How Microblogging Can Connect Co-Workers

Last Updated May 12, 2010 8:26 AM EDT

"Collaboration" in the modern office means a lot more than just exchanging e-mail. Recently, we told you how to microblog within your organization to enhance productivity, and it's not surprising that companies are discovering the power of sharing documents, collaborating online, and keeping a rich web of easily searched and browsed information in the cloud.

Looking to join the action? Here's a free collaboration tool you should check out.


Flowr is an online collaboration tool with a wealth of ways to share and interact. You get Twitter-like microblogging, of course, so team members can stay in touch and up-to-date. It has the best aspects of Twitter without the silly bits: You can "follow" anyone you like, but there's no message length limitations.

You can also upload files and interactively edit documents with a wiki. And to logically organize your team's data into projects, users can create distinct groups, each of which can have is own set of members.

I explored Flowr and found it was smart, simple to use, and well organized. Not only can you make posts via e-mail, but there's a free iPhone app to boot.

The free version of Flowr works with as many as 10 users, 1GB of storage, and 2 groups. If you need more, stay tunes: a subscription-based, premium version of Flowr will roll out later this month. Want to know more? Check out this short video: