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New Open Source Collaborative Software From Mindquarry
Mindquarry (www.mindquarry.com) , an open source collaborative software developer, released its revamped edition of Mindquarry Version 1.1. The stable new platform for file sharing, task management, team collaboration, and w iki editing is now available for free download. The company will soon release its Open Source Collaboration Platform as a hosted solution. Mindquarry said the product is intended to provide a stable and mature open source alternative to proprietary applications such as Microsoft SharePoint or Basecamp.
Highlighted features in Version 1.1 include the following:
- The "time machine" activity timeline allows teams to view older versions of files, wiki pages, and tasks as a first step toward an ultimate undo/redo for all team content.
- The Interlink conveniently links to all files, tasks, or other wiki pages from within the wiki. The link window also contains a search option to find items to interlink.
- Team partners can insert tables and images into wiki pages as easily as inserting these files in office documents, allowing better visualization and structuring of ideas and concepts.
- Easy Tasks and Files Manager allows users to work with Mindquarry online or offline on a Mac, Windows, or Linux operating system. It synchronizes all files and tasks as soon as the user is back online.
- The intuitive graphical user interface clearly separates list views from item views, expediting work productivity.
The Mindquarry platform was developed in Java and built upon a scalable REST architecture with Ajax interfaces and Web 2.0-style user interfaces. Founded in 2006, Mindquarry is privately held and funded by SAP co-founder VC Hasso Plattner. (Recently, InformationWeek picked Mindquarry as one of five startups to watch; www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199904825.)Source: Mindquarry
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