This page provides links to a variety of tools for users to share bookmarks, files and other resources, and sometimes to hold online discussions. Some are formal tools others are less formal.
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"is an access standards compliant multi-group Web-based collaborative work environment. ACollab is available now as standalone application that will run on its own, and will be available as an ATutor addon for an upcoming release. ACollab is ideal for groups working at a distance developing documentation, collaborating on research, or writing joint papers."
Added: 6 February 2004
A demo and download are available if you want to learn more.
"Annotea is a LEAD (Live Early Adoption and Demonstration) project enhancing the W3C collaboration environment with shared annotations. By annotations we mean comments, notes, explanations, or other types of external remarks that can be attached to any Web document or a selected part of the document without actually needing to touch the document. When the user gets the document he or she can also load the annotations attached to it from a selected annotation server or several servers and see what his peer group thinks. ... The first client implementation of Annotea is W3C's Amaya editor/browser." W3C
Added: 16 July 2001
You can download and install the Amaya editor/browser and the server to try it out
"The knowledge sharing problem requires a complete solution; one that captures employees' expertise, catalogues it, transfers it to those who need it when they need it, and stores that valuable knowledge for future use. AskMe's software products boast proprietary, patent-pending technologies that address the complexities of the knowledge sharing problem as well as each organization's unique requirements."
Added: 17 July 2001
Take a look at the demo for an example of how it could be used within an enterprise
"XCOLLA Collaborative Software for Project Management: Intuitive and Convenient Web based Project Management Software for team collaboration. Features include: secure Web-based access to real-time project data such as project deliverables, task monitors, project templates, Gantt Charts, personal and team journals, meetings, events, and documents."
Added: 23 January 2002
Take the Quick Tour for more information about how it works
"Gather your ideas, to-dos, notes, photos and files online. Set email and mobile reminders so that you don't forget the little things. Easily collaborate with others"
Added: 11 December 2005
Sign up for free - only takes 10 seconds - web-based and hosted - no install
"Bloki is a Web site on which you can create Web pages, publish a blog, and host online discussions, right in your browser, with no additional software required. Think of it as a word processor for the Web. All of the pages on bloki.com, including this one, were built with Bloki."
Added: 3 March 2004
"You can share your Bloki pages, blog, and forums with anyone you like-co-workers, friends, family, the whole world-or keep them private for your own personal or business use."
"Calendars Net is a free interactive web calendar hosting service, where you and anyone you choose can post events visible and printable by whomever you choose, or everyone. You can post events that span more than one day (with text flowing across days or even weeks) or that recur every 1st and 4th Tuesday of each month, etc. You can copy the calendar data to your own computer and edit your calendar offline."
Added: 23 October 2001
Share your calendar
"Central Desktop is a web-based collaboration tool for business teams to manage projects, share information and communicate with others."
Added: 14 May 2006
Try it for free
"Based on the szpace™ design, that was developed by Canada-based company coachingplatform Inc., the coachingplatform™ collaboration software was created to support the needs of people, how they communicate and work. It does not require the user to conform to technology. The name, coachingplatform, describes the concept. The combination of 'coaching' and 'platform' highlights 'coaching' as a synonym for a focused empowerment process and 'platform' that stands for the context where this can actually happen."
Added: 7 November 2003
Free trial subscription possible
"coMentor is software which allows you to create multi-user learning environments on the WWW which are accessible without the need for any special client-side software. The system provides a collaborative virtual environment in which students can take part in real-time and asynchronous discussion, along with a set of learning tools to support debate and collaborative work." Available from Huddersfield University
"CommunityZero™ is an interactive website that allows a group of people to communicate and exchange information over the Internet in their own private and secure area. Within each area, called an online community, participants are provided access to a suite of powerful tools that enable a group to effectively get organized, share knowledge and communicate."
