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Collaborate on your own terms


I’ve been trying out an online collaboration/project management tool that you may or may not have heard of: Basecamp. Some clients like it, some don’t, or I should say some use it, some don’t. Seems it would be nice to have more control of the process, without worrying about wether you are paying for something your client won’t use. Well now I’ve found a free competitor that does all of the same things as Basecamp, yet is free and you can host yourself: activeCollab.

activeCollab is an easy to use, web based, open source collaboration and project management tool. Set up an environment where you, your team and your clients can collaborate on active projects using a set of simple, functional tools. 100% free!

activeCollab is written in PHP 5 and MySQL, and will not operate under PHP 4, so be sure you have PHP 5 installed. Give it a try, since its completely free, unlike Basecamp (from $12 to $149 per month), you have nothing to lose.

On a sidenote, this is a nice read: How to live happily with a great designer.

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