Simple Video Conferencing with Tenhands and Box

Video conferencing has been done and redone, for consumers, businesses, and everyone in between. That makes sense, of course, given that we're all more mobile than ever before, and we have both the desire to stay connected and the technology to make that possible.

With so many options available, it can be tough to figure out which solution is right for you. Since you're kind enough to indulge me by reading my blog post, I'm happy to return the favor by offering a suggestion - Tenhands.

Tenhands' focus is getting you connected as quickly and easily as possible. Their software is HTML5-based, leverages Google's WebRTC initiative, and delivers HD video in Chrome, IE, Safari and Firefox (with mobile support coming soon). It's dead simple to set up - just download a small plugin and you're ready to go. The software currently allows up to 20 people on a call, and their architecture will allow them to easily expand that number as needed.

Of course, since I'm writing about Tenhands, you've probably already guessed that it's integrated with Box. Just like the service itself, the integration is incredibly simple – just connect to your Box account, pick a file, and everyone on the call can see it.

The combination of Tenhands and Box allows for easy, quick collaboration over documents – something that makes life easier in any number of situations. Your scrum team can get their daily meeting set up fast and share what they've been working on. A recruiter can chat with a candidate and easliy go over a resume stored on Box. Salesmen can present documents to potential clients remotely without the hassles of getting everyone connected to Webex.

If all of this isn't enough to inspire you to give Tenhands a try, perhaps the price will – free. Just like Box, they have a freemium model, so your first three hours a month are on the house. But I bet it will take you a lot less time than that to love this software.