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Monday, March 3, 2008

Online Collaboration Technologies - Cool Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Mar03 08

Need to create a free wiki for your team? Want to share your desktop or remote control your friend's computer? Don't know yet how to send huge files to someone? In this weekly selection of online collaboration tools I have selected eight services that can really help you with these specific issues.

Photo credit: Andres Rodriguez

Here my selected online collaboration tools for this week:

  1. Yuuguu: Free downloadable software lets you share your desktop and remote control PCs
  2. ScribbleWiki: Online collaboration service allows you to create wikis for you and your team
  3. Wikidot: Create free wikis for unlimited people with 100MB of storage space
  4. Nexdo: Free service allows teams to create pages, exchange links and share files
  5. Jagbox: Upload any file, set the expiration time and share the link with anyone
  6. Retroshare: Open-source P2P software enables you to chat and share files with your friends
  7. IMhaha Access all of your IM accounts from one place, right from your browser
  8. Coccinella: Connect to major instant messaging services from any operating system




Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services

  1. Yuuguu
    Yuuguu is a free downloadable application that allows you to share your screen with anyone. After you download the small client software, available both for Windows and Mac, you can start sharing your desktop with one, and let them control it for you or vice versa. You can also chat with the meeting participants. Free to use.

  2. ScribbleWiki
    ScribbleWiki is an online collaboration service that you can use to create personal and business wikis for free. You can create an unlimited number of wikis, with unlimited pages and users. After you create a wiki, you can send people the URL, or invite them and grant them the ability to edit and change your wiki pages. Free to use.

  3. Wikidot
    Wikidot is a free web-based service for creating wikis. In a matter of seconds, after a free and simple registration, you can create your wiki page, where you and your team can create an unlimited number of page and upload files for a total space of 100MB. Users can interact with private messages and can edit any page, and any editing will be notified to the others via RSS feed. The service is free to use.

  4. Nexdo
    Nexdo is an online service where teams of people can create and edit pages together, exchange links and files. Any member of the team can create or edit any page, and any change will recorded for other people to see. The free version allows you to create a group of five people and share files up to 10MB (total space). Check other versions here.

  5. Jagbox
    Jagbox is a web-based service that anyone can use to share files for free. Without any registration you can send any type of file up to 100MB to anyone in four easy steps: just select the file you want to share, set the expiration time after which the file will be deleted, click upload and share the link with your friends. The service is completely free to use.

  6. Retroshare
    Retroshare is an open-source P2P software that enables you to collaborate and share files with your friends. After a small download (4MB), and a simple registration, you can start adding your friends to your private contact list: you can chat with them, one-to-one or in groups, share any file you want, and also browse all the files they're sharing. Free.

  7. IMhaha
    IMhaha is a web-based multi protocol instant messenger that lets you connect to all of your IM accounts, from one place, right in your browser. Right now it supports MSN, Yahoo, ICQ and AIM, and it allows you to access more than one account at once. You can also register to IMhaha itself, to make it remember all your credentials for you. Free to use.

  8. Coccinella
    Coccinella is an open-source chat client that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. It can connect any Jabber/XMPP instant messaging server, as well as normal services like ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo and AIM. It supports file transfer, group chat, emoticons and whiteboard. The setup file is just 6MB and can be downloaded and used for free.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi for Master New Media and first published on March 3rd 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Mar03 08"

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posted by Nicolo' Canali De Rossi on Monday, March 3 2008, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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