A "Private Elements" feature allows users to conduct private conversations within a project.
a developer of social-powered online collaboration tools, announced today the
release of Version 3.0 of Teambox, a work management solution for freelancers,
self-employed, small business owners and large teams. It is an online
collaboration tool that allows individuals both within and outside of an
organization to work together in a social setting. Users can access Teambox
from their computer or smartphone for connection to projects and conversations.
enhancements were implemented for the newest 3.0 release, including a simpler
and more intuitive interface that eliminates unnecessary actions and encourages
productivity. Threaded comments were added that enable users to manage
different workflows, making it simpler to move between projects while engaging
in more streamlined conversations.
can also now expand and contract different elements such as tasks or
conversations within the activity stream, giving users a broader view of their
individual workload and the business as a whole. In addition, Twitter-style @
notifications were integrated as a way to tag other users who should be
following a certain project.
new feature termed "Private Elements" allows users to conduct private
conversations within a project that can be restricted to certain individuals.
The company said this new functionality is ideal for internal teams that want
to bring outside vendors into Teambox for project and task management, but also
need the flexibility of private internal conversations. Integration with Google
Docs allows users a deeper connection to content and projects, as they can now
create a Google Doc and embed it within a Teambox task. Project managers no
longer need to manually invite recipients, as Teambox automatically grants
access to everyone on the project.
is a solution that allows businesses to move from the email inbox as the place
to manage work and conversations," said Karl Goldfield, vice president of sales
and marketing at Teambox. "Our solution is much more advanced than competitors
that provide glorified chat platforms. Using Teambox, you can actually assign
tasks and get things done as well as collaborate. Our ease of use is
unparalleled, with a clean interface that is intuitive yet still offers
Teambox platform is designed to provide improved efficiencies for any sized
business from one-person consultancies to enterprise-level firms. Current
enterprise customers include Chevron, The Mayo Clinic, the Houston Chronicle,
Amyris and 20 universities throughout the United States, including the
University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan.
are continually evolving Teambox's features to make it the best social
collaboration platform in the marketplace," said Goldfield. "With our 3.0
version, we are furthering our goal of making work fun by modeling task and
project management after the top consumer social networking sites. Teambox is
ideal for even one-person businesses, as it allows every user a way to
dramatically increase both productivity and the quality of work."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.