Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 .

Want to share a presentation during a conference call? Or a meeting agenda for people to follow? ÜberConference now makes it simple for you or anyone in your conference call to share notes, documents, and files with everyone else on the call. For free. See how it works:

Creating an intuitive document management system takes smart thinking, and companies like Box and Evernote do a great job with these core features and more. Which is why we’re happy to announce that ÜberConference has integrated with Box and Evernote to bring integrated document sharing to all conference calls. Just link your Box or Evernote account to your ÜberConference account and choose which files to share.

When you share items during a call, we add a thumbnail of the document to the ÜberConference and all participants can access it by clicking on it. Each participant’s view is independent, so different people can view different files at the same time. At the end of the call, links to the notes and files are included in the call summaries for easy reference.

Box makes it incredibly easy to view and share all types of files and business documents, like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Acrobat files, right in the browser through its integration. The embedded Box widget has a number of smart control features built in so you can page through documents, rotate and resize images, and switch in and out of full screen view all within UberConference.

Evernote is an awesome way for people to remember everything, and many ÜberConference users already use our feature for automatically saving call summaries to their Evernote account. With the new release of Evernote Business, it’s even easier to collaborate on shared business notes, and we are excited to be one of the first companies to develop an integration with this new functionality. We have also added in another smart, Related Notes function that Evernote offers, which will automatically find notes that you might want for the call based on the conference name and participants in the call.

If you haven’t signed up for a Box or Evernote account already, you should check them out now. New Box users can also get 10 GB of extra space if you sign up at www.box.com/UberConference

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 .

imageDo you have international conference calls? Now people from all over the world can dial into your conferences with their phones.

Today, we’re happy to announce conference call international access numbers in over 40 countries across Europe, Asia and South America. Participants in ÜberConference calls can use these in-country local numbers to avoid expensive international calling rates when calling a US conference number. Additional country codes will be added in February.

We recently launched a feature that lets participants join an ÜberConference from their computer from anywhere in the world. Now people can also easily dial in from their phone with our international access numbers. After dialing the access number, they just punch in the conference call number, then PIN, and get connected.

This new international access number feature is available and included automatically at no extra charge for all ÜberConference Pro and Business accounts.  ÜberConference Free accounts can upgrade to Pro for just $10 a month to get a local number ($20 for toll free) and several other premium features such as larger conference sizes, recurring conferences, outbound dialing and more.

Check out the full list of countries with international access numbers, and our FAQs if you have questions on how they work.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 .

The big trend at this year’s CES is ‘mobile first’. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) says this is the largest app event in the world! And our newly released mobile apps for iOS and Android are a part of it.

Check us out on the Wall of Apps, right in front of the North Hall:

And a close up of our display:

This is Brian Page from Vice and he is awesome! He’s working with the Wall of Apps folks and also incredibly helpful demoing UberConference to folks who come asking about our conference call mobile app. What a guy!

Come find our team (or tweet us if you prefer) @UberConference to let us know you’ve been by.

Friday, December 21st, 2012 .

UberCast with UberConference’s own Creative Director, Alex Cornell

How does one overcome creative block? Our Creative Director and cofounder here at UberConference, Alex Cornell went and asked the most creative and inspiring people he knew and wrote a book about it called Breakthrough!: Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination.

On top of being a new author, this Duke grad is also a musician, aridiculously talented videographer, maker of the Plancast penguin, and many other beautiful things on the web. Alex is a creative force! He’s also responsible for pretty much everything you see out of UberConference from our website design, logo, recently launched iPhone and Android apps and too many other things to list here. All from his creative mind! So he definitely knows a bit about creativity and block and how to overcome it. Here are a few tips he’s pocketed along the way:

1. Working in a fast-paced environment helps you eliminate unnecessary distractions or hurdles. We’re on fire over here at UberConference and this dude does quality work fast!

2. Make the stakes high. Alex recommends going somewhere, getting an expensive hotel and holing up for the weekend to just push through and do the work. You’ll be spending some money so you’re going to make it count.

3. If you find yourself stuck, let it go and come back to it later. Sometimes hurdles resolve themselves after a while.

4. Take a break. Walk around and clear your mind. It’s important to just step back a bit when needed.

5. Putting random sentences together in a book can help you come up with creative visualizations for campaigns or writing. Very effective at reworking the mind (there’s an example of how one does this exactly in the podcast).

Links mentioned:

ISO50 Blog

Get Alex’s new book “Breakthrough” on Amazon

*Also available at Barnes and Noble, Urban Outfitters and various independent bookstores.