Free online document sharing, real-time editing, whiteboard, chat & web meetings features with a single click

Free online app designed for tutors, students, companies & individuals that offers quick & easy web meetings & sharing documents online – using ShowDocument

Easily upload from your computer, server, web or other source and begin sharing, discussing & annotating on a wide range of documents (including MS Word®, PowerPoint®, Adobe® PDF, text, image & even video files.)

Share and collaborate in real-time with colleagues using the apps online whiteboard that integrates a wide range of tools allowing for online members to annotate, mark-up, & add comments. When you are finished, you can select to print or save your annotations. You can also review and discuss information on websites, simply take a snapshot of a web page and share it with colleagues or clients, review and add notes with others, and then save it as a PDF.  You can also share and watch YouTube™ videos with colleagues or students online and the app provides a way to pause and annotate the still video image. Share your screen and show customers, students, colleagues or clients any application that’s running on your computer in real time.  Co-edit, collaborate & work on document type files (such as DOC, RTF, TXT) with anyone that has an Internet connection.

Additional features also include a Chat Translator, don’t let language barriers get in the way of communicating with your customers as this app offers a real-time translator where you can select the language in which you wish to communicate, and the app will be able to translate the incoming text instantly.  Need to provide directions to your office, customer service location or upcoming event? This app also utilizes Google Maps™ and allows members to simultaneously view & annotate the online map, show different locations and even mark routes.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Upload & share items from your computer, external storage device, server, web page
  • Real-time collaboration only requiring an Internet connection
  • Save or print any annotations on whiteboard or web pages
  • Co-edit documents, complete forms with others
  • Share and view, pause and annotate YouTube videos
  • Chat Translator to help with language barriers
  • Google Maps – share directions & locations, annotate & provide alternative routes

Summary Review and Grade

  • Free Registration Required
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation Required
  • Works on All Web-browsers
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)
  • 3 online participants, 30 minutes sessions, record last 5 meetings, 10MB storage for Free version (more details below)

The free version is ad-supported and provides 3 simultaneous online participants, 30 minute sessions, 10MB of storage space, up to 4 concurrent docs/apps and will record the last 5 sessions.  The application also offers a Pro version which provides unlimited participants, length of online sessions, storage, concurrent docs, and integrates audio and video capabilities. Pro accounts start at just under $30 USD/month and offer a 30-day free trail. The free account does not have an expiration time so feel free to try or just utilize the many features of the free plan for as long as you like.

To give it a try, visit the ShowDocument Home Page

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Create & Share Spreadsheets with Anyone on Any Operating System

Upload, Create, Share Spreadsheets – using EditGrid

Unlimited web-based spreadsheets that can be viewed and edited using any computer on any operating system. Full access to everything via your web-browser and No need to download and convert the spreadsheet using your computer-installed program.  You can share and provide specific rights (Read-only, Read-Write, etc) with Unlimited number of team members. You can even send your spreadsheets to others and allow them to edit without any need for them to register for an account!  You can decide to keep your spreadsheets private, allow access via an email to others, or make public and receive a URL to post on your website or blog. You can also create Community spreadsheets as a template for others to us or build-upon (much like an Open Source concept), ask for feedback or suggestions from others utilizing the Community or take one of the hundreds of spreadsheets already created and use or enhance.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Create your spreadsheet online or Upload from your computer
  • Access your data from anywhere on any computer
  • Keep private or share with others
  • Share and discuss with your team (chat program if others are members)
  • Create Unlimited number of spreadsheets
  • Share with Unlimited number of users
  • Set access rights (read-only, read-write, etc)
  • Send to Others without requiring account registration
  • Auto Save – loss of power, forgetting to select save- the system automatically saves for you
  • Access to Community spreadsheets (templates)
  • Chat with others (to chat – others need to register)
  • Auto-save edits
  • Receive edit notifications

Summary Review and Grade

  • Registration Required to Create and Upload – not for others to view/edit
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation Required
  • Works on All Web-browsers
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)
  • Cell values and mathematical formulas are uploaded automatically

We REALLY like EditGrid as a web-based spreadsheet service because you can send to others to edit or view without requiring that they register for an EditGrid account (this is different from Zoho and Google Docs which require user accounts before someone can contribute or edit). Another aspect we like is that EditGrid automatically “captures” any specific cell values, mathematical formulas, etc when you select to upload a spreadsheet you created from your computer.

As with similar web-based spreadsheet programs, you can select to receive notifications when your collaborators are online or when when your spreadsheet is edited. Any edits are in “real-time” and you have full-view and edit from any browser. Continue using the link URL link even after changes have been made so that your viewers and contributors always have access to the latest updates/changes. Next time you are working on a spreadsheet project, think about exploring EditGrid.

To give it a try, visit the EditGrid Home Page

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