While you’re waiting to get your hands on the new collaborative service from Google, you can check out similar types of features in ShareFlow. Here we will take a look at the free service and what it has to offer.

ShareFlow from Zenbe is a web based collaboration tool for teams and groups to work on more easily together. A free account allows up to 25MB of storage space for 5 different projects or “flows”. If you want more space they do have upgrades you can purchase for a monthly fee. 

Using Shareflow

The first thing to do is sign up for the free service and enter in your log-in credentials.

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Invite others to join the flow by sending them an email invitation.

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Create an event with the time and date that all collaborators can view and comment on.

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Each flow has a specific email address and you can email messages directly to the flow for other members of the team to see.

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Create a unique avatar in your ShareFlow profile.

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You can upload documents for other members to view, download and leave comments on. With a paid account you can upload any files up to 100MB in size.

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Double click on a document to download or view in a pop up in a separate window.

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You can preview audio and video files as well.

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if you want to keep up with the changes in a flow you can have a daily digest emailed to you.

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If you decide you need more storage space and extra work flows you can upgrade at any time.

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ShareFlow may not be as cost effective or include the same options as Google Wave, but it is similar and gets the job done. If you want a web based collaboration tool and are tired of waiting for a Wave invite, you might want to check out a ShareFlow free account. If nothing else you can get an idea of what the web based collaboration model is all about.

Signup for ShareFlow