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Teambox – the free Twitter styled collaboration tool


Teambox is a new open source project team collaboration application which provides task lists, project chat, file upload, and project archives in one Twitter style interface. The choice of this simple UI was very clever, and works extremely well, and the feature set is very cool, although it looks as though it’s aimed at projects which have a fairly large team involved.


For many of us smaller project types, I’m thinking Skype, Pivotal Tracker and Campfire is pretty much all you need to get things done efficiently…oh and maybe Google Wave one day. But I could be wrong.

Anyway, as well as the free self-hosted open source version, there’s also a range of handy hosted plans starting at $12/month for up to 6 projects, 200 MB of storage and unlimited users. It’s a Rails app and definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for some cool team management smarts.

 An open-source web-based project management tool. Share messages, tasks and wiki for each of your projects. More social. Multi-language.

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.

1 Comment

  • It works well for small accounts, too. But if you're looking for quick real-time collaboration, try

    If you import the activity feed from Teambox or Pivotal, you can integrate tasks with real time chat :)

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