Online Collaboration Technologies - Cool Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Mar10 08
In this Sharewood Picnic: collaboration tools for creating online video conferencing chat rooms for free, as well as tools and services to help you share documents, send files, chat and whiteboard without installing any software.
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Here below my selected online collaboration tools for this week:
- Orgoo: All-in-one communication suite allows you to create video chatrooms for free
- xyWrite.it: Create text documents online, invite your friends to edit them and export the final file
- Scriblink: Online whiteboarding tool lets you collaborate online with your team in real-time
- Talck: Create a chatroom and invite people with a sharing-URL
- SendAlong: Send any file up to 100MB to multiple email addresses
- Yakkle: Free downloadable instant messenger for Windows lets you have VoIP calls and share your screen
- Communication Tube: Free web-based instant messaging client supports ICQ, MSN Messenger, IRC and Google Talk
- BeeNut: Multi-protocol instant messenger for Windows allows you to connect to all major IM networks
Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services
Orgoo is an all-in-one communication suite that allows you to have video conferencing, IM, email and SMS in one place. Recently, they have also added a new feature: Orgoo Chat. This service can be used to have free video conferences with up to four people, without singing up for any service or installing any software. Just type a name for your room, choose a picture and a password, and click create. You can then share the link and invite people to video/text chat with you. Free to use, no registration needed.
xyWrite.it is an online collaborative writing tool that anyone can use to create text documents online and share them with anyone. Without signing up to any service, you just have to type a title, email and a share-password to create your document. You can then share a link in order to allow people to edit the document, which will be password-protected, or export your file in PDF, RTF or HTML. Free to use.
Scriblink is an online whiteboarding tool that anyone can use to collaborate online. Without any registration, you can create whiteboards and invite people to draw with you by clicking the invite button: you can then choose whether to get a URL or provide your friends' email addresses. Other features are a real-time text-chat, color selector, undo, save and print options, and more. 100% web-based and free.
Talck is a web-based Spanish service that you can use to create chatrooms online. Even if the interface is in Spanish, there's not much to understand in order to create your room. Just go to the site, type in the room's name, which will also be the first part of the URL, and click enter. Your room will be created immediately, and you can start chatting by sharing the URL name.talck.com. Free to use.
SendAlong is an online service that allows you to send files up to 100Mb to your friends. You just have to sign up for an account, login, put in your email address together with recipient's address, add a message, attach your files (supports multiple attachments) and click send. Recipients will receive an email containing the download link to get their file. The free version lets you send files up to 100MB but you can also check the other paid versions.
Yakkle is a downloadable application for Windows that lets you chat, share files, have VoIP conferences, and more. After a small download (less than 1MB), you can start using Yakkle in all of its features: instant messaging, VoIP, screen sharing, remote control and file sharing are the main features, as well as, group chats, contact list and Gmail notifications. Free to download and use.
- Communication Tube
Communication Tube is a free web-based instant messaging client which currently supports ICQ, MSN Messenger, IRC and Google Talk. When you connect to multiple IM services, Communication Tube will mix all your contact lists in one, sorting contacts basing on their status (online/offline). All you need is a web-browser and an internet connection. Free to use
BeeNutis a multi-protocol instant messenger for Windows platform. It is compatible with MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, and QQ. Its main features are file transfer, advanced contact list sorting, all-in-one chat window, invisible talking, typing indicator and more. It is completely free to download and use.
Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi for Master New Media and first published on March 10th 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Mar03 10"