Jotspot – the instant Wiki has arrived


I don’t know about other people, but keeping up with Web 2.0 applications is a full time job – you could easily spend your entire working day trying out and using things like Flickr, Writely, etc.

However, something tells me JotSpot might be on to something. In short, its a free, Wiki creation and management tool (though you do have to pay for it if your user and page numbers go above certain levels – even then, the charges are hardly onerous).

So why does it seem quite good? Namely because it does make it v. simple to get your own Wiki up and running. The promise of collaborative working via the web has been with us since the beginning – but no one has really cracked it – perhaps, that is, until now.

I’ve only had a brief play around with it – but it is easy to see how this could be put to good use – it’s like Lotus Notes for Web 2.0 (albeit a much simpler and way cheaper version).

Dennis Howlett has long touted the benefits of the Wiki approach – I’d remained more cautious because I didn’t think the tools for building and managing were simple enough – but JotSpot certainly seems to be making a good fist of it.

If anyone else out there has begun playing with JotSpot, I’d be interested in their comments.

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Comments

  1. Rod McDavies says:

    The new interface looks much better than I remember from six months ago. Jot has done a nice job of simplifying the interface.

    We took a close look at http://www.Jotspot.com , http://www.Mediawiki.org , http://www.twiki.org and http://www.centraldesktop.com

    Our firm (advertising firm) evaluated all of them primarily for ease of use. We started out with free wikis and then made our way over to Jot and CentralDesktop.

    We found the “free wikis” to be far too complex, requiring our users to learn Wiki Mark-up.

    Both Jot and Central Desktop made editing pages FAR EASIER with their WYSIWYG editors. We ultimately decided on CentralDesktop after our users’ kept getting lost in the complicated nature of Jot.

    If I were starting from scratch I might take another look at Jot.

    But alas, we are hooked on Central Desktop now and feel that they have an easier interface and more powerful solution

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  2. Thanks – that’s helpful. Can I ask what you use the Wiki for?

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