List of collaborative software

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This list is divided into proprietary or free software, and open source software, with several comparison tables among different product and vendors characteristics. It also includes a section of project collaboration software, which are combining with cloud computing services to become a standard feature in an emerging category of computer software: collaboration platforms. There may be some overlap between this list and the list of wiki software.

Collaborative software[edit]

The following are software applications or solutions including free software:

  • 4Projects, online collaborative project management
  • AceProject, web-based collaboration software for project management
  • Adobe Acrobat, gives synchronous and asynchronous review of PDFs
  • Adobe LiveCycle, a SOA Java EE server software product used to build applications that automate a broad range of business processes for enterprises and government agencies
  • AirSet, web and mobile online group coordination, collaboration, and communications suite.
  • Alfresco, a free/libre enterprise content management system for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems.
  • Altova MetaTeam, collaborative decision-making, team performance management and project management software
  • Asana, a web and mobile application designed to improve the way teams communicate and collaborate
  • Assembla, a set of cloud-based task and code management tools for software developers
  • Atlassian Confluence, web-based team and content collaboration software
  • Atmail, full server/client groupware software based on CalDAV
  • Axigen, messaging and collaborating software based on proprietary architectures
  • Basecamp, web-based project collaboration and management
  • Binfire, web-based project collaboration & management software for remote teams
  • Bitrix24, web-based business collaboration platform. Document sharing, tasking, CRM, calendaring, search, and project management
  • Blogtronix, web-based suite combining groups, blogs, wiki, documents, multimedia, workflow
  • Box.net, web-based collaboration and content management for enterprises
  • BSCW, Basic Support for Collaborative Work
  • Cadac Organice, SharePoint based document management and collaboration software for engineering companies
  • Cadweb, web-based construction collaboration extranet, incorporating document management and drawing mark-up/review
  • Calliflower, Web-based team document sharing, synchronous conferencing, online chat, whiteboarding
  • Celoxis, web-based project management and collaboration software
  • cineSync, real-time synchronised video review software
  • Clarizen
  • Clearspace, web-based suite integrating forums, blogs, wiki, chat, VOIP
  • ClickHome, collaborative software for the construction industry provided as app and web-based office product.
  • Clinked, cloud-based collaboration tool for managing projects and data management
  • Collaba, integrated collaboration and communication platform server
  • Collaber, Eclipse-based client–server platform
  • Collabtive, web-based project management software for distributed teams
  • ConceptDraw Office - collaborative software suite composed of mind mapping, project management and business diagramming tools.
  • Concerto Projects, web-based collaborative project management software
  • Concursive, web-based and mobile tools for socially enabled project management, customer support and business directories
  • Collanos Workplace, server-less, cross-platform, P2P collaborative software for teams working beyond enterprise platforms
  • CoMotion, a multi-tiered client–server collaborative workspace system
  • Contactizer Pro, by Objective Decision; decentralized collaborative sharing of contacts, tasks and events, for Mac OS X
  • Creately, collaborative online diagramming software used by teams around the world to communicate more effectively.
  • CustomerVision BizWiki, a wiki application, geared to medium- and large-sized businesses, that existed from around 2006 to 2008
  • Debategraph, web-based, collaborative idea visualization and deliberation
  • DropTask, a web-based visual task management application designed to provide clarity to complex projects
  • Drupal, a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP
  • e, a collaborative editor which works as a live revision control system; uses an edit-and-commit style of collaboration
  • Eclipse, a suite of software applications, intended for use by aerospace project and mission teams in managing their CM/QA/PA/PM activities
  • err, an extensible XMPP/Jabber chatbot for collaborative work over MUC chatrooms
