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Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly

Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
Sendly. The easy way to send your big files.
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Sendly is a new free web service which allows you to send one or more files of any size to your selected recipients, bypassing all email attachment size limitations. 


When sending multiple files they are automatically zipped before being sent and you get a notification email when your recipient has downloaded your file.


Sendly acts as an intermediary temporary store and forward service, sending to your recipients a link from where they can download their file. Files are kept for 10 days on the Sendly servers.


No registration required.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.sendly.net/ 



Similar tools: WeTransfer.com 




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Webgrrl's comment, January 4, 2014 8:03 AM
doesn't look like its free..anymore
Robin Good's comment, January 4, 2014 8:06 AM
Thanks for reporting it Webgrrl.
Kathleen Mirin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:53 AM

Appsolutely excellent tool.

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Collaborative Writing: Edit, Comment, Compare and Revise with Editorially

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Editorially is a collaborative free online editor which focuses on making it easy to revise, modify and comment on any text. With a minimal and inobtrusive UI, Editorially shines when it comes to see different contributors edits to the same text or to compare different versions of a story by different editors.


To format text the Markdown annotation approach is used, freeing the user from having to deal with menus and buttons.


Editorially automatically saves new versions of your text and it makes it easy to go back and see every single revision and edit made.


It is possible to import plain text files and to export both Markdown and HTML. All mobile devices and screens are supported.



My comment: Elegant, simple, easy to use. It offers powerful revision features making a very good alternative to other collaborative editors.



Free to use. 


Try it out now: http://vimeo.com/73479976 





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Alessandro Donadio's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:52 AM

Come usare uno strumento come questo nelle organizzazioni?

David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s curator insight, September 26, 2013 5:29 AM

Tool for collaborative work

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P2P File-Sharing With No Filesize Limits with Paddle Over

P2P File-Sharing With No Filesize Limits with Paddle Over | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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PaddleOver is a free P2P, Bittorrent-based browser plugin which allows you to share, send and receive any kind of file of whatever size to anyone you want without having to first upload your file to a dedicated service and then waiting for the other party to download your file.


With PaddleOver you can share and invite one or multiple parties to your files in no time at all. Post to Facebook, Twitter or invite via email without limits to number of files shared, invitees, or file size.


Works on PC, Mac, Linux.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://paddleover.com/ 





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Live Web Presentations with Six-Party VideoConferencing: Free with MightyMeeting

Live Web Presentations with Six-Party VideoConferencing: Free with MightyMeeting | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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MightyMeeting is a free HTML5 web app which allows you to present live on the web any PowerPoint or PDF file with the support of video-conferencing facility for up to six people and live annotation tools.


Check 1-min video here: http://youtu.be/6XvL-r63gLc


There is no limit to the number of participants you can invite as, MightyMeeting effectively downoads your presentation to each participant and then synchronizes your moves within it.


The host can decide whether video-conferencing is active or not, and whether other participants can contribute and upload their own files.


MIghtyMeeting presentations can be seen across all kind of devices, screen sizes and operating systems without issues.


A handy "portfolio" function allows the presenter to see all of the slides available next to the one being displayed.


*Videoconferencing, powered by WebRTC technology, works only with the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox.


My comment: Ready to use after 30 seconds of browsing. Super-easy, requires no downloads or plugins and works across all devices. A very handy collaboration tool.

Not recommended when presenting very large files and having other participants on a slow connection. On the desktop, if you use it in full screen, remember that you need to "swipe" with your mouse to move inside your presentation..


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://mighty.ws/


Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mightymeeting/gceojcnlnhodipcijfkcpklhfilgppca


Video demo: http://blog.mightyhd.com/post.aspx?id=27c512e2-2361-4670-8176-576e30368c03


iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mightymeeting-voice-whiteboard/id567207225

Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mm.android




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Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:09 AM

Riprendo la recensione di questo servizio di Robin Good.

 

MightyMeeting è una Web App in HTNL5 che consente di presentare in diretta online presentazioni in power point o PDF e utulizzando strumenti di videoconferenza (6 persone) e annotazioni sulo schermo e lavagna condivisa..

 

In questo video di un minuto la presentazione del servizio: http://youtu.be/6XvL-r63gLc ;

 

Le presentazioni con MightyMeeting possono essere visualizzate su ogni tipo di device (tablet, smartphone, ecc.)

