DreamIt Ventures before he set out to create the collaboration tool WizeHive. To date, WizeHive has stood out from the crowd in two ways: it's workspaces are more customizable than many collaborative suites, and it connects better to the public Web with Twitter integration and other abilities."It was a nightmare." That's how CEO Mike Levinson described trying to organize his work with
WizeHive's latest release has a new focus on document collaboration within your workspace. By fleshing out its capabilities and finalizing a pricing plan, the bootstrapped startup is preparing to come out of beta in September — hopefully with a round of funding.
Better File Management
The biggest news for WizeHive today is its improved file uploading and management system; users can now pull in docs up to 100MB in size. Though that might be significantly smaller than some file sharing systems — Box.net handles 1GB files — the ability to upload 50 at a time is impressive. Previously, only single file uploads were allowed.
Along with the improved uploading, there's a new file manager and revision system that does a much more robust job of handling large batches of documents. You can view the latest status on a file, copy them and sort files included in a workspace based on date, username, filename or page.
In a phone conversation, Levinson said that this is one of the last major releases for WizeHive before it will come out of beta. He also said that the company is currently seeking funding, though he didn't care to elaborate on that.
WizeHive is currently free with no limits on users or storage space, but after consulting their current user base they have developed a pricing scheme that will be launched in September.