  • EditGrid, online spreadsheet that allows collaborative editing
  • Elluminate, virtual classroom and online collaboration environment for online teaching and training
  • EMC Documentum eRoom, collaborative software provided via browser as on-premise or hosted
  • eXo Platform, The Open Source Enterprise Social Platform
  • Eylean Board, project and collaboration management tool
  • Fabasoft Folio Cloud, cloud DMS for organisations with hybrid cloud and data residency option
  • FirstClass, client/server groupware
  • FMYI, web-based, CRM and extranet for small to large size teams
  • Fuze Box, web-based, desktop, mobile client server software for conducting meetings (voice, video, screen sharing, file sharing), free and paid
  • GForge Advanced Server, distributed software development as a web based platform
  • Glip, web-based real-time online collaborative project management
  • Google Apps, web-based real-time collaboration: document, spreadsheet, presentation editing and more
  • Google Drive, a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing
  • GrexIt, an email-based collaboration tool for Google Apps
  • Group-Office groupware and CRM, an open source web-based groupware and CRM application
  • Groupiful, web-based project management for teams with task management, file sharing, event scheduling and more
  • GroveSite, web-based collaboration suite with document sharing, file libraries, discussion threads and more
  • Hall.com, web-based collaboration, group chat, video chat, file sharing, one-on-one chat and more
  • HighQ Collaborate, secure document exchange, enterprise social collaboration, client extranets and knowledge portals for organisations
  • Huddle, secure web-based content management and content collaboration platform for enterprises and governments.
  • Hyperoffice, web-based online collaboration, messaging and project management; for small to medium-sized firms
  • i-sense, full-featured, web-based groupware
  • IBM Lotus Connections Suite
  • IBM Lotus Domino
  • IBM Lotus Mashups
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • IBM Lotus Quickr, replaces IBM Lotus QuickPlace; runs on Domino or WebSphere servers
  • IBM Lotus Sametime
  • IBM Workplace-branded products
  • Jama Contour, web-based collaborative platform for communicating requirements and managing complex projects
  • JotSpot, wiki supports calendars, spreadsheets, file repositories, photo galleries; made for ease of use
  • Kanban Tool, web-based collaborative visual project management and time tracking service
  • Kerio Connect, multiplatform mail and groupware server
  • Knowledge Plaza, web-based social knowledge management tool
  • KnowledgeTree, online document management and collaboration for mid-market businesses and enterprises
  • Kolab, security-focused Open Source groupware collaboration solution with web client, CalDAV and ActiveSync and its own native client
  • Kune, a free/open-source distributed social network focused on collaboration rather than just on communication
  • Liferay, portal, web content management and social collaboration platform
  • LiquidPlanner, wiki-like pages, document sharing, Twitter-like commenting
  • LogicalDOC, on-line and on-premises document management system with collaboration and workflow features
  • LucidChart, collaborative diagramming and website/software prototyping, supports real-time collaboration, built on web standards
  • MangoApps, social collaboration network that combines Employee Social Networking, team collaboration tools and intranet
  • Mavenlink, web-based project collaboration and management
  • Microsoft Exchange Server and the Microsoft Outlook client
  • Microsoft Live Meeting
  • Microsoft Lync Server
  • Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
  • Microsoft Office desktop tools for collaboration
  • Microsoft Project Server
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, desktop collaboration application
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server, developer collaboration platform
  • Microsoft Windows Live messenger, office web apps, skydrive, mail
  • Mindjet, mindmapping software, collaborative project management, social task management, cloud-based file sharing
  • MindView, mindmapping software, collaborative project management, desktop application, cloud-based file sharing
  • MindMeister, collaborative mindmapping software that supports superior teamwork
  • Mixedink, combines collaborative editing with voting
  • MovableType, by Six Apart
  • Nefsis, multi-party online collaboration and video conferencing software for businesses
  • NewsGator
