Other Tools


Tool name
Description
Free/Payment
Google Gears
Google Gears installed on your computer will constantly create a backup of your online files in Google Docs on your local computer. If some of your collaboration partners change one of the shared files, these changes will automatically be saved on to your local computer as soon as your computer is online.
Free
Typewith.me
An online shared real time text editing tool. Easier to use than Google Docs, as it does not require account login
Free
Jing
An online free tool for capturing what is on your screen, and putting it together as small movie sequences. Very good for making tutorials.

Bambuser
Stream video live from your mobile to the web

6rounds
Can be used to get to know new people by using the activity-based "rounds" offered by this service. This can for instance be used to let people in a distributed team get to know each other before starting to work together. The interface is really nice and user friendly.
Free
Tgethr
A group e-mail service, allowing you to email a group using one address - and keep an online archive of all mails sent. Note that Google groups can do the same thing for you for more users for free.
Free (up to 5 users - no online storage)
Payment options
Creately
A online collaborative tool for creating diagrams of all types together. Still a beta version, but seems very useful already.
Free (until now)
ShowDocument
Easy to use - login not required. Share document, whiteboard, text-editor, or browser windows for online discussions.
Free
Easypolls
Polldaddy
Polleverywhere
Web based audience response systems, which allows you to let your students use laptops or mobile devices to provide you with response.
Free