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Monday, August 18, 2008

Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services - Sharewood Guide Aug18 08

If you are looking for web-based collaboration tools to manage your team projects and tasks, create wiki pages or interactive message boards, Robin and I have picked some really cool new online collaboration apps for this new issue of this weekly Sharewood Guide.

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Here the selected online collaboration tools we have selected for you this time:

  1. Task2Gather: Manage all of your projects and assign tasks to your team members
  2. Kluster: Discuss on ideas and projects with your team
  3. Create free wiki pages without signing up
  4. Userplane Boards Create message boards and interact with other people in real-time
  5. Text The Mob: Build polls and message boards for any event
  6. BookGoo: Annotate, highlight and share documents with others
  7. Kiobo: Discover and share interesting sites with other people in real-time
  8. Tell-a-Friend: Let your visitors share your site via email, IM and social networks




  1. Task2Gather

    Task2Gather is an online project management application that allows you to manage all of your tasks from one place, just using an Internet connection. You can create as many projects as you want, and invite an unlimited number of people in the group and assign them tasks. Task2Gather is completely web based and free to use.

  2. Kluster

    Kluster is a group decision-making platform that anyone can use to discuss on ideas and project with his own team. After a free sign up, you can start you own kluster: give it a name, type questions and ideas, set answers criteria, wait for your colleagues' feedback and then see detailed results of what they voted and suggested. Free to use.

  3. is a free service to create wiki pages. To start a new wiki, just type your desired name, click OK, and then start creating and editing your own wiki:you can create as many pages as you want, invite unlimited people to join you, add attachments, track changes and more. Free to use, no registration is needed.

  4. Userplane Boards

    Userplane Boards is an advanced Flash based bulletin board platform that combines the benefits of persistent forums with the real-time interactivity of chat. After you sign up for free, you can create as many boards as you want, personalize them, embed them on every site, and people can then start posting messages, which will appear in real-time like a normal text chat. Free.

  5. Text The Mob

    Text The Mob is a web based service that you can use to build polls and message boards for any event. After you create a poll or message board, people can start sending responses, feedback and normal text messages via SMS or web and you can then see results in real time. Text The Mob is free to use, premium version is also available.

  6. BookGoo

    BookGoo is an online annotation tool that lets you annotate, highlight and share documents with others. Just upload files in pdf, html, doc, xls, jpg and gif format, annotate any part of it as if you were writing on a paper, and wait for other people to provide comments and feedback. BookGoo is free to use, registration is needed.

  7. Kiobo

    Kiobo is a Firefox toolbar that allows users to discover and share interesting sites with friends or the entire community as a whole. Through a simple interface, you can see in real time what your friends and all the other people are currently browsing, and make filtered researches to find what you are really interested in. Kiobo is free to download and use. Registration is needed.

  8. Tell-a-Friend

    Tell-a-Friend is a Java based script for your blog that users can use to share your website without even leaving it. With a simple HTML code, you can embed a small button that users can click to easily share your website with others via email, IM (GTalk, Yahoo, MSN and AIM) or social network (Facebook, Twitter). The service is completely free to use, with no registration needed.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi and Robin Good for Master New Media and first published on August 18th 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Guide Aug18 08"

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