About Yac

Yac is a quick and easy way to communicate asynchronously with your team. No more wasteful back to back meetings, just yac voice or context rich screenshares on your own time and reclaim your day.

Features include:

Voice messaging Screen sharing Transcriptions Play head speed controls Generating Sharable Links Forwarding voice notes Channels


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10 Reviews of Yac

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.7 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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June 2021

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Justin from Ideas to Reality

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Transforming the Way That People Work

Pros

I was introduced to asynchronous audio in 2013 and immediately fell in love. However most tools have not been update enough to change the way people work. The Yac team is changing the way people work and is constantly listening to user feedback and making updates. Yac can be used to give feedback for Yac in a way that does not take a huge cognitive load.

Cons

The biggest challenge with Yac is that it has not been adopted by enough of the people that I work with. Once people use the tool, they tend to love it and we can do much better work.

July 2021

Eric from LULA

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Holy Sh*t! My hands are saved. Incredible product.

100% would highly recommend this for people working in a remote or hybrid setting. Even for people in an office, if you need to debrief a topic with someone and they have no availability, you can easily share your thoughts and they can listen to it later.

Pros

I love the ability to either send audio or voice messages to my team while sharing my screen for quick explanations. Not everyone has time to jump on calls throughout the day but this allows people to remain in the loop or share something on their mind and not have to wait for later.

Cons

I don't have any cons about the product at the moment. The YAC team is always innovating and releasing great features. They are truly a Remote-First company.

Reasons for Choosing Yac

I didn't like that Loom was video-only at the time and YAC had a superior product. Also, better user experience/customer support.

Reasons for Switching to Yac

I didn't like that Loom was video-only at the time and YAC had a superior product.

June 2021

Emerline from Somewhere Good

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Internet

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Smooth, action-oriented, less browsing friendly

So far, I've only integrated it into a light workflow of updates for an intern I manage. Still trying to figure out as a team how we'll use it in the larger context of asynchronous remote work together.

Pros

Going straight to recording and generating a shareable link is definitely helpful for fast notes.

Cons

I found it a bit intimidating to figure out where my messages would be going and keeping them unlisted. It's a bit unclear in the beginning.

June 2021

Tyler from Hubstaff

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Yac makes it easy to drop most recurring meetings

Yac is a lightweight powerful application that helped us move from a meeting culture to an asynchronous culture that depended less on face time and more on work time. If you're looking for a way to drop the marathon zoom calls, Yac is for you.

Pros

The best thing is that Yac let us replace meetings with a asynchronous voice message. We've nearly eliminated all of our recurring meetings that center on work items and now our Zoom calls are just about bonding.

Cons

The iOS app flashes white when it loads. Seems like their product is still pretty early.

Reasons for Choosing Yac

Yac is audio first, async first and integrated well with Slack.

July 2021

Brian from CloudKooler

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Launching asynchronous conversations with Yac

We remembered how useful Nextel's Push-To-Talk feature was back in the day -- and Yac has done the best job of updating that experience for modern users. We are still in the early innings of integrating Yac. But so far, end users seem to find Yac easy to understand.

Pros

We appreciated that Yac focused on helping us get asynchronous conversations going in a straightforward way.

Cons

Communications still tend to be siloed. The automatic transcription to text is helpful, but it still takes some work to organize the disparate threads of conversation to really make use of the software. No one wants yet another inbox, after all.

Reasons for Choosing Yac

Yac operates more like a real-time walkie talkie, whereas chatbots seem to be about pushing consumers to schedule future conversations.

June 2021

Harald from Shepherd

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Great for asynchronize updated

- Very good experience, especially making Yac channels and Slack channels integrate

Pros

- Easy to start recording a screencast - Like the channels, especially when they integrate well with Slack-channels - Very good resolution and quality of the videos

Cons

- The shareable link should be more accessible - Some of the icons is a bit hard to understand what does - No editor

Reasons for Choosing Yac

- Channels - Better video quality

July 2021

John from Use Slingshot LLC.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Best way to gather your thoughts before speaking aimlessly

It's made it super easy to avoid meetings and over-speaking (I tend to do that). Being able to just record (or re-record) a concise message for the team is key. When you over-talk something you tend to drain the recipient of the message so it's helped a ton with creating more impactful/intentional conversations with others. Super easy to set up and get-going.

Pros

MANY times I'll delete a message and re-record (instantaneous) because I realize I said something in a confusing way. I love how fast I can re-frame a thought in a way that is more impactful without wasting someone's time. Still a huge fan of Slack for direct communication but I love that Yac prevents so many wasted video calls/conversations that could have taken place without all the fluff.

Cons

I think file attachments are something that took me a minute to understand how to do. Sometimes I just want to send a file without sending a message.

July 2021

Paloma from Carwow

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Automotive

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Yac is making team communications faster

Positive

Pros

That I can send and receive voice messages without invading people's private channels

Cons

That is it sometimes hard to navigate the app

June 2021

Harpreet from Symbl.ai

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Yac review

Pros

Ease of use of the software. How I can easily send messages.

Cons

It's not integrated well with slack. I would love a seamless integration in slack.

June 2021

Yhosemar from Galileoxp

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Amazing for remote teams to avoid meetings

Great! I like it and I wish our entire team use it so we avoid unnecessary meetings.

Pros

I noticed with yac it's easy for me to explain my point of view to my teammates, and save time. I find it really useful because we are based all over the world and combining this tool with slack it's super helpful to ease our communications.

Cons

I wish it has like loom a feature where I can screen record and show my face as well. sometimes I have to move to loom just because of the camera feature.