If you’ve used any on-line collaboration tools such as Live Meeting, WebEx, Acrobat 8’s built-in Acrobat Connect (formerly known as Macromedia Breeze), or even the old WebDAV commenting system distributed with Acrobat 6 onwards, then you’ll probably be interested in checking out Rosebud.
Rosebud is a PDF and web-based Java solution that allows for genuine real-time collaboration. As distinct from Acrobat, there’s no waiting, at all.
Rosebud PLM, CEO, John Mohan gave me a demo of the software at the last AGI PDF Conference in Florida and I was pretty impressed. He suggests it’s a perfect tool to sit alongside Skype.
The Rosebud PLM website suggests that …
…users can collaborate:
- concurrently or independently
- without a browser
- on any platform
- using chat to dialog off-page with other reviewers
- with multiple source documents
- through multiple review cycles
- virus and worm resistant
- with round-trip versioning to MS Office
- both inside or outside the enterprise firewall and on your proxy server
- with secure SSL transmission
- includes a session monitor that forwards Alert messages to your mobile