 

Si tratta di una web app rapida e facile da utilizzare, non richiede installazioni o plugins e favorisce la collaborazione

 

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MightyMeeting su Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mightymeeting/gceojcnlnhodipcijfkcpklhfilgppca

Android App per MightyMeeting  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mm.android

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Full HD Videoconferencing, Recording and Collaboration with TrueConf

Full HD Videoconferencing, Recording and Collaboration with TrueConf | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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TrueConf is a new free videoconferencing web app which provides three-way video conferences for OS X, Windows and iOS users.


TrueConf also integrates other additonal collaboration features, including:

  • video recording
  • whiteboard
  • file transfer.


Paid plans integrate access to multipoint video conferences with up to 120 users and additional features like:

  • remote desktop control 
  • screen sharing
  • presentation support. 


The UI mimicks the Windows 8 tiled interface and video windows support 1080p resolutions and a 16:9 aspect ratio across all video modes.  




More info: http://trueconf.com


Features: http://trueconf.com/videoconferencing-features/


Pricing: http://trueconf.com/purchase/


Download (Win, OSX, iOS, Android): http://trueconf.com/downloads/



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malek's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:58 AM

Multiple various video conferencing types through TrueConf


Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:30 PM

must check out...

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HD Video Conferencing for 16 and Full Collaboration with CUMeeting (Win)

HD Video Conferencing for 16 and Full Collaboration with CUMeeting (Win) | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it



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CuMeeting is a full HD videoconferencing, collaboration and conferencing software for Windows PC allowing up to 100 participants and up to 16 simultaneous video feeds.


CuMeeting also integrates:

  • 720p and 1080p HD video support
  • full screen sharing facilities
  • remote control
  • whiteboarding
  • file-sharing
  • text chat
  • voting
  • full event recording
  • support for double-monitor
  • multiple layouts available for conferencing space
  • works across desktop and mobile devices
  • secure 256-bit AES encryption


*Windows only.


Free 15-day trial. (no credit card required)



Find out more: http://www.cumeeting.com/


Pricing: http://www.cumeeting.com/pricing.html


Features: http://www.cumeeting.com/web-conferencing-software.html



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Team Collaboration, Task Management and Video-Conferencing with Teambox

Team Collaboration, Task Management and Video-Conferencing with Teambox | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Teambox is a web-based collaboration tool which allows you to plan and organize tasks, share files and documents, discuss in real-time, do screen-sharing and HD videoconferencing.


Teambox fully integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox and Box and allows you to use, upload, save and share any files you have on those platforms.


For real-time video conferencing it integrates with Zoom, making it possible to share your screen and video collaborate with 5 people or more.


Free plan available for up to 5 users. It includes 5GB of space, 5 projects and up to five team members.


Mobile versions for iOS and Android also available.


Pricing: https://teambox.com/platform/pricing/


More info: https://teambox.com/




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Michael Sabah's curator insight, June 25, 2013 2:07 PM

tool for co-creation

Carl Heine's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:48 AM

Always looking for improvements in online conferencing tools. This one sounds like it's worth checking out.

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Big Screen HD Video Conferencing At An Affordable Price with Biscotti

Big Screen HD Video Conferencing At An Affordable Price with Biscotti | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it



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Biscotti is a multiparty HD videoconferencing system made up of a high-definition webcam to be placed over your HD large screen TV monitor and a conferencing service which allows you to call up to 25 other parties simultaneously.


The Biscotti base camera unit costs only $149, and for a limited time the multi-party video-conferencing service is completely free. (Here the alternative hardware options: http://www.biscotti.com/compare# ) Later on, after the launch phase, the videoconferencing service will cost $9.95/month.


The Biscotti video-conferencing system also hooks up to Google Talk allowing direct video calls to people on mobile phones too.


"Big screen, multiparty video conferencing no longer requires complex and expensive infrastructure investment. It's now as simple as purchasing a Biscotti camera and selecting your service plan."


(Source: TelepresenceOptions)



Features: http://www.biscotti.com/features#


Find out more: http://www.biscotti.com/services/conference#


Pricing: http://www.biscotti.com/compare#


Camera info: http://www.biscotti.com/biscotti#





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Carl Heine's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:45 AM

Always on the lookout for better conferencing solutions

 

Leong's curator insight, June 15, 2013 8:32 PM

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Send Up To 1 Terabyte for Free: P2P BitTorrent-Based File Sharing with SoShare

Send Up To 1 Terabyte for Free: P2P BitTorrent-Based File Sharing with SoShare | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it

Beyond WeTransfer.


