Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Apr14 08
Want to collaborate online in real-time? Look what I have found this time: Set up a free video conference session or a VoIP group call with up to nine people, then record any Skype conversation in standard MP3 format, get into the conversation by chatting and live talking to anyone visiting your web site or connect to just about any instant messaging service from one place. Too good to be true? Check out the full list of new online collaboration tools I am showcasing this time and think again.
Photo credit: Erik Reis
Here my selected online collaboration tools for this week:
- Vidivic: Free video conferencing solution enables you to have online meeting with up to 9 people
- Mobivox: Set up free or really cheap VoIP group calls with up to 9 people
- Call Graph: Record any Skype call in MP3 format automatically
- TringMe: Embeddable web-widget lets you receive calls and messages from any visitor on your page
- Meebo Me: Chat with any person visiting your blog or web-page
- Inv.io: Upload and share any file or folder up to 800MB or 1GB if registered
- Babuki IM: Free software-based and web-based multi-protocol instant messenger
- MovaMessenger: Connect to any instant messenger network from your mobile phone
Vidivic is a video conferencing solution which allows you to hold online meetings using a webcam and a pc connected to the Internet. After a free registration, your are able to create meetings up to 4 hours with 9 participants at once, where you can see, talk and chat with each other. Currently in beta phase, it is completely free to sign up and use.
Mobivox is a new service that you can use to get free or cheap phone calls with everyone you want. After you register, you can set up a phone call with up to 9 people. All you need to do is select who you want to call, wait for your phone to ring, and you'll be automatically connected with that person: free if he is a Mobivox or Skype user, or with cheap rates if it is a normal landline or mobile phone.
- Call Graph
Call Graph is a free Skype plug-in that allows you to record any incoming or outgoing call. After you install it, Call Graph will start recording any Skype call, including Skype-in and Skype-out calls, automatically, but you can also start and stop manually. All you have to do, is give the calls a name after you hung up and wait for the program to save the call in MP3 format. Call Graph is free to download and use.
TringMe is a web-widget that allows your website visitors, friends and customers to call or leave a voicemail to you directly from the web. You just have to register to the service, get the widget, put it on your website and, when someone clicks, you will instantly receive a call or a voicemail on your existing cell phone, landline, Gtalk or via e-mail. Free to use.
- Meebo Me
Meebo Me is a new service from Meebo, that allows you to place a widget on your web-site and chat with your site's visitors. After a simple registration, you can personalize your widget with a title, display name, custom size, fonts, and more. When done, you are given an embedding code to place your chat on any website and start chatting with your visitors. Free to use.
Inv.io is a free hosting solution that provides free space to host big files: it provides for no price 800 mb per link (1gb if free-registered), and it allows users to upload and share any type of file, as well as to select entire folders to create and customize photo galleries, video players, mp3 players. Any file can start being shared even before the upload is finished. Free to use.
- Babuki IM
Babuki is a free instant messenger that works both as a download software for Windows and Mac, or in a web based version. It allows you to connect to MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, and more networks with all their basic features. To use the web-based version you will need a FaceBook account to log-in, else just download the software based version and start using Babuki now. Free.
MovaMessenger is a mobile instant messenger that works on any Java enabled phone. As long as you have a GPRS connection, you will be able to connect to MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk, QQ, Jabber and more networks right from your cell phone, no matter where you are. You can download it from your phone, install it and use it for free.
Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi for Master New Media and first published on April 14th 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Apr14 08"
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