Thursday, January 24, 2008

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)