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SoShare is a free web service based on BitTorrent technology that allows you to send as many files as you want to anyone at no cost. The service allows for up to 1 TB in file size for each bundle you send. A bundle is made up by one or more files you want to share.


From GigaOM: "SoShare combines BitTorrent file transfer technology with cloud caching, making it possible for recipients to access the files even when the sender is offline."


To upload or download a file you need to install a browser plugin.


SoShare displays your file transfer progress, provides both a file deletion and a file expiration command (by default files transferred / shared via SoShare expire after 30 days), as well as social sharing buttons for any bundle sent.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://soshareit.com/







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Create Persistent Collaboration Rooms To Chat & Videoconference with Ninchat

Create Persistent Collaboration Rooms To Chat & Videoconference with Ninchat | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it



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Ninchat is a web service which offers you the ability to create one or more persistent, online collaboration rooms, where you can text chat and videoconference with up to 12 people concurrently.


Collaborations rooms, or channels, created with Ninchat integrate text, video conferencing and file sharing via Dropbox. These rooms can be set to be "public" or "private" depending on your needs.


The chat history is "infinite" and fully searchable, allowing for effective  asynchronous exchanges, and messages can be exchanged also privately between individual users.


All Ninchat communications are SSL encrypted, there is an open API to extend and customize this service, and the service works across desktop computer and tablets/smartphones (Android only for now).


Basic plan free to use (2 rooms).


Higher pricing plans go from a "Small" 5-room option at $15/mo up to "large" for 30-rooms at $70/mo.


Try it out now: https://ninchat.com/


Android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninchat.client.android


*added to my collection: Top 20 Free Videoconferencing Tools 2013




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Dena Patrick|Wishadoo's comment, April 29, 2013 9:07 AM
I greatly appreciate these posts, Robin. I'm trying to find the best platform to have a series of online presentation/conversations and feel rather overwhelmed. I need the ability to present material, have live interaction in various forms (video, phone and text/chat), and record the sessions. Free or low cost, as well. I've assumed Google Hangouts would be the best choice but I greatly appreciate the other options you're presenting.
Robin Good's comment, April 29, 2013 9:59 AM
Glad to be of help Dena.
Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 30, 2013 2:49 AM

An interesting platform. Basic functions are free.

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Compare and Evaluate The Best Web Conferencing and Collaboration Tools

Compare and Evaluate The Best Web Conferencing and Collaboration Tools | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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If you need to review and compare alternative web conferencing and online collaboration tools you should give a look to Online Meeting Tools Review, a web service providing basic information for 35 different tools.


I have already recommended this service in May 2012, but the service has been significantly improved and updated.

For each service included you get a review, a direct link to its home page and free trial offering, and an overall rating score.


With the Basic Comparison Tool you can review up to four different conferencing services side-by-side for no additional fee: https://webconferencing-test.com/en/compare-tools-basic


With the Pro version of the same Comparison Tool you can get up to 12 different tools compared into a report that is sent straight to your email without any cost. The only requirement is that you accept the option of being later contacted by one of the companies you have requested to be compared.


Free to use.


Testing methodology: https://webconferencing-test.com/en/how-we-test


Try it out now:  https://webconferencing-test.com/en/online-meeting-home




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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 22, 2013 10:34 AM

Great insight from trusted source Robin Good (@RobinGood). We are all in the "online confernece" business now (no matter what our business vertical), so important reviews of helpful tools here. 

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, April 23, 2013 12:46 AM

Mi limito a tradurre liberamente quanto scritto da Robin Good

Il sitohttps://webconferencing-test.com/en/online-meeting-home offre informazioni che consentono di comparare 35 strumenti per il web conferencing e la collaborazione on line Si tratta di strumenti software o webware.

 

Per ciascuno di essi viene proposto un link in cui è possibile: visdualizzare una descrizione del servizio e delle sue principali caratteristiche; andare alla home page del servizio; scaricare o registrarsi alla versione trial

 

I criteri in base a cui vengono esaminati i servizi di web conferenging sono: 

usabilità, funzionalità, meeting setup, installazione, trasparenza costi, sicurezza supporto piattaforma e score overall e sono spiegati qui: https://webconferencing-test.com/en/how-we-test

 

In questa pagina https://webconferencing-test.com/en/compare-tools-basic è; possibile selezionare due o più servizi per poterne confrontare direttamente le caratteristiche in base agli 8 criteri persei in considerazione

 

 

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 12, 2013 9:32 AM

Here's a comparison we'll keep handy as we continue to provide effective solutions for Web conferencing on CoolHub.

