Mindquarry is a brilliant open source application to organize teams in means of documents, ideas and tasks. Shortly, their collaboration.
This team collaboration application can be reached both from the browsers and from a desktop application.
The strongest part of the application is document management. It uses Subversion for document versioning and backup, supports file syncronization, collaborative editing and has notification system for the updates made within the documents.
You can create wikis, assigns them to teams or tasks to manage the ideas and information. Updates made to the wiki content can be viewed within the activity timeline, pdf output can be generated and more.
Teams are holding the user groups together. They can be assigned to tasks, have their own wikis and permission groups on documents, tasks..
Mindquarry has a handy task management module where tasks can be created, assigned to users, priority levels and their status can be set.
To mention, this is not a project management module and does not have milestones, resources, costs or chart features. It simply allows users to assign and control tasks (for a chance to win a great project management software license check the OneProject Project 8 giveaway).
If you are working in teams, need to share and work on documents together I believe Mindquarry can be a perfect fit as you will be able to:
- Work on the same docs, have them versionned and backed up.
- Create your own information or idea libraries with the wiki feature.
- Assign tasks to each other.
Application requires Apache, Java and Subversion to be installed. Desktop application has Windows, Mac and Linux versions which makes everything much better.
Tip: Mindquarry has a XAMPP download in the downloads section that automatically installs Apache, Subversion and Perl to prepare the application environment.