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Monday, June 30, 2008

Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jun30 08

In this round of cool online collaboration tools Robin and I have this time picked services to send large giga-sized files online without worrying about how big they are, remote control any PC via your instant messenger, do free VoIP calls, and more.

Online Collaboration Tools
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Here the online collaboration tools we have selected for you this week:

  1. Fileai: Select a file and transfer it directly with no upload process via a download link
  2. Remote Live Desktop: Remote control any PC using a Windows Live Messenger text command
  3. Chawt Web SMS: Free service lets you send free SMS messages to any phone
  4. YouLiveSee: Create or join webcam conversation rooms
  5. Calliflower: Invite people and manage audio meetings through the web
  6. VoIP Stunt: VoIP software lets you have free PC to PC calls and normal calls at very low rates
  7. Fleck: Annotate any web page while chatting with other people who are visiting it
  8. TinyPaste: Type a text, share it via URL, and let other people edit it




  1. Fileai
    Fileai is a file sharing service that lets you send huge files to anyone. Just select the file you want to send, with no size limit, get the link, and share it with other people: the file will be sent directly from your PC to other people's, with no upload process. The service does not need any registration and it is free to use.

  2. Remote Live Desktop
    Remote Live Desktop is a Windows Live Messenger utility that lets you remotely control a PC. All you need to do is to install Live Desktop on the remote PC, and you're ready to remote control it from anywhere. Besides using it to control your remote computer, you can also use it to give assistance to your friends by telling them to install it. Free to use.

  3. Chawt Web SMS
    Chawt is a SMS service that you can use to send free text messages to people. After a free registration, you can send free text messages up to 80 characters to any mobile phone around the world, without paying anything. Only thing you get is a small ad at the end of your message. Free to use.

  4. YouLiveSee
    YouLiveSee is a website where users from all over the world can engage in webcam conversations with other users. You can join other sessions created by other people, which can ben public or restricted, but you can also create your own channel and start broadcasting with your webcam and let other people join you. The service is free to use, registration is needed for creating a room.

  5. Calliflower
    Calliflower is a free service that you can use to create and manage audio meetings. After you create a meeting, choose a subject and invite people to it, you will be given a US or French phone that people can call in order to join the conference. Plus everyone can chat through the web interface, also record the meeting in MP3 format. Free to use, registration needed.

  6. VoIP Stunt
    VoIP Stunt is a Skype-like VoIP software that lets you call other PCs or normal phones. You can send SMS messages, make free peer to peer calls to other VoIP Stunt users, and also call landline or mobile phones at very low rates. It is free to download and use, but you will have to buy credit in order to make ordinary phone calls.

  7. Fleck
    Fleck is an online annotation service that you can use to add notes and comments to any website. If you want to add a note on a site, you just have to go to, type in the URL, invite your friends, and you can start adding notes, chatting with other people visiting the site, see previous changes that others made, and also save the comments that you and your friends made. Free to use, no registration needed.

  8. TinyPaste
    TinyPaste is a new service that you can use to send text messages through a URL. Just drop your message in the box, no matter how long it is, click submit, and start sharing the URL. People will be able to see the message, add text to it and send you responses which will have a different URL for you to see them all. Free to use, no registration needed.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi for Master New Media and first published on June 30th 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jun30"

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