SAAS messaging and collaboration startup WizeHive rolls out a bookmarklet feature; a calendar that syncs with Google Calendar, Yahoo Calendar and the Microsoft Outlook calendar; and other features to make content sharing and consumption less of a chore. The bookmarklet will work with Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera browsers.
WizeHive, which eWEEK profiled
last month, continues to churn out new features for
its software-as-a-service collaboration and project management platform.
The startup, which lets users share files, manage projects and track
activity in online workspaces, launched Aug. 25 a bookmarklet
for capturing content, a calendar application, and other tools that make
content consumption and sharing more efficient.
The bookmarklet lets users capture URLs to Web content from their e-mail
accounts, Twitter or other Web sites and upload them to WizeHive without
leaving their application to open WizeHive. This boosts the content-sharing
appeal of WizeHive because users don't have to be accessing the WizeHive
workspaces to add key links for collaboration.
The bookmarklet, pictured on Flickr here
, will work with Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera browsers.
Like any Web calendar from Yahoo, Google or Microsoft, the WizeHive calendar
displays tasks and events in monthly,
weekly and daily views
However, the WizeHive calendars can also be filtered to display calendar
entries for individuals or everyone in a group. Users can also enable iCalendar
in the calendar to export tasks and events to Google, Yahoo and Outlook.
WizeHive has added a separate link-sharing page
, and a new file viewer feature lets users
scan files without opening them to see the contents. This is another must-have
feature at a time when users are accustomed to mousing over links and entries
to see pop-outs of content summaries.
WizeHive CEO Mike Levinson said in a
statement the new features were cultivated after mining user feedback from the
WizeHive, privately funded by PivotPoint Software, is preparing to exit beta
this fall, with pricing schemes in the "freemium" vein, bolting
additional functionality onto the free tool for fees. WizeHive may also make
money by serving ads within the software in the future.
The startup is hoping to compete with Google Apps, Zoho, Central Desktop,
Liquid Planner and myriad other software players looking to tempt customers
with Twitter-like status updates and other communication and collaboration
features for modern knowledge workers.