Thursday, November 16, 2006

No sooner do you need something...collabrative web annotating

For the last couple of days I’ve been trying to get a “place keeping” website up for our work in Kosovo.  We had a really gifted young lady design the site for us, but getting it edited out in two languages has been really challenging.  I had been thinking that it would be great to have the ability to discuss the site with my colleagues back in Kosovo.

Then this evening, as I’m reading through my feeds, I come across this from TechCrunch.  “This” is Fleck, a new service that allows people to comment, annotate and collaborate on a website.  That is, people can view, change and add notes at any time to any website.  TechCrunch’s Marshall Kirkpatrick gives us an example of comments he made on the top a TechCrunch article here, but I also made a screen capture of the image:













This is pretty slick stuff.  Fleck is still in beta, and it currently only supports Firefox, but IE support will arrive later this year.  The tool bar at the bottom gives you options to insert notes, bulleted items and other collaboration options.

I’m always looking for tools that will allow geographically dispersed team members to collaborate on projects and this is definitely going in the tool box.


Patrick de Laive said...

Hi Jeff,

I'm glad you like it. We'll add more stuff to it to make it even more useful.

Jeff said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops. Well done and congratulations on a good launch!