JotSpot 2.0 Takes Complexity Out of Wiki

    July 25, 2006

A few weeks ago, Ken gave me early access to the upcoming JotSpot 2.0 so that I could kick the tires a bit.

It didn’t take long to realize that they’ve taken most of the complexity out of a Wiki and built something that a lot of people would be comfortable using to publish and organize information as part of a group.

Aside from a few suggestions for improving the product, the only other feedback I could offer was:

Stop calling it a Wiki and I bet more people would use it.

I was only half joking. JotSpot is really powerful stuff. It does a lot of the non-email stuff that Yahoo! Groups ought to provide (easy on-line spreadsheet, group documents, simple photo sharing, easy theme management, etc.) in a way that’s uncluttered and easy to grok.

Nice job, guys!

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