A couple of years ago (2 March 2007, to be more precise), I noted the emergence of some marketing-related online applications, ConceptShare and ReviewBasics, that allow, for example, graphic designers to share brochure and advertising designs with their clients and other collaborators. As a marketeer, I recently looked again at this creative industries technology area and found that it’s expanding. In addition to the afore-mentioned, there is also:
- Toronto-based Octopz – which interestingly also offers access to its online meeting room service for just a single day – useful for one-off collaborations)
- UK-based 2008 start-up ProofHQ – for a construction collaboration technology specialist like myself, this has potential as its platform also supports some common AEC file formats, including DXF, DWG, DWF and HPGL. The application can also be integrated with BaseCamp – which I know is used by some architects as a project collaboration platform.
- Cozimo – mainly focused on images and video
- inmotion – the interface of which look strikingly similar to that of ReviewBasics.
Alongside the likes of Basecamp, you might also include Huddle in this space too, which is also integrating with various social media platforms including LinkedIn, Ning and Xing.