Below are some conferencing applications that include shared text
editing, whiteboards, chat, and shared web browsing.
Shared Text Editors
Floor Control and Voting
polling and floor control
Shared Web Browsing
- PresentExpress (Netspoke)
- Placeware: designed to be a
"virtual conferencing" application, with a suite
of facillities like polling, chatting etc.
- Webline: designed to be a
sales-support mechanism, which does slide-pushing as well as "web
- Multicast Web
Touring System, uses a reliable multicast protocol to share web
pages. Runs on Solaris and Windows.
- IRI (remote instruction) system from Old Dominion University has a
web sharing/touring application through sharing of X Windows
- Powwow: conferencing,
including shared web browsing
webcast enables a group of Mosaic instances to traverse and share a set
of WWW documents via the mbone. It is an extension of cciShare and X
Web Teach, and uses CCI and RMP to this end.
multicast Web conference application; sdr hints
- WebCanal: distribute web pages
via reliable multicast (Tie Liao, INRIA)
- mMosaic: Mosaic
- CoNavigator: connects
different browsers. Apparently not invocable from outside a browser.
distribution via multicast
- Mshow: web-based meeting
- iMeet, Java-based conferencing,
sold as a service
web page controller
- mWeb, part of of
the larger "mStar"
suite of Java multicast tools by Peter Parnes; now commercialized by
- Marratech, consisting of a
session directory, for joining sessions and launching shared
applications audio and video conferencing, with a resizable video window
electronic corridor for multiparty video conferencing shared
applications Chat, used for text based conversations supporting private
messages. Whiteboard, used for sharing and commenting documents,
meeting minutes, drawings, etc. pushing of webpages, useful for
distributing HTML pages, such as presentation material, lectures, etc.
- Cobrow: Cobrow finds other
persons browsing the same page or pages in your vicinity. It transforms
the web into a virtual space where people meet on web pages. (Modifies
servers, not clients.) Is not really a shared web browsing application,
as people move through the web independently.
- Groove: collaborative tool,
with asynchronous updates
- TWiki: shared editing of a web page
- Rebol: distributed network
by Henning Schulzrinne