Tool Category/ies: Communication   Problem Solving   Feedback  

License Type: Free + Pay Options


Overall Rating





Twiddla is a web-based service that helps distributed teams meet virtually and collaborate in real time by providing tools to create mark-ups of live Web sites, uploaded images and documents, or a blank canvas. In addition to an advanced chat feature, Twiddla offers an opportunity for collaborators to speak with one another via



Rating: 4/5

Reviewed by: Lee Anne on 06/07/2011

Twiddla offers a free trial subscription, which allows you to download any graphs or charts within Twiddla, however it does not save the images with the mark-up that you imported into Twiddla with your notes. You get only the mark-up that is native to the Twiddla environment.
And although the ease of sharing documents is nice, the price for membership is not really that cheap.
My friend and I shared a few documents via Twiddla, and found it very easy to do. It is very similar to many file sharing
programs in the way it works. There is a bar at the bottom of the screen that lists your options, and there is a handy browse button to browse to and upload your document with. The documents will remain in the small collaspable document window for your session and available for you to 'drag' onto the main screen to collaborate on if you should need to. Once you drag or double-click the document, it will become viewable on the screen. And you can mark it up as you
would like to suggest edits or draw attention to certain areas. Word documents behave a bit differently in Twiddla than PDF documents. A word document, when double clicked on, will bring up a box that offers you the option of saving it to your computer or viewing it. A PDF will open up immediately, but can still be downloaded
and saved.
The ability to import Web pages is very nice and just as easy to do. Overall a very useful tool. The main drawback is the price after the trial expires.


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