A free account is a available which offers a small amount of online storage for any files used. The ‘Prezi’ logo cannot be removed from presentations and any Prezi’s that you create are public. If you would like to be able to create private presentations, display your own logo and increase storage, then you can upgrade to either a $4.92 or $13.25 per month option, depending on the storage required.
An example of a Prezi can be found here.
Prezi also has a mobile app available for free download, enabling the creation of presentations from anywhere.
Skype is best known as simple chat software. However the ability to share files, free calls (wireless Skype to Skype), video conference and connecting with multiple contacts simultaneously make Skype an invaluable tool to collaborate with colleagues.
A lesser known feature of Skype is the ability to share your screen with an individual, or a group, to collaborate and share ideas. Group screen sharing is only available in the premium version of the product however from $2.99 per month the price is reasonable.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. Cards accept comments, attachments, votes, due dates and check lists. You can add photos, drawings, sketches, and mock ups to quickly illustrate ideas. Creating check lists and viewing calendar entries are also possible.
Collaboration is similar to social media sites in that you can invite people to view specific boards which you have created.
Sync.in is available as a free or premium account. Being an online word processor, when multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone’s screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate with text documents, useful for meeting notes, brainstorming, project planning, training, and more.
The free version allows you to create public documents, and so not appropriate for most business documents. The ‘Pro’ version, at $2 per user per month allows the creation of private documents.
Other features include:
Basecamp is probably the most widely-used project collaboration application online. With over 3 million users and a number of major corporations as clients. Projects are displayed on one page, making the process simpler for collaboration. Everyone involved in a project can work together on Basecamp. You have full control over who sees which project, and who sees each other. Share any file with your team or client by dragging it from your desktop to your web browser.
Pricing starts at $30 per month and also offer a mobile app for added accessibility.