Added: 18 November 2001
Sign up for FREE
"Creative Manager Pro is the leading Project Management Software for the Creative Design industry, produced for design firms, ad agencies, in-house creative/MarCom departments, and creative service firms."
Added: 24 February 2004
Interactive demo and test drive opportunities
"DocuPortal is a new innovative tool, that focussing on collaboration, document-, content- and asset management also knowledge management. The tool is designed for personal - also small and medium size business. It's very easy to install and to use."
Added: 30 October 2004
"DocuPortal.NET Version 2004 can save more than 50% of the working time of your employees. Explore, how easy it is to start with a effective collaboration & document management solution - trial DocuPortal.NET Version 2004 Enterprise Edition today!"
"Hosted eLearning platform, developed with close consultation from our clients. Feature rich, easy to use, scalable and robust. Individuals, teams, departments and organisations can learn, collaborate and communicate in secure private eCommunities."
Added: 14th July 2008
"the latest in project management and collaboration software, is designed to make your projects more successful. The new version allows project teams around the world to develop a solid project plan, improve communication between team members, and provide progress updates to managers and stakeholders."
Added: 30 August 2001
Take the online product tour!
"Provides a rapidly deployed and rapidly adopted Web-based collaborative workplace that enables distributed teams to work together to accelerate and improve development and delivery of products and services, optimize collaborative business processes, and improve innovation, problem-solving, and decision-making. eRoom is flexible and configurable, and can be adapted to support a wide range of business processes."
Updated: 23 January 2005
"eRoom.net provides a subscription-based, hosted eRoom workplace solution in which both departmental teams and large organizations can take advantage of a completely outsourced collaboration solution.
"Free software to broadcast, find, and share photos. Share photo Loops with all your friends. Link a Loop on your Blog or Web site. Drag and drop photos directly to the desktops of your entire social network in a live, continually updating Loop."
Added: 13 January 2006
Free download for Windows and Macintosh
"Forum One's Project Spaces Extranet lets you connect your critical stakeholders in a centrally managed set of virtual work-spaces, designed specifically to ease the burden of team-based collaboration."
Added: 10 May 2002
Take a look at the feature tour
"Google Groups is a free service which helps groups of people communicate effectively using email and the Web. Every group has a home page hosted by Google where members can start new discussions or reply to older topics. Every group also has its own email address to help its members stay in touch with each other. Members can read and search all public."
Added: 4 December 2004
This new version of Google Groups lets you easily create your own announcement lists, mailing lists and public discussions in just minutes. The new Google Groups also makes it easier to read and participate in discussions. All the replies to an initial post are now gathered on one page. You can bookmark topics you're interested in, and have new replies to that topic delivered to your inbox.
"Your office is where you keep your most important files, and where you meet and work with others on important tasks. These days, your office is wherever you and your wireless laptop happen to be: in a conference room, your home, an airplane, a hotel, or on-site with your customer. Groove Virtual Office v3.0 is software that allows teams of people to work together over a network as if they were in the same physical location."
Updated: 14 July 2004
Version 3.0 now available together with an updated web site. Download a free 60-day trial version
"hotComm provides powerful collaboration tools for group navigation to deliver guided tours around web pages or shared files, hotcomm supports shared applications where groups can access and manipulate content, including documents, spreadsheets or web pages, together, simultaneously and securely." 1stworks corporation
Added: 6 March 2002
You can download hotComm Lite for free
"Hyperlinkomatic is a smart alternative to dumb lists of favourites and bookmarks. You can grab links, makes notes, set multiple categories, search links, import links from web pages, upload bookmarks, create bookmarks files, share links, publish links. It is, in short, a place to keep your links."
Added: 14 December 2005
HLOM is currently running a limited public beta.
"HyperOffice allows your employees to collaborate on business knowledge from any desktop or mobile. Doc collaboration, custom page publisher, calendars, contact management, tasks, forums, & polls let you create a rich environ for shared learning."
