MindTouch has unveiled Wik.is, a community Wiki site that facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing for friends and family members, businesses, associations, students and educators.
Wik.is launches with 42,000 existing Wikis from users worldwide. Within minutes, MindTouch says, new and current community members can create, edit, share, store and search documents, e-mails, images and files through an intuitive and graphical interface. It functions and looks like a slimmed-down Word processor inside of a Web browser, claims Mindtouch.
There are two levels of the Wik.is service: free and Pro. Users of the free service receive a public Wiki supported by contextual advertisements on its pages and 1 GB of storage.
The Pro package provides Wik.is site owners with a private Wiki that easily integrates with their existing Web site for a unified look and feel and simple navigation across the site. This significantly increases community interactions while making the Wiki a cohesive element of an organization's overall online presentation and mission. The Pro service costs $60 per year. For the first time, individuals or organizations can have a Wiki community as an integral component of their existing Web site.
Additional features of the package include:
- privacy--makes the Wiki accessible only to invited users,
- page permissions--makes pages and sub-pages private or read-only,
- customizable URL: customers can choose a custom domain or sub-domain,
- additional storage--10 times more than the free version, and
- no advertisements.