Mindquarry Collaboration Server is an open source team collaboration system which provides a whole bunch of useful tools like file sharing, wikis and a project line task manager which can be shared by different groups of people both online and offline with auto synchronisation. It looks like it’s been designed for small organisations who need some way of managing disparate projects in HR, marketing, sales etc, which is tres cool, although it is clearly still a work in progress.
The initial eye candy looks good, but the interface can get a bit clunky once you start using it for real. For instance adding teams and projects is a bit unintuitive for some strange reason. And it’s still a bit geeky in other places where it shouldn’t be (e.g. what does the word filter mean to an accountant?). But hey, it’s Open Source, and we love OSS, don’t we Marge?
The really neat thing is the choice of user options. Either a complete free download for your own server, a fully supported option for installation and maintenance or Mindquarry GO which is a hosted application available on free beta right now. It’s a great example of just how sophisticated and professional Open Source products are becoming. Nice work.
Mindquarry is an Open Source collaborative software platform for file sharing (documents, images, media files, etc.), task and project management, team collaboration and Wiki editing that meshes simplicity and functionality. As a result, knowledge workers are able to connect with team members and share information from wherever they are, effectively improving team-work and increasing productivity within the company.