Google Wave Still Shutting Down April 30
Google still intends to shut down Google Wave, its ambitious real-time collaboration tool, April 30. Users have until then to export their individual waves.Google still plans to shut off its ill-fated Google Wave on April 30. The real-time collaboration tool, designed to merge email, wikis and other forms of communication into a single wave, never enjoyed the consumer traction of other Google products such as Gmail. The search-engine giant subsequently released a considerable portion of the source code as open-source software. Google Wave is now in read-only mode, read part of a Google email sent to former Wave users. You will be able to continue exporting individual waves using the existing PDF export feature until the Google Wave service is turned off.
Current open-source projects based on Wave include Apache Wave. Users can also rely on Walkaround to import Waves from wave.google.com, in theory allowing work with the program past that April 30 shutdown date. Walkaround supports features such as in-line replies, wave gadgets, attachments and full-text search, but does not support Wave extensions or folder management.