  • Novell GroupWise
  • Oogwave, enterprise social network and collaboration
  • Oracle Beehive, combines email, team collaboration, and conferencing in one collaboration platform
  • Oracle WebCenter, Group Spaces
  • omNovia Technologies, online meeting platform for collaborative meetings, e-learning, interactive training sessions
  • OpenProject, an open source project collaboration suite
  • Owis, workflow management, document management, knowledge base, calendar, IM and collaboration suite
  • PabloDraw, collaborative text and ANSI/ASCII art editing tool on Windows
  • Pidoco, cloud-based collaboration tool to create, share, test website and mobile app UI prototypes
  • Pivotal Tracker, screen sharing capabilities to increase collaboration in meetings
  • Planbox, web-based agile project management tool with team collaboration features: comments, file sharing, feedback management
  • Podio, web based collaborative platform with workspaces, tasks per community members and app market
  • Project.net Open Source Project Management software with document, task, and project sharing and collaboration
  • Projectplace, online collaboration tool providing Project management, Document collaboration & Communication in one tool
  • ProjectManager.com online project management software with collaboration features for teams
  • ProjectWise, a suite of project information management and collaboration software and services from Bentley Systems designed for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industries and infrastructure owner-operators.
  • ProtoShare, web-based collaborative prototyping and review tool for interactive projects
  • Powermeeting, web-based synchronous groupware which allows users to conduct group activities in a well-coordinated group process
  • QikPad, web-based collaborative real time text-based tool
  • Qontext, enables communicating, sharing, and collaborating from inside common business applications like netsuite, sugarcrm, Salesforce.com
  • RelateIQ, web-based relationship intelligence platform that enables teams to track, share, and analyze shared relationships
  • Retroshare, an open-source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform
  • SAP NetWeaver Portal
  • Saros, collaborative text editing for Distributed Party Programming
  • Smart Meeting Pro, collaborative meeting software
  • Smart Bridgit, data conferencing software
  • Smartsheet, Web-based workflow, collaboration management
  • Socialtext, suite of web-based social software applications
  • SpringCM
  • SubEthaEdit, collaborative text editing on Mac OS X
  • SuccessFactors
  • Synovel Collabsuite, full messaging software for organizations
  • Teaming, by Novell
  • Teamwork, cross-platform software, integrates project management, issue tracking, groupware
  • TeamWox, web-based collaboration software with file storage, email client, contact book, bagtracking, IP PBX, chat and forum
  • Telligent, enterprise community and collaboration platform with blogs, wikis, more enterprise 2.0 abilities
  • Tibco, by Tibco Software
  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
  • TitanFile, web-based enterprise-level secure file sharing with a focus on people and interests
  • tmsEKP, suite of collaboration software
  • Tonido Workspace, cross-platform collaborative software, synchronizes workspaces, allows web-based guest access
  • TrackerSuite.Net, Web based, modular software business suite
  • Traction TeamPage, enterprise social software
  • Trello, free web-based project management application
  • TWiki
  • Ubidesk, online project collaboration workspace
  • Unison, private group sharing tool, with text, audio, video collaboration
  • Vignette, content management system
  • VSee, video conferencing tool with screen share, annotation and file sending capabilities
  • Webcrossing, web-based collaboration server
  • WebEx, web-based collaboration tools
  • WebTrain, web-based collaboration for meetings, training, and education
  • Wiggio, web-based, group collaboration software
  • Workspot, web service providing Linux desktops, which can be shared securely via browser
  • Wrike, Interactive, web-based tool for project management and collaboration
  • Writeboard, collaborative text editor
  • Xaitporter, web-based document collaboration software with integrated workflow, for enterprise and SMEs.
  • Xtune, web-based enterprise social software for connecting and sharing expertise inside organizations
  • Yammer, enterprise and team collaboration software and private social network
  • Zing Technologies AnyZing and ZingThing, electronic learning and meeting system software for team rooms and networks

