The Y post for #26Tech A-Z Challenge features a listing of apps or webapps which allow for collaborative and social project gathering online – on a wall environment.
There is some overlap with a few previous posts in this series, so where apps have been featured previously, you will be diverted to those posts. But there are also a couple of new apps worth playing with here.
You’re on the Wall!
The listing below are predominantly webapps which combine social sharing, commenting and collaborative team functions with presenting project elements on a wall-type environment.
Featured in previous #26Tech A-Z Posts
Prezi – featured in TaDa! Presentation Apps post.
Prezi is the zoom-in presentation board app. Incorporate images and videos to tell your story, embed a Prezi show onto websites and build and collaborate with coworkers. Website: Prezi
Popplet – featured in TaDa! Presentation Apps post.
A popplet board is basically a big mindmap of linked storyboard elements called popples with presentation modes. Free and Pro versions. Website: Popplet
Listly – featured in Project Inspiration Gathering (Visualisation) Apps post.
Listly could be considered a social bookmarking and list-making website. I have gathered many tech lists there myself. The lists are quite visual, with a resource image, and can be shared or embedded into a website. Free and Pro versions. Website: Listly
Trello – Trello was originally featured in this June 2013 post and has been mentioned in the Collaborative Apps post of this #26Tech series. But it is detailed more within the Kanban Apps post, due to the swimlane nature of the board environments for this webapp with mobile app support.
Trello is free, and provides a collaborative team environment where team members can comment and share resources on tasks cards. Gold and business class memberships are also available. Website: Trello
New Apps to Try Out
Padlet (webapp with Chrome and WordPress extensions)
Public walls, semi-private walls (links to the wall can be shared via email etc) or password-protected walls. Privacy settings offer options to put public comments onto authorisation.
Walls can contain notes and images posted or drag/dropped from desktops. The examples in the Padlet gallery show various uses from community lists to travel tips. However, there is a maximum file size of 25MB. Walls can be exported via a PDF only.
Check out the Padlet gallery to see what you can do with the webapp. Padlet is free.
Mural.ly is a webapp (with mobile apps) which allows you to assemble a virtual whiteboard or mural of multi-media elements including images, links, notes, and documents; and collaborate over them. It also is a 2013 Dev Cup winner for Evernote – meaning Evernote notes can be pulled into a mural.
The free version allows for 2 murals and 1 room for up to 50 collaborators. There are subscriber options with more allowances.
Lino (webapp with Android, iOS and Windows desktop apps)
Lino allows for the creation of groups where stickies with files can be shared. Sticky notes may attach documents, images and videos – relevant to sticky note limits. Reminders can be set against notes too. Notes can be emailed to lino, or posted via the webapp or mobile/desktop apps.
The free Lino service has limits to sticky note file sizes, storage and download limits and watermarked stickies etc. A Premium service option is available which provides additional limits and features such as group management and activity status, and the ability to embed lino boards into websites.
You will find the other posts under tag: #26Tech or an index post will be provided on May 1st.
A to Z: in April you will find other bloggers providing A to Z posts on many topics, through the 2014 Blogging from A to Z Challenge.