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Monday, July 28, 2008

Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jul28 08

Don't know how to send large files? Want to send private notes to other people? Need to manage projects or to have video conferences with your team? This week Robin and I have discovered eight fantastic online collaboration tools that can really answer your questions. Check them out!

Photo credit: Kuzma

Here the selected online collaboration tools for this week:

  1. StreamFile: Send any file up to 2GB to any email address
  2. Teamness: Assign tasks, share files and manage your team online
  3. Have video conferences with up to 10 people
  4. Appswave: Video conference, instant message and share your files with other people
  5. Privnote: Send notes that will self destruct after being read
  6. Tweetparty: Create messaging groups with your Twitter account
  7. Dexrex: Store all of your instant messaging sessions online
  8. Neos MT: Connect to all major instant messaging networks with one single client




  1. StreamFile

    StreamFile is a web based file sharing system that you can use to send files to any email address. Just input as many email address you want, pick a file up to 2GB, and click send. People will receive a download link to get the file, which you can also share via IM or as you wish.

  2. Teamness

    Teamness is a new and innovative online project collaboration platform. Teamness's main features include task management, messages, file sharing, whiteboard, search engine, RSS and notifications. The service is completely web based free to use.

  3. is a video conferencing system, that has just launched a new version of the product. It lets you set up video meetings with up to 10 people, who can all whiteboard, upload PowerPoint presentations, record for one hour anything that happens in the conference and publish it as a video on YouTube. The service is completely free to use.

  4. Appswave

    Appswave is a fully featured web conferencing system which provides a full set of functionality within one single application. You can invite as much people as you want and have video conferences, instant messaging session with anyone, application and desktop sharing, and also the ability to record the entire meeting. Free to try, $39/month.

  5. Privnote

    Privnote is a free service that allows you to send self-destructing notes. When you want to pass a note to someone, just type your message, click post, and share the link with someone. When the other person opens the link, it will automatically destroy itself. You can also get notified via email when someone gets your message. Free to use, no registration needed.

  6. Tweetparty

    Tweetparty is a free service that lets you create groups with Titter accounts. Just login with your Twitter credentials, give your group a name and, after you have added Tweetparty to your contacts, you can start messaging with all the people in the group directly from your account page. Free to use, Twitter account required.

  7. Dexrex

    Dexrex is a secure online personal database for IM conversation. Once you install it on your computer it will automatically sync with Dexrex servers, letting you archive instant messages and search through them, share them, and access them at any time from any computer with an internet connection. Dexrex works with all major IM clients, and it is totally free to download and use.

  8. Neos MT

    Neos MT is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for MSN, ICQ, Yahoo and Jabber networks. You can chat with one or more people in your contacts, have video and audio conferences, whiteboard, tranfer document and files. It work on Windows online and it is free to download and use.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi and Robin Good for Master New Media and first published on July 28th 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Jul28 08"

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