Comparison of notable software[edit]

General Information[edit]

Name Creator Latest stable release Stable release date First public release date Database backend License Software product available SaaS available
Adobe LiveCycle Adobe 9 2010 Filesystem Proprietary Yes No
Agendium Agendium Ltd 2014 2013 2013 Cloud Proprietary No Yes
Alfresco Alfresco Software Community Edition 4.2.d 2012 2005 LGPL Yes Yes
Altova MetaTeam Altova GmbH 2013 2012 2010 Cloud Proprietary No Yes
Assembla Assembla Continuous Delivery 2013 2006 Yes Yes
Clearspace (Jive SBS) Jive Software 4.6 2010 2006 Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, mySQL, Postgres Proprietary
Collaborate HighQ 3.1 2013 2001 Proprietary Yes
ConceptDraw Office CS Odessa 2010 December 14, 2010 2008 Proprietary Yes Yes
Confluence Atlassian 5.3 2013 2004 Proprietary Yes
Eclipse (suite) Sapienza Consulting Ltd. 3.3 2014 2009 Oracle Proprietary Yes Yes
EMC Documentum eRoom EMC 7.4.4 2012 2003 Filesystem Proprietary Yes No
eXo Platform eXo Platform Community Edition 4.0.4 2014 2003 LGPL Yes Yes
Drupal Drupal 7 2011 2001 MySQL, Postgres, SQL-Lite GPL 2, 3 Yes
Google Drive Google Cloud No Yes
IBM Lotus Connections Suite IBM 3.0 November 24, 2010 June 27, 2007 IBM DB2 Yes Yes
IBM Lotus Domino IBM 8.5.2 August 24, 2010 December 1996 Proprietary Yes No
IBM Lotus Notes IBM Yes Yes
IBM Lotus Quickr IBM 8.5 IBM Lotus Domino, IBM DB2
IBM Lotus Sametime IBM Yes Yes
Kolab The Kolab-Project and Kolab Systems AG 3.3 August 20, 2014 July 17, 2003 IMAP(File/mail)-based various Free Software licenses Yes Yes
Kune Comunes Collective 0.3.0 July 1, 2010 July 17, 2003 AGPL Yes Yes
LogicalDOC Logical Objects Community Edition 6.8.1 2013 2006 LGPL Yes Yes
Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft 2010 August 4, 2011 2007 Exchange DB Yes Yes
Microsoft Live Meeting Microsoft 2007 2007 1997 Yes Yes
Microsoft Lync Server Microsoft 2010 2010 November 2000 SQL Server or SQL EE Yes Yes
Microsoft Office Microsoft 2010 June 15, 2010 1990 Yes Yes
Microsoft Project Server Microsoft 2010 June 15, 2010 2000 Yes Yes
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Microsoft 2010 April 22, 2010 2001 SQL Server or SQL EE Proprietary Yes No
Microsoft SharePoint Server Microsoft 2010 April 22, 2010 2001 SQL Server or SQL EE Proprietary Yes Yes
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Microsoft 2010 June 15, 2010 2007 Yes No
Microsoft Team Foundation Server Microsoft 2010 2010 1994 SQL Server or SQL EE Yes No
Microsoft Windows Live Microsoft 2011 September 2010 November 1, 2005 Cloud No Yes
MindView MatchWare 5.152 2013 2002 Proprietary Yes No
Nefsis Nefsis 3.72 January 7, 2011 1998 Cloud Yes Yes
Oracle WebCenter Oracle 11g July 2009
SAP NetWeaver Portal SAP 2004
TeamWox MetaQuotes Software Corp. 1.0 October 11, 2011 February 9, 2009 Firebird Proprietary Yes Yes
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Tiki Software Community Association 12.0 LTS, 10.4, 9.7 LTS, 6.13 LTS November 30, 2013 October 2002 MySQL LGPL Yes No
TrackerSuite.Net Automation Centre 3.6 November 2010 2006 SQL Server Yes Yes
Traction TeamPage Traction Software 6.0 June 2, 2014 December 1, 1999 NoSQL Journal, MySQL Proprietary Yes Yes
Wrike Wrike 2013 2007 2006 PostgreSQL Proprietary No Yes
Xaitporter Xait 2014 2002 2001 Oracle Proprietary No Yes
Name Creator Latest stable release Stable release date First public release date Database backend License Software product available SaaS available

Comparison of unified communications features[edit]

Name E-mail server Faxing Instant messaging Telephony Videoconferencing Web conferencing Data conferencing Application sharing Electronic meeting system Synchronous conferencing
eXo Platform No No Yes, with chat add-on No Yes, with chat add-on + weemo No No Yes, chat add-on + weemo No Yes, chat add-on + weemo
IBM Sametime No, integrated with Lotus Domino No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IBM Lotus Domino Yes Yes Yes with integrated Sametime Yes with integrated Sametime Yes with integrated Sametime Yes with integrated Sametime No Yes with integrated Sametime Yes with integrated Sametime No
Microsoft Exchange Server Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No
Microsoft Lync Server No, integrated with Exchange Server No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SharePoint No, integrated with Exchange Server No No No No No No No Yes No
Name E-mail server Faxing Instant messaging Telephony Videoconferencing Web conferencing Data conferencing Application sharing Electronic meeting system Synchronous conferencing

Comparison of collaborative software features[edit]

