Zoom


MeetingBar

I have far too many Zoom calls at work, and I always hate the process of finding the calendar event, and then copying the Zoom code or link. Especially as it's never always in the correct place.

So I was seaching for an app that could make this experience better, and I found MeetingBar. It's a menu bar app that shows a list of the days meetings, and you can just click on one of them to join the associated video call.

It's massively customisable, and supports Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and a few more. One thing I plan on looking at deeper is the custom regex for meeting links, as there are a few odd meetings in my calendar with rather oddly formatted meeting codes.

QuickZoom

A great utility app for Mac that makes it so much easier to join Zoom calls.

Instead of dealing with copy and pasting meeting IDs or passwords into Zoom, you just need to copy the details and QuickZoom will detect these details and show a prompt to join the meeting.

Zoom-Fatigue β†’

3rd March 2021

Commenting on a study regarding 'Zoom fatigue' and it's possible causes, Kevin Wammer suggests a solution that I think would be pretty effective:

Let me add a fifth solution. One that even works, when this is all over. When we meet again face to face:

Go for walking-meetings. Take your AirPods or whatever you stick into your ears to connect to the outside world, and go for a walk. Have your calls in nature. Take a notebook and a pencil, in case you have to write something down. Stroll around while talking to your boss about the latest sales-figures.

β€” Kevin Wammer, STANFORD RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY FOUR CAUSES FOR β€˜ZOOM FATIGUE’ AND THEIR SIMPLE FIXES β†’