Hi! I’ve recently released my new Mac app - Meet Cam, it overlays useful widgets on the camera feed during a video meeting. The app works like a virtual camera with Zoom or Goole Meet and many others. This way we can better control meeting time, express emotions without derailing the conversation, or add some winter mood just for fun all with a single app.
Here’s a highlight of some of Meet Cam’s widgets to boost meetings productivity:
Meeting Timer - shows how much time left in the meeting
Countdown - a countdown timer to timebox parts of a call
Headline - one line of text at the bottom of your video
and a few more just to bring a smile:
Snow - in case you are missing the real one,
Reindeers - well, yeap animated reindeers right in your camera
Next in line are emoji and gifs.
It’s gotten some really positive feedback from early adopters - as one of the early users said “it’s like a lifejacket in a flood of Zoom meetings” So I thought to share this here too. Let me know if you guys have any ideas/suggestions. I’ll be happy to answer them.
That would be very useful, actually. I’ve been looking for an easy way to do that, and haven’t found one.
Is that something that you can change during the meeting pretty easily? I’m thinking it would be useful for telling people what part of a meeting’s agenda we’re in, or for church, for listing the scripture reading reference on-screen while I’m reading it, in case people want to look it up themselves.
Where I live, we won’t have to worry not seeing snow until probably March or April
@tjluoma re: headline widget - you can change its contents (as well as any other widget) on the fly, that one of the basic mechanics in Meet Cam. The other is to allow you to do it fast and re-use previous entered content (the headline or timebox etc) - that’s why all that is accessible from the menu bar.
@dfay thanks for your kind words! I totally agree - the snow widget can be improved significantly
Regarding the pricing model - it’s still in the making, but my ballpark estimates are around half of mmhmm price with fairly generous for edu users as well - in fact, that was the motivation behind the app in the first place. I’m leaning toward Sketch app licensing model. But as I said everything is open for discussion - I’m all ears to hear your opinion on that…
What a great idea! I really like this app. It is easy to apply the different widgets. I found it easy to customize the timer and headline. Do you intend to make it do virtual backgrounds? I always need a virtual background. The effects from Meet Cam did not always work well when I had a virtual background in Zoom turned on.
Also, I have an external webcam with a wider field of view. In Zoom, I was stretched out using the Meet Cam camera even though I clicked on Original ratio.
I had a lot of fun playing with this app, but it needs to do virtual backgrounds before I can actually use it in a meeting.
Sadly, most of my calls are on my work laptop, which runs on Windows. And I often thought: we need a timer to keep people from talking forever. A countdown that turns red when 2 min are left and starts blinking when 1min is left!
Thanks for kind words! Virtual background in on my short list - however to my surprise I was not the most wanted feature so far (but I still consider it to be quite important).
Re Zoom and your camera - that’s sounds interesting - can you share more details about the camera (preferably on email@example.com). BTW: the next update contains fixes to a similar problem with Chrome - I wonder if this will fix your issue as well.