Name Wikis Web publishing Calendaring software Project Management Workflow system Document Management List Management XML Forms Management and workflow Discussion Blogs Surveys Time Tracking Business Intelligence Charting Bookmarking, Tagging, Rating and Comments Social software Enterprise search Office suite
Eclipse (suite) No, Yes, via Webservice Yes, limited Yes, limited Yes, limited Yes Yes Yes, simple No No No No No No Yes, limited No Yes Yes, web
eXo Platform Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Google Apps Yes, Sites Yes, Sites Yes No No Yes, simple No Yes, simple Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IBM Connections Yes Yes Yes Yes, simple Yes Yes, simple No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No
IBM Lotus Domino No No Yes Yes, simple Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
IBM Quickr Yes Yes Yes Yes, simple Yes Yes, simple Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No
Kune Yes In development Yes Yes, simple No Yes yes, wave-based No Yes Yes yes (gadget) No No No In development Yes No Real-time collaborative documents
Microsoft Exchange Server No No Yes Yes, simple Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Office No No No No No Yes, simple No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No Yes, desktop
Microsoft Project Server No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Microsoft Sharepoint Yes Yes Yes Yes, simple Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, web
Microsoft Team Foundation Server No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Mindview No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No MS Office Interface
Traction TeamPage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (basic) Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes, metrics Yes Yes Yes No
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Yes Yes Yes Yes, simple Yes Yes Yes (newsletter) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes (basic) Yes Yes Yes Yes, web
Wrike No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes, web
Xaitporter No No Yes, limited Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes, webdav
Trello No No Yes, limited Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Name Wikis Web publishing Calendaring software Project Management Workflow system Document Management List Management XML Forms Management and workflow Discussion Blogs Surveys Time Tracking Business Intelligence Charting Bookmarking, Tagging, Rating and Comments Social software Enterprise search Office suite

Comparison of targets[edit]

Name Public Intranet Extranet Personal Sites Team Sites Developer
eXo Platform Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IBM Connections Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IBM Lotus Domino Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IBM Lotus QuickPlace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Exchange Server Yes Yes Yes No No No
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Microsoft Sharepoint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Team Foundation Server No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Name Public Intranet Extranet Personal Sites Team Sites Developer

Open source software[edit]

The following are open source applications for collaboration:

Standard client–server software[edit]

Groupware: Web based software[edit]

  • Bricolage, content management system
  • Collabtive, web-based project management software
  • BigBlueButton, Web meetings
  • DotNetNuke, also called DNN: module based, evolved from ASP 1.0 demo applications
  • eGroupWare, a free open source groupware software intended for businesses from small to enterprises
  • EtherPad, collaborative drafting with chat
  • Feng Office Community Edition
  • Group-Office, Web based groupware for sharing calendars, files, e-mail, CRM, Projects, Mobile Synchronization and much more.
  • Horde
  • Jumper 2.0, collaborative search engine and knowledge management platform
  • Kolab Groupware, integrated Roundcube web frontend
  • Kune, collaborative federated social network, based on Apache Wave
  • FusionForge, has wiki, forums, mailing lists, FTP, SSH, subdomains, hosting, email alias, backups, CVS/SVN, task management
  • MediaWiki, which provides core content management and integrates with many other tools via extensions
  • OpenBroadcaster Radio station in a box
  • phpGroupWare
  • Simple Groupware
  • SOGo, integrated email, calendaring with Apple iCal, Mozilla Thunderbird and native Outlook compatibility
  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, has wiki, forums, calendar, ticket system, workflow engine
  • Tine 2.0
  • Tonido, free collaborative software with workspace synchronizing, Web access from personal desktop; cross-platform
  • Zarafa, full MAPI MS Exchange replacement for Linux, GPL+proprietary
  • Zimbra

Other[edit]

  • Alfresco, enterprise content management system: document management, workflow, and portal
  • Drupal Framework, open source content management framework: document management, web pages, attachments, forums, photos, social profiles, collaboration tools
  • eXo Platform, suite for enterprise content management (DMS, WCM, workflow) and collaboration (mail, instant messaging, shared calendars, address books)
  • KnowledgeTree, document management system: document management, workflow, portal
  • Liferay Enterprise Portal, open source enterprise portal: document management, wiki, social tools, workflow
  • LogicalDOC, document management system: document management, workflow
  • MySource Matrix, enterprise Web content management system from Squiz
  • Nuxeo EP, enterprise content management system: document management, workflow
  • OpenKM, open source document management system: document management
  • ResourceSpace, digital asset management