Added: 14th July 2008
"iFolder is a file sharing solution for workgroup and enterprise environments. Using the iFolder client, users can share mutiple directories of files across a local area network with other users."
Added: 3 March 2006
Using the iFolder client coupled with either the iFolder Enterprise Server or Simple Server users can share across the internet with other users.
"Infowit - Creative Manager is a web-based project management software solution that allows clients, vendors, and agencies to communicate and collaborate on projects in real-time 24 hours a day. Estimating, Integrated Scheduling, Time Cards, Tracking, Client Review and Approvals, Asset Management, Contact Management and Prospecting, Procurement, Purchasing, Financials, and more!
Added: 9 July 2003
A collaborative project management tool that could be used for e-learning purposes
"Use this hosted solution "to share documents in workgroup, manage projects and tasks, track group and individual calendars, communicate with customers and partners, collaborate through online discussions, sync with Outlook and Palm"
Added: 21 August 2001
You can have a 30-day free trial before you sign up
"Kavi Workgroups is rapidly defining itself as the collaboration tool of choice for standards developing organizations and technical associations. Kavi Workgroups helps coordinate an organization's membership by providing secure workgroup areas for specification development and membership work activities."
Added: 4 December 2001
Managed hosting also available
"Every community needs space to share resources, reflect on ideas, take ideas further and access learning resources. To provide this space, Kineo has launched a low cost, hosted solution for learning communities: Kineo Space."
Added: 7 March 2006
Developed using Mambo, the open source CMS, Kineo Space includes powerful features such as instant polling, integrated e-learning, audio and community features to enable instant collaboration for your community
"LimeWire is a software package which enables individuals to search for and share computer files with anyone on the internet. A product of Lime Wire, LLC, LimeWire is compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol and can connect with anyone else running Gnutella-compatible software."
Added: 17 July 2001
"Using the system, enterprises can implement ad-hoc virtual private networks for collaboration without disrupting existing applications and networks. The product does this by transforming unsecured, "read-only" Web networks into two-way transparent collaboration environments, through the use of such features as cross-firewall connections, advanced data extraction, an intuitive graphical interface and universal name spaces generating "follow me URLs". Endeavors Technology
Added: 2 March 2002
"Microsoft Office Live Collaboration lets you store, share, and manage your everyday business information in one central online location."
Added: 27 February 2006
Subscribers to Microsoft Office Live Collaboration can create any number of password-protected Web sites, called Shared Sites, for collaborating among internal employees and external customers, suppliers, and vendors.
"MJI TeamWorks is a UK based enterprise application that allows organisations to streamline project, resource, document and knowledge management. 100% web based. MJI TeamWorks can be deployed to both internal and external users, supporting collaboration in a distributed environment."
Added: 31 March 2003
"MJI TeamWorks is a software solution that enables teams to work together more effectively."
"Network Menus™ significantly improves the management of links to websites by enabling people to create menus where both links and files can be saved. Certain menus can be shared so that others can access your links. Other people's menus are delivered to you if related to your current page."
Added: 23 December 2005
Network currently have a public user trial of the system running
"Share files, calendars, bulletin boards, 3D CAD designs, project feedback and much more."
Added: 31 May 2004
UK web-based collaboration system with a free trial
"OutStart Participate offers a revolutionary solution to maximize the business value of enterprise knowledge. Combining a comprehensive self-service platform with expertise and community management, OutStart Participate enhances knowledge sharing and communication across your organization."
Added: 7 July 2006
Real-time access to experts and discussion communities provides easy escalation to ensure questions are answered 100% of the time.
"browser-based collaboration service for virtual teams ... Extending Groove through PopG for additional browser-based access, is a must-have for education and business. Today's new paradigms of how to interact with people as well as to work smarter, not harder and longer, are found in both places. Students must learn these skills, and organizations expect them.
Added: 16 October 2004
Useful for both business and education you don't have to be using a computer that has Groove installed in order to access your Groove account.
