Another favorite of ours is MindMeister, a web-based mind-mapping tool. It gets the right brain involved in the collaboration process by visualizing your thoughts and ideas with maps. Create a map and share your creation by inviting team members by email, or with a unique, secure direct link. Like Google Apps, you can work simultaneously with the team on the same project and see changes as they happen.
I came across this new web-based application recently and signed up for a free account. it looks fantastic.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. It tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. All your projects, all your tasks, all of your team–organized, accounted for, and easily visible at a glance.
I’ll continue to explore this tool. If you’ve used it and have more to add, I’d love to hear from you in the comments section.
WordPress is one of the most widely used blogging platforms. But a document collaboration tool? WordPress comes in two flavors, WordPress.org, the self-hosted version, like this blog, and WordPress.com which is hosted on their servers. Both are free to use, but you need to sign up with a web host for the self-hosted version. Although WordPress.org offers a wide array of useful themes and plugins to customize a site, for our purposes, WordPress.com will do.
After you’ve quickly set up a WordPress account, create a new blog and adjust the settings to “private”. Next, add your colleagues, clients or team members. You’ll be asked for their name and email address and to assign a role of editor or author. Editors can add, edit or remove any content and Authors can only add, change or remove their own content. Now all team members can create and share text, images and videos.
Did we miss your favorite tool? Please share in the comments below.