Google’s newly unveiled Wave ,a communication and collaboration tool which have an integrated communications platform that brings together email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management ,photo-sharing, and collaborative editing features .
Google describes a 'wave' as "equal parts conversation and document".Users can create 'waves,' and add documents and collaborators to it. The system will feature concurrent rich-text editing, as well as email and IM-like messaging functions.
- Applications and Extensions: Just like a Facebook application or an iGoogle gadget, developers can build their own apps within waves.
- Wiki functionality: Anything written within a Google Wave can be edited by anyone else
- Open source
- Playback: You can playback any part of the wave to see what was said.
- Natural language: Google Wave can autocorrect your spelling.
- Drag-and-drop file sharing: No attachments; just drag your file and drop it inside Google Wave and everyone will have access.
A Wave inbox looks much like an email inbox. Wave team basically sees it as a replacement for email and other collaboration tools.The real-time connectedness of Wave is truly impressive. Drop photos onto a wave and see the thumbnails appear on the other person's machine before the photos are even finished uploading.