Wizehive is a collaborative workspace that incorporates a chat tool for real-time communication. This is an application used to share a common workspace with others in a digital venue.Show more screenshots »
The application was founded in 2007 by Michael Levinson and Alan Carson to fill a need for a collaborative workspace that links notes, tasks, and more in a way that is easily accessible. The concept was born during their creation of DreamIt Ventures and resulted in the establishment of Wizehive.
Wisehive is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The workspace is clean-looking and uncluttered. Options for customization are plentiful but not difficult to use. The site automatically saves the workspace periodically to prevent data loss.
After registration, new users are taken through some simple steps to create a workspace. A pop up menu prompts users through the creation of a workspace name, display name for collaborators to view, page names, and emails of people who will be collaborating on the project.
Each tab contains a 2 minute video that summarizes the use of that section. These videos are very clear and contain practical, concise directions. The interface is extremely user friendly and intuitive. The Help section is very thorough and offers a well indexed description of each function.
The Recent Activity area summarizes all current activity in the workspace and allows for notes to be added in a manner similar to Twitter, but with the option to use unlimited characters. By choosing the Threading option, notes are organized by original note and replies, allowing easy viewing of conversations.
Managing the workspace allows users to choose various site options such as email alerts and customization of logos, colors, pages, lists, and apps. Email notices can be further managed under the Manage Account link. Wisehive can also be linked to a Twitter account. The clearly explained process allows users to add notes and tasks to wizehive via Twitter.
Tasks are easy to add, edit, assign, and indicate completion. Layout may be customized via Settings for visible fields, text limitations, columns, and colors. The Calendar page offers addition of events or tasks by date. The Links section provides a space for URL as well as a title and description. Users may then choose what workspace and page they want the link added to. Files, spreadsheets and documents may be uploaded or created right on the site. Most Word or Excel-compatible files may be edited right in the workspace. All may be locked or unlocked by those with administrative privileges. The People tab indicates all users who have access to the workspace along with email, phone number, and status. Administrators can add or remove privileges here and monitor on-site activity by each member. The site periodically auto-saves work in progress to protect against data loss.
Users may sign in using Google login or register with username, password, and email address. All new users receive a 30 day fully functional free trial.
Users may choose from five wizehive plans. There is a Free wizehive plan that is ad-supported, allows only one workspace with unlimited users, 15 pages/projects, 1 GB of storage space and email support. The Standard plan, for $9/month, has no ads, five workspaces, 40 pages, 3 GB of storage, email support, and custom logo and branding. The Plus plan for $24/month has no ads, 10 workspaces, unlimited pages, 5 GB storage, email support, custom logos, advanced administration, and API integration. The Premium plan for $39/month offers all of the features of the plus plan with unlimited workspaces, 10 GB storage and additional features that are in development. An Enterprise plan is available and pricing is by contact only.
Any busy person could benefit from this organizational tool. Separate workspaces could be set up for family, friends, and work so that notes, tasks, and files can be shared and managed in an integrated digital environment.