Meet Writely’s Cousin Zimbra

I linked to Writely a few weeks ago, and recently stumbled upon a related piece of software called Zimbra. Although not a blood relative, Zimbra is essentially Outlook for the web (if you recall, Writely is MS Word for the web).

The interesting thing about Zimbra is that it’s an open source application, whereas Writely is a proprietary, hosted application. Zimbra is available online as a limited demo, but to try out the full version you have to install it on your own servers.

Zimbra worked for me in both IE and Firefox, but was less responsive than I would like, considering it’s meant to replace a desktop application. But these guys have the right idea.

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