Why switch?

Give your remote team collaboration superpowers

Unlock more deep work 🧠

Skip meetings you don't need to attend or β€œtee up” deep work by searching your meeting content (like you would Slack or email!) to move forward with all the context you need.

Work across time zones 🌎

Team members who are invited meetings outside their working hours will automatically get the summary, notes, and cloud recording β€” no waiting for the meeting host to share.

Promote better meeting habits βœ…

Make every meeting more inclusive and worthwhile with shared agendas + notes, talk time percentages, emojis, hand raises, and comments. See team engagement go way up!

Get better at async communication πŸ’¬

Turn your meetings into a searchable knowledge base to use for async work, and create and share clips to provide instant context into a technical issue, decision, or customer insight.

Build an awesome remote onboarding ✨

Create a folder of relevant meeting recordings and clips (all hands, product chats, customer calls) so new hires get instant insight into teammates, culture, and priorities.

Reduce the # of tools in your tech stack βœ‚οΈ

Keep agendas, notes, transcripts, clips, and recordings in the place you host your meetings, without the need for costly third-party tools, add-ons, or extra cloud storage.

Vowel vs. Google Meet

Vowel helps you do more with less

Using Google Meet? You probably need extra tools for transcription and meeting management. With Vowel, everything works seamlessly in one spot.

  • Host video calls

  • Integrate with calendar

  • Transcribe and record with one click (for free)

  • Take collaborative meeting notes

    sometimes

  • Create action items and tag team members

  • Bookmark key moments and share links to time-stamps

  • Get instant access to cloud recordings

  • See talk time percentages on speaker tiles

  • Create clips from meetings and organize by folder

  • View meeting recaps as soon as you hang up

  • Search across all your meeting content (like Slack or email)

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Testimonials

What Vowel customers are saying

We ran the numbers and switching to Vowel saves our company $179.12 a year PER USER. This single change has saved us thousands in future costs.

Arjay RugglesArjay RugglesFounder, HomeRoom

As I scale my team, Vowel is making me a better manager. The talk time metrics are encouraging me to speak less and listen more.

John-Henry ScherckJohn-Henry ScherckGrowthPlays

Vowel saves us so much time and provides a great deal of clarity in our projects. The live transcription and search functions make reviewing decisions and ideas a lot easier.

Heidi Chen Heidi Chen Lead Digital Strategist, Free Logic Inc.

As a remote-first company, Vowel has laid the foundation for how we communicate and how we learn from one another across time zones. Without it, we’d be screwed!

Matthias WagnerMatthias WagnerCEO, Flux
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Need to know more before making the switch to Vowel?

Do I need to download anything?

Nope! Vowel is 100% browser-based. You can learn more about browser support here.

Can I use Vowel with Google Meet?

No. Vowel isn't an add-on to Google Meet β€” it has video-conferencing built in, alongside other amazing features like live transcription, shared notes, clips, and universal search across your meeting content.

In other words, you use Vowel instead of Google Meet or Zoom.

How does Vowel's pricing compare to Google Meet?

Vowel's annual Business plan costs $16.49 USD per member/month, billed annually ($197.88 for the year). This plan includes unlimited meetings + recording storage, plus dial-in, video downloads, priority support, and more.

Google Meet is part of Google Workspace β€” the Business Standard plan costs $12 USD per month. You can record meetings on this plan and they'll save to Google Drive, but you'll need an add-on to manage transcription, and you can't search across your meeting content, take collaborative notes (unless you share a Google Doc beforehand), or use features like talk time percentages or emojis.

In short: Add-ons usually run you an extra $200+ per team member per year on top of your Google Workspace subscription and you always need to have a robo-guest join your meetings to record and transcribe. There's a better way!

For a full breakdown of features, see our Vowel vs. Google Meet blog post.

How does video conferencing in Vowel stack up to Google Meet?

Vowel covers all the basics of video conferencing β€” and much more.

Some of the core features you can expect:

  • Browser-based video conferencing with mic and camera settings

  • Screen-sharing

  • Calendar integration (with Google calendar)

  • Virtual backgrounds

  • Admin controls

  • One-click cloud recording

  • Live meeting transcription (when recording is enabled)

  • Emoji reactions and hand raises

  • Mobile web experience (app coming soon!)

  • Meetings for up to 50 participants

  • Dial-in functionality (US and Canada)

Can I try Vowel for free?

Yes! All users start on a 30-day free trial of the Business plan β€” no credit card required. After 30 days, you can choose to upgrade to a paid plan OR stick to being on the Free plan.

Can I invite people who don't have a Vowel account to a Vowel meeting?

Yes! Anyone can join a meeting if you send them the Vowel meeting link or include it in a calendar invite. As the host, you'll have the ability to let them in the meeting when they join.

Note: You do need an account to create and host meetings on Vowel.

Is Vowel SOC2 compliant?

Yes, Vowel has SOC2 Type II certification. Learn more about our enterprise-grade security features here.

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