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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services - Sharewood Guide Oct 5 08

If you are looking for web-based collaboration tools to manage your team projects, share your screen with other people or have web-conferencing sessions, I have picked some really cool new online collaboration apps for this issue of the Sharewood Guide.

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Here the full set of online collaboration tools for this week:

  1. Scribblar: Engage in web-conferences with your team, featuring audio calls, text-chat and whiteboarding
  2. Mikogo Skype: Select one or more Skype contacts and share your screen, remote control and share files with them
  3. TeamTexting: Send emails and text messages to your group
  4. ShareYourBrain: Submit an idea for your project and see what other people can suggest to you
  5. Convos: Organize your team by assigning tasks, sharing files and more
  6. Kadoo: Create your personal page to share images, videos and documents with 10GB of total storage space
  7. MatchBoxCalendar: Schedule all of your appointments and let people see them
  8. PokeTalk: Call any mobile or landline for free using your phone and Internet




  1. Scribblar

    Scribblar is a web-conferencing application that you can use to collaborate with your team. You can have live audio conferences with other members, while engaging in multi-user whiteboarding sessions and text chats. You can also use Scribbler to brainstorm ideas, review works, share images and files, and more. Free to use.

  2. Mikogo Skype

    Mikogo Skype is an extra plug-in for the popular VoIP software that lets you have free screen sharing sessions and free phone calls all in one. Simply by clicking on any Skype contact, you can instantly invite them into a Mikogo session, and you'll be able to share your screen in real-time with up to 10 participants simultaneously. While sharing, you can change presenter, remote control, pause the transmission and transfer files. Free.

  3. TeamTexting

    TeamTexting is a free group messaging platform that lets you keep in touch with your team. Just create a group and invite people to join it, and start sending messages to the group: people will receive the message via email and SMS, and wait for them to reply. No matter how many team members you have, you will be charged for just one text-message. Free.

  4. ShareYourBrain

    ShareYourBrain is an online brainstorming platform that you can use to submit ideas and make other people review them. After you describe the project you are working on and make a detailed request, such as what would be the best name, people will provide their ideas and comments about it, and you will be able to monitor and select the best ideas in real-time. Free.

  5. Convos

    Convos is an online project manager application that allows you to effectively organize your team. You can invite people into your group, and start scheduling appointments with the other members, share files, assign tasks and more. The free version enables you to create two groups with up to 50MB to share your files and documents. Paid versions available.

  6. Kadoo

    Kadoo is a personal webspace that you can use to share files with other people. After you create your page, you can start sharing files, photos, videos and even bookmarks, with a total storage space of 10GB, deciding what people in your contact list can see. The service is completely free to use, registration is needed.

  7. MatchBoxCalendar

    MatchBoxCalendar is a shared calendar application that enables you to schedule all of your appointments. You can add as many events as you want in a single day, which will be reminded to you via email or RSS, and invite people to actually see your appointments to schdule what is the best day and time to meet with them. The service is free to use, registration needed.

  8. PokeTalk

    PokeTalk is a web service that lets you have free international calls using the Internet and your phone. After you register, all you need to do is to provide your and your friend's phone number, wait for your phone to ring, and you'll be automatically connected with the other person, wherever he is in the world. You can have up to 50 calls per month, to both mobile and landlines phones. Free, registration needed.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi and Robin Good for Master New Media and first published on October 5th 2008 as "Online Collaboration Technologies - New Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Guide Oct 5 08"

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