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The world of webapps is filled with apps designed to help you manage projects, collaborate with your team, and keep your business running smoothly. Each app seems to have only part of the functionality you’d need to keep your team connected though, so before you know it you’ll end up using a dozen apps. The worst part is, the cost of all these services together can be prohibitive.

That’s where WordPress’ P2 collaboration solution comes in. It’s a free theme for WordPress that lets your team stay in touch with Twitter or Yammer style short messages and makes a great solution for discussions or just letting everyone know what you’re working on. It was designed by the Automattic team to help them stay in touch better while developing WordPress and their other tools.

While at the core it’s still the famous WordPress blogging engine, you’ll usually never see the WordPress dashboard. You can even get it running on a hosted blog in seconds without messing with databases or .htaccess files. Let’s take a look at what P2 has to offer and how your team can use it to stay in touch on the cheap.


Imagine it now. You’ve come up with the best idea ever and a great way of executing it but you need somewhere to quickly lay down your ideas. Pen and paper’s fine but what if you need to digitise this and send it to your team later? Why not just kill two birds with one stone?

That’s where MindMeister comes in. It offers a unique way to create digital mind maps through the use of various nodes that comprise your idea. Fast and with a free plan, it’s definitely for you.


There is no dearth of content online on any topic you look for. From plain text pages, we have moved into era that enriches the information with pictures and videos. Saving those pictures & videos and sharing them in a streamlined manner is tricky.

We cannot save pictures & videos and upload as email attachments. Size limitations and the
lack of dynamic interactions is a huge problem with email attachments. Snipi solves the problem with a web app that brings full duplex sharing & collaboration when it comes to images & videos online.


With the advent of social networks, there is a huge surge in file sharing. However, file sharing is asynchronous and is in its infancy at the top social networks. Sometimes it’s necessary to have an online space to share common photos, notes, reminders and the like.

Stixy enables us to create a simple and uncomplicated collaborative space to share files with friends, family or coworkers. You can create multiple workspaces, each with its own set of collaborators ensuring total privacy. After the jump, we’ll see how to put Stixy to use in our daily lives.


When you’re running a business, there often comes a point where you realise that it really is hard to keep track of everything yourself and run a successful business at the same time. Of course, you could employ someone to take care of this but, if you lack sufficient funding, things get hard. Enter, Skylight.

Skylight aims to bring everything you’re going to ever need to manage your business easily in the cloud and shove it all into one powerful application. In this review, I will be looking at just some of the many vital features Skylight brings to the table. Find out more after the fold.


I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve needed to be able to easily share my screen or see someone else’s, whether it was for collaboration reasons or simply being the IT guy for family. dimdim gives you the ability to quickly and easily share your screen, collaborate with others and much more.

I’ll take a look at dimdim and how to quickly setup screen sharing for collaboration or other reasons, with a screencast preview.


While visiting my apartment leasing office, I was randomly asked if I knew anything about computers. This question is always an interesting one as it tends to go in so many different directions. The issue at hand involved sending a ~90MB video to the corporate office of the leasing agent. While this may seem simple to many of us, it’s a more complicated task for many others.

I took the opportunity to give a quick real-world test and attempt to answer the leasing reps completely unexpected question. The result was flawless and the leasing office employees were incredibly thankful.

Today’s how-to shows how takes the complexity out of file sharing and collaboration for people at any skill level to use, along with many other collaboration tasks.


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