- All internet applications (browsing is obviously there, email, rss-readers, instant messengers (Meebo))
- Word processing, spreadsheets – even PowerPoint presentations editing: ThinkFree Office Online,Writely and others.
- PIMs, organizers – HipCal
- Collaboration - BaseCamp,Zimbra
One thing missing from this “Web Desktop” equation is application integration. On Windows I can easily embed images into spreadsheets, spreadsheets and images into documents and so on. Web 2.0 applications were missing this functionality – but now Zimbra came with a solution for this problem, called ALE (Ajax Linking and Embedding).
I think this is a very important, even fundamental step in the development of Web 2.0 and “Web Desktop”, and I am sure that the new generation of web applications, utilizing ALE, will appear soon, and will begin competing with the traditional office desktop applications. (And I want to play with this cool new technology too!)
Great job, guys at Zimbra! Technorati tags: web 2.0, Ajax,Zimbra, ALE