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Free Videoconferencing, Collaborative Viewing and Screencasting with Rabbit



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Rabbit is a (Mac-only) video-conferencing, collaboration and synch-viewing downloadable software which allows you to text chat, video-conference, view clips and images together with others and to screencast your own screen.


Rabbit is characterized by offering the opportunity to create private "meeting rooms" in which to invite and collaborate with others. Rooms are designed in beautiful, creative ways giving more space to the human aspect rather than to the technical one.


You can video chat with up to 10 guests simultaneously (plus you) and benefit from the innovative conferencing layout offered by Rabbit, where video feeds can be placed around a shared content or laid out in other alternative ways.


With Rabbit it is possible to real-time share any content from YouTube, Hulu, Spotify (audio sharing), Vimeo and more, as well as to screencast any open application you have on your computer.


Free to use.


For more info see: http://www.rabb.it/


Help / Support: http://help.rabb.it/rabbit


Download now here (Mac): http://apps.facebook.com/letsrabbit/ 


Check this Robert Scoble video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nTomErrdDJs


and: https://apps.facebook.com/letsrabbit/




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Selin Carrasco's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:21 AM

lo que mas he buscado - a probar ahora!!

Raquel Oliveira's comment, April 25, 2013 5:28 PM
Hope this will be available for all very soon as e learning tool.
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:29 PM

Amazing chat tool for better learning experiences.

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Secure File Sharing and Large File Cloud Storage with Copy

Secure File Sharing and Large File Cloud Storage with Copy | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Copy is a cloud-based service which allows anyone to easily upload, store and share any kind of file, while keeping in sync your different devices. Copy comes also with desktop versions for Mac, Windows and Linux as well as iOS and Android mobile versions.


"Once uploaded, Copy generates a unique URL for the file that you can copy and send to the intended recipients over email, social media networks or IM. On the receiving end, the user just needs to open that URL in their web browser and click the Download button to download the file to their PC, smartphone or tablet.


While you can use Copy’s file sharing features without creating any account, registering for one rewards you with a few additional privileges like 5GB of cloud storage and file synchronization straight from desktop or mobile, depending on which platform you use it. An account can be created both from the web interface and from within the service’s desktop or mobile apps."


Copy provides you ith 5GB of inital free storage space, which gets bumped up to 10GB as soon as you install a desktop or mobile version.


"You can share files without even creating any user account that most other similar services often require."


"Copy also keeps past versions of your files so that if you accidentally lose or change something, you can get it back. The Android app of the service comes with PhotoCopy – a feature that automatically uploads your photos to the cloud similar to Dropbox, SugarSync and Google+’s offering."


(Source: Addictivetips.com)



For up to 5GB and more free to use.


More info: https://www.copy.com/home/


Pricing: https://www.copy.com/price/


Install: https://www.copy.com/install/





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ghbrett's curator insight, March 30, 2013 7:36 AM

Robin Good shares a new Cloud Service with us in this scoop. Have a read of his comments below. They are very helpful. Thanks Robin, once again.

 

One question I do have is what is the sustainability or business models of these services. It's hard enough to keep up with local storage equipment and standards, or connectors  (e.g., Firewire, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB TNG, Apple Lightning, SATA, etc., etc.,) How will we keep up with the technology? How will we know where we put that important file? This why curation, maintenance, and digital archive management are becoming much more important. 

Salvatore Capolupo's comment, March 31, 2013 7:16 AM
very interesting, thanks Robin :)
wanderingsalsero's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:51 PM

I find this MOST interesting.  Thanks Robin.  Cloud storage has become more interesting to me because I work on a laptop with a HD that is pretty well maxed-out for now.  I've used Dropbox for years and am up to about 11 G right now because I've had some referrals.  But I think it's always good to have some more storage.

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Field and Manage Live Questions During Live Google Hangouts On Air Events

Field and Manage Live Questions During Live Google Hangouts On Air Events | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Google has recently made available a new useful feature for Google Hangouts On-Air which offers the ability for users to field curated questions from an online audience.


The new feature provides event hosts with a set of controls that finally allows them to effectively manage questions coming in real-time from their audience.


