See also: E-Mail Clients

Short form of: Workgrouping Software

Tools created for the purpose of coordination and and organization among a group. This usually includes calendaring software, e-mail software, management of business and employee contacts, and sharing capabilities.

Successful groupware are tools that make collaborating easy and simple (no fancy logins) and transparrent (who did what, how far along is it, how can I help?). Sometimes E-mail and Instant Messaging just aren’t enough and don’t give a sense of where the project is going development-wise nor provide a sense of real involvement.

Wikis (like this one) are often considered groupware and some software listed below allows for a Wiki.


This list is not exhaustive. Alphabetical mentioned.

Server software

Note: There are a variety of Free Software groupware software like these on but the three below come strongly recommended.


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