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This MacNews Category Review concludes our look at groupware software for the Mac. Part one can be found here. In this part, we'll take a look at Kerio, Meeting Maker Milliennium, NoteShare, Now Up-to-Date & Contact, Office Tracker, phpCollab, PictureTalk ECS, ProjectForum, ProWorkflow, Recentris, ScheduleWorld, SharedPlan Personal Edition, SubEthaEdit, TeamAgenda, TEAMoperate, and VisAD.
Kerio Technologies, which specializes in IT security and messaging, makes Kerio MailServer, an alternative to Microsoft Exchange. It has mobile phone support via ActiveSync and integrates well with iCal and Address book on Mac OS X 10.6, as well as Outlook on Windows.
Meeting Maker Milliennium
Meeting Maker Millennium is a cross-platform calendaring and scheduling solution. It's a scalable IP-based system supporting concurrent users on a range of computing platforms including: Mac OS X, Java, Windows and UNIX. Meeting Maker is currently installed on over 700,000 desktops at major corporations and academic institutions worldwide.
NoteShare is a desktop application for creating, publishing and sharing multi-page notebooks. With it, you can share notebooks with other NoteShare users for presenting, viewing and editing information. Like NoteTaker, AquaMinds' other solution, NoteShare is an information processing platform for organizing both structured and unstructured information. It's built for organizing written projects, keeping journals, creative brainstorming, doing web research, tracking project task, managing meeting notes, outlining study or lecture notes, aggregating client information, exchanging and presenting ideas, tracking tasks, group authoring and more.
Now Up-to-Date & Contact
Now Up-to-Date & Contact is a calendar and contact manager for businesses, organizations, families, and individual users. Not only can you keep track of your calendar and contacts, but you can share them with others. Now Up-to-Date & Contact is cross platform, supporting both Mac OS X and PC users.
Office Tracker is a Mac OS X friendly real-time group scheduling and calendaring system that lets you see group schedules side-by-side. You can find available times for colleagues, conference rooms and resources, set up meetings and more. Users can schedule and keep up-to-the-minute status on projects, clients, meetings, conference rooms, classrooms, vehicles, equipment and more.
phpCollab is an open source , Internet-enabled system for use in projects that require collaboration over the Internet. Those organizations, such as consulting firms, that rely on a division between firm-side and client-side information will benefit most from use of phpCollab.
Designed for installation on Mac OS X Server and Xserve behind the network firewall, PictureTalk ECS is a scalable online meeting environment that allows organizations to standardize on a Web conferencing platform. It requires Mac OS X Server 10.1 or later.
ProjectForum is a Mac OS X compatible solution for workgroup collaboration and coordination of projects over the web. It can be used for project planning, todo lists, design notes, task assignments, meeting notes, problem reports, team discussions, collecting feedback, research, brainstorming and more.
ProWorkflow is a Mac OS X compatible workflow solution for small to medium businesses. It enables you to keep time-keeping records, organize, plan, and delegate jobs and tasks while using the timeline to have an overview of company activity. The information ProWorkflow collects allows you to measure and analyze your company performance so that you can streamline to improve profit margins.
Rescentris Collaborative Electronic Research Framework (CERF) is a multi-user network document management system. CERF allows users to organize documents of any type or format into projects and place them onto a network storage system. It can be extended with modules such as the Rescentris electronic Notebook or Genomic Workspace. Through membership in workgroups, individuals can collaborate on a project or document. Workgroup members have specific roles and privileges that determine their level of access. CERF can be deployed over the Internet or on your LAN.
ScheduleWorld is a multi-platform Internet-based calendar and scheduling solution that features secure encryption; personal calendars are customizable. It's designed as an alternative to Outlook and Exchange.
â€¨SharedPlan Personal Edition
SharedPlan family of collaborative project planning and management tools are available for Mac OS X, Windows, iPhone, and online in your browser. Projects are shared across platforms or stored in our hosted private project server -- whatever you and your team prefer.
SubEthaEdit is a Bonjour-based text editor that lets users simultaneously work on text documents on a local network. Every participating user can type simultaneously and see what others are typing. Bonjour enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. It uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers.
TeamAgenda lets you manage your time on a laptop or via a web browser. You can access your TeamAgenda schedule through a web phone, thanks to the optional PhoneAgenda module.
TEAMoperate is a time-tracking and collaboration solution that works with Mac OS X.
VisAD is a Mac OS X compatible, Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization and analysis of numerical data. The name VisAD is an acronym for "Visualization for Algorithm Development.