear audio during video chats ?(better than phone calls!)