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Monday, August 4, 2008

Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Aug04 08

Ready for another cool set of online collaboration tools? Need to manage your online team, send instant messages to the group or do a quick and effective video conference? This week web collaboration toolkit includes new instant messaging tools, a tool for creating wiki projects, and a cool project management technology and more.

Photo credit: Tom Denham

Here the web collaboration tools selected for you this time :

  1. TokBox AIR: Have video conferencing on any machine with Adobe AIR environment
  2. Goober: Instant message with people while having VoIP conferences and sharing files
  3. AtWiki: Create free wiki pages, invite people, and share files
  4. Uptogo: Review, approve and exchange projects online
  5. WhoDoes 2.0: Manage your projects in workspaces and monitor on-going activities
  6. DeskAway: Organize your team with shared calendar, task manager and file sharing
  7. LuckyCal: Schedule appointments through a social calendar
  8. Apprise: Send via Twitter or AIM your interesting RSS feed news




  1. TokBox AIR

    TokBox, a video chat startup that doesn't require any kind of extra software, has launched a new Adobe AIR app that will bring the TokBox video conferencing system to any desktop running Windows, Mac, and Linux. After you install the application, you can login with your Tokbox credentials and start chatting and having video conferences with all your contacts. Free.

  2. Goober

    Goober is a Windows only instant messenger and VoIP system that you can use to keep in touch with all of your friends. It features text chat, group chatting, free VoIP conversations, video conferencing, encrypted file sharing, multi-messenger (MSN, ICQ, as well as Yahoo, Jabber and GTalk which will be added soon), and more. It is free to download and use.

  3. AtWiki

    AtWiki is a free wiki hosting service that lets you to set up your own wiki and start collaborating online. To create a wiki, just enter your desired wiki URL and start inviting people: you can create new pages and let others edit them, upload files, send mass email messages to all the members of the group, and get every update as it happens via RSS feed. The service is completely free to use.

  4. Uptogo

    Uptogo is a simple approval/feedback platform designed to help enhance communication between teams and clients. Its simple web-based interface allows users to exchange, review, approve and transfer various types of creative content from any location: you can create a project, upload files of any kind, and let others approve your work. The free version gives you up to 100MB of storage space and one active project.

  5. WhoDoes 2.0

    WhoDoes 2.0 is a project management service that anyone can use to easily monitor your on-going projects. You can create workspaces where you can create and manage all the activities assigned to each member of the team. Files of any type can be archived and viewed by all members in the shared space. The free account gives you up to 5MB of storage and one project. More plans are available with up to 1GB of space and 100 projects.

  6. DeskAway

    DeskAway is a project management system that you can use to easily organize your team. DeskAway features shared calendars, task assignment system, file and document sharing, message boards and more. The free version comes with 25MB of storage and up to 5 members per team. You can check the pro versions here.

  7. LuckyCal

    LuckyCal is a free social calendar that you can use to arrange meetings with other people. To use it, just import your friend lists from Google, Facebook, or other social sites, and choose which ones you'd like to include in your calendar updates: when one of them indicates that they will be in your area or that they want to schedule an appointment, LuckyCal will check your availability and then alert you. Free to use.

  8. Apprise

    Apprise is an Adobe AIR based RSS feed reader with sharing capabilities. After you install it and add your RSS feeds, you can start sharing all of your interesting news to your friends: just drag and drop (or copy and paste) articles to share them to your buddies in your AIM contact list, post them directly on Twitter, or just email them to anyone you want. Free to use, Adobe AIR required.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi and Robin Good for Master New Media and first published on August 4th 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Aug04 08"

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