Project collaboration software[edit]

Web-based software[edit]

  • AceProject, web-based collaboration software for project management
  • Binfire, has Project collaboration, project management, content management and web 2.0 social media elements for distributed teams
  • Brightpod, has Project collaboration, project management, content management, time tracking, file sharing, calendar, messaging and reports for distributed teams
  • Ceiton, workflow-based project management with Gantt chart for scheduling
  • Celoxis, web-based project management and collaboration software.
  • Central Desktop, has project management, wiki, file upload, review and approve, calendar, document management
  • Clarizen, online on-demand, collaborative project execution software
  • Collabtive, web-based project management software for distributed teams
  • Concerto Projects, web-based project management collaborative software
  • dotProject
  • DeskAway, has project and task management, milestone, issues, wiki-style document management, task lists, file sharing, internal blogs, calendar, contacts, messaging, personal email reminders and reports
  • eGroupWare
  • Feng Office Community Edition
  • Fle3
  • Ganttic
  • Group-Office, Web based groupware for sharing calendars, files, e-mail, CRM, Projects, Mobile Synchronization and much more.
  • GroveSite, online collaboration, project and document management; online relational database
  • Horde
  • Mavenlink, web-based project collaboration and management, integrates with Google Apps
  • MetaCommunications, online collaboration for creative projects
  • Mindquarry, has document synchronizing, wiki, task management
  • phpGroupWare, has a project collaboration module
  • Plone, content management
  • project.net
  • Projectplace, full suite of collaborative project tools
  • Redmine, for software projects includes issue tracking, wiki, basic file and document management with hooks to major version control systems: SVN, Git, etc.
  • Simple Groupware
  • Trac, has wiki, document management, ticket system and version control system
  • TeamLab, has forums, blogs, bookmarks, wiki, task management, instant messaging, mobile version, CRM, online document editors
  • web2project, a dotproject fork with active current development and some innovations: subprojects, etc.
  • WiserEarth, social network and database that include an open-source Groupware
  • Wrike, interactive web-based tool for project management and collaboration

Other[edit]

Comparison[edit]