"Projectplace.com is a professional application service where project participants collaborate and get their work done in the 21st century. Projectplace.com lets you: share documents and files, schedule meetings, do project scheduling with to-do items and time charts, hold online discussions, and much more. And the best thing of all - it's absolutely free to try!"
Added: 22 February 2002
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"The QMIND Design Collaboration Platform™ is the only e-learning development system that integrates storyboarding, instructional design, project management, asset management, quality assurance, and client review & feedback into a single, hosted platform. By automating redundant and non-strategic tasks, QMIND will free your team to focus on their value-added skills: instructional and creative design."
Added: 1 July 2005
Schedule a demo and learn about special introductory offers.
"Document Conferencing in a box. Quorum Enables visual collaboration between any number of people regardless of location, in real time. As easy and as immediate to use as a telephone.No complications and no on going cost of use. Simple and effective."
Added: 3 May 2005
"Much more than just an electronic whiteboard, but just as easy to use, Quorum provides a shared visual space which overcomes all these limitations. It delivers the benefits of visual thinking to all teams, local or distributed."
"Rallypoint is a powerful online collaboration service that can be used to create, organize and share your company's knowledge. It enables you to build web-based documents and pages to share with your team members or other teams."
Added: 8 December 2005
Create your free Rallypoint account in under 1 minute. 5 user accounts and space for over 100 pages or templates. It's free
"eStudio's TaskTracker system for web based project management enhances your team's ability to keep track of tasks, resources, issues, and budgets. Use TaskTracker's supervisor features to provide clear analysis regarding task / issue status and to generate concise worklog reports. Our web based project management program can be operated by any member of your team, no matter what their prior computer skills are, and it will help your company coordinate its efforts and run better than ever before."
Added: 3 February 2005
Try online project management tools free for 30 days
ScheduleOnce - the easiest way to schedule meetings, webinars or any event – can be very useful for scheduling e-learning sessions. Absolute accuracy for any time zone and daylight saving status.
Added: 18 February 2008
"SmartGroups.com is all about making life easier. It's a great, new way of organising the different groups of people in your life using email and the Internet. SmartGroups.com keeps you in touch, helps you to share information, manage events and even make group decisions. Anyone can set up and run a SmartGroup. It's really quick, very easy and it's free!"
Added: 9 July 2002
"SmartGroups.com combines web-based group information together with email messaging, keeping group members updated of urgent or interesting group issues."
"IBM Lotus Team Workplace is the Web-based solution for creating team workspaces for collaboration. Updated: 23 January 2005
Reviewer's Note: With Team Workplace, non-technical professionals can instantly create an electronic shared workspace to support a task, project, or initiative.
"Trioform proposes a project management solution, based on project management software (TrioProject) and training. TrioProject adapts to your business needs, supporting your project management method and procedures. For the steering committee, TrioProject has a project dashboard; for the project manager, TrioProject structures the project (project risk management, gantt diagram, etc); for the project team, TrioProject is a project groupware solution."
Added: 3 June 2004
Interactive demo available
"Virtual Whiteboard is a purely web-based product, that allows any number of participants to collaborate on the same 'virtual' whiteboard, regardless of location. Accessible from any standard internet-enabled PC, it requires no special hardware or software. 'Free' version available (Registered version includes more features)."
Added: 26 March 2007
Based in UK
We are a Dutch non-profit organisation (=waarborg) and we provide an online learning environment where consumers (=consument) can learn and exchange ideas about Law (=recht) with other consumers and government Lawyers. We use wiki-media software
Added: 18 February 2008
"One email address & website that allows you to... Share photos & files, plan events, send a newsletter; Stay in touch with friends and family; Discuss sports, health, current events, and more"
Updated: 18 November 2001
This makes it easy for you to start your own e-mail group and manage all of your e-mail subscriptions using a simple Web interface - and it's free!