JotSpot’s new JotLive service just officially launched today. It’s a slick little wiki service. It offers real-time, online document editing by multiple users. By real-time, we mean that when a person updates a document, the changes show up immediately in the other person’s browser, without them having to refresh the page. It’s wiki-meets-IM. To see what we mean, you can create a free account and then invite yourself as a second user. Open up two browsers and watch the changes made in one browser show up instantly in the other. We’re not exactly sure who would use it and for what, but it’s there for the taking.
Along the same lines is the recent release of Writely, a word processor for the Web service, created by Silicon Valley start-up Upstartle. The free service lets you upload Word documents and edit and share them online. The company suggests using the service for “meeting notes, team calendars, technical specs, sign-up sheets, proposals and much more.”
And lastly, keeping with the desktop-to-web meme, Jeremy Zawodny is taking a voluntary, one-month vacation from his desktop mail applications in favor of Yahoo Mail and Gmail. It’s an excuse to compare the new Yahoo Mail interface with Gmail. And a chance, he says, “to get a step closer to seeing Sun’s vision of the network being the computer.”