There is a ThinkFree branded memory stick languishing next to my coffee machine, regularly reminding me that I should take a proper look and review the product. It's a MicrosoftÂ® Office compatible application suite comprised of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software-all usable online and off. A few days ago I got a little advance warning of their latest offering that's just been announced - ThinkFree Docs.
I've mentioned before about successful products tapping in to their community of users to add value for all. ThinkFree Docs gives the kind of ability to share the written word (or numbers) that Flickr does for photographs. You can search, share, and publish documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with anyone around the world. Just like with Flickr, your documents can be shared with specific people or a group, or made public. Just like Flickr or YouTube, you can add comments, e-mail to a friend, download, and rate them. It even supplies the code to embed and publish the document on your blog or web page.
There are already services around like authorSTREAM, SlideShare, Scribd, and Zoho Show, but ThinkFree looks like it could be a more complete solution for collaboration and sharing all of your office documents. It's well worth investigating.