June 27, 2009

WizeHive – Collaborate Online


WizeHive is an online collaboration tool with a few features that make it really stand out. The service is based around the idea of workspaces, which can be used to manage all the activity in a particular area, such as projects for a company. Within each workspace you can have notes, files, tasks and pages, providing numerous ways of organizing information.

Uploading files, videos, and images is easy and these can be seen in the files tab or in the particular workspace they relate to. Sharing files is as easy as adding people to a workspace, though there are limits to how many people you can add with a free account.

Workspaces can be customized with your own colors and logo, which is an advantage for corporate users. WizeHive allows task management in a familiar way and you can move and edit tasks and responsibilities very easily.

One of the best aspects of WizeHive is that it can be used within a browser, but also integrates with email and Twitter and has a desktop client. For most users, the Twitter-like activity stream which tracks activity across all workspaces is really useful. Overall, WizeHive is a worthy competitor to other online collaboration tools and the social media style activity stream gives it something distinctive.

Practical Uses:

  • Share personal information with your family through a workspace
  • Organize ideas and tasks for a project
  • Use WizeHive to manage company communication
  • Share files with others securely

Insider Tips:

  • Create separate workspaces for each area of your business and personal life
  • Use the view button to look at conversational threads
  • Create pages to collate all the information relating to a particular workspace topic
  • Use the integrated task list to manage activities within a workspace
  • Use the All tab to see an integrated view of all activity within all your workspaces

What we liked:

  • You can run WizeHive through any browser, as well as several social media tools or email or desktop client
  • It’s easy to enter new data in the system
  • There’s a useful datastream to keep you up to date with activity in real time
  • Uploading files is painless and they can be viewed both in the file browser

What we didn’t like:

  • We liked everything


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA
  • Founded by: Mike Carson, Michael Levinson
  • Web site:


  • Free for personal use (and while in beta)
  • $39/month for small businesses and teams


  1. I tried it and even i liked almost everything. Though i would like to add an alternative named ProofHub( which we have been using for quiet a while now since its been in beta.
    Thanks for the post

  2. HyperOffice Collaboration Suite is a well known alternative you missed. Its one of the oldest in the market, and integrates email and online meetings with project management.

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