This Google update allows for up to one million concurrent users to ask questions, and it also adds the ability for viewers to vote on questions they would like to see answered and it includes these additional features: 


  • Solicit questions from up to a million concurrent viewers
     
  • Select and answer questions live
     
  • Timestamp the YouTube recording by marking questions as you answer them


Now, during a live Hangouts On-Air event when you select a question to be answered, it is highlighted for all users to see, and it also appears as a time-stamped note in recorded broadcasts. In this way viewers looking for specific content can jump to it instantly.


Read the official Google announcement from Amit Fulay, Google+ Hangouts product manager, who 10 days confirmed that the Q&A update would be rolled out over the next few days for the desktop version of the website.



Official announcement: https://plus.google.com/116916940622399669871/posts/JUkdfm6cRkW 





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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:35 PM

Coming to transmediasattle.com soon...

Robyn Mather's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:45 AM

Hangouts on Air keeps getting better and better as a communication tool.

patto1an's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:38 AM

Could be a great way to engage online learners!

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Open-Source Web-Conferencing and Collaboration with Apache OpenMeetings

Open-Source Web-Conferencing and Collaboration with Apache OpenMeetings | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Open Meetings is an open-source server-based web conferencing and collaboration platform that works on multiple operating systems and which integrates audio and video conferencing, instant messaging, recording, whiteboarding, calendar and groupware facilities.


OpenMeetings requires SUN/Oracle JRE 6.


Free to use. 


Find out more: http://openmeetings.apache.org/ 


Downloads: http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html 


Installation info: http://openmeetings.apache.org/installation.html 


Commercial support: http://openmeetings.apache.org/commercial-support.html 


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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:52 AM

May need to try this out?

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P2P + WebRTC: Share Any File of Any Size with Anyone Instantly via Sharefest

P2P + WebRTC: Share Any File of Any Size with Anyone Instantly via Sharefest | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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With the introduction of the WebRTC protocol, any browser wanting to become a vehicle for P2P real-time communications, that requires no software downloads or central servers, can now do so.


"In real terms, WebRTC enables features such as videochat, VoIP calling, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing, all within the browser."


One of the first apps taking advantage of the new protocol is Sharefest, an open-source browser-based app which allows you to send any file of any size to anyone that has its reference link. Just like a P2P torrent file the more people downloading it the easier and faster the transfer will be.

Sharefest essentially let's other people securely connect directly to your computer via the WebRTC protocol and to initiate a mesh, distributed file download that draws on your original file as well as on the parts of it already downloaded by others.


It goes without saying that you need to keep your computer on for this file transfer to take place unattended. 



"Sharefest operates on a mesh network similar to BitTorrent and all transfers are executed peer-to-peer. Files can be shared with many people at once and the technology can swarm to speed up transfers, just like BitTorrent. It’s Open Source and apart from Chrome or Firefox, no additional software is required."


Source: http://torrentfreak.com/the-easiest-way-in-the-world-to-share-files-p2p-and-how-it-works-130706/ 



"Sure, you could use Dropbox, YouSendIt, or even BitTorrent sync to do the same thing, but with Sharefest there's no extra software to install; no account registration; there's no centrally located server on which file delivery depends. And once other users download the file, they can expand the network as well, providing additional peer-sharing power."


Source: http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57591025-12/new-firefox-22-enables-browser-based-file-sharing/ 



My comment: Excellent direct P2P file-sharing tool, has no limitations in terms of file size, speed or number of people that you can distribute it to. Super-easy to use, free and open-source. Hard to beat.


N.B.: Currently, it works only with files under 250 MB (MioBook reports)



Free to use. 

No downloads and no registration required.


Try it out now: https://www.sharefest.me/ 


FAQ: https://www.sharefest.me/faq 


About info: https://github.com/peer5/sharefest#about 


Find out more of the tech works: http://torrentfreak.com/the-easiest-way-in-the-world-to-share-files-p2p-and-how-it-works-130706/ 

Check this presentation about WebRTC: http://www.slideshare.net/HadarWeiss1/peer5-webrtc-amdocs 


 

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MioBook.'s comment, August 18, 2013 7:05 AM
Ciao Robin, piacere di conoscerti! Ho provato a trasferire un file piuttosto pesante (circa 7 Gb) e il programma Sharefest dichiara la restrizione di poter caricare solo fino a 250 MB (per adesso...). Si tratta comunque di un servizio ottimo... Grazie ancora per la notizia!
Robin Good's comment, August 18, 2013 7:12 AM
Excellent feedback! - I have contacted the developer via Twitter to get a confirmation on this, but your response is already very clear. Thank you MioBook for your useful contribution.
Lavinia Ionica's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:16 AM

Technisch funktioniert der Dienst in der Tat: Ich habe eine Word-Datei via Sharefest geschicht und auch prima erhalten. Es stellt sich die Frage nach den richtigen Szenarien.  

