Zoom launches mini apps for collaborating, entertaining, health at work

Zoom launches mini apps for collaborating, entertaining, health at work
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22 Jul, 2021

Video conferencing platform provider Zoom Video Communications on Thursday announced the general availability of its latest suite of products, Zoom Apps. 

Zoom Apps are software tools that embed as third-party apps within Zoom meetings and desktop client experience, and enhance collaboration, productivity, and entertainment for the new-age hybrid workforce. 

Zoom Apps expands on the offerings of Zoom App Marketplace, which already hosts over 1,500 third-party integrations. 

“These innovations will enhance the ways in which we connect and collaborate with our colleagues, clients, friends, family members and others, improving productivity and collaboration while maintaining elements of fun and well-being,” founder and CEO Eric Yuan said.  

With Zoom Apps, there are over 50 new apps available, ranging from enterprise to consumer use cases.  

These use cases include whiteboarding, project management, note-taking, and video games. 

A few Zoom Apps currently available include Asana, Dot Collector, Dropbox Spaces, Heads Up!, SurveyMonkey Enterprise by Momentive, and Wellness That Works by WW. 

With Asana, for example, Zoom users can create in-meeting action items and next steps before meetings begin. These action items can also be edited, and assigned, while attending a Zoom meeting. 

Dot Collector allows everyone in a meeting to share their perspective through real-time feedback and polling. Dropbox Spaces help users collaborate real time in a single shared workspace. 

Heads Up! Is a dumb charades themed party game developed for Zoom by Ellen (DeGeneres) Digital and Playco. SurveyMonkey 

Enterprise by Momentive helps create in-the-moment feedback from surveys and polls available directly within Zoom meetings. 

Wellness That Works by WW helps users move more, eat better and shift their mindset with push notifications to stand and stretch, along with a hydration tracker, mindset tools, and go-to recipes.