Singapore-based technology company Lark Technologies Pte. Ltd. has announced that it has made its digital collaboration suite, Lark, is now available for free in India. Lark is a popular collaboration platform packed with features like Messenger, Online Docs and Sheets, Cloud Storage, Calendar, and Video Conferencing.
Talking about Lark going free, Vinay Bhartia, Lark Head, India said, “With remote working in place, we believe there is a need for effective communication and collaboration. Businesses and educational institutes are working hard to ensure continuity in work as well as distant learning. We are committed to providing accessibility via digital collaboration tools and have begun offering Lark for free. This will enable organizations regardless of size to+-
operate effectively with no additional cost.” He further added, “At Lark, we strive to help organizations and individuals achieve more and bring efficiency and joy. Our in-built features help remote and multinational teams work together as seamlessly as in person. We are building a culture of effective communication.”
As the COVID-19 situation has brought travel restrictions, mandatory work from home and remote learning policies, Lark’s collaborative features will help people with their work and it will help educational institutions as well.
UNESCO has also recognized Lark as a platform that can help students, parents, and teachers facilitate learning and provide social interactions during periods of school closures. Lark offers unlimited video calls along with advanced screen sharing, 200GB of cloud storage, online collaborative docs and sheets, a smart calendar, a powerful messenger, unlimited third-party app integrations, and much more. It also offers the live-streaming so that meetings conducted via video conferencing can be live-streamed to reach millions of people.
With Messenger built into Lark, users can create chat groups for up to 5,000 members. There are features like emoji replies, threaded conversations, and read receipt. There is the option to make voice and video calls as well. In terms of video conferencing, Lark users can have a video conference with up to 100 participants. Lark video conferencing also lets users invite external participants.
On Lark Docs, users can co-edit online documents with their teammates, even during video calls, and all changes are saved in the cloud in Lark Drive. It supports rich multimedia content, including images, videos, charts, and even group chats and polls so that there are no restrictions in terms of productivity. Lark Workplace lets users automate and customize their organizations’ internal workflows such as approvals, reimbursements, leaves, and attendance without having to code or purchase additional software. They can also integrate Lark with third-party applications, from Jira to Asana to Salesforce.
Lark is free in India and for educational institutions like schools, colleges, and coaching classes, the service has been extended for free.