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Free 1-to-1 Audio and Video Chat Inside Podio Collaborative Workspaces

Free 1-to-1 Audio and Video Chat Inside Podio Collaborative Workspaces | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it



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Podio offers modular collaborative workspaces that can be customized to your specific needs by adding adn integrating your preferred collaboration apps, available in its dedicated app library.


The latest app addition is a free video and audio app which allows you to videoconference in real-time with any other Podio user (1-to-1).


From SmallBizTrends: "If you’re still searching for the right video conferencing service to interact with your business partners, your customers, and your suppliers, Podio has added a new Podio video conference feature you may want to consider.


Audio and video service was launched this week for Podio at no extra cost for users of the collaboration software whether you have a free or premium account. Anders Pollas, co-founder and product manager at Podio, introduced the new service recently on the official Podio blog.


There are at least 200,000 Podio clients already using the business collaboration platform. With the new video chat app, users will be able to interact with each other using video and audio. But that’s not all.


The workplace management and social site also recently added instant text messaging to go alongside its suite of other business apps already geared for group input and interaction."


Source: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/07/podio-video-conference-app.html


Podio video conferencing features are available to everyone whether you have a free or Pro version of Podio. For now video-conferences support a maximum of two parties only.



Podio is free for up to 5 users.


More info: http://blog.podio.com/2013/07/09/audiovideopodio/


Free sign-up: https://podio.com/signup


Tutorials: https://developers.podio.com/examples


App library: https://company.podio.com/team



Added to section Workgrouping - Team collaboration workspaces


See more online collaboration tools: http://bit.ly/BestCollaborationTools2013




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Marion Mulder's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:44 AM

Podio is a very handy tool (web and app based) for collaboration on projects. It now also comes with video chat

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Videoconference Across Bridges and Systems with Jamvee

Videoconference Across Bridges and Systems with Jamvee | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Jamvee is a web-based video-conferencing app capable of interconnecting terminals and telepresence systems from different vendors together with PC, Mac and smartphone-based devices (iOS available, Android coming soon).


"Jamvee supports a wide range of cross-vendor videoconferencing equipment, across multiple standards (e.g. SIP, H.323, and H.320). This includes telepresence systems from Cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, and Lifesize, single-screen equipment, personal video terminals, together with soft-clients running on PCs and mobile devices, and anyone using the free Jamvee application."


Full compatibility list (PDF)


How does it work?


"Just like an audio conference you can access host and participant PINs on the jamvee portal, and send the participant PIN to people you want to meet with. Participants can then use any existing video system or Telepresence room that they have access to, or they simply download the free jamvee™ app from the Apple App Store or the jamvee™ portal.


Everyone taking part in the meeting just dials the same number (or in the case of the jamvee™ app, presses the ‘Join Conference’ button) and enters their PIN to join the meeting - ensuring secure and private meetings both

within your business and across multiple organisations / parties."


Jamvee can manage up to 12 simultaneous video feeds and up to 720p video resolution (more detail).


The pricing model adopted comprises a number of bundle minute packages as well as an unlimited-minute solution. With Jamvee,  the host pays for all the participants to the meeting and needs to calculate ahead of time how many conferencing-minutes he and his participants will consume in total.



More info: https://www.jamvee.com/


Pricing: https://www.jamvee.com/plans


FAQ: https://www.jamvee.com/faq


Web app download: https://www.jamvee.com/freeapp





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A Decentralized Secure P2P File-Sharing, Chat and Discussion Network: RetroShare

A Decentralized Secure P2P File-Sharing, Chat and Discussion Network: RetroShare | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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RetroShare is a cross-platform, open-source, trusted and distributed P2P communication software and social sharing network.


Retroshare allows you to chat and share files of any size with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication.


RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels. Other key features include:

  • Serverless, completely decentralised
  • Multiple simultaneous downloads / uploads
  • Search Friends
  • Messages
  • Forums
  • Channels
  • Voice over IP
  • Instant messaging
  • Groupchat
  • GnuPG Authentication
  • OpenSSL Encryption
  • adding downloads via website links
  • Plugins support
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Graphical User Interface written with Qt4 toolkit
  • System tray integration


RetroShare has been inspired by the design of the Turtle algorithm:

"When designing Turtle, we were inspired by the way people living under oppressive regimes share information deemed "hostile" by their government (this can be books, newsletters, video and audio recordings, or even political jokes). Because of the potentially very serious consequences raising from being caught possessing/distributing such material, no single individual is willing to share it, except with close friends. Experience has repeatedly shown that, even in the most repressive environments, this "friends-to-friends" delivery network is remarkably effective in disseminating information, with relatively little risks for the participating parties; if one chooses his friends carefully, the chance of being caught doing the forbidden exchanges becomes very small."


Retroshare "... makes it difficult to intrude and hardly possible to monitor from an external point of view." This makes government monitoring and prosecution impossible beyond the will of Retroshare users


Free to use.


Find out more: http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/


Screenshots: http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html


Download (Mac, PC & Linux): http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/downloads.html 


(Thanks to Sepp Hasslberger)



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Real-Time Visual Collaboration and HD Video Conferencing with Kollaborate.io

Real-Time Visual Collaboration and HD Video Conferencing with Kollaborate.io | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Kollaborate.io (previously CanvasDropr) is real-time visual collaboration platform that allows you to upload and share over 40 file types, straight from GDrive, Dropbox, Box, and to video chat, comment and annotate with your invited guests or openly with your fans.


Kollaborate.io provides an open, visual canvas in which you can upload or drag and drop most any type of file, and easily position it and size it. It is possible to add text to any part of the canvas or to use a line/free hand vector drawing tool to highlight certain elements.


The canvas memorizes all of the changes and modifications taking place and it allows to restore any previous element that has been deleted or changed. Each session and its related items is automatically saved into an archive.


The video-conferencing feature allows multiple participants to switch on their video feed and to make themselves seen during a session and it is supported by a text chat facility.


From a collaborative viewpoint, it is possible to create different teams, and to associate them to specific sessions and materials.


My comments: Cool and effective UI makes it easy to understand rapidly what is what. Canvas and image uploading is extremely effective and responsive. Moving and resizing elements on the canvas is also a breeze.

No common view with participants. They see the same objects but not your real time zooming or repositioning.


While I was testing I had problems inviting other people into both an Open and an Invitation-only event. Could be due to some bugs that need yet to be ironed out.



14-day free trial available.


Pricing starts at $9.99/mo for unlimited sessions / guests.


More info: http://www.kollaborate.io/



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Real-Time Visual Collaboration and HD Video Conferencing with Kollaborate.io

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Review, Annotate and MarkUp Any Video, PDF or Image with ReviewStudio

Review, Annotate and MarkUp Any Video, PDF or Image with ReviewStudio | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
ReviewStudio is a web-based collaboration solution that makes it easy to review, present, markup and collaborate on video, images and PDF files.
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ReviewStudio is a web-based collaborative app which allows you to upload video clips, PDF and image files that you want to be checked, commented and criticized by other people (teammates, clients, etc.).


ReviewStudio lets you annotate, markup, comment and review/approve any type of visual work, including frame-precise annotation on video footage.


File formats supported:

  • Images – PNG, JPEG and GIF
  • Single and multipage PDF files
  • Video – mp4, mov, ogg, webm, flv, avi, wmv, asf
  • MP3 Audio files.


With ReviewStudio it is possible to run live collaborative review sessions and to maintain a complete, searchable record of all content-related communications and activities that take place over the course of a project.


Formerly known as Cozimo, ReviewStudio is a very effective collaborative reviewing tool, providing an good set of markup tools and features that facilitate and speed-up the review and approval task.



Free 15-day trial available.


More info: https://www.reviewstudio.com/


Tutorial videos: https://www.reviewstudio.com/videos.php


FAQ: https://www.reviewstudio.com/help.php


Pricing: https://www.reviewstudio.com/pricing.php



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ghbrett's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:24 PM
Best I can say is to check Robin Good's comments below. Thank you Robin.
Watus Solis's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:39 AM
Efficient and effective way to review and approve digital content like tech packs in garment production...
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Send Unlimited Files of Any Size To Anyone Instantly with Minbox (Mac)

"Send files faster than Dropbox."

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To send large files, of any size and quantity to someone else, while having to wait to least time possible, Minbox offers a bullet-speed solution that's as fast and easy to use as it can get.


