Online collaboration is the new web 2.0 offering limitless possibilities for netizens . Now cloud computing , Synchronization , file sharing, collaborative editing, and discussion boards are more cool features in which anyone can get more information within easily and that too fast – one of the application being Google Wave which has had merged email, wikis, IM, and social networking together !
Alas ! This real time, revolutionary product will no longer be actively developed and is going to be nailed after the end of the year . So if you are looking for better alternative for Google Wave , then here is the list of big kick-ass cool google wave alternatives :
This is one of the most favorite tool used right after Google wave . One of the best collaboration tool that gives you more organizational control over the content . You can post images, links and events . Add videos, maps and web clips directly from your email.
Claims to be the Real-Time Diagram of Your Team . The easy to use brainstorming and online mind mapping solution for your school or business. It works based on the idea of creating diagrams, ideas and charts using “slates” .Looks good as a mind mapping tool as well . Still in Beta but worth to check it out !
3] Lotus Connections
Another social computing software for business that empowers you to be more innovative developed by IBM .Possess additional tools like community activities, blogs, files, and wikis . One of the cool feature is the Built-in revision history makes it a snap to roll back to previous versions. Only app which has support for mobile browser .
Useful for anyone that uses a real whiteboard, in business and education. Innovative interface lets you draw almost as naturally as you would on a real whiteboard, enabling you to quickly and spontaneously share your ideas. Can conduct presentations, chat . Features include unlimited undo and redo, drag and drop functionality, and shape recognition so that your freehand drawing is as clean as possible.
Includes FREE/paid plans
Designed especially for graphic design collaboration . Thus its a great place for graphic designers and clients . There are designate people who can access your work on a per-design basis. Currently its free and you can create unlimited projects !
It is an online collaborative text editor . Can let several people work on the same document, at the same time. All changes are instantly applied to everyone’s screen. Best for syntax highlighting for programming languages . More productive way to take collaborative notes, observe coding sessions, get help drafting emails and more.Works on any browser
And the best part is No sign up required !
7] Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft’s contribution to online collaborative apps is Sharepoint, a tool intended to make group work easier. It is a alternative to Google Wave that can helps you set up a website to share information with collaborators, generate reports to keep everyone up to date and work together on documents from start to finish.
This is the last of powerful tool to substitute for Google Wave is a online communication with a lots of cool features like multi-user real-time whiteboard, live audio, embedded text chat, support to share images, and more. Scribblar is free . Comes also with a PRO version like including white label integration with your brand and logo. Free version is worth a try !
Most of the tools above are open source and free also with a PRO version . Actually there were more such applications when i googled , but most of them are either at sedo marking or the domain is expired .
Any more apps ? Feel free to share and nurture this list