Do you ever begin a Zoom meeting just as the neighbours start mowing their lawn? Or perhaps you’re doing a Skype meeting when your pet dog starts barking in the other room? If so, you need a noise-cancelling app!
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Krisp – Noise-Cancelling App.
What is it?
Krisp is a noise-cancelling app that mutes background noise in any communication app such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams.
How much does it cost?
Krisp is free for occasional (120/min week) use.
Pro plans, which have unlimited noise-cancelling minutes, cost from $3.33/month (billed yearly).
How does a Noise-Cancelling App work?
With the move to working from home, I, like everyone else, have moved to video meetings using tools like Zoom – Cloud Video Conferencing, Skype and Microsoft Teams.
Krisp is a noise-cancelling app that works with any communication platform.
For outbound calls, once Krisp is installed, instead of selecting your webcam microphone for a Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype call, you select the Krisp app.
Krisp makes sure that any background noise that goes through your microphone is filtered out.
Alternatively, Krisp can filter background noise from your caller.
How many times have you sat on a call with a client when it’s been virtually impossible to hear them thanks to background noise?
The meeting is derailed as you desperately try to hear the caller without embarrassing them!
With Krisp, you simply hit the noise-cancelling button and the audio will be filtered so you can hear the caller clearly.
The end result of Krisp is a meeting without you or the person you’re calling having to hear any children screaming, dogs barking, traffic roaring or crowds being noisy in the background!
Krisp supports any microphone, headset or speaker.
The Krisp app supports over 800 different communication apps including video conferencing, voice messaging, streaming and recording apps.
How can I get it?
Krisp is available for Windows, Mac, Chrome or iOS devices.
Visit the Krisp website and download Krisp for free.