Minbox is a menu bar application (for Mac only - for now), which allows you to drag and drop as many files as you want, of any size - and to specify email addresses you want them to be delivered to. Click Send and it's done.


Minbox does not keep you waiting to upload your files and italso allows you to schedule delivery at a later time.



Free to use.


*(Pro version also available with extra security, privacy, infinite permanent storage for your files, and more.)


Download it now here: http://beta.minbox.com/Minbox.zip


More info: http://beta.minbox.com/


Presskit: http://minbox.pressdoc.com/




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Georgia Gibbs Design's comment, May 3, 2013 11:10 AM
All this goodness and a great video short. Thank you!
Robin Good's comment, May 5, 2013 2:55 PM
You're very welcome Georgia.
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The Personal Public Appointment and Scheduling Calendar: Meetin.gs

The Personal Public Appointment and Scheduling Calendar: Meetin.gs | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Meetin.gs, the meeting support and organization startup headed by Teemu Arina has just launched a new great cool feature, called MeetMe Page, which allows you to create, in a matter of minutes, a professional-looking public appointment page for yourself.


Once you have selected days and hours in which you are available to take appointments, you can share the URL of this page (here is mine for example: https://meetin.gs/meet/robingood) with your own customers and contacts to make it easiest for both sides to find a common agreeable time for meeting together.


In the PRO version you can also create multiple MeetMe Pages to manage different groups of clients and needs.


In addition, the Meetin.gs service provides all of the additional tools and facilities you may need to carry out a great, fruitful appointment. Agenda handling, notes, related files, invitations, direct integration with Skype and Google calendar... you name it. Meetin.gs has it.


The Meetin.gs site has  been completely renewed and it is now much more informative and pleasing to browse, and the agenda and appointments UI is a pleasure to be used. Hats to the team for doing such a fantastic job.


Meetin.gs has now become the little Rolls Royce for people who are fanatical about having timely, organized and productive meetings, and I wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend it to anyone.


Free plan available to everyone.



Try it out now: https://meetin.gs/ 


https://meetin.gs/meetings/wizard


Features: http://www.meetin.gs/features/


Pricing: http://www.meetin.gs/pricing/





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Top 20 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2013

Top 20 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2013 | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
Best free downloadable and web-based video conferencing tools for holding multi-party video calls
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If you are looking for web-based or downloadable video-conferencing alternatives that allow you to have a multi-party conversation with integrated audio and video and text chat, here are 20+ free tools abd services that you can use right now.


This Pinterest board-list, which I have personally curated over the last two years, includes a direct link to each tool/service and info about how many other people you can videoconference with, without having to go for a paid account.


The tools included are:

  1. Mebeam
  2. Flashmeeting
  3. Goober
  4. Livecage
  5. Xycast
  6. Zoom.us
  7. Faceflow
  8. Qnext
  9. Meetings.io
  10. Pligus
  11. Vidyoway
  12. Spreecast
  13. Meet.fm
  14. Camdip
  15. Hall
  16. Rabbit
  17. Tinychat
  18. Sifonr
  19. Vsee
  20. Live Minutes



Free videoconferencing tools list: http://pinterest.com/robingood/top-20-free-video-conferencing-tools-2013/




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Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:33 AM

outils de webconf open source 

gustavo salazar's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:28 PM

excelentes plataformas

Jeff's curator insight, March 20, 4:37 PM
Nice tools for family telepresence
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Real-Time Collaborative Brainstorming with Stormboard Sticky Notes

Effectively capturing, organizing and prioritizing ideas across disparate locations is a challenge every growing business faces. Stormboard is a realtime onl...
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Stormboard is a web-based collaborative brainstorming space based on sticky notes and a whiteboard where these can be positioned freely.


Sticky notes can contain text, images or video clips, or stacks of sticky notes. All sticky notes have a comment thread allowing your team to clarify, debate and refine ideas. (Users also get 'dots' to vote on their favorite notes/ideas.)


The final work can be easily exported to a spreadsheet for further work.


Mobile devices are fully supported and data communications are protected by a SSL security protocol.



Free plan available.


More info: https://www.stormboard.com/


Pricing: https://www.stormboard.com/main/pricing






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Robin Good's comment, April 13, 2013 12:33 PM
Thank you Reg, much appreciated clarifications.
wanderingsalsero's comment, April 13, 2013 2:01 PM
Oh....OK... Thanks. I'll go back and spend some time on it then.
ProjectManager.com's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:42 AM

#collaboration