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Twiddla – free no registration online meeting playground

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Twiddla. A free online collaboration tool which has a number of very nice features. One it’s free. Did we mention that? Two, it’s got a no-brainer interface which makes it really easy to set up and run a group collaboration. You can set meetings up as private or public, and there are a bunch of useful tools available, including annotation icons and shapes.

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Basically it’s a great product for whiteboarding or testing out website designs with teams of remote people, without having to deal with a clunky or complex interface. And three, text chat comes as default, but there’s also a voice chat button which links directly to the Java based Phonefromhere voice conferencing service. Nice feature.

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Unfortunately it’s very much an early beta work, and this translates into a v.e.r.y sluggish feel, at least when I used it. It can take ages for a mouse click to translate into action, and some actions take literally more than a minute to manifest. It may be my browser (Firefox) or some peculiarity of my set up (i.e. Firefox plugins clash), but I found it a bit frustrating.

But it’s definitely got great potential as an application, no question, and one that I can see lots of people using once the kinks are ironed out. And the coolest thing about the app is the team behind it, Expat Software. Nice!

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 Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your friends or make that conference call more productive than ever. No plug-ins, downloads, or firewall voodoo – it’s all here, ready to go when you are. Browser-agnostic, user-friendly, mom-approved. Oh yeah, it does one-click audio chats too.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • fantastic, about time there was something for the non webmasters to get our ideas online, thanks twiddla

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