• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Want to get organized in 2022? Let Dokkio put your cloud files (Drive, Dropbox, and Slack and Gmail attachments) and documents (Google Docs, Sheets, and Notion) in order. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free. Available on the web, Mac, and Windows.


Communication Tools

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You can communicate with colleagues and friends using chat, videoconferencing, voiceover IP, and other technologies.





  • Doodle: Doodle makes it easy to schedule meetings. You can set up an online poll in minutes, and participants can quickly mark when they are available. (Free, web-based)
  • EchoDamp: "multi-channel audio mixer and echo controller designed primarily for the High-Bandwidth Musical Videoteleconference environment" (Free, cross-platform; via WiredCampus)
  • Elluminate: a hosted, "real-time virtual classroom environment designed for distance education and collaboration in academic institutions" (Commercial, web-based)
  • Open Huddle: users can hold multi-user videoconferences with whiteboards, chat, and more; can archive sessions (Free, web-based)
  • Second Life: chat room designed as a virtual world:  “chat for free with people from around the world using both text and voice…in a fun, interactive 3D space”   (Free, cross-platform)
  • Skype: allows you to "make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users", especially over long distances or out of the country (Free, cross-platform) [Review]
  • Twitter: a "microblogging" service that allows you to write short messages about your thoughts and experiences and find out what your friends and colleagues are up to (Free, web-based)
  • Wiggio: collaboration tool that includes shared private messaging, group calendar, shared files, task list, etc. (Free, web-based)
  • Yugma: "web collaboration service" that enables users to share screens, hold an online conference, use an interactive whiteboard, etc. (Free, with Pro version available; web-based)





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