Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Top 60 Collaborative Tools for Groups

With businesses and families spread out more and more, we’ve dug up 60+ sites that will help everyone be on the same page.

Business Productivity

37Signals.com – Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp (others listed below).

8apps.com – A mixture of social network and productivity applications.

BlueTie.com – Online collaboration directed towards small and medium sized businesses.

Businessitonline.com – Centralized cash flow, documents, calendars and more for a team or small business.

CentralDesktop.com – A full work suite for project teams including spreadsheets, file sharing, calendar and more.

Colligo.com – Allows you to work on projects off-line and then sync them when you can login.

ConceptShare.com – Share concept designs and allow invited workers to mark-up, comment, and give feedback.

Confluence – An enterprise-class wiki with features such as PDF exporting.

ContactOffice.com – Allows groups to share documents, calandars, contacts, and files. They can then access them from a number of different mobile devices.

Coventi.com – Upload your documents, share, and allow others to highlight portions or edit.

Copperproject.com – Share projects, tasks, documents and timelines with your entire team.

CrossLoop.com – Allows two computers to connect securely to share their desktops for collaborative work and transfer of files.

Eloops.com – Share files, calenders, projects, and then create RSS feeds to share your public ones.

Foldera.com – Allows for communication over projects, and centralizes work to make sure version is always current.

Glide – Facilitates group meetings to review projects together.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets – From the behemoth known as Google, collaborative documents and spreadsheets.

GroupSharp.com – Allows you to share lists, databases, file sharing, and wikis for your team.

Huddle.net – Designed for collaborative work in the fields of PR, advertising, marketing, design and more.

Instacoll.com – Allows real-time sharing of documents to work on them with colleagues.

Joyent.com – Get collaborative software and backup services in one package.

Longjump.com – Offers standard collaboration, but also the ability to build new applications for your team to use and even market.

Mindquarry.com – Work on projects online or off-line, then synchronize as soon as you are back.

Near-Time.net – Build wikis, blogs,create documents for your team to work on, and have the ability to sell your content and expertise.

Nexo.com – Share files and notes amongst your company, or even with other companies you invite.

Octopz.com – Allows your team to work a wide range of documents including video, audio, and flash animations.

OpenTeams.com – Allows your team to create cPages of your project.

QuickBase.com – A collaborative tool from Intuit, the makers of Quicken.

PlanHQ.com – Specifically for groups working on business plans.

ProjectSpaces.com – Share and work on documents, notify team members via RSS and email.

Solodox.com – Create, access, edit, share, and collaborate on documents & projects.

TeamWorkLive.com – Track tasks, centralize communication, share documents and files, then collaborate with clients and remote teams.

TheOpenDoc.com – Create multiple workspaces with multiple documents, then share them for group editing.

Thinkature.com – Collaborative workspace with voice chat and numerous drawing tools.

Tracbac.com – Workspace for your group that features versioning, IM, VoIP ad more.

Uhroo.com – Focuses on working on goals, estimates, client feedback and more.

Vyew.com – Your team can work on a project and then publish it directly to where you choose on the web.

WebOffice.com – Work on documents and more with live web meetings.

Wrike.com – Project management that allows you to assign tasks and then let people work in teams on them.

Writewith.com – Create documents and invite others to edit and chat while you do so.

Yugma.com – A catch-all collaboration site for files, tech support, presentations and more.

Zimbra.com – Email service with collaboration tools.

Zoho.com – Create documents and grant permissions for others to work on an entire page or just one portion or object.

Creative Collaboration

Kalabo.net – Site for musicians to collaborate on compositions together.

Freepository.com – Specifically for computer program development and allows storage of code to be worked on from anywhere.

Glypho.com – Site for group writing of fictional stories.

Novlet.com – Collaborative writing of non-linear stories in any language.

WebBrush – Focuses more on graphical sharing and includes drawing tools.

Writeboard.com – From 37signals, perfect for collaborative writing, journalists, bloggers and more.

WriteMaps.com – Designed specifically for creating and sharing sitemaps amongst web teams.

Family and Social Collaboration

Cozi.com – Helps families organize and communicate in a web based method.

Famundo.com – Built for families or small groups to organize and share contacts, calendars, and projects.

Grouptivity.com – Uses email to start a group discussion on any subject of your choice.

LooseStitch.com – Create to do lists and share them with whomever you choose.

Mecanbe.com – Post your goals in life, get suggestions on how to achieve them.

Stixy.com – Share documents, photos, to do lists and more with family and friends.

Wamily – For teams, families, clubs and everything in-between. Share photos, run a wiki, have conversations.

Mindmapping

Bubbl.us -Create and share your mind map with your team, also embed in to your website or blog.

Comapping.com – Mind mapping for everyone from students working together to project management.

Gliffy.com – Draw & share mind mapping diagrams.

Kayuda.com – Mind mapping for individuals or organizations.

Mind42.com – Mind mapping for one, or multiple users.

Mindomo.com – Has both free and premium accounts for mind mapping.

Mindmeister.com – A mind mapping tool you can share with an unlimited number of simultaneous users. (via)