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  • Recap: Video Conferencing Inside Your Task Lists

    • By jennifer
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    • Friday, July 19, 2013

    Tech CocktailIn the past, the process of "work" and online meetings didn't coexist. Disparity no more. Tracky has melded the worlds of work + virtual collaboration by embedding video conferencing within tracks! A big thanks to Kira M. Newman at Tech Cocktail for reporting on our official integration announcement with Watchitoo Playground's free video conferencing software. 

    Now, you can host web conferences with up to 11 concurrent participants from within the same virtual space that your tasks and collaborators inhabit. It's a productivity junky's dream. In fact, in a large survey conducted by Wainhouse Research and Polycom, 94% of respondents said that video conferencing improves productivity and efficiency, something that we're very keen on here at Tracky.

    To add to the discussion, the Downtown Podcast kindly invited me onto their productivity episode last week. This episode also features an interview with Julia Roy, founder of WorkHacks and productivity trainer, brain hacker and digital marketer. Her interview follows my segment so keep watching to learn some great tips and debunk some commonly held beliefs about how our brains work.

    Downtown Podcast productivity episode

    Do you use video conferencing to be more productive? Share your thoughts with us and we'll include you in a future blog post.

  • .@Watchitoo and @Tracky Unveil Better Way to Work (and Play!) at #SXSW

    • By sarah
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    • Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Combined Web-Based Social Collaboration/Videoconferencing Platform Streamlines Work, Fun and Grassroots Initiative

    Tracky Watchitoo integration

    Convinced there's a better way to get things done than by email, we are excited to share that we’re joining forces with Watchitoo to shape the future of collaboration.

    We are integrating the Watchitoo Playground videoconferencing platform and will show it off on Sunday, March 10, at SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas. If you’re already a Tracky user, it will be available to you thereafter.

    Watchitoo's Playground is a Web-based videoconferencing platform enabling people to speak face to face and share multimedia content. Phase one of our partnership will enable users to launch Watchitoo Playground sessions in Tracky so they can meet face-to-face in real-time to advance their Tracky projects.

    "These are two hot collaboration platforms, and together they present a new way of working that's intuitive, fluid, social, immediate and personal," said Jennifer Gosse, Tracky chief marketing officer. "This integration is all about productivity. Consider it another blow against the cult of email."

    Unlike collaboration platforms such as Yammer, Tracky is not restricted to a closed group of co-workers. From the Tracky interface, users can invite their social network contacts (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) to their projects as well as discover new contacts and invite them into an open project such as a grassroots social movement.

    Work-related initiatives and invite-only parties, however, can still be private.

    "Watchitoo's Playground and Tracky are a perfect fit," said Watchitoo CEO Rony Zarom. "They're both entirely Web-based, require no software downloads and let people come together naturally to work or play. They're beloved by productivity junkies and early technology adopters, and are disrupting entrenched applications."

    The Tracky/Playground combination is free and supports up to 11 videoconference participants at a time. A paid upgrade enables up to 25 Watchitoo users to participate (more than any other videoconferencing platform) as well as screen sharing, recording and archiving. A further upgrade includes Watchitoo's control room and Twitter/Facebook integration, and the ability to stream to thousands of users.

    Questions about the integration? Email sarah@tracky.com

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