Groupwise 8 is now available via Novell. The release aims to boosts personal productivity with a customizable dashboard that allows users to interact with traditional and Web 2.0. tools, from e-mail to blogs. It also provides a flexible and reliable tool on a platform that is able to run on multiple servers and clients -- including Windows, Linux, Mac and the Web.
Among the interface and administrative upgrades to its messaging and calendaring platform, Groupwise 8 will offer more customizable options that work to collaborate and communicate with users and other email systems, like introducing third-party editing support, so users can compose e-mail messages from Word or OpenOffice.org.
- Interactive home view: Allows users to stay focused on their work without having to jump between applications to do their jobs.
- Support for hundreds of handheld devices: Supports hundreds of mobile devices, including iPhone, BlackBerry and Palm to keep users connected and productive from anywhere.
- Enhanced calendar: Realtime calendaring with external publishing capabilities helps users coordinate with internal parties, external clients and contractors for an interconnected, seamless flow of work.
- Robust contact management: Integrated contact management allows users to embed relevant information like maps, photos and personal details into the contact file, providing a single location to help track, manage and build business relationships.
- Threaded discussions: Simplifies e-mail threads and allows users to manage communication quickly, efficiently and in the manner that works best for them.
- Intuitive task management: Allows users to prioritize tasks, add subtasks and visually track tasks through completion. Users can also turn e-mails into tasks, saving them time and effort moving action items received in e-mail directly on to their task list.