Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jan06 08

Sponsored Links

Collaboration tools is going to soon become a misnomer. The more mainstream, standard office applications and productivity tools start adding collaboration facilities to their apps the more collaboration will become part of what is expected by any digital work tool.

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication - Graph credit: Ramius

This Sharewood Picnic contains a new collection of selected collaboration tools that I, and Nico Canali De Rossi have uncovered during our weekly searches for Kolabora. It includes tools to send large files to anyone, instant messenger gateways allowing you to connect simultaneously to all your favorite instant messaging networks and a couple of interesting tool to draw, annotate and share web page markups.

Here the list:

  1. PipeBytes: Send files of any dimensions with no upload process
  2. Globe7:VoIP software allows you to text-chat, video conference and transfer files
  3. DrawHere: Draw on web-pages and share your annotated page via email
  4. JKN: Online annotation tool allows you to add notes to web-pages and share them with people
  5. TeamWork Live: Manage projects, share documents and collaborate with people online
  6. IM History: Save your instant messaging conversation history online
  7. Messenger FX: Web-based instant messenger lets you access MSN IM network
  8. BigFileBox: Web-based file hosting service allows you to share files with others

Photo credit: Alastor

  1. PipeBytes
    PipeBytes in a web-based tool that anyone can use to share files, with no size limitation. If you want to send a file, just click the "Send" button, browse for you file, and click "Upload". You will be provided with a pick-up code, or simply with a pick-up URL, that will connect your and your friend's computer to send the file directly, with no uploading process. Free to use, no registration needed.

  2. Globe7
    Globe7 is a free downloadable VoIP application that allows you to chat and talk with people. After you download it and register to the service, you can start adding other people to your contact list: you can chat, have video and audio calls, share pictures, transfer files, save the chat history, and also call landline phones at really cheap rates. Completely free to use, it is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux here

  3. DrawHere
    DrawHere takes a slightly different twist on the website annotation paradigm by allowing users to literally draw directly onto a website that they are visiting. Clicking on the bookmarklet opens up an image editing palette to the side of the screen. This palette features layers, opacity, brush size and a color spectrum. Annotated pages can be saved and shared by email or embedded into your blog. Different users annotations can be browsed through from a separate window. DrawHere can be activated via a bookmarklet, from the DrawHere website by entering the URL you want to draw on, and can even be included as a button on your web-page. Free

  4. JKN
    JKN is a web-site that allows you to add notes on a web-page and to share them with anyone. After you insert the URL you want to annotate, you can decide how you want to share your notes with others (link, email or blog), and start typing on the selected page as it was a normal blank page. Then, depending on the sharing method you chose, you will be given a URL to share or you will be asked for your contacts' emails. It is free to use and requires no registration. Beta.

  5. TeamWork Live
    TeamWork Live is a web-based project management and project collaboration tool that helps you run your projects more efficiently. All you need to get started is a web browser and an internet connection: you can manage projects, track tasks, share documents and files, collaborate with clients and remote teams. Completely free to use, requires registration.

  6. IM History
    IM History is a downloadable program that allows you to store all of your instant messaging conversations online, supporting AIM, MSN, Windows Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype and Miranda networks. All conversations will be saved and uploaded on a web-server that can be accessed through any web-browser. Free to download and use.

  7. Messenger FX
    Messenger FX is a web-based service that lets you access the MSN instant messaging network without having to install anything on your computer. The access is protected through encryption and the interface is available in multiple languages. There is no possibility to talk to contacts that are on other IM networks. Free to use.

  8. BigFileBox
    BibFileBox is a web-based file hosting service that you can use to upload and share your files with other people. After you choose whether you want to upload a file using the Java drag-and-drop facility or the click-to-upload interface, you can upload as many files as you want and, when done, you can create "tokens" to give people permission to browse/edit your files. You can also choose the duration of the token. Free for up to 50 MB or see plan comparison.

Readers' Comments    
blog comments powered by Disqus
posted by Robin Good on Sunday, January 6 2008, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

Search this site for more with 








    Curated by

    New media explorer
    Communication designer


    POP Newsletter

    Robin Good's Newsletter for Professional Online Publishers  



    Real Time Web Analytics