Google Chat vs ZOLEO

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Google Chat

Category: Communication Tools
Industries: Business, Education

Pricing

Free

ZOLEO

Category: Communication Tools
Industries: Business, Education

Pricing

Free

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Google Chat reviews

This replacement for Hangout and Allo is sub par at best. I can't manually delete messages like I can with any other app. I also have to manually open each image one at a time to both send and view instead of selecting multiple to upload or swiping between images that were sent. This feels like a junior ancillary project from Google instead of a well fleshed out and developed app. It's predecessors we're superior. That being said, I do like the ability to multi emoji react to a message.

- Alex

Nice update for Google Hangouts which is going away at any time. Hangout's used to be nearly an all in one for communication, but Google stripped a lot of the functionality for no particular other than they were introducing other apps that ended up dying on the vine. This is the replacement. Fairly basic, functional and the UI is slightly better than Hangout's. I hope Google continues to work with it instead of letting it go after 6-12 months. Right now I like it.

- Rob W

Again, updates have fixed nothing about this terrible app. Stay away from this if you have any other alternatives. Very buggy and dropped notifications. Unable to go direct video call in app, requires a separate app. Too much friction. Unable to open URLs in a separate browser, links open up in the app, which is a dumb idea.

- Hoanglong Nguyen

ZOLEO reviews

Great app and product. App has a few minor bugs but overall is pretty stable. One thing I am struggling with is notifications coming through when people send me messages. Message notifications often don't show on the android notifications bar but appear in the app after opening. This requires opening the app often and has led to a few missed/late messages. Running s20fe android 12.

- Chris Miller

App will not load on Galaxy S10. Get to phone # verification screen then it crashes. Tried everything, including 1+hr with tech support, who was great, but couldn't fix it. Works on my old iPhone, so I carried that + S10 on a solo backpack trip recently. Found out mid trip that the iPhone no longer holds a charge. So I had extra weight, 2 phones, and still no way to message from the field. Check-in worked from device, but Zoleo's big selling point is msg ability. Zoleo needs to fix this!

- Pat Ortmeyer

In general it works great. I can send texts to my wife when in nature. She can also see where I am, and I can send SOS in case something goes wrong (not used fortunately). Recently it turned off for no reason. It had enough charge and turning on and off is hard because it is a small button and you have to press for a few seconds, so it is weird that it was suddenly turned off, and dangerous when you suddenly need it in case of emergency. They want user's feedback. I said I want to download my tracks so I can check it out on Google Maps. This is easy to program for them. They were very unresponsive to this idea. I could do this with my SPOT communicator 10 years ago already.

- Vincent van Rooijen

Pros & cons

Google Chat

Pros
Create internal/operational efficiencies
Enhance decision making
Improve business process agility.

Cons
Text boxes have an aggravating way of resizing itself
Inability to dock the conversation list
Conversations can jump around quite often.

ZOLEO

Pros
Coverage everywhere via satellite, cellular or Wi-Fi
With 24/7 emergency response coordination partner
Share GPS coordinates

Cons
Message notifications often don't show on the android notifications
Cant manage contacts in the app
Short battery life

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