Dec 24: Slack meets Zoom in the modern age. Personal and async.
Volley is async video messaging built for remote work. A more human communication experience for your inner circle– team members, educators, and communities.
A. The Problem and The Pitch
How do you communicate at work? Or in your community? 🤔
Do you Zoom often? But feel that it interrupts your flow? OR
Do you Slack often? But feel that writing takes way more time than speaking?
What if you could have the best of both worlds? 🌎
Verbal and async.
So that you can share rich details and nuance. And also allow the receiver to speed up your message. As we’re used to on YouTube.
You can Loom ⏯️
But what if you could make it feel more natural? More casual? More conversational? And less like sending a one-way pitch.
Voice notes have become popular over the last few years. What if we could add the same personality and context to our conversations? Like a threaded conversation 🧵
It fills the space between Slack and Zoom in a more personal and contextual way.
Picture meetings that no one attended. Yet everyone participated in (at 2x!)
Volley is async video messaging built for remote work. A more human communication experience for team members, educators, communities – where you can have meaningful, asynchronous face-to-face conversations about the things that move you.
B. What's special?
✌️ Volley aims to encourage creativity, making video-chat more interactive & accessible to remote teams, communities, and educators.
We love Volley because it calls for collaboration without spending time coordinating your schedules. In Volley, you record a video (a volley) in a threaded conversation (like Slack ...but video) to give richness and facetime-like elements to remote working teams without the need to book in loads of meetings! 😌
🏄♂️ Seamless video communication: The async communication & transcription tool is epic - allowing you to be super-efficient & switch up formats to suit your needs. And like Slack, conversations are neatly organized into workspaces. (Including screen recording like Loom)
🥳 Fun and natural: You also don't have to stick to video, with integrations for voice, screen recording, and file + image sharing. Say hello to GIFs and memes!
📱 Wide availability: It is present across Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android so you can Volley wherever you are & you’re not limited to your desk!
C. What's more?
🎉 Volley is free 🎉 And the Volley team has promised what’s free will remain free going forward.
”While we may need to limit some of the free features in order to keep costs in check, we would never pull features from a free product behind a paywall in an attempt to monetize. That’s a clumsy move ;).” ~Volley team
🦸 There are a few other new entrants in this space: Supernormal, Beseda, and Threadit (by Google).
⚖️ If you prefer a direct comparison with Slack, Zoom, and Loom, here’s one:
Favorite part of the Volley website: 😂
D. What’s next in the 🗓️ App Advent Calendar?
🎄 Dec 26: Super short note on 1 surprise personal app + 3 apps for creators and founders
And then we resume in Jan 2022. We will publish 2-4 articles every month on more tools, trends, offers, and stories to keep you ahead of the curve. What more would you like to hear about through 2022?