The Gizmo Project, which has been on fire and expanding like crazy ever since VoIP hit the mainstream, just released version 3.0 today. The new version features meta-voice calling (the ability to call other users on other networks such as Windows Live and Yahoo! Messenger), group chatting, file sharing, and a new tabbed interface.
Like an ordinary version upgrade, Gizmo impresses with its new additions. I’ve never been a Gizmo fan after those negative experiences and have always preferred Skype, but the new version makes me want to rethink and perhaps retry it. A particular feature which stands out is the ability to cross chat and call. I have many friends on Windows Live and Yahoo! Messenger, and it’s great that a fully VoIP-focused product is now making it possible to communicate with them.
I think as Gizmo becomes a capable competitor to Skype, it’s going to gain a larger userbase along the way. Additionally, I hope they’re working on increasing their quality and giving better customer support, which would be my biggest complaint to them.