Name Mail transfer agent Mail storage type IMAP server IMAP shared Calendar format Calendar shared IM server WebDAV Web UI Contacts shared Files shared Web admin UI Antivirus Spam filter Notes
Axigen SMTP proprietary RFC compliant proprietary indexed storage proprietary RFC compliant Yes iCal available from Microsoft Outlook & Webmail No No Yes Yes No Yes ClamAV SpamAssassin, Sieve, others Mobile synchronizing using full compliant ActiveSync, Ajax GUI, multiplatform, Microsoft Outlook connector with online/offline modes
Bynari SMTP Postfix IMAP Cyrus IMAP Yes iCal iCal Jabber Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ClamAV SpamAssassin and Sieve Mobile synchronizing using full compliant ActiveSync, Ajax webapp, Microsoft Outlook connector
Citadel/UX Custom Berkeley DB Custom Yes iCal Yes Yes GroupDAV and WebCal support Yes Yes various methods Yes ClamAV on SpamAssassin SpamAssassin, or pre-processed with Postfix or qpsmtpd Hot backups need retained recent database logs
Collaber No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Client–server architecture; for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Collabtive Sendmail, SMTP IMAP server dependent, Database Any IMAP server Unknown iCal Web interface Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Ajax GUI; runs on any operating system with Apache, PHP and MySQL, e.g. Windows, Linux, Mac OS; commercial support via Open Dynamics
Expresso Livre Postfix IMAP server dependent Cyrus or any IMAP server No iCal Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes on Linux- any external Sieve filters Ajax GUI, integrates with: mobile devices (Z-Push, Funambol), any IMAP client
Feng Office Community Edition Sendmail, SMTP Database or File system Any IMAP server No SQL, iCal iCal No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Any external (e.g., ClamAV) Mail server dependent (e.g., SpamAssassin) Ajax GUI; runs on any operating system with Apache, PHP and MySQL, e.g., Windows, Linux, Mac OS); commercial support via Feng Office
Group-Office Custom Postfix IMAP server dependent Custom Yes iCal Web interface No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ClamAV SpamAssassin, DSPAM Synchronizes with: Microsoft Outlook, iPhone, Android, Symbian, Palm OS, Pocket PC, other SyncML or ActiveSync clients
Horde Sendmail, SMTP No Cyrus, others No No DB, ICAL export No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No rule-based filtering integrates into Kolab, has SyncML-interface
i-sense Sendmail, SMTP IMAP server dependent, Database Any IMAP server Unknown iCal iCal and custom export/synchronisation services No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No SpamAssassin, others Ajax GUI and Microsoft Outlook integration
Jumper 2.0 No No Custom No SQL, iCal iCal No Yes Yes Yes Shares any content, media, or data Yes No No Enterprise bookmarking engine, uses peer and social networking principles to tag and link distributed data resources for universal search regardless of vendor, format, or location
Kolab Postfix IMAP (Kolab-XML format) and LDAP Cyrus and (experimental) Dovecot Yes iCal and Kolab-XML format IMAP, iCal- and HTML-Export No Yes Roundcube IMAP and LDAP Yes Yes ClamAV, others SpamAssassin, others Runs on almost all Unix/Linux; integrated Roundcube webfrontend, and ActiveSync (via Syncroton), and serves most common PIM-clients such as Kontact, Microsoft Outlook (with connector plug-in) and others.
OpenGroupware Postfix Mail Dir Cyrus No No Export to iCal XMPP, if purchased No No No No If purchased
Open-
Xchange
Postfix IMAP server dependent Cyrus or any IMAP server Yes iCal LDAP, Export to iCal No Yes Yes Yes Yes If purchased ClamAV, others SpamAssassin, others Ajax GUI, Microsoft Outlook integration, tasks module
PhpGroupWare No No No Unknown Unknown ICAL Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Yes Quite similar to eGroupWare
Qontext N/A N/A N/A N/A No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No via sign-in and Nofollow Collaboration via wiki, blog, discussion, microblogging, quiz, surveys, shared bookmarks, and integrating with browser based tools like Salesforce.com
Simple Groupware SMTP IMAP server dependent, Database Cyrus, Courier IMAP, UW IMAP, others Yes SQL, iCal and XML format Database, ICAL import/export Built-in chat module Planned for 0.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes ClamAV, others Mail server dependent Synchronizes with: Outlook, Symbian, Pocket PC, mail notifications, document preview
Synovel Collabsuite Postfix Maildir Dovecot Yes iCal CalDav XMPP N/A Yes Yes No Yes ClamAV SpamAssassin Linux based server with web administration panel; client software for Windows and Linux; rich Ajax-based web access
Teamwork relies on existing SMTP synchronizes with clients No Yes iCal iCal No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Synchronizes with: Outlook, Google calendars, mail; full project management module
Tine 2.0 Postfix or any other SMTP Server SQL DBMail or other IMAP-server if IMAP server support SQL not yet CalDAV or iCal No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Uses external IMAP server; synchronizes with: Symbian, Palm OS, Pocket PC, other ActiveSync clients
Tonido Workspace No No No No Synchronizing, Web based access Built-in chat module Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Free, for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux; built-in web server allows P2P synchronizing similar to Microsoft Groove and usual guest workspace access via Ajax based WebUI
Wrike No No No No iCal Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Mobile synchronizing using full compliant Dropbox & Google docs, rich Ajax web access, Microsoft Outlook & iMail connector
Zarafa Postfix, Exim, Qmail, Sendmail, others MySQL, optional attachments on filesystem Yes Public Folder available Outlook, Webaccess, iCal, Z-Merge Outlook, Webaccess, Z-Merge No No Yes Yes No Yes ClamAV, others SpamAssassin, others Ajax WebAccess, online and offline Outlook compatibility, fully ActiveSync compatible using Z-Push (Symbian, Pocket PC, iPhone (firmware 2.X), Nokia (mail4Exchange)), integrates with AD and LDAP, own serverside integration framework Z-Merge
Zimbra Custom Postfix Mail Dir w/ index db Custom No iCal ICAL (Removed in v8) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ClamAV SpamAssassin, DSPAM
Name Mail transfer agent Mail storage type IMAP server IMAP shared Calendar format Calendar shared IM server WebDAV Web UI Contacts shared Files shared Web admin UI Antivirus Spam filter Notes

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