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Collaboration Tools

Here we describe some tools or software that help with group collaboration. The use of collaborative software in the workspace creates a collaborative working environment (CWE). A collaborative working environment supports people in both their individual and cooperative work thus giving birth to a new class of professionals, e-professionals, who can work together irrespective of their geographical location. 

  •  is a free, Web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google within its Google Drive service. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.


For collaboartive project management there are some software solutions:

  •  is a project management collaboration tool that has mobile and web interface.


  •  is a collaborative project execution software. It is a free, Open-Source, PHP application for managing tasks, projects and teams through an intuitive web interface. It is a web-based project-management tool.  Basecamp offers to-do lists, wiki-style web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing, time tracking, and a messaging system.


To see realtime writing that would help to take notes for a person or in a larger group or for example for programmers to write a code, there are online whiteboards and note taking software.

  • is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Users with Internet access and an Evernote account can also have their notes automatically synchronized with a master copy held on the Evernote server. This approach lets a user access and edit their data across multiple machines and operating system platforms, but still view, input and edit data when an Internet connection is not available. 
  •    is a free digital whiteboard that users can share online in real-time.
  •   is a multi-user online whiteboard designed to give you the ability to quickly visualize and share your ideas as images.
  • PiratePad is a real-time collaborative text-editor. Everyone viewing a document sees the same text.

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