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Firstly, i would go into the cloud, as you can never be sure today what system your team mate is using (Mac, Windows, Android Tablet (browser functions are still big matter here) limited by connection speed. Drop Box i would use for sharing files, you can give access to specific folders, easy access you dont have to upload as it works like a synced online ...


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Remember the Milk (rememberthemilk.com) is a multi-platform task management system, and it allows you to assign tasks to other people (I don't know too much about how well it works as I haven't used that functionality much myself). See: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/help/answers/sending/sendtask.rtm


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You should really go for simultaneous note taking; whether it's Google Docs or something Wave, OneNote, MoonEdit, Gobby, SubEthaEdit, UNA Collaborative or whatever fits your group's style. I think that up to 3 persons should be simultaneously note taking given that if you add more people they'll just be duplicating or interrupting each other; so, if you ...


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I'll just leave a list for you here. All of these do task management, have a contacts list and allow assignment and communication of things between people, and having a free version of some type. I've used all of them at least briefly, and I came away with a positive experience. I currently use Doit.im on a daily basis for myself personally, but ...


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If you have a good scanner and software you should be able to turn your copies into digital copies. If they have good enough handwriting it might be able to turn their writing into text. You'll want a good auto-feed scanner so you can just set the stack of papers on the scanner and do them all at once. I have an OfficeJet 6500 which works great for this. ...


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This may not resolve all your requirements if they very sophisticated but it is worth to consider full use of google calendar. Sometimes it is only matter of proper thinking what you want to achieve and structure your problem that it can be resolved in easy way. Google calendar has many advantages: It can be run on every platform Easy enough, so everyone ...


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I use AnyDO. As a task list app, it's brilliant, really. I have tried a lot of them but this is the one. Both cross platform/device and easy to use. That said I have never actually used it as a collaboration tool, but the features are there. I don't know if it will suit your needs but I think you should give it a try! You mentionned e-mail is not an ...


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There are apps - I use Grocery Gadget which has a web interface, as well as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and other apps. I'm not thrilled with the web interface, but the iOS implementation is really nice. Any of the generic list management web applications could work as a shopping list - RememberTheMilk, TeauxDeaux, Wunderlist, and so on. They ...


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First, great spreadsheet; a great simple solution. I'm not sure my answer is an improvement, but as an alternative it might work for you. As to question #3 (and #1), I couldn't find a way (with preliminary research) to have it sync or automagically create an event in Gcal from the deadline (although these would be good "asks" for Google Spreadsheets since ...


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I was in a similar situation and settled on using Remember The Milk here's how I have it set up. For me the only list that is synced is my groceries list because that is the one that is most often modified between myself and my wife. It theoretically could be used for more lists but may require a bit more setup. In my case my wife has a smartphone without ...


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This seems to be a fairly simple one: have each of the workers create a new email alias that is unrelated to any other email account and which they only use for your project, and then use whichever of the many online collaboration tools you like. Bear in mind, the classic... All you really have to do, is tell your team that you want them to be ...


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FWIW, I use Ziplist for grocery shopping. It has Android, iOS and web interfaces and you can clip recipes from the web and generate shopping lists from them. You can also share lists with people in your family. I also liked GroceryIQ, which knows about coupons. I don't use coupons that much, so the latter is not so useful to me.


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Kanban Tool is probably something you are looking for. It's a visual project management application that allows to share tasks and documents as well as to communicate with team members by adding comments (you can add them via email). The app has a free version.


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It appears you are mainly looking for ease of installation, and that you have a LAN, and that you see the need for growth into multi-user. So you might consider MediaWiki. It needs MySQL for a back-end, but if you're running a home server, it might be handy to have a multi-user relational database, anyway. It also needs a webserver, but again, if you're ...


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If you want simply TiddlyWiki is the way to go. The only other good alternative I am aware of is one of the many "tiny" web server systems on a stick with a wiki running, but that's a lot of overhead for installation. Though once it is done, they are quite capable little systems (it's what I have my students create and use, but they are taking technical ...


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I've had good results in the past with TiddlyWiki (http://wwww.tiddlywiki.com) for similar uses. It's a "one page" wiki with all of the content and executables in a single html file that runs locally. There are ways to publish a tiddlywiki to a shared server and let other people view or edit pages, if you want. There are some services available that will ...


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I take as many of my notes as possible using a laptop or iPad, but when I'm stuck using paper I later either scan these paper notes and send them to my Evernote account. I'll either use something like CamScanner for the iPhone or our office copier that allows me to email a scanned image in PDF format directly to Evernote. I haven't tried to collaborate ...


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I would recommend OneNote for the following reasons. It has a desktop app and webapp so you don't HAVE to be online to use it. You can also use it with paper (see 3) Sharing settings to share directly from the native application with other people via the web app. It has fantastic OCR functionality built in for pictures of typed documents as well as hand ...



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